MICHELTORENA, NORTH OF SUNSET BOULEVARD
Here's how he starts:
“My first exposure to the staircases was as a kid in Pacific Palisades. My family had moved there from the South in 1966 when I was 10. Surfing, skateboarding, everything I’d seen on TV. And these public staircases I now know were built during the Depression. So my first exposure to the stairs was as a kid using them as they were designed to be used, which was as a way to cut down or up the hill to the beach.
“I never thought about them again till decades later when we were living in Silver Lake.
Read the piece and about his book HERE: Secret Stairs: A Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles.