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Old 03-31-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I was born and raised in Los Angeles and we lived in several towns surrounding the city after we were married. I loved, as a kid, saying "I live in Eagle Rock" would we move back now? Probably not, but the burbs are still great in many ways, we love So Pasadena, parts of Pasa, Arcadia and loved Glendora. I think you can be pround of where you live and still realize the city, area or whatever has problems.
I love our annual visit. We will be there 3 weeks from today and I can't wait.

Nita
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: West LA
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I love our annual visit. We will be there 3 weeks from today and I can't wait.
You're coming to SoCal? If In-N-Out were a public company... now would be the time to buy stock in them
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:00 PM
 
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Do you guys feel resentment towards the city you live in now?
No.

I have a feeling this thread is going to be an "L.A. sucks" fest, though.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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From everyone that I knew who lived in LA, it became a love it or hate it atmosphere. Sadly, I would say 90% of those people hated it and moved back home. Yet with me, its a bit more of a funny situation. I think everyone is a bit amazed by the city before they move, and then shocked when they actually arrive. There are a lot of dreams to be made here. But at the same time, there are even more dreams that have already been broken. For better or for worse, that doesnt always create the best atmosphere. Even more so when half of the people here are jaded because they couldnt make it, annoyed because they have to work a 9 to 5 while their celebrity neighbor partys all night, or just took a batch of bad drugs in the early 90s and now aimlessly travels East Hollywood.

Right now the economy is rough, so I think its unfair to base the worth of the city on a national crisis. But there really are some bad things about living here. I find that these days LA is a bitter city. I talked to groups of people who lived here some 10 or 20 years ago, and they said that most people actually carried that relaxed atmosphere. Where as today, I cant seem to go anywhere without getting any rude comments, people acting like idiots when they drive, or even just posers thinking they are all that because they are in LA. Unfortunately, its hard to even go out clubbing without running into snobby people who actually are wannabes. Point blank, its hard to make a good friend here, or even find people you can fully relate to. And even more so, a lot of the local entertainment factor is gone, seeing as these days even LA is focused on LA on the national level. Makes me wish I lived here anywhere between the 60s and the 90s.

But of course, there is a magical draw about this city. I always get frustrated when people out here complain about simple things like traffic, weather, etc. First of all, if you are worried about major traffic jams, why move to any major city? Sure, LA has a more suburban feel compared to many major cities. But the fact of the matter is, it is just as conjested (if not more so) than cities like Chicago or New York. And for people in LA to complain about rain or 60 degree weather is beyond me. Heck, I just saw a poster say that LA isnt sunny enough. Really..? Go live in a midwestern state for a year. I have seen some really nice sunsets here, beaches, and even the hiking in the hills is great.

I like the more accepting atmosphere of those of us that are a bit more abstract. Mostly because of that, I think LA is a great place to live, and there is no other place like it. But Im still in the middle as to if I love it or hate it. But at this time, while Im not proud of the situation Im in, Im proud to live where I am. I will say, I hate The Valley though.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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Can you be anymore lamer? Especially today, its not even sunny.

LA isn't sunny compared to the Valleys and Inland Empire since it is closer to the beach, the onshore flow causes fog to last longer.

It's sunny now...just like clockwork, every morning is overcast until around 10 or 11 am, then it's sunny the rest of the day. Except in summer, when it's sunny all day long.
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Default Anymore Lamer

The Valley IS L.A.

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Can you be anymore lamer? Especially today, its not even sunny.

LA isn't sunny compared to the Valleys and Inland Empire since it is closer to the beach, the onshore flow causes fog to last longer.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I use to live real close to LA but moved to the IE a few years ago. I am extremely happy with my decision. I grew tired of all the BS attached to LA. I have a strong feeling people that have lived in LA for a long time use to be proud but they have lost that pride over the last few years. I'm now from an outsiders point of view so I'm curious on what people are thinking now. All I read and hear about lately is how much trouble the entire city is so it adds fees and taxes to its residents. Do you guys feel resentment towards the city you live in now?
How can I have resent for a city with views like this?


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Old 04-01-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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You're coming to SoCal? If In-N-Out were a public company... now would be the time to buy stock in them
and can you imagine if they were public and we had bought stock in them about 20 years ago;; cha ching!!!!!

Nita
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Amen, Fleet.

'Lost my pride'?! Gimme a break.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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And even more so, a lot of the local entertainment factor is gone, seeing as these days even LA is focused on LA on the national level.
That's the natural evolution of cities. Progress is progress! L.A. is starting to be on an equal footing with New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo.
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