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Old 10-22-2008, 08:36 AM
 
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I moved to SD from TX with about 10k. I was able to find a furnished room in a beautiful house by the beach for $800 a month furnished. Lasted about 5-6 months before I got a full time opportunity in LA.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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You mean everyone in Los Angeles doesn't live like Lauren Conrad, Audrina Partridge, and Heidi Montag on The Hills or the guys on Entourage?! This is an outrage! How could you suggest that, those are popular shows, they wouldn't mislead us into thinking that's how everyone lives here if it weren't true!
He, he. Unbelievable, I know. Recently I had company from Europe who were visiting CA for the first time. At one point I asked them if CA met their assumptions and expectations. The answer surprised me a little. My company said that they had no idea you could drive for long distances and see nothing but agriculture and open space. Or that once you get out of the LA metro area, you'd see small towns, mountains and wild spaces. They also said it surprised them that people in CA were basically friendly. (Translation: 'like normal people'!) "We thought," they said, "that people would be more cocky and that most of CA was basically like LA, Santa Monica or Orange County..." (and, yes, they mentioned those places by name, specifically). Well, what an eye opener -- CA is not just one big scripted episode of The Hills!
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:57 PM
 
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I'm 20 and I live at home

Life is pretty depressing so I thought, how about a change?

I plan on getting a job and saving up then moving there when I have enough money because well it seems everything is in California.

How much money do you think is good enough to start out with?
good lord, not another one!
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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good lord, not another one!

Haha. Exactly!
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:33 AM
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good lord, not another one!
what does that mean?
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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what does that mean?
The Los Angeles forum gets many inquiries from young hopefuls who would love to live the lifestyle depicted on the screen of their television. Many of them are undereducated and/or without particular direction. Some of the forum regulars are dismayed by this phenomenon, probably a little weary of answering the same questions over and over, and concerned for the young people who are almost certainly headed for trouble. Many of them run out of money and end up working in the **** business, since they came without adequate money or direction.

There has been talk here and there about making a "sticky" post to address the questions of young stars-in-the-eyes hopefuls, but it hasn't come to pass yet.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:18 AM
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Oh, yeah i think most people are used to small towns, cities are unforgiving places for these kids....
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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The Los Angeles forum gets many inquiries from young hopefuls who would love to live the lifestyle depicted on the screen of their television. Many of them are undereducated and/or without particular direction. Some of the forum regulars are dismayed by this phenomenon, probably a little weary of answering the same questions over and over, and concerned for the young people who are almost certainly headed for trouble. Many of them run out of money and end up working in the **** business, since they came without adequate money or direction.

There has been talk here and there about making a "sticky" post to address the questions of young stars-in-the-eyes hopefuls, but it hasn't come to pass yet.
yes, that is exactly what it means.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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The Los Angeles forum gets many inquiries from young hopefuls who would love to live the lifestyle depicted on the screen of their television. Many of them are undereducated and/or without particular direction. Some of the forum regulars are dismayed by this phenomenon, probably a little weary of answering the same questions over and over, and concerned for the young people who are almost certainly headed for trouble. Many of them run out of money and end up working in the **** business, since they came without adequate money or direction.

There has been talk here and there about making a "sticky" post to address the questions of young stars-in-the-eyes hopefuls, but it hasn't come to pass yet.
Well said
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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You mean everyone in Los Angeles doesn't live like Lauren Conrad, Audrina Partridge, and Heidi Montag on The Hills or the guys on Entourage?! This is an outrage! How could you suggest that, those are popular shows, they wouldn't mislead us into thinking that's how everyone lives here if it weren't true!
Unfortunately, a LOT of LA is portrayed like that. Not everyone is rich from what I've seen when I lived out there. In fact, a lot of the people I met were working/barely middle class.
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