View from Sa’angna. The village where Tongva fished, hunted, thrived before the land was colonized as Rancho Ballona. Now it is wetlands where if you are quiet and squint you almost go back in time 300 years.

Tracy in Rancho La Brea.

Writer. Observer. Activist. Searcher for stories in Los Angeles that speak to the challenge of living in a city with a complicated history and with tremendous hurdles in front of it. I am drawn to the stories that remind us where we have been and where we are heading. I focus on a moment, an observation, an action by one or some that deserves attention. I am a believer that the heart and soul of a city is there in front of us if we just listen to the stories. It’s also okay to find the humor. I am a Los Angeleno.