It's no secret San Diego has the best weather. Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans:
What else makes this city great?
Live: Mt. Helix
Work: College Area
How Long: 10 years
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, a snow-bound town not unlike Buffalo, New York. It’s a rust belt city right on Lake Erie. Growing up, it had a lot of neighborhoods settled by European immigrants – lots of Italians, Irish, and Polish, and a lot of Catholics. High school sports is huge, as is pizza, spaghetti, and beer.
What brought you to San Diego?
The job brought me here. I was living in Atlanta, Georgia as a freelance writer and public radio producer. KPBS was hiring an arts producer. I applied and got the job. I’d never been to California and I didn’t know anyone when I moved here. Packed up all my stuff and my dog and rolled across the southern US watching the landscape open up. It was amazing.
Besides the weather, why do you call San Diego home?
Avocados. I love avocados. Do you know how expensive they are back east? I can pick them off trees here!