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Old 04-08-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Just curious...when a former member gets that "Not A Member" moniker does that mean they were banned? or just stopped posting so long ago that they are no longer a member?
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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Default san diego vs LA

Wages are far less in SD then LA. Cost of living is identical. Move here without a job and you'll live in your car.
Driving in LA means never being able to make a left turn on a green light. There are almost no left turn arrows or lanes.
There is no free parking in LA. Even stores don't give free parking to customers. The workers park in the spaces. If they do have a rare validated lot its for an hour and there are less spaces then shoppers. Street parking is expensive meters or non existent. When you get an hour away into the suburbs from downtown it gets easy to park. That excludes the entire city of LA.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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I would only move to San Diego if I had a wife & kids.

LA > SD and it's not even funny.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Comparing San Diego to Los Angeles is a bit like comparing New York City to Philadelphia. Two hours apart, plenty of stuff in Philadelphia, but New York is well, New York. After spending a few day in Los Angeles, San Diego does feel small, boring, and insignificant.


I'll try to defend where I live though, I've moved here since my last post in this thread, and living here has made me appreciate SD much more.....

The urban core of San Diego is much closer to the ocean than the urban core of Los Angeles, leaving Los Angleles as the more "desert city" of the two.

San Diego has NFL football.

San Diego makes up the largest bi-national metro area in the world with Tijuana, which is IMO an extremely underrated and overlooked North American city.

I've never had my life threatened at a metro stop in San Diego...can't say the same for Los Angeles.

The coastal areas in the county are more desirable than Los Angeles....Encinitas, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Del Mar, Torrey Pines, and Carlsbad vs. Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Venice, Hermosa Beach and Malibu.

San Diego has over 80 craft breweries operating in the county....name those local L.A. beers again?
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:54 AM
 
Location: O.C.
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Is this a serious question? LA is complete garbage filled with illegals (1 out of every 10 people are illegal) homeless bums, gangbangers and some of the worst traffic and air quality known to man. San Diego features some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the best weather in the country, great downtown, world class resorts and many things to do. Its not even close.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Is this a serious question? LA is complete garbage filled with illegals (1 out of every 10 people are illegal) homeless bums, gangbangers and some of the worst traffic and air quality known to man. San Diego features some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the best weather in the country, great downtown, world class resorts and many things to do. Its not even close.
Says a troll who wants to move to Plano, Texas. Please go already...
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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San Diego is way better!
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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LA overall hands down is better than SD. Though it has more crime ridden areas, LA has areas anywhere from blue collar families to mansions and giant residences. LA is also a world class city, so that's also an unfair comparison. That's like comparing Chicago to Indianapolis.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Comparing San Diego to Los Angeles is a bit like comparing New York City to Philadelphia. Two hours apart, plenty of stuff in Philadelphia, but New York is well, New York. After spending a few day in Los Angeles, San Diego does feel small, boring, and insignificant.


I'll try to defend where I live though, I've moved here since my last post in this thread, and living here has made me appreciate SD much more.....

The urban core of San Diego is much closer to the ocean than the urban core of Los Angeles, leaving Los Angleles as the more "desert city" of the two.

San Diego has NFL football.

San Diego makes up the largest bi-national metro area in the world with Tijuana, which is IMO an extremely underrated and overlooked North American city.

I've never had my life threatened at a metro stop in San Diego...can't say the same for Los Angeles.

The coastal areas in the county are more desirable than Los Angeles....Encinitas, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Del Mar, Torrey Pines, and Carlsbad vs. Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Venice, Hermosa Beach and Malibu.

San Diego has over 80 craft breweries operating in the county....name those local L.A. beers again?
Hey Losfrisco: Welcome to LA, assuming you just moved up from San Diego?

I don't agree with everything you've stated but I do think you have good points. One HUGE plus to San Diego in my book you did not mention: Balboa Park. One of the best urban parks in the USA! LA has Griffith Park which is great for hikes/views but I love Balboa Park since it is so close to downtown and so accessible.



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San Diego has NFL football.

San Diego makes up the largest bi-national metro area in the world with Tijuana, which is IMO an extremely underrated and overlooked North American city.

I've never had my life threatened at a metro stop in San Diego...can't say the same for Los Angeles.

The coastal areas in the county are more desirable than Los Angeles....Encinitas, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Del Mar, Torrey Pines, and Carlsbad vs. Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Venice, Hermosa Beach and Malibu.
I don't agree about the NFL. I could really care less. I don't measure a city by its sports teams. Not sure which teams are located in Paris, France but it's a pretty nice city. But to each their own.

Let's hear the story about the metro? Which station/line were you on? Sorry to hear about that...

San Dieogo has some great beaches and I do think Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Coronado are real nice and clean. Cleaner than LA beaches (more people, etc).

That said, as communities with character I think Santa Moncia, Redondo, Hermosa and Venice beat most of San Diego's beach communities. And I think Redondo and Hermosa Beaches are pretty clean as well.

La Jolla vs. Malibu...I'll take La Jolla but it's more or less a draw.

Not knocking San Diego...as I happen to like it.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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If I had the same salary and opportunities I have found in Los Angeles, I'd move to San Diego tomorrow. My opinion, but it has the entire spectrum of SoCal life on a much smaller scale (gay, vegan, urban, suburban, swanky, newer, good little trolley system, etc...).

However, Los Angeles gave me way more opportunities than I ever had in Houston or Austin. Cost of living is more than there, but my salary went way up and opportunities for advancement are so much better here. When I worked in Austin, people waited 10-20 years for someone to retire or die before they moved up into a specialist or district position (schools). I've been in LA 2years and already have had major doors open up to me because I work like crazy and I'm good at what I do and have the degrees to back it up. San Diego education pay is comparable to Vegas or the IE but with LA prices.
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