"I slowly became obsessed with Los Angeles history, with preserving L.A.'s fragile landmarks, with discovering new restaurants (hole-in-the-wall and famed alike), with trying to get the message across that Hollywood is just one tiny aspect of the nation's second-largest city. Ten years later, I'm not searching in vain for the city's center anymore. I find it everywhere I go."
P.S. - I tried to sign up for atwatervillage.blogspot.com, found it claimed but vacant, and had to settle for this hyphenated version. At least I come up higher in searches.