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New Meeting in Los Angeles Starts 3/24!


We couldn’t be more excited to tell you about the very first LifeRing Los Angeles, California starting next Saturday, March 24, on Sunset Boulevard in the Silver Lake neighborhood! As is often the case, meeting convenor Chris needed a LifeRing meeting to go to in his area, but since there aren’t any (until now), he decided to start his own! WTG, Chris!

Here’s all the meeting information:

When:Ā  Saturdays 1:30 – 2:30 PM, beginning March 24th

Where: Cafe Tropical, 2900 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Additional Meeting Place Info.: Cafe Tropical is on the corner of Sunset and Parkman Avenue, but the private meeting space has its own separate entrance on the Parkman Ave. side.

Street parking only.

No outside food or drink is allowed but wonderful Cuban coffee, sandwiches, and pastries are available for purchase from the Cafe if you’d like – not required!

Convenor: Chris S.

Contact Info.: christopherjohn_smith@yahoo.com

We wish Chris and all new meeting members our very best!





  1. Chris S. on March 24, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Hello Bobbi! Thanks so much to you and Rich for coming out and helping make the meeting a success!

    Yes, we had our first Los Angeles meeting today and, a minor bump in the road or two aside, it went very well, with some new (to me) faces from LSR and some familiar faces from my old group.

    Let’s spread the word and start a new day for secular sobriety support in Los Angeles!


    • Bobbi C. on March 24, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      You’re most welcome, Chris, thank you! We had a lovely time and will definitely be back! In the meantime please let me know if there’s any way I can be of help in the future do let me know and I’ll see what I can do. šŸ™‚ Bobbi C.

      • Chris S. on March 25, 2018 at 8:33 pm

        I am curious as to what your experience was with the street parking, so I know what to tell people to expect. Did you find parking difficult?

        • Bobbi C. on March 25, 2018 at 10:33 pm

          Hi Chris! Well, I have to be honest, we parked in a lot that’s just off the alley right behind the place (where there weren’t any signs saying we couldn’t park there), and our car was still there even after we went to lunch down the street (and we would have invited you to go to with us but I don’t think we thought you’d still be around)! Our friend had to park a bit of a ways a way, but I’m not sure that’s because she really couldn’t find anywhere else or not. In any case, it’s a cute little neighborhood so it was fun walking around and seeing a new part of L.A. none of us had ever been in before. I can see why it’s a popular part of L.A. to live in (especially if the rent is better there than elsewhere).

          Do you use the bus system? How long does it take you to get there from where you are?

          • Chris S. on March 25, 2018 at 11:00 pm

            That doesn’t sound too bad, I’m glad to hear. I live a few miles due north, so it’s not hard to get to by bus at all. There is actually a secondary bus line that goes straight there from practically my doorstep, but it only runs once an hour and I am hesitant to rely on it . I’ll start taking it if the meeting develops to where I can have a backup convenor.

          • Bobbi C. on March 26, 2018 at 10:12 pm

            Oh, that’s good – anything that makes life easier I’m all for, including good bus service. šŸ™‚ Bobbi