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For Luceli, being an Angeleno means feeling cold in moderate temps




KPCC listener Luceli Ceja, bundled up for a cold morning in Southern California. Which, to her, could be in the mid-60s.
KPCC listener Luceli Ceja, bundled up for a cold morning in Southern California. Which, to her, could be in the mid-60s.
Luceli Ceja

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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.

TELL US YOUR STORY, TOO. IF YOU'RE A TRANSPLANT OR IMMIGRANT, WHEN WAS THE MOMENT YOU THOUGHT TO YOURSELF, "L.A. FEELS LIKE HOME, NOW?"