I LOVE L.A.

LOS ANGELES, A CITY OF CHANGES

The first time I first came to Los Angeles was right after the riots of 1992 and right away I was thrilled. There were charred remains of burned down buildings all over the place, but that didn’t phase me.  I had just gotten discharged from the United States Navy and wasn’t back home in Illinois.  I grew up in a small town in Illinois.  It was a nice town to

LIVING IN LOS ANGELES

My first solo apartment was in Koreatown.  I remember falling for the “art deco” line when I found it in the Recycler Classifieds papers that used to be the thing other than the L.A. Weekly you could pick up for free at just about any liquor store or 7-11.  If you really want to dig on what I’m getting at by calling L.A. a City of Changes, move to one