I’m not a native Angelino. I moved to Los Angeles when I was six years old. It’s here that I’ve grown to love the wonders of creation. Mountains, beaches, hills, valleys, deserts, lakes, ponds, rivers, and plains can all be found here. Beauty and diversity are not only to be found in the landscape, but in its people, who are from every walk of life. With a closer look you will see we are more than coffee shops, and paparazzi. Southern California has much to offer to convention participants. Check out the Anaheim and Los Angeles maps and magazines in your welcome bag -- they’ll tell you almost everything you want to know about this area and what there is to see and do here.
Shawn Evelyn is from the Diocese of Los Angeles and is a member of the YAF design team.