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Old 10-03-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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Inspired by the threads about the Midwest and the South, now it's the West Coast. The obvious ones would be Oakland and Compton, CA. The other West Coast cities don't really have much crime.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Dangerous West Coast Cities
Los Angeles
Long Beach
Lancaster
Palmdale
Moreno Valley
Riverside
San Bernardino
Compton
Carson
Gardena
Pittsburg
Vallejo
Richmond
Berkeley
Fresno
Stockton
Inglewood
Pasadena
They all have bad parts and some of them have pretty high crime rates,not all of them though.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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East Palo Alto
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Movies always made Palo Alto look so bad.. how is the High School up there?

Stockton used to be horrible, maybe the prawl settled things down.. and yikes oh yikes,.. oakland..
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Add San Francisco. Despite being a great city, it has 92 murders this year within its city limits and it population is only 760,000 residents.

Year to date the other big California city, Los Angeles, has had 265 murders this year within city limits, but has a much larger population of 3,800,000. That works out to a murder rate of 6.5 per 100,000 in LA and about 12.1 per 100,000 in San Francisco. San Francisco has a startling high number of murders for such a small city.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Movies always made Palo Alto look so bad.. how is the High School up there?

Stockton used to be horrible, maybe the prawl settled things down.. and yikes oh yikes,.. oakland..
East Palo Alto is pretty bad, but NOT Palo Alto. Palo Alto is a separate city and is very affluent and well off. Stanford University is there, the downtown is flourishing, the schools are some of the finest in CA, the median income is $117,000, and the average price of a home is $1.677 million. People don't pay that kind of money to live in a crime ridden area. Palo Alto is nowhere near the worst on the West Coast, if anything it would be rated one of the best for safety.

The difference between the city of Palo Alto and the city of East Palo Alto is like night and day. On one side live the wealthy with their IT jobs at Google or HP and on the other live poor and homeless. All this is separated by just a freeway and little creek.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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East Palo Alto is pretty bad, but NOT Palo Alto. Palo Alto is a separate city and is very affluent and well off. Stanford University is there, the downtown is flourishing, the schools are some of the finest in CA, the median income is $117,000, and the average price of a home is $1.677 million. People don't pay that kind of money to live in a crime ridden area. Palo Alto is nowhere near the worst on the West Coast, if anything it would be rated one of the best for safety.

The difference between the city of Palo Alto and the city of East Palo Alto is like night and day. On one side live the wealthy with their IT jobs at Google or HP and on the other live poor and homeless. All this is separated by just a freeway and little creek.
There was a movie several years ago that made Palo alto high school look pretty bad, that most of the students there were living though lives due to gangs but i think the movie was made in the late 90's
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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There was a movie several years ago that made Palo alto high school look pretty bad, that most of the students there were living though lives due to gangs but i think the movie was made in the late 90's
Well then times have changed.... A LOT. Palo Alto High School is one of the most respected in the entire country:

Palo Alto Senior High School is among the oldest high schools in the region, located in Palo Alto, California, United States. Founded in 1898, its enrollment today is over 1700 students. "Paly," as the school is known locally, draws high-achieving and scholastically-minded students due to the demographics of its location in the heart of Silicon Valley and its proximity to Stanford University. In 2002 Newsweek magazine ranked it among the top 200 public high schools, based on test scores.[2] In 2007 US News & World Report magazine ranked it #85 out of over 18,000 public high schools.[

SAT Averages (these are very high for a non-charter public):
SAT I: Reasoning Test Section Mean Score
Total 1870
Critical Reading 620
Math 640
Writing 610

Palo Alto Unified School District is rated a 10/10 by great schools. Palo Alto High School has a California Academic Performance Index of 900 making it one of the state's highest performing high schools and ranked a 10/10.

Doesn't sound like a bad schools now!
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Well then times have changed.... A LOT. Palo Alto High School is one of the most respected in the entire country:

Palo Alto Senior High School is among the oldest high schools in the region, located in Palo Alto, California, United States. Founded in 1898, its enrollment today is over 1700 students. "Paly," as the school is known locally, draws high-achieving and scholastically-minded students due to the demographics of its location in the heart of Silicon Valley and its proximity to Stanford University. In 2002 Newsweek magazine ranked it among the top 200 public high schools, based on test scores.[2] In 2007 US News & World Report magazine ranked it #85 out of over 18,000 public high schools.[

SAT Averages (these are very high for a non-charter public):
SAT I: Reasoning Test Section Mean Score
Total 1870
Critical Reading 620
Math 640
Writing 610

Palo Alto Unified School District is rated a 10/10 by great schools. Palo Alto High School has a California Academic Performance Index of 900 making it one of the state's highest performing high schools and ranked a 10/10.

Doesn't sound like a bad schools now!

I have known that for awhile, But any school can be on the Newseeks best schools...or a respectable high school.. i mean the high school i went to had problems but some how managed to be on the list...and somehow a great nationally known high school.

The movie was based on East Palo Alto students, the movie is Dangerous Minds.
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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west coast dangerous? lol

be happy with what you got, trust me..
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