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Old 02-06-2015, 11:35 PM
 
Location: OC/LA
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I remember reading in World's Most Dangerous Places, maybe 12 years back, that inland from Long Beach is the scariest part of LA. "Stretching Inland from the Industrial Harbor..." or something like that.

LA has gotten so much worse, in the intervening years, that we will not go there, except to drive in via the Coastal Highway to Malibu. Malibu to Beverly Hills is our comfort zone, with shopping Melrose or venturing as far into town as the Chateau Marmont being things we do only with a guard and a light-armored vehicle. Most people simply avoid LA entirely, now. But I love it, and when we escaped Mississippi, would have bought in Malibu, had the kids not decided upon degree programs here in Portland. To my dying day, I will love LA.

Long Beach has a kind spirit, I've noticed. And the large Gay population keeps the place nice. Generally, things are nice all up and down the coast, and inland for a few blocks. Just be aware that you may be called upon to respond to a situation during the next LA Riots....or pandemonium following The Big One (earthquake), or some other disaster.

200 gangs...12,000 gang members (this is the conservative estimate)...impending major disasters, including fire storms... As a New Yorker, you may not find this recipe scary at all. But just be aware...

And there are nice surprises. Studio City seems to be holding its own, and Hollywood is hot again. So there are still a lot of bright spots.


I wish this poster were still around so I could mock her more thoroughly.
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:39 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I've lived in and around LB my whole life, I like it, but I'll be honest about it, it's a huge city and it has a lot of homeless people and several parts of the city can be pretty scary at night.

But that being said I think a good chunk of LB is nice.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: worldwide
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I've lived in and around LB my whole life, I like it, but I'll be honest about it, it's a huge city and it has a lot of homeless people and several parts of the city can be pretty scary at night.

But that being said I think a good chunk of LB is nice.
How is the air quality out in Long Beach is it really that bad? Has it gotten better?
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Old 02-09-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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The further east you go from the ports (downtown), the better it is. I dropped my daughter off at the Aquarium a year ago for a school field trip, got out of the car and was hit in the face with diesel pollution. Wow. It was so bad...it's still so bad.
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:15 PM
 
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The further east you go from the ports (downtown), the better it is. I dropped my daughter off at the Aquarium a year ago for a school field trip, got out of the car and was hit in the face with diesel pollution. Wow. It was so bad...it's still so bad.
Thank you for the response Chowhound.....
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