• Today, I ran into a burning building

    April 16, 2016 Jake DiMare

    What a crazy start to the day. Around 6:30 this morning I rushed into a burning building when I noticed an apartment fire in the building next to my own in Mariner’s Bay, Marina del Rey. It all started when I heard a series of soft explosions coming from outside my apartment. It sounded like…

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  • 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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  • Going back to Cali…

    June 1, 2014 Jake DiMare

    It’s official: After almost 10 years of pushing projects for some of the world’s best, boutique, digital design and development shops, I’m taking a big, bold step. I’ve been retained by Agency Oasis to begin my career as a full time Digital Strategist in their new Los Angeles office, and I couldn’t be more excited!…

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