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Moving To LA Stories

Moving to LA: Josh From Arkansas

Moving to LA: Josh From Arkansas

Josh said LA has been very inspirational and he has met very nice people and great mentors.

Moving To LA: Essa From Minnesota

Moving To LA: Essa From Minnesota

Essa is 22 years old and she moved to Los Angeles from Minnesota all alone. She found her first apartment on Craigslist.

$1000 Grant Winner – Essa From Minnesota

$1000 Grant Winner – Essa From Minnesota

A $1000 Grant was awarded to 23-year-old Essa from Minnesota because she moved to Los Angeles all alone and made progress in her life! Watch her story!

$1000 Grant Awarded For Moving to Los Angeles

$1000 Grant Awarded For Moving to Los Angeles

A $1000 Grant was awarded to Jai from Dallas, Texas because she moved to Los Angeles and made progress in her life! Watch her story! UPDATE**

What NOT To Do in L.A.

Don’t Send Packages Through Mom & Pop Post Offices

Don’t Send Packages Through Mom & Pop Post Offices

For your convenience you will find that there are Mom & Pop post offices set up around town. Although you will be shocked at first, you will later come to think of it as an amazingly enterprising way for them to earn money since half of the store is a post… Read more »

DON’T Move In With An Unemployed Roommate

DON’T Move In With An Unemployed Roommate

When you first move to Los Angeles, chances are you’ll find a roommate to split the costs of the expensive real estate so you can experience living in Hollywood or someone close to the metro line. This is a great idea because it will help you adjust to being here… Read more »

Don’t Take Adult Beginners Swimming Lessons at the YMCA

Don’t Take Adult Beginners Swimming Lessons at the YMCA

After you move to Los Angeles, you’ll begin to feel invincible, or at least stronger than you’ve ever felt before. You’ll begin to think about those fears you’ve held for so long and you’ll be willing to try to face them as best as you can. For me, one of… Read more »

L.A. State of Mind

Any Job Is a Good Job in Los Angeles

Any Job Is a Good Job in Los Angeles

While many of the 58 counties in the state of California sadly proclaim unemployment rates of 10% or higher, Los Angeles county has missed that mark, coming in with a 9% unemployment rate in January 2014 according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Counties like Imperial and Colusa scored… Read more »

Don’t Step Off The Curb Unless The Signal Says WALK

Don’t Step Off The Curb Unless The Signal Says WALK

One of the things that amazed me about the people in Los Angeles is the fact that they are so obedient to traffic signals. If you are walking down a street with no traffic and you come to a curb, even if there is not a car in sight you… Read more »

Homelessness Is Freedom According to Skid Row Resident

Homelessness Is Freedom According to Skid Row Resident

  Downtown Los Angeles is changing. It’s growing up and so are its residents. Once dilapidated buildings are being renovated to make room for stylish loft apartments while trendy food trucks are expanding and opening up their first brick and mortar concepts in the midst of what some would call… Read more »

Don’t Drink the Tap Water

Don’t Drink the Tap Water

Dive into the mind of a typical Los Angeles resident and you will find, somewhere hidden behind the checklist for best taco trucks, an unwritten and unspoken rule that must be obeyed. Thou shall never, EVER drink the tap water.     This rule is so serious that on any… Read more »

You Must Be Camera Ready At All Times

You Must Be Camera Ready At All Times

Los Angeles is an interesting place filled with smiling faces and beautiful people. Because of the star shine surrounding this city, the sparkles of dust have landed on everyone giving them all an extra special glow. In fact, there has not been a time when I have met someone who… Read more »