Born in Kentucky, Doug Rapp now calls 90291 home. Before joining the Westside Current, his writing appeared in outlets throughout the Midwest. He is also a script analyst for writing competitions in L.A. and New York City.
Angela was born and raised in West Los Angeles, and began her journalism career at 16 as the editor of The Wasteland, a punk rock fanzine. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, she edited 10 Watts, the program guide of campus radio station, KALX (where she was also a disc jockey). After a two year stint in the Professional Writer's Program at USC, she was for eight years the Administrative Assistant for The Archives of General Psychiatry. She spent 16 years as a web developer at the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA. Now retired from coding, she has been a Venice resident since 2014, and until last year covered the Venice Neighborhood Council for the Venice Update.
Shaena is a lifestyle contributor for the Westside Current. Shaena is based in Los Angeles and has over sixteen years experience as a writer, including writing travel articles, restaurant reviews, lifestyle articles, chef interviews and a monthly food news section on new openings, events and product launches, travel and drink stories for The Daily Meal. Shana has written three published books, The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California (Beginning Press) Cheap Bastard's Guide to Las Vegas, (Globe Pequot Press) and Silver Linings: Triumphs of the Chronically Ill and Physically Challenged (Prometheus Books) and teamed with Apple to create The Best Places to Kiss in LA iphone app.