My Neighborhood Tells

At the end of things in Los Angeles

Amy Punt

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A bright red-orange cement brick wall with turquoise graffitti
Photo by author

Ventura Boulevard seems to grow more expensive by the hour. Every year, new businesses come in, and small shops change hands. I’ve seen a mattress store become a gym and a peach juice bar. Yes, things can get niche here. I don’t remember what this building used to be. Perhaps offices. It’s a marijuana dispensary now. There’s about one every half mile, sometimes one…

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Amy Punt

Writing about Personal Growth, Trauma, Recovery and the cultural moments that reflect our hidden traumas.