California is a magical place of immense wealth and natural beauty weather to die for year-round. When I moved here as a twelve-year-old in the ’60s we lived in Santa Barbara a place where I fell in love with once we hit the city limits. There is always something good happening in S B even today.
Today people are living in motor homes parked mostly along the beach in front of luxury hotels that were built on land we used to call the “hobo jungle” to be homeless here you at least have to have a vehicle to sleep in at night. The city has set up designated areas in public parking lots so people with cars can stay the night in relative safety. There is a waiting list for people to get a spot that only gets longer. Traffic is bad no matter where you live in Southern California, and it gets worse every day. Gas in Oxnard has reached seven dollars a gallon but traffic only gets more congested.
Los Angeles is a city that cannot come up with a solution to deal with the thousands of people living on the streets of downtowns skid row and now on the beaches in front of million-dollar homes a sight that probably brings down property values of the rich and famous. The golden state no longer lives up to that title and that is the reality that the citizens of this state live with every beautiful day.