Excerpts From The Closers (Photo by Wendy Werris) Rider made a move to turn down Arcadia but Bosch pointed toward the old pueblo, the place where the City Of Angels was founded. He wanted to take the long way and walk through. Bosch studied the mud-walled structure behind the musician and wondered if Don Francisco Avila had any idea what he was helping to set in motion when he staked his claim to the spot in 1818. A city would grow tall and wide from this spot. A city as great as any other. And just as mean. A destination city, a city of invention and re-invention. A place where the dream seemed as easy to reach as the sign they put up on the hill, but a place where the reality was always something different. The road to that sign on the hill had a locked gate across it.