I remember visiting my grandparents in the mid 70's when I was 10 and recalling how crap SO-CAL was. Circa 1982 my family moved to REAL NOR-CAL... meaning Redding, CA 120 miles north of the Bay Area and 600 miles north of LA.
At the time Redding was loggers, sawmills, farming, ranching, caucasian, guns and very conservative. Still is mostly but also not worth the crap LA, SF and decades of liberal control has crapped out.
Now even that great town is homeless, dopers, meth labs and lawlessness. English seems a despised lanuage, gone are the managed forests and lumber jobs and thus rip roaring forest fires causing billions in damage and hundreds of lives every year.
The local newspaper laughingly posts arrest records of locals arrested and released DOZENS of times per month for multiple felonies.