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post #16 of 230
The I.E. is eerily similar in culture to North Texas.
post #17 of 230
I liked Valencia. Hot milfs, pretty upscale and they had a Spectrum club gym. very cookie cutter but at least the people aren't too trashy like they are in the IE. I wouldn't live there unless I was married, had kids and gave up on life though.
post #18 of 230
The Basques and the country music make Bakersfield kinda cool, actually. The correct answer to this question is Adelanto. Runners up include Victorville and Lancaster.
post #19 of 230
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I think any truly crappy town has to be far away enough from other places so it's not too easy to escape. That would probably mean one of those towns in the middle of IE, or something in the central valley. But isn't the default answer always Bakersfield?

BTW, what Basque restaurant in Bakersfield do you guys recommend? I'm going to be in the area in a couple of weeks.

--Andre

B'field is close enough to LA and SB that it's not sufficiently remote.

The big name basque places are (or were) the Noriega Hotel, the Woolgrowers, Benji's, and Pyrenees.

The most old world traditional time warpy place is the Noriega Hotel, long tables, you will be seated next to strangers, food served family style.

Woolgrowers is the "white tablecloth" place but none of these places are fine dining.
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The correct answer to this question is Adelanto. Runners up include Victorville and Lancaster.

Lancaster and Palmdale are, like Fontana and San Berdu, binary stars of awfulness.
post #21 of 230
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[iammatt]Carmel[/iammatt]

[kwilk]Santa Rosa[/kwilk]
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[iammatt]Carmel[/iammatt]

[kwilk]Santa Rosa[/kwilk]

ha! man, if you think those two are the worst, you have led a VERY sheltered life. though i can understand why both of them would make that choice.
post #23 of 230
Sunset Blvd. between Crescent Heights and Doheny
post #24 of 230
I hold a special contempt for Tracy.
post #25 of 230
Stockton and Lodi...haven't been to either of them in 20 years and probably will never do anything but drive by them again.
post #26 of 230
If it wasn't for La Mecca (Mexican Food restaurant), I would have said Pittsburg
post #27 of 230
It's hard to answer this question because there's always some special California shithole that you've never had experience with, no matter how long you've lived there. With that said, I used to manage franchises in central and south California, and after visiting Bakersfield once I seriously contemplated quitting my job rather than come back multiple times.
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It's hard to answer this question because there's always some special California shithole that you've never had experience with, no matter how long you've lived there.
I suppose this is true, but my life's ambition is to see them all.
post #29 of 230
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Sunset Blvd. between Crescent Heights and Doheny
I'd sooner hate on Hollywood blvd between La Brea and Highland.
post #30 of 230
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I suppose this is true, but my life's ambition is to see them all.

If the political science thing doesn't work out, you can be the Huell Howser of this category. Thanks for the Basque recs.

--Andre
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