Originally from N. Calif., I went to UCLA (back when the football team won games), left SoCal for a Chicago job for 9 years, but had enough icy, windy winters. Being back in L.A. is great... I'm not into the bar scene so got a house on a hill with no traffic, pool, view - that won out over congested West L.A. I get to be around family, old friends and I can go to games at the Rose Bowl again. Finally got a black lab - waited to get out of Chicago condo confinement. I like traveling, running on the beach, riding my motorcycle, road-trips I have been all over North/South America, Europe for work, but now travel mostly for fun. L.A.'s not an easy place to get to know people when you're busy and every place is an hour drive, so hoping JDate helps out in finding me a nice Jewish girl.