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Jeremy Rosenberg is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, and consultant whose work has appeared in various books, magazines, newspapers, and online.
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Marjan Vayghan: Back and Forth Between Tehran and Los Angeles

Marjan Vayghan: Back and Forth Between Tehran and Los Angeles

Conceptual artist Marjan Vayghan describes the joys and difficulties in living in two different cities at once - Tehran and Los Angeles.
Arrival Story: Ruben Mendoza

Arrival Story: Ruben Mendoza

Writer and educator Ruben Mendoza shares his Los Angeles arrival story.
Leila Hamidi: Part of a Persian Exodus; From NY to OC to L.A.

Leila Hamidi: Part of a Persian Exodus; From NY to OC to L.A.

"Within my family's circle of friends alone, I knew of three different families that had the same model home within a 2-mile radius - no need to tell me where the bathroom is, beca ...
Gabrielle Garcia: Her Parents, from Durango, Found Each Other Here

Gabrielle Garcia: Her Parents, from Durango, Found Each Other Here

"My dad was a city rat, skinny dipping in the dirty blue river, and smoking in the cold gray alleys, but he was a dreamer. He ran away at seventeen to come to Los Angeles and becom ...
Arrival Story: Guillermo Bordarampe

Arrival Story: Guillermo Bordarampe

"During our escuela secundaria years along with a couple of friends we decided to put together a music band, that later on became very popular, under the name Arco Iris. It was a s ...
Aldo Velasco: The Filmmaker's Mother, Fleeing, Promised 'Fun Trip'

Aldo Velasco: The Filmmaker's Mother, Fleeing, Promised 'Fun Trip'

"I struggled to adjust to my new life and learn English. I turned six years old, and was given a Jaws-themed game for my birthday."
Arrival Story: Roxanne Steinberg & Oguri

Arrival Story: Roxanne Steinberg & Oguri

"My grandmother came out to California to work and then when my grandfather decided to come out, he walked into my grandmother's office with a bunch of rattlesnakes."
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Max Presneill: He Dreamed of Sunshine, Skateboard Parks and the Next Big Center of Art

Max Presneill: He Dreamed of Sunshine, Skateboard Parks and the Next Big Center of Art

"I had a big goodbye party for all my friends and family and the next day got on a plane bound for Los Angeles - the city of my childhood dreams of sunshine and skateboard parks an ...
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