difficult city to understand.
Los Angeles is beyond categorization. It is the
most difficult of the world cities and the most
misunderstood. It has the most liberated city
landscape, and of course something so democratic
is never easy to understand. You can live for
years in Los Angeles and never really feel like
you've got the place. The city doesn't really
open up to newcomers like most world cities. You
must live here to earn the right to enjoy it,
and then the city just opens up to you. It's a
city of best-kept secrets with a fantastic mix
Orange County, CA
LA in my heart
I was raised in LA and later moved to Mexico.
I am a Latino like many of LA dreamers. I had
a promising career in Los Angeles. I has a management
position in a company that worked directly with
Sony. I gave all of my past and moved to Yucatan,
Mexico following someone whom I thought would
be my happiness. I came here following a girl
whom I was going to marry and we had everthing
arranged for the marriage and when I came to see
her she had someone else. My first thought was
to stay and beg her to stay with me and so I quit
my job in LA to try and get her back. This story
is to long to say. It has been years from then
and I am still here. I do travel back to see my
parents and friends from my childhood whenever
I get home sick. Being an Angelino has made me
a strong person and has also influenced in my
life to be someone respected in this society.
I am now a 35 year old Business man and what has
made me a succesful man in life has been the experiences
I lived in Los Angeles, for I am not a bilingual
person I am a Muticultural man.
Los Angeles, CA
What Anglo Century?
I live in LA because it offers diversity--racial,
religious, and philosophical--and, in large measure,
the tolerance and an openness to innovation many
other places lack.
But why must anyone refer to the last century
as the "ANGLO CENTURY"? Irish people,
Germans, Italians, etc., are NOT ANGLO. It's like
saying this century will be the "MEXICAN
CENTURY" because some of the Latino population
here is Mexican--but not the Central Americans,
the Cubans, the Dominicans, the Puerto Ricans,
the South Americans, etc. Can't scholars be more
precise? If you want to call it the WHITE century,
or for that matter, if it pleases you to call
it "EL SIGLO DE LOS GABACHOS" that would
at least make more sense. I hope that in this
century, we learn more about each other's communities,
and also that the flood of immigrants from Asia
will find a productive and happy place here.
Los Angeles, CA
Here and Back to Here Again.
I lived in L.A. for 20 years and then moved to FL,
thinking maybe I could get ahead financially there
as I never had here....8 years later, here I am
again--or at least nearby-- and loving every single
minute of it. I can see the L.A. skyline on TV !!
YAY! I can drive into the city and BE there instead
of going over street names in my head. (yes, I really
did) The changes excite me. The energy, well.. ENERGIZES
me! I love L.A. and I don't care who scoffs at me
or thinks I'm crazy. Maybe I am crazy, but I LOVE
this city--every single inch of it.
Palm Springs, CA