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Old 04-18-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Los Angeles can easily be a city of broken dreams. From fierce competition, lower than average wages, stressful housing and traffic situations, and a general tendency for people to use each other and be flakey, this can add up to not such good news. Anyone seen the price of gas lately? Anybody's rent gone up to the point of adverse debilitation? Anybody get home from work, and have to wait 30 minutes for street parking to open up? Anybody have a situation like Cerritos, where you have to register for one night of overnight parking on any city street? Feel free to share your experiences.
Los Angeles can easily be a city of dreams fulfilled. One of the reasons people still come to Los Angeles is because you can make it. Are dreams broken? Sure, that happens everywhere. Do dreams come true? Dreams attached to a plan of action to make them come true usually do come true.

Fierce competition is awesome for a society. Everyone has to compete if they want to succeed. Failure to compete is the same as not showing up for a race. My son runs for his high school. Sometimes he does well, sometimes he doesn't do as well. If he decided to stop competing he would never win.

Wages in Los Angeles are amazing. I can list more $150,000 jobs based in Los Angeles than in the majority of places in the Nation. Plenty of $200,000 and up jobs as well. Did you know that it takes over $250,000 in income to be on the low end of the top 5% in Los Angeles with the average at over $460,000. I think only Silicon Valley has a higher top pay. What that translates into is that plenty of people like me are making over $100,000 a year. I am no where near the top 5% but I am doing alright. The high end increases the other income brackets up, including low wage jobs.

Many of us own homes. I used to show my kids the homes in Malibu and told them that someone purchased those homes. The majority are owners that bought the home. This can be said throughout most single family neighborhoods. Are home prices out of line with current incomes? Yes they are. Everyone agrees with that. This is a statewide issue and not something that is significant to Los Angeles.

As far as flaky people, all I can say is to choose your friends wisely. Flaky people exist everywhere.

Gasoline is also a State issue. Los Angeles does not control the price of gas.

Rental issues are a market driven problem. You can research this back to the State as it is difficult to get anything built here in California. Not a Los Angeles Issue, a State Issue.

I don't pretend to know the intricacies of parking in a given area or city. Around where I live apartment complexes offer at least one parking space per a rental. Maybe find a place that offers a spot to park.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:18 AM
 
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Los Angeles can easily be a city of dreams fulfilled. One of the reasons people still come to Los Angeles is because you can make it. Are dreams broken? Sure, that happens everywhere. Do dreams come true? Dreams attached to a plan of action to make them come true usually do come true.

Fierce competition is awesome for a society. Everyone has to compete if they want to succeed. Failure to compete is the same as not showing up for a race. My son runs for his high school. Sometimes he does well, sometimes he doesn't do as well. If he decided to stop competing he would never win.

Wages in Los Angeles are amazing. I can list more $150,000 jobs based in Los Angeles than in the majority of places in the Nation. Plenty of $200,000 and up jobs as well. Did you know that it takes over $250,000 in income to be on the low end of the top 5% in Los Angeles with the average at over $460,000. I think only Silicon Valley has a higher top pay. What that translates into is that plenty of people like me are making over $100,000 a year. I am no where near the top 5% but I am doing alright. The high end increases the other income brackets up, including low wage jobs.

Many of us own homes. I used to show my kids the homes in Malibu and told them that someone purchased those homes. The majority are owners that bought the home. This can be said throughout most single family neighborhoods. Are home prices out of line with current incomes? Yes they are. Everyone agrees with that. This is a statewide issue and not something that is significant to Los Angeles.

As far as flaky people, all I can say is to choose your friends wisely. Flaky people exist everywhere.

Gasoline is also a State issue. Los Angeles does not control the price of gas.

Rental issues are a market driven problem. You can research this back to the State as it is difficult to get anything built here in California. Not a Los Angeles Issue, a State Issue.

I don't pretend to know the intricacies of parking in a given area or city. Around where I live apartment complexes offer at least one parking space per a rental. Maybe find a place that offers a spot to park.
I am a homeowner and I'm still sick of all the crap that has to be put up with here.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:57 PM
 
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So why haven't you moved? Seems to me that a rational person would not live somewhere they hate living.
It's in process
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I am a homeowner and I'm still sick of all the crap that has to be put up with here.
Your home doesn't have a driveway?
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale az
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If LA had a transit system like NY or Chicago nobody would be complaining as much.
The infrastructure sucks.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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What is this, now???....thread #5 or 6?

Put your big boy pants on and scram!

Well manage without you. Trust me 🙄
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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So why haven't you moved? Seems to me that a rational person would not live somewhere they hate living.
This is accurate. This poster is dying for justification that others share their opinions. If he really hated it so much hed just shut up and move already.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Think how great Los Angeles would be if it wasn't ruled by Communist fools.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:02 PM
 
Location: NNV
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Think how great Los Angeles would be if it wasn't ruled by Communist fools.
You should follow Mr. MuscleCar.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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If LA had a transit system like NY or Chicago nobody would be complaining as much.
The infrastructure sucks.
People here would still drive there cars and complain about the traffic and how the transit system here is so scary.
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