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tallboone
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Re: UCLA?

Postby tallboone » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:50 pm

imisscollege wrote:
holybartender wrote:There are only two bars in Westwood, and they both suck. This is important.


How cabbable/public transporationable are bars that "don't suck" from the UCLA campus/where students might be living?


You have to take a cab to either Santa Monica, Hollywood, Silver Lake or Culver City, depending on what your scene is. It can get quite expensive. The two bars in Westwood are ok for a typical Sun-Wed, but if you want to go out on the weekend to a fun spot, you pretty much have to take a cab. Those two bars just get really boring if you have been going fore a few months and didn't just turn 21.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby holybartender » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:54 pm

$2 pints or $4 litres of Miller Lite aren't terrible at least, if you just want to watch sports or something.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby imisscollege » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:55 pm

tallboone wrote:
imisscollege wrote:
holybartender wrote:There are only two bars in Westwood, and they both suck. This is important.


How cabbable/public transporationable are bars that "don't suck" from the UCLA campus/where students might be living?


You have to take a cab to either Santa Monica, Hollywood, Silver Lake or Culver City, depending on what your scene is. It can get quite expensive. The two bars in Westwood are ok for a typical Sun-Wed, but if you want to go out on the weekend to a fun spot, you pretty much have to take a cab. Those two bars just get really boring if you have been going fore a few months and didn't just turn 21.


I know we're getting into really intense specifics but any idea how long those rides are and/or how much the cabs to those places cost?


And I take this as you saying that public transportation does not service the Westwood/UCLA area at all? (I do plan on having a car but don't want to get a DUI as soon as I start LS haha)

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Re: UCLA?

Postby holybartender » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:57 pm

Heh, I'm going to assume you haven't spent much time in Los Angeles. The city is incredibly spread out and so it seems like the planning comissions said 'fuck it' to public transportation and so we have utter garbage. The Metro is great if you live and work on one narrow corridor of the city, the buses are miserable, and there is no subway. You -need- a car.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby savesthedayajb » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:59 pm

holybartender wrote:Heh, I'm going to assume you haven't spent much time in Los Angeles. The city is incredibly spread out and so it seems like the planning comissions said 'fuck it' to public transportation and so we have utter garbage. The Metro is great if you live and work on one narrow corridor of the city, the buses are miserable, and there is no subway. You -need- a car.


There is a subway, but it is as shitty as the bus system and it wont take you far.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby holybartender » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:59 pm

Pretty much not a good sign if you're from LA and you forget there's a subway.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby imisscollege » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:00 pm

holybartender wrote:Heh, I'm going to assume you haven't spent much time in Los Angeles. The city is incredibly spread out and so it seems like the planning comissions said 'fuck it' to public transportation and so we have utter garbage. The Metro is great if you live and work on one narrow corridor of the city, the buses are miserable, and there is no subway. You -need- a car.


I understand that and I do really like driving and rather dislike public transportation in general. I am mainly referring to the whole drinking aspect of law school (even if the opportunities are few and far between) where driving is obviously not really an option

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Re: UCLA?

Postby savesthedayajb » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:01 pm

holybartender wrote:Pretty much not a good sign if you're from LA and you forget there's a subway.


True, it might as well not exist. Gunna get torn up during the next big quake anyways.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby tallboone » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:03 pm

The bus will take you an hour to go where a car would take 15 min. Also, if you go out drinking in hollywood for example, the bus runs once an hour at best after like 10 pm, so you pretty much have to bite the $25 cab ride. As for the subway, the line is supposed to go to UCLA eventually and on to Santa Monica. You might want to check if you can defer admission for 20+ years.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby daesonesb » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:11 pm

meh. my cab ride home from downtown is 20$ right now. Unless we are talking about something >=30$, I'm willing to take the plunge. Specially if you split the cost of a cab 3-4 ways.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby beef wellington » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:02 pm

tallboone wrote:You have to take a cab to either Santa Monica, Hollywood, Silver Lake or Culver City, depending on what your scene is.


Would you mind breaking these down by scene?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby SHARK WEEK! » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:35 pm

beef wellington wrote:
tallboone wrote:You have to take a cab to either Santa Monica, Hollywood, Silver Lake or Culver City, depending on what your scene is.


Would you mind breaking these down by scene?


Oh boy, you're feeding his/her SoCal-centricity big time with this question... (I kid :P )

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Illijah » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:42 pm

im from LA (born and raised) and i'm willing to take a few questions....

I can't break down scenes because there are dozens....every little corridor of LA has its own vibe.

You do need a car or to know someone with a Car.....i Love westwood by the way....and those of you who go to LA will also. Its BEAUTIFUL

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Re: UCLA?

Postby itsfivecent » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:57 pm

silver lake is definitely where it's at.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby gatorlion » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:02 pm

Out via snail mail dated 2/2 (I'm in CA). Looks like the Public International Law class I took there last year was the closest I'm getting to UCLA Law...

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Veritas » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:05 pm

gatorlion wrote:Out via snail mail dated 2/2 (I'm in CA). Looks like the Public International Law class I took there last year was the closest I'm getting to UCLA Law...

sry to hear gator.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby imisscollege » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:52 am

I also would like somebody to briefly discuss the different "scenes" as well as their proximity to the campus






Anybody else with borderline wl/accept numbers go complete in Nov and still no peep?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby smacroon » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:42 am

imisscollege wrote:I also would like somebody to briefly discuss the different "scenes" as well as their proximity to the campus






Anybody else with borderline wl/accept numbers go complete in Nov and still no peep?


Yes! I am 75th for GPA and <50th for LSAT but thought I had a decent chance with softs/UCLA program essay but I am starting to lose my mind :shock:

Lived in Hermosa Beach for awhile...the towns south of Santa Monica are fun more chill areas to get out of the city

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Re: UCLA?

Postby gatorlion » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:47 am

Veritas wrote:
gatorlion wrote:Out via snail mail dated 2/2 (I'm in CA). Looks like the Public International Law class I took there last year was the closest I'm getting to UCLA Law...

sry to hear gator.


Thanks, Veritas. The UC Davis acceptance 5 minutes later really helped to ease the pain! Good luck to you!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby booboo » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:48 am

gatorlion wrote:
Veritas wrote:
gatorlion wrote:Out via snail mail dated 2/2 (I'm in CA). Looks like the Public International Law class I took there last year was the closest I'm getting to UCLA Law...

sry to hear gator.


Thanks, Veritas. The UC Davis acceptance 5 minutes later really helped to ease the pain! Good luck to you!


Congrats!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby td6624 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:00 pm

Got a call from my mom asking if I had put our home phone on any apps. There was a message from Dean Schwarz saying I should call back.

So I did. In via phone call!!

Ahhh!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Veritas » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:04 pm

td6624 wrote:Got a call from my mom asking if I had put our home phone on any apps. There was a message from Dean Schwarz saying I should call back.

So I did. In via phone call!!

Ahhh!

wow! Congrats!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby cardinalandgold » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:08 pm

td6624 wrote:Got a call from my mom asking if I had put our home phone on any apps. There was a message from Dean Schwarz saying I should call back.

So I did. In via phone call!!

Ahhh!

Congrats!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby SHARK WEEK! » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:16 pm

td6624 wrote:Got a call from my mom asking if I had put our home phone on any apps. There was a message from Dean Schwarz saying I should call back.

So I did. In via phone call!!

Ahhh!


Congratulations! :P

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Re: UCLA?

Postby td6624 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:17 pm

Thanks!! I kind of felt like a bumbling idiot on the phone, but I imagine he gets a lot of that.




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