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View Poll Results: Which city do you prefer?
Los Angeles 30 46.88%
San Diego 34 53.13%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-24-2007, 05:25 PM
 
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I thought about putting this in the California forum, but I figured I'll post it here since they are both well known cities nationally.
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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My buddies in San Diego say that shopping and retail is very limited in SD, compared to its population. A lot of people go up to LA in order to buy things. True or false?
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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My buddies in San Diego say that shopping and retail is very limited in SD, compared to its population. A lot of people go up to LA in order to buy things. True or false?
Your buddies are full of it. Plenty of shopping in San Diego. In general people in SD don't like to go to LA.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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San Diego . It's more laid back and cleaner. Safer as well.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:51 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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La
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:16 AM
 
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My buddies in San Diego say that shopping and retail is very limited in SD, compared to its population. A lot of people go up to LA in order to buy things. True or false?
This was true --- about 60 years ago! But is definitely NOT true any longer.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Los Angeles without a doubt.
It is a bigger and more global city than San Diego.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Crime and smog make L.A less appealing than it should be. I also find the paparazzi culture offensive. L.A. is more 'fun' no doubt.

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Los Angeles without a doubt.
It is a bigger and more global city than San Diego.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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Crime and smog make L.A less appealing than it should be. I also find the paparazzi culture offensive. L.A. is more 'fun' no doubt.
statistically, LA is one of the safest major cities and regions in the country in 2011. and the smog is somewhat overstated - it's still bad in the inland valleys (although better than it used to be), but not a big deal on the coastal side of the mountains (LA basin), which gets the cooling ocean breezes that also push out the smog. kind of funny that you'd mention pollution considering that you're from philly, which, like the rest of the urban northeast, doesn't exactly have pristine air quality in its own right. philly also has some serious crime issues - much worse than LA - although i'll be the first to acknowledge that the philly suburbs and certain neighborhoods in philly proper are as safe as can be.

and who says that the paparazzi culture is representative of all of LA? it's just one element of an extremely diverse, multicultural region. that's like me saying that "philly has lots of crime, i find that offensive" when there are plenty of areas in the region that are safe and nice.

one of the most misguided stereotypes about LA is that it's all about paparazzi, celebrities, and paris hilton wannabes, when in fact most people in LA have nothing to do with the entertainment industry or the paparazzi culture.

don't rely on one-dimensional stereotypes when the city is much more complex than that. oh wait, i forgot - this is city vs. city, where people just make b.s. statements all the time.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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statistically, LA is one of the safest major cities and regions in the country in 2011. and the smog is somewhat overstated - it's still bad in the inland valleys (although better than it used to be), but not a big deal on the coastal side of the mountains (LA basin), which gets the cooling ocean breezes that also push out the smog. kind of funny that you'd mention pollution considering that you're from philly, which, like the rest of the urban northeast, doesn't exactly have pristine air quality in its own right. philly also has some serious crime issues - much worse than LA - although i'll be the first to acknowledge that the philly suburbs and certain neighborhoods in philly proper are as safe as can be.

and who says that the paparazzi culture is representative of all of LA? it's just one element of an extremely diverse, multicultural region. that's like me saying that "philly has lots of crime, i find that offensive" when there are plenty of areas in the region that are safe and nice.

one of the most misguided stereotypes about LA is that it's all about paparazzi, celebrities, and paris hilton wannabes, when in fact most people in LA have nothing to do with the entertainment industry or the paparazzi culture.

don't rely on one-dimensional stereotypes when the city is much more complex than that. oh wait, i forgot - this is city vs. city, where people just make b.s. statements all the time.
Don't bring Philadelphia into this thread, let's try and keep it California.

For those who don't know, the quieter parts of L.A. are PV and Malibu - to name a few.
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