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June 17, 2008



L.A is not as accessible to the out of towner as most big cities. Plus, most transplants come to work in "the industry" and live among other transplants and thus have few interactions with actual Angelenos. It seems that it will always be this way, which is both fortunate and unfortunate. L.A is an amazing city, and in a way, the countries best kept secret.

Craig Phillips

Excellent points. I was thinking about that, too, how spread out and inaccessible, and mysterious, it is in some ways, it takes awhile to get to know and it is this that I came to admire, appreciate.


There's also the difference between what is actually Los Angeles and what is the idea of Los Angeles. I live in Orange County, but if I'm talking to someone from outside "Southern California" (another lovely little euphemism), I just say, "yeah, LA." It's not as bad as it use to be, but let's face it, for most of the country, LA runs to San Diego in the south, San Jose in the north, and Vegas in the east.

Still, can't think of any place else I'd want to live.

Daniel Zappala

Last night I was at the Giants game, and they put up the score once it was over. Two things amazed me. First, no updates during the game -- it's a major sports event! Your fans might want to know what's going on. Second, the fans all cheered, because they were happy LA lost. Unbelievable that their hatred of LA actually makes them happy a team from Boston won.

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