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Santa Monica, California

As Krissa drives along the freeway in Los Angeles, I take note of the unusually overcast skies and the notoriously bad traffic. Southern California and Northern California play a constant tug of war over the title of “Worst Traffic” (And I mean, really, WHY would you WANT to win that title?) While I can’t see a difference in the congestion, I do hear a lot more car horns than I ever hear in San Francisco. When we get to Santa Monica,…

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In Los Angeles

7 Things to Do for Free on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

I wanted to hate Los Angeles. I really did. But every time I tried to turn my back on it, it caressed me with warm ocean breezes and offered me gifts of sunny beaches, beautiful people, and bright lights. “Oh, come on,” it seemed to say, as it unveiled yet another palm tree-lined street awash with the warm glow of sunlight glinting off the bumpers of luxury cars and the windows of expensive condos. “I’m not so bad, am I?”…

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