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zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 14, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
you can take mass transit from South Pasadena to downtown

i met someone who did it all the time

what are the current crime stats for USC area?


Sredni Vashtar

Social climber
The coastal redwoods
Feb 14, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
I think the gold line runs from Pas to downtown

I used to like Pacific Palisades, drive your car to the expo line terminus (it will eventually reach Santa Monica) and take the train into 6th street (i think)
Palisades is close to topanga which is hill town vibe with a patchouli fragrance, Froggies is an alright bar then drop down over it to hit stoney.
Majid_S

Mountain climber
Bay Area , California
Feb 18, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
guyman

I lived in LA, went to school in Inglewood,know that town like back of my hand .you wake up with ambulance noise and go to sleep with LAPD helicopters chasing someone ridding a 66 impala every fuc*ing day.16 lanes of traffic,packed up with people from every where hating each other, artificial high end life in one and poor people living on the other end.




guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Feb 18, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Majad... good you got out of town.

Less Blood Pressure.....

So nothing like that in the Bay?
Majid_S

Mountain climber
Bay Area , California
Feb 19, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
let's see

http://news.yahoo.com/authorities-4-dead-california-shooting-spree-171521933.html
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 19, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
I've lived in Hell A for fifty-nine years. Once I reached the age of eighteen, started looking around, and noticed the place was becoming a hellhole, and has only become worse. the reason I am still here is for the job(which will hopefully be changing soon), and I have a family obligation.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 19, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
My god, what a pathetic group of whiners (you know who you are). Do you ever stop to think that the whining is not just a simple observation about the bad vibe but actually contributes to it. If you live a crappy part of town, acknowledge that it's crappy but do nothing to remedy it (other than to whine to other people about it), then you are the biggest single problem with your life. Some people are perpetually dissatisfied. Don't blame it on the city.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Feb 19, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Fat... what do you think of Kevin James?
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Feb 19, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
+ fat dad

you carry your happiness in your lap.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 19, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
Avoid Monrovia at all costs....it's like the chalfant valley of southern california...Tweakerville....RJ
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 19, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Sorry for the rant. I think sewelly put it much more politely and succintly that I did. No place is perfect, though some places are far closer to it than others. We all get that.
Bargainhunter

climber
Feb 20, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
Spider, your shaggy fringe looks idyllic.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Feb 20, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
LA is OK if you decide to embrace it and look at the positive side of So Cal. It certainly has many negatives but also has some positives . Having grown up in LA and having returned to live there more than once over the years, I definitely miss it at times but also do not miss certain aspects....mainly traffic and cost of living!
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Overall I'm cool with socal, but done with Silver Lake. At least south of Sunset.

Damn choppers circling so low and loud that it sets off the car alarms. I'm tired of feeling like I live inside the chase-scene of an action movie.

I just shut off the lights in my house, deciding I don't want to be in a fishbowl if the bad guys are running around looking for a place to hide.

I had a theory that maybe I just live next to a helipad for the LAPD and so hear lots of traffic for that... maybe 'tis so. But that wouldn't explain the daily circling ON TOP OF MY HOUSE.

I normally don't like to whine, but thanks for tolerating some venting.

Sewellymon: if our plans come to fruition in South Pasadena, I will summon the local denizens. The house in question has possibilities for monstrous commercial-scale home climbing gym. And my lady is already on board, no risk of veto (heck, she even built a commercial bouldering gym before).
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
I love Costa Mesa
No crime, no noise, no air pollution
walk to the market
Pretty girls everywhere...


That's because you live in the last part of the state run by Republicans.
MisterE

Social climber
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
Scott, I have lived in San Fernando Valley for 4 years now, and have NEVER had anything like what is happening where you are happen here. I am a small-town guy, so it's not like I am insensitive to the craziness - quite the opposite.

That just sounds like a bad scene all around.

Hope the house search pans out for you guys!

Seen you soon, Erik
Heyzeus

climber
Hollywood,Ca
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
LAPD helipad is downtown. But I get your drift, I have had bad bad thoughts regarding hovering helicopters, but my beef is news choppers, not LAPD. I once called ABC7 and threatened to start shooting at it. Believe it or not, there have been, and are, huge efforts to reign them in. It's not been easy for a variety of reasons.
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/03/aerial_traffic_1.php
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/02/aerial_traffic.php
I would love to be in Franklin Ave. school district, but S.of Sunset sucks.

If you end up against the mountains keep your eyes open before you buy. Every wonder how that dried up arroyo has all those rounded, water polished stones in it that look like they belong in the Merced? Maybe things a long time ago were wetter down here, but keep this in mind when looking for a place: http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_22705522/arkstorm-flood-event-could-devastate-california
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
That's because you live in the last part of the state run by Republicans.

Not true. You forgot about Temecula.
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
I've been watching this thread to see how much bashing LA takes and I am not surprised.

FWIW- Over the years, every girlfriend from out of the area has exclaimed to me something along the likes of .." wow, I never knew there were places like this in LA." There are remote, wilderness like areas so close to the city that most Angelinos ( I prefer the term, L Aliens!) are not aware of.

It's kind of like the glass half full/ half empty idea. I love the great access to mountains year round, access to the beaches year round. There are some 30 different climbing areas within 2 1/2 hours of my house. I have gone water skiing on New Years Day & have gone snow skiing in July.

I could do with less traffic & congestion but that's the price for living somewhere that many others want to live too.

Go onward with your hate filled spew.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
And my lady is already on board, no risk of veto (heck, she even built a commercial bouldering gym before).
You are a lucky man nutjob.

BTW, I like Costa Mesa too. Grew up there. Folks still have their house there. I'd say it's nice in spite of the Republicans.
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