SoCal Locale Writers

Angela Bishop – Orange County – Chief Editor

Angela founded SoCal Locale as a way to share the best of food, events, music, and art that Southern California has to offer.

A Florida transplant living in Orange County for almost 13 years, Angela wouldn’t trade living here for anywhere else. She loves music, driving on the freeway (even in the SoCal traffic), trying new foods, and traveling near and far.

As an established freelance writer, Angela’s work can be found in both local and national publications, covering a range of topics from beauty and lifestyle, to gourmet food and food trends, to music and even business topics.

When she’s not working on freelance projects or covering local events, she’s talking about food, family, and travel over on The Biswolds.



Jen Venegas – LA County – Contributor

Jen grew up just outside of Los Angeles and fell in love with the grit and glamour at a young age. She absolutely adores her three cats and wants to one day live in a cabin up in the Southern California mountains. You can also find her blogging at the lifestyle and body positivity blog, Skinned Knees.


Joël Lëoj – Los Angeles – Contributor

Joël is a stay at-home dad in an urban cultural diverse area better known as Los Angeles. He has been a parent since 2008 with his husband Sean. In 2009, he started his at-home dad journey raising their two children. As a lifestyle blogger/vlogger, Joël gives you a glimpse into his family, his interests, life and more. You can find him at as well as on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook. He keeps it real on Snapchat as @threejsandones.

Joël also serves as an Event Organizer for the LA Dads Group, which is part of the 20 city national organization of City Dads Group. He also blog contributes for the National At Home Dad Network, Gays With Kids, Mom 2.0 Summit and Life of Dad.

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Aimee Engebretson – Orange County – Contributor

Coming soon!