Zimbabwe-born, South Africa-raised former rock'n'roller has been in L.A. for 25 years -- but still doesn't consider it home.
L.A. has allowed the former cruise ship dancer and world traveler to redefine himself as a local politician.
Coming from the chaotic city of São Paulo, Brazil, the laid back Los Angeles of the 70s seemed like a dream for the aspiring musician.
Reversing the journey taken by her parents from Guatemala to Los Angeles, she felt closer to them than every before.
The hardships faced by his grandparents as they moved from the Philippines to Los Angeles keeps this UCLA student motivated.
Her voice roared across audiences and moved mountains.
"There was plenty of time to ramble all over the place, meet wacky weirdos with an eye on the stairway to stardom, and discover a million and one fun, freaky, free things to do."
He sold his vast collection of Led Zeppelin bootleg records to afford the move from Austin to California.