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Photo by Seán A. O'Hara

Photo by Seán A. O’Hara

By Young Lee Hertig

After 13 years of living in a quaint block in South Pasadena, we moved to Monterey Hills among a hill full of condos in mid-September.  I am grateful for this new place, but leaving behind my house on my familiar old block, though still close by, was not easy.

Despite Southern California’s culture of driving everywhere, the old cul-de-sac where we used to live provided the rare privilege of walking to the neighborhood Trader Joe’s, farmers’ markets, local coffee shops, and stopping by my dear friends’ homes along the way.  Unlike driving, walking in the neighborhood creates opportunities to make friends and catch up on the latest news on the block. (more…)

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