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A hungry tourist in palm-fringed Los Angeles

Growing up in southern California, there were always too many cities to visit, too many restaurants to check out and ample selections of tourist attractions. In the midst of exploration, I rarely found the time to immerse myself in the beauty and culture of Los Angeles. The reason? I blame
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An education in curiosity

Two Steps Forward

Every day from second through 12th grade, I commuted half an hour to a small private school in upstate New York. The Kenyon mansion (formerly an IBM lab) housed the high school — meaning that I had the pleasure of taking math class in the building where the first pocket
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The hoods of California by area code

California is one of the most cosmopolitan states in the United States, each region drastically different from the next. While people from other states see California as a whole in a certain light (If you haven’t seen it, watch this SNL skit “The Californians“) we think Californians as a whole
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