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Old 02-12-2008, 05:30 PM
 
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"Silicon Valley" is not a geographical distinction, nor is the Santa Clara Valley analogous to Orange County just because they play second fiddle on the fame scale. What a shallow assessment.

And I think all of us from LA and SF can agree that the southbay is not even worthy of mention!
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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And I think all of us from LA and SF can agree that the southbay is not even worthy of mention!
That's a mature response. It would have been really annoying if you tried to support your argument instead of lashing out.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Cali
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San Franciscans think of Los Angeles the same things Bostonians think of New York, or Dallas people think of the rest of Texas.

Can I be anymore clearer.:-)
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:44 AM
 
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John Lennon: Los Angeles is just a parking lot to buy an hamburger on the way to San Francisco
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: THE USA
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What do the local people of San Francisco think of the city of Los Angeles and its people that live there? What about San Diego? I already know what the people of LA and SD think of SF and vice versa. It seems that every city has something against one of the other cities. Which I can understand one standing up for their city. What does SF offer that LA or SD cannot? All three cities rank nationally as some of the most expensive places to live, so it doesn't have anything to do with rent prices. From an outsiders perspective I would say SF has better overall colleges with Berkeley and Stanford, not to mention all the little art schools. I think SF has better museums and more of a walkable downtown. I think LA has everyone beat in the entertainment/arts job industry obviously. And the only thing SD has better is weather and surfing.
I think they are a little flakey but overall nice.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: THE USA
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"Silicon Valley" is not a geographical distinction, nor is the Santa Clara Valley analogous to Orange County just because they play second fiddle on the fame scale. What a shallow assessment.
Everyone who lives here knows where "Silicon Valley" is on a map. Milpitas to Santa Clara to Palo Alto to Mt View amongst others. We know what cities it encompasses.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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To answer your actual question -

The standard response re: LA from an SF person is that they hate it, traffic, smog, fake people, yadda ya. A good percentage actually like LA, for the sunshine, mellow lifestyle and easier housing/parking/etc. The art scene in particular is better in LA than Sf these days.

LA people don't think much of SF. LA people don't think much about anything outside of LA.

As for the southbay/silicon valley/santa clara county metro area it has a huge chip on its shoulder because it's essentially an enormous tract of suburbs mashed together interwoven with office park/pseudo-campuses for enormous tech companies that together have a built a circle jerk technology economy that generates enormous innovation and ridiculous wealth to its victims, er contributers. It's a bit like LA without everything that makes LA good and really nothing like San Francisco. I imagine it was once a very, very nice area before they paved it all over. San Jose is ok, the rest of the "valley" is frightfully boring and overpriced. Like really, really expensive, for no good reason other than you're surrounded by tons of people with too much money.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I agree with most of that, NorthernCalifornia, but there ARE some nice parts of Silicon Valley... my family lives in Mtn. View & Sunnyvale, which I find frightfully boring and hot, but they're actually very nice towns. If I HAD to live in SV, I'd probably have a good life in Mtn. View - which is far from a "rich town," btw, though it's not exactly poor either (like most of the Peninsula).
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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If San Franciscans know nothing about places an hour away, why would you take their opinion on Los Angeles?
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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If San Franciscans know nothing about places an hour away, why would you take their opinion on Los Angeles?
Where do you get that idea? I can't speak for all San Franciscans, but I pretty much know the whole state up & down (and back & forth)! I'm probably more well-traveled than most, and have lived in many towns besides San Francisco - not to mention I commute 100+ miles/day, so obviously I know things an hour away, LOL. But I'm curious as to why you think we don't know anything outside of SF.
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