Northeast Los Angeles is a region of the city of Los Angeles, northeast of Downtown, east of the Los Angeles River, bounded on the north by the cities of Glendale and Pasadena, and bounded on the east by several cities of the San Gabriel Valley. The area is home to Occidental College located in Eagle Rock. The area is home to roughly 167,000 people. The Griffith Observatory is North East Los Angeles’ main attraction. With several exhibits and hands on programs, it is a great opportunity for someone wanting to learn about the universe, or to go on a romantic star gazing date at. Occidental College, located in the city of Eagle Rock, was the institution of higher learning that United States President Barrack Obama attended. North East Los Angeles is a cozy, creative outlet for everyday people.