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LAist Interview: MetroRiderLA Editor, Fred Camino and Guest Day Editor

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LAist Editor Tony Pierce has blogged here non-stop for more than a year deserving a well-earned vacation (and did he ever earn it). While out of town, we decided to have a little fun and bring some guest day editors in from around the blogLAsphere. Yesterday was Siel of Green LA Girl, today is Fred Camino of MetroRiderLA. All Aboard!

1. Age and occupation: 26 yearz old. I'm a freelance motion graphics designer, whatever that means.

2. Home town: Orlando, FL (Jamlando). National Geographic recently had a good (if harsh) article on the place, check it out here.

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3. Current LA neighborhood: Downtown Los Angeles, aka the transit hub of Los Angeles.

4. How long have you lived in LA, and where?: I've lived in LA for nearly 4 years this August. Before moving to Downtown last year, I lived in East Hollywood aka. Thai Town aka. the Hollywood Transit Corridor

5. What made you want to start up MetroRiderLA?

I had been doing the car-free thing for a while and had just started getting into LA blogs last year and noticed a lack of "cool" Los Angeles transit blogs/sites. Most looked like they were designed in '95 on Geocities, and although they had a lot of good info, I couldn't bring myself to read them in the way I'd read, say, LAist. Plus, there was nothing out there that really looked at transit in Los Angeles as a lifestyle, which is what it was for me. So I dove into the world of blogs, and with the help of my roommates (who also live car-free) we started posting stupid articles... not really thinking that anyone would notice.