(1) Where people have no use for people.

Being from supposedly "rude" New England myself, after 20 years I still continually hear stunned CA natives who find folks elsewhere really do say "hi" on the street, talk to and even help strangers, lest remember them.

Granted the weather and nature (and I don't mean the women) here are unparalled. Yet other states have "distractions"; so why is this?

(a) Size and diversity.
(b) Not enough fires and 'quakes to bring people together.
(c) Gang-inspired fear of literally everyone else.
(d) Hollywood materialism.
(e) An I'm-here-for-my-dream, whatever that is, mentality.

This phenom is especially So-Cal.

(2) A culture without culture.

Unless culture means a surfboard or evangelism. Applies mostly to So Cal - for however gay and liberal, No Cal'ers, like New Englanders, take pride in local history, and do go to their hub city to enjoy it. L.A. also has history, museums, etc., but is worth the traffic and possibly a bullet? Most dont' think so or care to know.

(3) A great place to visit; a better one to leave. And it's not all Sacramento's fault. The baby-boomers and Prop 13ers said NIMBY to lower-cost housing before, knowing clutter and our crop-growing Mexicans lower property values. Many of their Young and Restless from a pathetic school system are now trying to keep up with the Joneses, buying SUVs and marrying real estate at the cost of family and sanity. The old, disabled, and clued-in have little choice but to look elsewhere. As do I.

Life does exist on other planets.
(1) Our local paper no-kidding advertises, "It really is all about YOU." And many who slog between their home, work, and restricted social bubbles really believe it.

(2) At least S.F. had a city festival for Y2K. All L.A. did while the world went nuts was light up the Hollywood sign, with people collecting water and canned goods in case the banks went down.

(3) Rents for studio to 2 BD: $900 to $1200 along the beach, which realtors and landlords have defined as the entire coast from S.F. to Tijuana and an hour inland. This is second year in a row that despite growth from within, more people have left California than arrived.
by YellowFin March 11, 2006
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1. State the produces more food than anywhere else, has crazy night life, large schools, hot women, a load of stuff to do, and a the longest beach anybody has ever seen.
2. A place you'll want to stay in once you visit get there.
3. Extremely diverse.
3. Much more entertaining than Texas.
by Surferdood September 21, 2003
A state where it takes an hour to get from the beach to the snowcapped mountains.
What did you do today in california?
I surfed and went snowboarding
by Alex Kohl September 14, 2005
1. Good Weather
2. Great Beaches
3. Hot People
4. Home to Orange County
5. Usually made fun of by people in land-locked states with shitty weather and ugly hicks who fantasize about fucking the cast of "the o.c."
you wish you had the terminator as your governor
by CRUSH April 09, 2004
Best state ever. Makes every other state look like crap
Our governer can kick your governers ass.
by vikadin January 07, 2005
Extremely diverse place, you can find all kinds of people here. rich Republicans from Orange County, crime-ridden areas in South Central LA, rednecks, white trash in Riverside and San Bernardino County, surfers and hot girls along the coastal cities, beautiful but somewhat dangerous city of San Francisco, one of the best cities in the world San Diego, and great scenary in the Northern area, desert wasteland in Death Valley and Arizona border...
California is the weirdest state in US
by vinny February 13, 2005
land that endures the verbal abuse of other states and nations while still welcoming the dreams and aspirations of other states and nations. Impossible to stereotype, yet often the subject of the crulest stereotypes.
Born and raised in California - I have never hugged a tree, and neither criticise others who do.
by Pandrake November 02, 2004
my favorite place in the world!
"i can't wait to move back to california!"
by i hate hilary duff November 07, 2004

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