• Learning from Old Baldy

    October 12, 2015 Jake DiMare

    Yesterday I set out to fulfill a goal I set for myself this year, and attempted to summit Mount San Antonio. At 10,068 feet, Mount San Antonio, known as Mount Baldy to most Angelinos, is the highest peak of the San Gabriel Mountains, and the highest point in Los Angeles County, California. In the end I succumbed to dizziness and…

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  • What a year in Los Angeles has taught me…

    July 25, 2015 Jake DiMare

    Today is the 1 year anniversary of the day my wife and I arrived in Los Angeles to start our new lives as Californians. As seems to be the custom, in a city as transitory in the lives of many of her millions of residents, I believe this officially makes us ‘old-timers’. As such, I thought I would take…

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  • Introducing the greatest* analysis of LA commuter traffic you've ever seen…

    July 7, 2014 Jake DiMare

    *Disclaimer: Results may vary. Greatness may rely heavily on whether or not you are a yuppie (like me).   Ever wonder how a data analyst and a strategist decide what neighborhoods in Los Angeles they should focus their apartment hunting efforts on? If you guessed ‘by conducting a detailed analysis of traffic patterns around typical commuter travel times’…You’d be…

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