"Who would've thought that Europe or Japan would be into this whole style that came from this little city called East Los Angeles."
A sign in Echo Park is a symbol of the building's multi-purpose past, its multi-cultural present and its multi-faceted founder.
Being that he was named after Neil Young, it's fitting for music to be at the center of life for Neil Schield, owner of Origami Vinyl.
From the Philippines and Mongolia to Ukraine and Chile, each story gives an insight to understanding the melting pot of cultures that make up the diverse communities of L.A.
Sean Martin started riding bikes more than ten years ago, first on a BMX. Now he feels "one" with his fixed-gear bike while riding through the streets of L.A.
To escape the rat race of Korean society, Yong Kim's family left for Paraguay, eventually settling in Los Angeles for no particular reason other than that they spoke Spanish.