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    But if you are looking for a sh!thole... try Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Shouldn't this be in the what's right with California thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    I lived in San Ramon and it sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Mexican Disaster View Post
    I lived in San Ramon and it sucked.
    Wow... you must make it rain to live in a place like that.
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    California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says
    Awards season is in full swing in California, and the Golden State just took home a booby prize of its own.

    California ranks dead last among U.S. states in quality of life, according to a study by U.S. News, ranking behind New Jersey (49th) and Indiana (48th).

    The ignominious honor reflects California's low marks in the sub-categories of environmental quality and social engagement. The latter category measures voting participation and community bonds.

    Californians scored poorly in part because they're simply insufferable, U.S. News suggested.

    "In addition to a healthy environment, a person's quality of life is largely a result of their interactions with those around them," the magazine wrote in a blurb accompanying the results.

    One way to measure quality life is whether residents can even afford to have a roof over their heads, and by that standard, California is failing.

    A 2017 Harvard University report said that one-third of renters in the Los Angeles area are "severely rent burdened," meaning they spend at least half their income on housing. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles County has increased 67%, according to Zillow's Rent Index, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Homelessness has surged a stunning 75 percent in the last six years, the Los Angeles Times reports, and there are now at least 55,000 homeless people in the county.

    U.S. News ranked each state in seven other areas, which were weighted based on a survey that determined their importance to the public: health care, education, economy, opportunity, infrastructure, crime and corrections, and fiscal stability.
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    If the stock market shifts from gains to losses, Standard & Poor's said, the budget could be negatively impacted in a major way because about half of the state's revenue comes from the wealthiest 1% in California.

    California finished No. 43 in fiscal stability, No. 46 in opportunity, and No. 38 in infrastructure. It posted relatively high marks in health care (11th), economy (4th), and crime and corrections (28th).

    California ranked No. 32 among all U.S. states overall, behind New York (25th), New Jersey (19th), and Florida (15th).

    Which state has the best quality of life?

    Iowa, which scored highly in infrastructure and health care, took the top spot overall.
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/01...tudy-says.html

    California needs to raise the state tax rate and fix this sh*t! Embarrassing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/01...tudy-says.html

    California needs to raise the state tax rate and fix this sh*t! Embarrassing.
    Looks like they faired pretty similar to Texas in most categories. California actually came out 4 spots better overall.

    Utah finished 3rd overall.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/01...tudy-says.html

    California needs to raise the state tax rate and fix this sh*t! Embarrassing.
    Not to rain on Cali's thread...

    Here's the "overall" list: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings

    It includes overall score for areas of: Health Care, Education, Economy, Opportunity, Infrastructure, Crime & Corrections, Fiscal Stability, and Quality of Life.

    While California comes in 50th for quality of life, they come in at #32 in the overall rankings. They made top 10 in one category - economy.

    Just for comparison sake...

    Texas comes in #46 for quality of life and #36 overall. Texas also had one top 10 finish, also in economy.

    Utah comes in #22 for quality of life - and #3 overall! Utah also has five (5!) top 10 finishes, in: Health Care, Education, Economy, Infrastructure and Fiscal Stability. Utah's lowest score (35) was in opportunity. Texas and Cali both had scores lower than 35 in four different areas.

    Hmmm. On second thought, maybe I should've put this in the "What is right with Utah" thread...

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    Californians fed up with housing costs and taxes are fleeing state in big numbers


    • More Californians are moving from the Golden State, particularly lower-income residents, although even middle-class residents are saying goodbye.
    • The trend is a symptom of the state's housing crunch and, for some, high taxes.
    • Census Bureau data show California lost just over 138,000 people to domestic migration in the 12 months ended in July 2017.
    • Lower-cost states such as Arizona, Texas and Nevada are popular destinations for relocating Californians.

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    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/cali...ing-state.html

    I don't understand... I thought California was the liberal utopia. Who would want to leave that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/cali...ing-state.html

    I don't understand... I thought California was the liberal utopia. Who would want to leave that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/cali...ing-state.html

    I don't understand... I thought California was the liberal utopia. Who would want to leave that?
    I've read "everyone's leaving California" reports off and on over the past 50+ years. It reminds of Yogi Berra's disdainful observation of a local restaurant, "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I've read "everyone's leaving California" reports off and on over the past 50+ years. It reminds of Yogi Berra's disdainful observation of a local restaurant, "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded."
    Thanks for putting us at ease... I was starting to think that Drumpf was right about building the wall but wrong about the location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I've read "everyone's leaving California" reports off and on over the past 50+ years. It reminds of Yogi Berra's disdainful observation of a local restaurant, "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded."
    Yeah no kidding. I wish the number leaving was more like 10 million instead of only 130k. It would be nice to be able to drive 25 miles in 25 minutes instead of 1.5 hours.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    Yeah no kidding. I wish the number leaving was more like 10 million instead of only 130k. It would be nice to be able to drive 25 miles in 25 minutes instead of 1.5 hours.
    California should raise the taxes on gas and build more roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    California should raise the taxes on gas and build more roads.
    You mean build more high speed rail lines, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    You mean build more high speed rail lines, right?
    Yeah, a bunch of those too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I've read "everyone's leaving California" reports off and on over the past 50+ years. It reminds of Yogi Berra's disdainful observation of a local restaurant, "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded."
    How many people do you know who have retired and stuck around?

    I used to wonder why so many left after they retired, but I understand completely now that I've reached that point myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    How many people do you know who have retired and stuck around?

    I used to wonder why so many left after they retired, but I understand completely now that I've reached that point myself.
    What? Move away from a top 10 best weather in the world? And the best weather in the United States? You would give all that up? To maybe live in Utah?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    How many people do you know who have retired and stuck around?

    I used to wonder why so many left after they retired, but I understand completely now that I've reached that point myself.
    Nearly all of my friends from my youth are staying put, but I understand why non-natives would forsake the Golden State once they become pensioners.

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    What is wrong with all these cities in California?...

    3 More California Cities Vote to Opt Out of State's Sanctuary Law
    Newport Beach council votes 7-0 against law.

    The Newport Beach city council voted unanimously earlier this week to challenge California's sanctuary law, joining a dozen other cities that are not interested in complying with the sanctuary policies.


    It's the third city in the past two days to take such action, joining about a dozen others in recent weeks.



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    http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/04/1...-sanctuary-law

    Don't they know that California is the designated sanctuary state for undocumented residents and white folks haven't been the largest ethnic group there for some time? The folks running these cities need to get with it or get out and let the new residents there take over.
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