Born right after the Soviet invasion of her family's home country, she grew up in two worlds: the '80s and '90s La Cañada and the world of Afghanistan.
I said 'Amsterdam is a close second, but I want to live in L.A.'...cut to five years later, I'm still not in L.A. yet.
Setting up shop in Chinatown was the logical conclusion after fleeing Communist China.
From Paris, San Francisco, and London to the "shambolic Third-World-ness" of L.A.
President Obama spent two years in L.A. as a student at Occidental College in Eagle Rock.
Zimbabwe-born, South Africa-raised former rock'n'roller has been in L.A. for 25 years -- but still doesn't consider it home.