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Moving To LA Stories

Moving to LA: Ruel Smith From New Jersey

Moving to LA: Ruel Smith From New Jersey

Ruel Smith is an animator, director and writer in Los Angeles. He moved to Los Angeles 10 years ago and has created his own movement to bring awareness to the short film genre by showcasing the best short films during his MiniCinema events. Follow Ruel on Twitter or visit his… Read more »

$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**

Moving to LA: Rashad From South Carolina

Moving to LA: Rashad From South Carolina

Rashad like that everyday he is constantly seeing new people and new things in LA. There are people who dress up in costumes so you can see Spiderman one moment and Superman the next.

$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!

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

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 »

Los Angeles is an Excellent City For Introverts

Los Angeles is an Excellent City For Introverts

Greetings Fellow Introverts and Nanu Nanu. Although most days we may feel as though we are not from this planet due to the expectation that we must enjoy socializing or something must be wrong with us, in Los Angeles your personality is most welcome. Los Angeles is a huge county… Read more »

LA Staple : Chuck Taylor Converse

LA Staple : Chuck Taylor Converse

In Los Angeles Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers are like blue jeans, everyone has a pair. Whether they are custom made or the tuxedo version of black and white, if you want to be cool and casual just throw on a pair of Chucks and jeans and you’re good to go…. 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 »