No Place Like LA |

KPCC listener Julie felt drawn towards SF, but it was LA that became home

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| San Francisco was an alluring jazz song, and L.A. was tacky pop. Unexpectedly, Julie fell for that pop song.

Seeing L.A. tear itself apart made Michelle realize the city was home

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She discovered L.A. was home as she cried watching the city burn during the Rodney King riots.

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How SoCal's bright colors made KPCC listener Ranjana feel at home

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Ranjana Kishore comes from a part of southern India that's vibrant with colors. When she visited Pasadena for the first time, she was taken aback by how stunning it could be, too.

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

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When she ran out to get something from her car, she thought it was freezing. But not her family...

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Isabelle, a KPCC listener, learned to love SoCal through its native plants

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If you're zooming by the highway, SoCal's landscapes can look dead and brownish. But Isabelle took a closer look at what was growing in the ground.

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No Place Like LA: Ben, who isn't phased by crime

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Sometimes talking to your mom is more important than rubber necking.

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No Place Like LA: Chelsea, who is un-pho-gettable

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It's good to go to a place where everybody knows your name.

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No Place Like LA: Simone found and lost her heart in LA

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Falling in love with LA can sometimes start with falling in love while visiting LA.

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