I’m from Los Angeles, but not the LA that everyone knows.
Well, I didn’t come from there. I came from an area known as the East San Gabriel Valley – no, not that Valley – and a little town called La Verne, California.
People who are from LA usually can’t even point out where La Verne is, I need to give them clues – you know, Claremont . .. where the Claremont Colleges are, it’s where the 210 and the 57 meet, sort of, on your way out to Vegas – finally they figure it out.
But I was home over Christmas – and when the sky is clear and not smoggy (which, admittedly isn’t often) it can be as spectacular as the beach.