Coming from the chaotic city of São Paulo, Brazil, the laid back Los Angeles of the 70s seemed like a dream for the aspiring musician.
Reversing the journey taken by her parents from Guatemala to Los Angeles, she felt closer to them than every before.
The hardships faced by his grandparents as they moved from the Philippines to Los Angeles keeps this UCLA student motivated.
Her voice roared across audiences and moved mountains.
He sold his vast collection of Led Zeppelin bootleg records to afford the move from Austin to California.
Getting a green card and becoming legal changed everything for the award-winning writer and her family.