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Is California Becoming Unlivable?

Is California Becoming Unlivable?

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  • As an Angeleno, I’ll say that LA at least has never been livable. It’s on a flood plain. The Army Corps of Engineers had to pave a river in order to protect the property of homes and businesses AND RAIL LINE that had been built by a river that majorly floods every 30 years. They either didn’t ask the

    As an Angeleno, I’ll say that LA at least has never been livable. It’s on a flood plain. The Army Corps of Engineers had to pave a river in order to protect the property of homes and businesses AND RAIL LINE that had been built by a river that majorly floods every 30 years. They either didn’t ask the Native Americans or they didn’t care. Also, LA is prowled by Bobcats. And I hear packs of coyotes get into fights with stray dogs at night. I AM NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE. And yes, the weather patterns preventing rain from entering our city are expected to strengthen, intensifying a 100-year-cycle of peak rainfall and drought that we are currently halfway through. In other words, it’s not REALLY going to rain again for 50 years, by when the place will be 120 degrees in December anyway.

    It’s not news that California is unlivable. Yet my property value has gained 35% of its value in one year.

    This town is built on stories — both entertainment and real estate — on fictions. The question is, how long can humans survive on stories? It’s been at least 200,000 years, so history is on our side, if nothing else.

  • Is California paradise? Or is it slowly becoming a quality of living nightmare?

    It is a state that seemingly exists in an eternal paradox. The sunny beaches, the beautiful palms, the fresh produce, and the fastest growing companies on the planet.

    The unbelievable traffic, the wildfires, pesticides

    Is California paradise? Or is it slowly becoming a quality of living nightmare?

    It is a state that seemingly exists in an eternal paradox. The sunny beaches, the beautiful palms, the fresh produce, and the fastest growing companies on the planet.

    The unbelievable traffic, the wildfires, pesticides, earthquakes, and smog.

    I guess it all depends on your perspective, but a fascinating thought exercise nonetheless.

  • Wow I’m confused how a place that is unlivable is skyrocketing in housing costs. I guess the pricing market doesn’t agree its unlivable :)

  • When I first moved to California 25 years ago I asked someone if they worried about the earthquakes. He said the rest of the country has annual seasons for their natural disasters - tornado season, hurricane season, etc. An occasional earthquake was the least of his concerns.

    I think the state has never

    When I first moved to California 25 years ago I asked someone if they worried about the earthquakes. He said the rest of the country has annual seasons for their natural disasters - tornado season, hurricane season, etc. An occasional earthquake was the least of his concerns.

    I think the state has never been more livable because it has never had more money to deal with problems, more building codes, more willingness to rebuild if there’s severe weather or fires. It still is and for the foreseeable future will be, the Golden State.

  • Cali will do what it's gonna do-obviously. It's time to sit back and watch the results. So far, it hasn't been pretty.

  • The natural disasters, augmented by human hubris, that have plagued California have made me appreciate living in New Jersey. (AND that’s saying A LOT!)

    Whatever happens in CA will impact the US and global economy. Many will say ‘Oh that’s what a liberal state with all the regs get...’ or ‘They’re all

    The natural disasters, augmented by human hubris, that have plagued California have made me appreciate living in New Jersey. (AND that’s saying A LOT!)

    Whatever happens in CA will impact the US and global economy. Many will say ‘Oh that’s what a liberal state with all the regs get...’ or ‘They’re all the way on the other side of the country!’ Hmm yeah and then our fresh food supply begins dwindling, tech companies begin to leave for safer ground, etc...This cannot be ignored.

  • Still California is dream land for most people across the world.

  • Hyenas?

  • Unbelievably unlivable in an ambivalent way.

  • Three years ago I spent a few days in LA and the number one impression that I came away with was that 90% of the radio stations on the AM band were broadcasting in Spanish.