LULZ…such a beautiful place, but so glad I got out.
Getting a bit off topic here, but you have to admit that the coast is gorgeous. I recently read an article about how there are two Californias - Coastal and Inland.
The thinking is, if you can’t afford to live in communities like La Jolla or Santa Barbara then you have to move about an hour inland to someplace that looks like Barstow or Riverside. Or you have to drive in horrible traffic and smog to get to your job which is about an hour inland. So, you might as well move to one of a thousand other communities in another state where there’s less traffic, more affordable housing, a better tax structure, and its easier to start a business. People aren’t stupid. They are leaving the state in droves. Since California bases so much of it’s tax structure on taxing the rich, when a few of those people relocate to Las Vegas, things get worse in a hurry.
About Utah, I don’t like to be cold and there’s no good ethnic food. I’d consider St. George or Moab if they had better food.
Back to topic - They always threaten to cut Police, Firemen, and Schools. Interestingly, Governor Brown’s new budget has a 16% increase for Education. How does that work? Apparently I don’t understand how this whole “We are really, really broke” thing works.
I grew up in Fresno, and spent two years of college in Santa Barbara.
The #1 state that Cali folks are fleeing too is Utah… go away.
You may not have the volume of selection of ethnic foods that you do in California…but I can look out my office window and see Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Korean, Italian, Filipino, Ethiopian, Cajun and Japanese eateries.
In a college town, you are going to have a wide variety of imports.
Most importantly we have not had a murder in over 11 years.
Good trade off…no?