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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: Chino Alpha Wolf From Arizona

Moving to LA: Chino Alpha Wolf From Arizona

Mark Antiquiera is better known as Chino Alpha Wolf on Youtube and he is moving to Los Angeles! Why? He says he loves Los Angeles and is out here all of the time anyway. What other advice does this Youtuber have for those aspiring to make their dreams come true… Read more »

Moving to LA: Heather From Detroit

Moving to LA: Heather From Detroit

Heather is a single mom with 4 kids. She moved to Los Angeles alone with her kids and thinks the school system out in LA is really good.

Moving to LA: Luisa From Chicago

Moving to LA: Luisa From Chicago

Louisa said the people in LA are very relaxed and that LA has “exotic beauty” because of all the mountains.

What NOT To Do in L.A.

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 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 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 »

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 »

The California “No” Is “Yes”

The California “No” Is “Yes”

Before I moved to Los Angeles I asked as many people as I could what the people in Los Angeles were like. One person stood out to me as she warned, “When people say they are going to do something with you or for you, try to get them to… 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 »

People in Los Angeles Hate The Police

People in Los Angeles Hate The Police

People in Los Angeles hate/loathe/are disgusted by the Los Angeles Police department. I have never seen so much angst and contempt for a group in my life. It’s not just a song that you’ve heard back in the day- It’s more of a mantra. It’s more of a creed. Whenever… Read more »