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I'm thankful to live in Los Angeles - a city like no other. A boisterous mecca of people, places, experiences, movements, quirkiness and stunning beauty that's just as flawed as each one of us in some way.

Instead of focusing on the many ways I hope L.A. gets better with age, today I'm celebrating a few only-in-LA experiences that I'm lucky enough to enjoy and that keep me sane when the traffic is overwhelming.