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  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Sarah was hooking up with Ricardo in Edwin’s Tercel, which was really lame because it was Maite’s party — not just her party but her birthday, and Maite’d had a crush on Ricardo since freshman year. Lame or not, Maite didn’...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    I was 11 when I bought my first CD, Aqua’s Aquarium, at Rockaway Records (2395 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake, 323-664-3232). Rockaway would be there for me for all my musical flings throughout junior high and into high school. I discovered KROQ...

  • 10 years ago | Last Night

    "I told my mom not to worry ‘cause this is, like, the only night all the white people come to Echo Park," said the blond Valley girl in front of me. Clearly, she didn’t come to this side of town much or she would have noticed the nearby ...