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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.

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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No Place Like LA: Mary isn't a tourist when she gives the tour

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If you can show off the city to a native, then you might be home.

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No Place Like LA: Brent, who hated LA since he's from SF

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People from Northern California really like to look down on SoCal. Until they come to live here.

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