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About the Author

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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Tanya Frank: Wooed by the Weather, Terrain, and Girl Down the Block

Tanya Frank: Wooed by the Weather, Terrain, and Girl Down the Block

"With so little greenery and so much grey, I was prone to daydreaming, to wanting for something better. It was called America."
Keren Taylor: Right Place, WriteGirl

Keren Taylor: Right Place, WriteGirl

The warm smell of jasmine flowers in the evening attracted her to Los Angeles, where she found community within a writers group she founded.
Chiwan Choi: Los Angeles, Writ Large

Chiwan Choi: Los Angeles, Writ Large

"My family tried living near Griffith Park, just north of Los Feliz, but we didn't like it. It was haunted, among other things."
Love Stories from Arrival Stories

Love Stories from Arrival Stories

Crossing continents, oceans and national borders isn't the only journey taken by the Los Angeles migrants and immigrants; many of our participants tell of the journey their hearts ...
Yvonne Chan: 19 Days on a Boat from Hong Kong; A Lifetime of Making a Difference in L.A.

Yvonne Chan: 19 Days on a Boat from Hong Kong; A Lifetime of Making a Difference in L.A.

For the life-long educator, "the City of Angels definitely embraced me, nurtured me, taught me and I am proud that they made an angel out of me!"
Mike Sonksen: He *Is* Alive in Los Angeles

Mike Sonksen: He *Is* Alive in Los Angeles

A third generation Angeleno describes his family's tight connection to Los Angeles, from working on the railroads as a Spanish interpreter to a marriage proposal at the Point Fermi ...
Meena Nanji: Kenya As Paradise; London As Post-Punk; Los Angeles As Definitely Weird

Meena Nanji: Kenya As Paradise; London As Post-Punk; Los Angeles As Definitely Weird

In England, it was a given that you are miserable, that's just how it is. In L.A., the goal was to be happy and cheerful and nice to people.
Lucia Capacchione: Her Grandparents Helped Build L.A.'s Little Italy

Lucia Capacchione: Her Grandparents Helped Build L.A.'s Little Italy

Both sides of her family came from the same town in Italy -- but arrived in America under very different circumstances.
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