NO PLACE LIKE L.A. IS OUR SERIES THAT ASKS L.A. TRANSPLANTS AND IMMIGRANTS: "WHEN WAS THE MOMENT YOU FELT THAT LOS ANGELES WAS TRULY HOME?"
THIS IS THE STORY OF Luceli Ceja IN San Gabriel WHO'S ORIGINALLY FROM Fresno.
I moved to Los Angeles in 1992, and I didn't realize I was an Angeleno until about ten years ago.
At that time, I went back to visit family in Fresno. I was at my sister's house and it was, like, in the late evening or early afternoon.
I ran out to my car to get something, and when I ran back in I was just so cold. I was like, "Oh, I'm freezing!"
My sister and brother-in-law both looked at me kind of odd. They're like, "It's not cold."
I would say it was the 70s or high 60s. To me, it was really chilly.
To me, I thought it was 60.
And that's when I realized, oh yeah, after ten years, I am from L.A.