"With so little greenery and so much grey, I was prone to daydreaming, to wanting for something better. It was called America."
The warm smell of jasmine flowers in the evening attracted her to Los Angeles, where she found community within a writers group she founded.
An index to all the Laws That Shaped L.A. columns from the past year, organized by subject.
"My family tried living near Griffith Park, just north of Los Feliz, but we didn't like it. It was haunted, among other things."
L.A. installation artist Ramiro Gomez Jr. timed his latest cardboard creations with the Senate hearings on immigration policy on Capitol Hill.
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