What is the Worst Town in California?

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  1. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    The I.E. is eerily similar in culture to North Texas.
     


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    Xericx Senior member

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    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. [​IMG]
     


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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    [iammatt]Carmel[/iammatt]

    [kwilk]Santa Rosa[/kwilk]
     


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    foodguy Senior member

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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.
     


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    mordecai Immoderator

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    Sunset Blvd. between Crescent Heights and Doheny
     


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    I hold a special contempt for Tracy.
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Stockton and Lodi...haven't been to either of them in 20 years and probably will never do anything but drive by them again.
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If it wasn't for La Mecca (Mexican Food restaurant), I would have said Pittsburg
     


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    HRoi Senior member

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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.

    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.
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


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    Sunset Blvd. between Crescent Heights and Doheny
    I'd sooner hate on Hollywood blvd between La Brea and Highland.
     


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    A Y Senior member

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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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