From the January 1952 magazine.

Los Angeles

STRAIGHT OUT OF THE "BIG BOOK" AND OPEN MINDED AS A BARN DOOR--THAT'S L.A.'s AA

SINCE all AA is embodied in "The Book," and comes out of The Book, it stands to reason that AA anywhere is basically the same, modified by the character of the area in which it grew up, the nature of the people who helped to shape it, area-wise, and the circumstances that surrounded them.

Los Angeles is big and sprawling--so is Los Angeles AA. Los Angeles grew fast--too fast, some people say--so did AA in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a melting pot; whatever you can find in the wide, wide world, you can find at least a little of here. It's the same with AA in Los Angeles--whatever has happened in AA anywhere, good or bad, has happened in AA here; whatever you will find in AA anywhere, we have (or have had) at least a little of it.

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