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Love Letters: Los Angeles

06/18/2014 06:50 am ET | Updated Aug 18, 2014


Leticia Preciado is a sports producer and entertainment reporter. A native from the city of Pomona in LA County, she's loves getting to know all that Los Angeles has to offer from driving to the beach to watch the sunset to driving to Mt. Baldy after a storm just to build a snowman. Leticia enjoys her weekends off exploring and discovering new city destinations.


My dearest LA,

We've been together my entire life and I wouldn't have it any other way. You've shown me things I will never forget and keep your treasures close to my heart. I visit other cities, indulge in their food and make memories, but you are still the one for me. The sun shines brighter, the wind is breezy and the nights are warmer when you're around. The simple touch of the California sun filtered through you feels like a gentle kiss on my cheek. The way you lighten my hair in the summer and sun kiss my skin always has me feeling at my best.

You are the true meaning of a melting pot and the perfect place to get cultured. Your learning possibilities are truly endless. A drive to Placita Olvera always puts a smile on my face and it isn't until reality sinks in that I realize I'm not on a cobble stone street in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I love the tranquility and serenity you provide during those 27 miles of Malibu coastline. It's incredibly beautiful and majestic to watch the sun go down on your coast. You created the perfect backdrop for me and my fiancé to get engaged in Point Dume and you couldn't have made that special day more perfect. The sky was the color of love and that only happened because you LA are the best place in the world.

You are simply amazing and it's no wonder people from all over the world travel here to experience your greatness. Autographs, footprints and handprints of Hollywood legends are forever yours on Hollywood Blvd. I love hiking Runyon Canyon for the great outdoor workout but you still manage to make it amazing by offering the best view of the city once you reach the top of the mountain. On a clear day I can see your beaches, the downtown skyline and the Griffith Observatory, I love those clear days.

I love driving to Chavez Ravine after work alongside my fellow Dodgers fans just to hear the echo of cheers from the center of your heart and I know you know that when they play "I love LA" I'm the one singing the loudest because I love you, LA. I love it!

Sincerely,
Leticia Preciado