Los Angelista

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Los Angelista

<a href="http://www.losangelista.com" target="_blank"><b>Los Angelista</b></a> is the quirky observations and hopeful social reflections of a married mother of two pursuing happiness in the City of Angels. Los Angelista delves into issues as diverse as race relations and pop culture, and can make even a routine visit to Starbucks an anthropological field study. Insightful, clever and with a dry sense of humor, Los Angelista is always expressive and forward thinking about the world around us. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.losangelista.com" target="_blank"><b>losangelista.com</b></a>

Stories by Los Angelista

The image of a person collapsed on a Beverly Boulevard sidewalk on Christmas Eve has weighed heavily on my conscience. Indeed, in the moment I spent...
Back home in Chicago, every corner has a liquor store and a church. Here in Los Angeles, signs for psychics are everywhere. Last Wednesday, I sat...
My seven year-old son is very tall for his age. He’s been in the ninetieth percentile for height his whole life. He’s also African-...
My very first Los Angeles earthquake found me dozing on the living room couch on a lazy Sunday afternoon. When the shaking began, this Midwestern...
Because I live in Los Angeles, I often get asked if I worry about raising my sons in a city with so many gangs. I used to think I’d only have...
I’ve read about how the size of food packages is shrinking, but consumers are being charged the same amount or more. Last Wednesday, I...
Every Sunday morning, when most of the young hipsters in my Los Angeles neighborhood are still sleeping, I head out the door for a long, solitary...
There’s a war going on at my local park. It’s not the kind of war that’s fought with tanks and machine guns. Nope, it’s a war...
Last Friday night, I went to a pretty fancy party held at a hotel ballroom. Everyone had a great time, including the dozen or so people who were so...
I’ve never liked seeing a woman who’s recently lost a bunch of weight being cooed over by other women. You know how it is, folks say...
All the political talk about John McCain owning seven houses and Barack Obama owning just one house only does one thing for me: It reminds me that I...
Every time I go to the grocery store these days I get a serious case of sticker shock. I first noticed prices going up at the end of last summer when...
One morning this past December, I felt particularly grateful that the coldest it usually gets in Los Angeles is the lower 40s. No bone chilling rain...
Most of us know the First Amendment because it gives us the right to free speech. As a writer, I appreciate that right and honor the responsibility...
When I went to pick my seven year-old up from school today, I passed another mother laboriously pushing three kids in a shopping cart. The children...

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