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Born and raised in Pasadena, Adrienne Crew returned to Los Angeles this year after living 13 years in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her work has appeared in Salon.com and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is working on her first novel about LA-based African American geeks and punks in the early '80s.

Jessica Ritz was bred—but not born—in Los Angeles, specifically the
Hancock Park/Koreatown area.  She is currently employed in the small
yet special field of historic preservation.  Jessica's primary
interests include architecture and design, urban culinary adventures,
maintaining ties to her roots in New York City and Texas, and trying
to minimize discomfort on the LAX/JFK red eye while flying in coach.

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