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    California Dreaming: A New Start, Santa Monica Style

    Santa Monica beach

    If dreams were hard currency, no one would be sleeping rough in Santa Monica. Where do hopes go once they hit the Pacific Coast Highway? This self-titled “surfer beach town” is as far west as you can travel before the ocean’s vast embrace; the end of the road for everyone like me, who’s come here with little more than an empty wallet and lofty aspirations. Wandering between the famous amusement rides on Santa Monica Pier and the tourist crowds on…

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