Kalifornia? Who lives in such a place? The cereal state? Land of nuts and flakes?
The Eagles wouldn’t write a No. 1 hit song about any other.
Ahem – we do. Thousand Oaks. 45 miles NW of the Los Angeles impact zone.
Kalifornia is a state that you can drive all day long . . . and still be in Kalifornia.
Why the “K”? Well Kalifornia came up with special laws like emissions and taxes imposed on the residents.
In many ways Kalifornia was responsible for emission laws. It wasn’t that long ago there were “49 state” cars then Kalifornia only.
It was/is the tail that wags the dog . . . emission wise . . .car sale wise . . . world wide.
In retrospect – not a bad thing. As youngster, I recall days that looked like London Fog – but it was emissions and take a deep breath and your chest would hurt. Smoke + Fog = Smog. The only time you could see Mt. Wilson looking north from Inglewood under the LAX flight path is the day it rained. Then Mt. Wilson disappeared again. Now? You can see it anytime from the same vantage point.
Or you could look at this way – forcing science to come up cleaner emission made way for tricks that allow 900 hp out 4 liters , , , for a street machine.
Look on any older cars emission plate . . . something like “complies with all states AND California.”
So there’s the Teutonic spelling. Rob lives another 30 miles or so up Hwy101.
So go to your grocery store, go to the cereal isle, look at all the flavors and types of nuts and flakes, and those are the areas you can choose to live.
We like it here – a lot of retired air line pilots do too.
So you son works in Santa Monica – but where does he live?
Having observed the sanity levels on this list I am somewhat hesitant to ask this question but here it goes. Who here lives in CA? I suspect there are several..
My son moved out there a little over a year ago. I am going to give him three years to see if he is going to stay there. If so, I will likely move out there to be closer to him. So I am starting to research areas. I don't mind downsizing and I already live a pretty simple life but, still, I need to be able to survive the cost of living at the tail end of my working years and through retirement. My son works at SpaceX and lives in Santa Monica. No way am I going to pay those prices. So I am looking north and south of LA. I hate extreme heat and my wife hates cold so the desert is out.