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  • Everyone's favorite kiddy cocktail, the Shirley Temple, was invented in Beverly Hills.
  • Los Angeles has over 80 live theaters and 300 museums, more than any other U.S. city.
  • Andy Warhol's first solo show was in Los Angeles, at the Ferus Gallery in 1962.
  • Also in '62, the Pasadena Art Museum hosted "New Paintings of Common Objects," a show with woks by Ed Ruscha, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Jim Dine. It was later that this type of work came to be known as Pop Art. 
  • In 1983, LA's 1580AM KDAY became the first all hip-hop/slow jam radio station in the world. 
  • It has 292 sunny days and averages 15 inches of rain per year
  • Within a few hours drive you can be on a mountain, in the snow, in a desert, in the ocean, in Mexico, Santa Barbara, or Las Vegas.
  • It's the birthplace of Trader Joe's.
  • The manicures are super cheap.
  • The food is amazing.
  • Just about everyone I love lives there.
And yet I need to live 3,000 miles away. Why?

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