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What is the Worst Town in California?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Inspired by these poasts:

    Lodi. And Fresno.

    Barstow, CA

    Los Angeles

    San Jose

    No poal because the options are too limitless.

    I think the clear winner must be El Centro but let's see what people have to say.
     


  2. mordecai

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    I said Lod, which is a slummy city in Israel. Fresno is awful, but I guess it depends on your definition of "worst." Irvine is pretty sterile.
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    whoops
     


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    Fontucky. Maybe San Bernadino? I've heard its bad, never really been there though...just heard its a concentrated version of the IE.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Those are both truly terrible. Fontana is worse than San Berdu.
     


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    Can we make this the California hate thread? If so, I submit Valencia, California

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    fresno's not really so bad. i've spent a lot of time there. or maybe it just seemed like a lot. it's just a bigger version of the SF valley. Bakersfield is worse, but it has the redemption of basque restaurants and Merle Haggard. if i had to guess, it probably be one of those Riverside County cities that are now half-vacant or someplace on the west side of the san joaquin valley like coalinga, mendota or los banos.
     


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    valencia has Magic Mountain, so, fail.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    fresno's not really so bad. i've spent a lot of time there. or maybe it just seemed like a lot. it's just a bigger version of the SF valley. Bakersfield is worse, but it has the redemption of basque restaurants and Merle Haggard. if i had to guess, it probably be one of those Riverside County cities that are now half-vacant or someplace on the west side of the san joaquin valley like coalinga, mendota or los banos.

    I have spent a lot of time in B'field and less time but significant in Fresburg and I have to say that as sucktastic as B'Fied is, it's better then Fres. B has the river and some trees and some green. There are two very nice neighboorhoods (but sadly only two). I like the Basques too though all the menus are identical no matter where you go, and have been since I was born.

    Coalinga could be a lot worse.
     


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    valencia has Magic Mountain, so, fail.

    Oh yes, I forgot about one of the few places you can find thugs, rednecks, and skinheads all breathing the same air. [​IMG]
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Oh yes, I forgot about one of the few places you can find thugs, rednecks, and skinheads all breathing the same air. [​IMG]

    Few? WTF, you have described the entire inland empire!

    Oh and COLOSSUS!!!!
     


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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
     


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    The kern river is really beautiful, I guess I haven't paid any attention to the king river.

    When you get out east in b'fied near Panorama and cliffs and then out toward hart park the natural landscape is lovely.

    Fresburg is just ... flat.
     


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