Jess Espanola, born and raised near poverty in the Phillipines, uses his extaordinary talents to move to Los Angeles and win an Emmy for the Simpsons.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory's research scientist and oceanographer Bill Patzert dreamed big and landed in Los Angeles.
Theater director Rachel Rosenthal arrives in Los Angeles at a time of incredible artistic energy emanating from places like the Ferus Gallery.
"I was actually a cartoonist illustrating for L.A. Reader and the Weekly and the L.A Times when I first came. Did that for about a year but it was a lot of work and not a lot of mo
"I'm from Tijuana so L.A. wasn't that foreign," songwriter and musician Ceci Bastida tells us how she came to love L.A.
Film and television writer, director and producer Archie Gips shares his arrival story.
UC Riverside student Claudia Carcarno tells the story of her father's arrival to Los Angeles.
Despite widespread preconceived perceptions of the city, author and rare books dealer Michael Dawson and his family have long-term involvement with Los Angeles.