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LAist Interview: LA City Nerd, 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. Monday we had Green LA Girl and Tuesday saw Fred Camino of MetroRiderLA. Yesterday was Zuma Dogg and today is the official nerd him/her/itself, the LA City Nerd.

1. Age and occupation: 238 years old; LA City Nerd

2. Home town: Los Angeles

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3. Current LA neighborhood: Which one isn't!?

4. How long have you lived in LA, and where?

My entire life and everywhere from Watts to Chatsworth to Palms to Garvanza. I had a short stint in Wilmington and called Baldwin Hills my home for a brief moment. Venice, the Palisades, Pico-Union, Mid-Wilshire, Downtown, "the rock" of Sundland-Tujunga and Eagle Rock, too - you name it, I've called it home.

5. What made you want to start up LA City Nerd?

I started LA City Nerd because there was a lot of information about the City that wasn't "getting out there," while at the same time, misinformation and stereotypes about the City were being perpetuated. I saw what folks like LA Voice (what it WAS!) and Mayor Sam were doing and thought, "I could do that." But, I also wanted to take the politics out of it and make it about the City, its structure, and how it functions (or doesn't).