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I Am Los Angeles: Fine Grooves

I Am Los Angeles: Fine Grooves

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.
Arrival Stories: A Look Back at 2012

Arrival Stories: A Look Back at 2012

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.
I Am Los Angeles: Taking Over L.A. on Two Wheels

I Am Los Angeles: Taking Over L.A. on Two Wheels

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.
Yong Kim: Two Koreas, Paraguay and Then L.A.

Yong Kim: Two Koreas, Paraguay and Then 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.
Beats and Rhymes: The Mad Ones Are Fearless

Beats and Rhymes: The Mad Ones Are Fearless

This ode to the underground art movement shares a list of artists deeply embedded in the city's fabric: stellar individuals teaching love and working with urgency, going places and ...
Filipinos are the Minority in Historic Filipinotown and L.A.'s Japanese Population in Steady Decline

Filipinos are the Minority in Historic Filipinotown and L.A.'s Japanese Population in Steady Decline

Many of L.A.'s ethnic enclaves now exist more as symbolic and cultural centers with populations not necessarily reflecting their historic characteristics.