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Old 03-04-2008, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, which as I understand was once upon a time ago part of the United States of America
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Prop. 13 took away funding for parks, libraries and schools, among other things. I'm sure there's a lovely Howard Jarvis Tribute Site that proudly touts Prop. 13's 'successes.' I was there/here- I remember watching the rapid decline from Golden State to national punchline.

Then Florida 2000 came along and we got a little break.
50% of the state's budget alone is for education. Have you seen who's taken over CA schools?

I'd hardly blame people who pay property tax for decreases in funding for parks, etc.

BTW, may I ask how much you pay a year in property taxes, and how much property you own?
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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50% of the state's budget alone is for education. Have you seen who's taken over CA schools?

I'd hardly blame people who pay property tax for decreases in funding for parks, etc.

BTW, may I ask how much you pay a year in property taxes, and how much property you own?
Prince: I own a home and pay approx $1200, if I am reading my bill correctly.

And I don't blame property owners for funding problems. I just bemoan the loss of so much revenue where (I believe) it was needed the most. You get what you pay for (or don't pay for).
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:55 AM
 
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this might have been mentioned, but people in so cal love driving slow in the fast lane and NEVER, EVER move over for a faster car behind them. while on the east coast, cars are more likely to move over if you are coming up behind them at a faster rate (not always but at least sometimes)
This is very true. When I first moved to LA from NYC, I used to get extremely annoyed and pissed off by it. Now, 3 years later, I've become much more relaxed about it.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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this might have been mentioned, but people in so cal love driving slow in the fast lane and NEVER, EVER move over for a faster car behind them. while on the east coast, cars are more likely to move over if you are coming up behind them at a faster rate (not always but at least sometimes)

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This is very true. When I first moved to LA from NYC, I used to get extremely annoyed and pissed off by it. Now, 3 years later, I've become much more relaxed about it.
Yes, this used to drive me mad but doesn't anymore b/c my experience is that it isn’t common\ daily. There certainly are noticeable problems when:

a] On the 110\ Harbor Fw south of downtown an upper deck is for commuters [2 or more]. Two wide open lanes & the drivers are snails [only going 40MPH!
b] Again the 110\ Pasadena Fw at the tunnels. Traffic backs up in left lanes for drivers exit to the 5\ Golden State Fw. Some people slow down in the middle lane in order to sneak into the single left at the last moment [greatly slowing everyone else]. Everyone knows some drivers are impatient & rude, but I drive less & don't seem bothered as much.

This is not a racist statement but just an observation [I do not mean bias to anyone]. Some Asian drivers, it appears, are, in-general, slow drivers & less confident on the road. The flow of traffic impeded by a slow driver is a traffic violation & a ticket from the CHP
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: San Marino, CA
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Wink SoCal has the hottest chicks on the planet

That might not be behavior, but this fact certainly drives our behavior.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:45 PM
 
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I have lived in Seattle, Virginia,charlotte,and for the last five years so Calif. The weather is awesome and people are Sharp fast paced but it depends on location. Beaches you see flip flops beach crusers, Hollywood is gross the youth is lazy with no morals or care for remorse pretty much everywhere in socal . It's great for fast pace business compared to charlotte with great people mild winter and slowwww people .
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:47 PM
 
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I mEan not in a hurry . I'm moving b!acknowledgments soon to raise kids in proper environment
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I mEan not in a hurry . I'm moving b!acknowledgments soon to raise kids in proper environment
You may be watching too much television.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:33 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Question for those familiar with the Southern California area: How does the lifestyle & behavior in Palmdale & Lancaster compare with the lifestyle & behavior of LA? I know they are both in the same county but is there a big disparity between the cities?
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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This thread is back in business.

Having been across the US. There's definitely major cultural differences between So Cal and the rest of US.

The dress code(or lack thereof) is more liberal. There are some trendy fashions in LA that wouldn't fly in most parts of the country. A lot of it would be seen as gay in more conservative areas. Bright/Flashy colors, Tattoos, Bikini tops, etc

People tend to be more health conscious/outdoors minded. There's a lower percentage of overweight people in So Cal in comparison to the rest of the US. Oraganic/Vegetarian diets are common here.

The diversity. In some parts of So Cal. I've hardley heard English being spoken. And there are signs of foriegn languages throughout the area. There's less of that American feeling here. Only NYC matches In that aspect.

There's definitely a lack of community. Due to so many people being from completely different places.

And the weather. Which sunny 80% of the year.
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