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Cost of living for LA / So Cal Residents

Unread post by Dr Funky » April 13th, 2005, 12:27 pm

I didn't know where else to post this. What is the cost of living out there. What can you expect to pay for rent. No matter where. How much do jobs pay?

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Unread post by Dr. Gonzo » April 13th, 2005, 2:42 pm

A single in a bad neighborhood is around $500.

Minimum wage is $6.75

And it's mostly sunny here.

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Unread post by WhiteBoy » April 13th, 2005, 2:48 pm

Dr. Gonzo wrote: And it's mostly sunny here.
you can count me in, rains to much in the windy city.

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Unread post by Dr. Gonzo » April 13th, 2005, 3:06 pm

WhiteBoy wrote:
Dr. Gonzo wrote: And it's mostly sunny here.
you can count me in, rains to much in the windy city.
Haha, I love the rain wish, It would rain here more.

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Unread post by WhiteBoy » April 13th, 2005, 3:16 pm

for real? i know in sandeigo its nice like all the time,
is it like hot and dry in la?
i know you guys got pollution problems but whats it really like?

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Unread post by se11 » April 13th, 2005, 3:57 pm

some of the nicer middle class areas; parts of culver, santa monica, palms, mar vista. how much are places there?

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Unread post by GTS » April 13th, 2005, 4:11 pm

That's why Northern Cali is the place to be.

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Unread post by se11 » April 13th, 2005, 4:13 pm

you have snow in northern cal? in ny im use to a few snow storms a year. but if i did move to cali, it would probably be somewhere relitavley close to LA at first, until i got enough money to move into a nicer area, or until i was done working, then back to NY.

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Unread post by WhiteBoy » April 13th, 2005, 4:30 pm

what is the job market like?

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Unread post by GTS » April 13th, 2005, 4:36 pm

Norte Califas has the best weed, girls, and weather.

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Re: Questions for LA Residents

Unread post by Dr Funky » April 13th, 2005, 5:52 pm

I like Palm Trees. Plus our industrial plants give off smog so I know what that is like. It f#cking stinks and it's always hazy. I like hot weather. You try shoveling 3 feet of snow. LOL

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Unread post by WhiteBoy » April 13th, 2005, 5:56 pm

i feel ya mang, 3 feet of snow!
ive always lived in these snowy areas, and now im trying to get as far away from them as possible,
yeah and palm trees are sweet.

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Unread post by Common Sense » April 13th, 2005, 5:57 pm

Dr Funky wrote:I didn't know where else to post this. What is the cost of living out there. What can you expect to pay for rent. No matter where. How much do jobs pay?
There is every type of job here. You would have to be more specific. Places to live, you can check one of my previous post.
http://streetgangs.com/billboard/viewto ... highlight=

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Re: Questions for LA Residents

Unread post by Dr Funky » April 13th, 2005, 6:01 pm

LOL! I don't have access. HA HA HA! Ummm I would like to live inside the city. I would like to live in an area that was mixed with a lot of culture. I'm not worried about the crime. Any big city has it. I don't want to say the job I'm looking for because I don't want to piss anybody off.

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Unread post by Common Sense » April 13th, 2005, 6:07 pm

There are many cool areas to live in, that's the beauty of L.A. Many fools that live have no idea what's inside this city due to never leaving their neighborhood. There are many good communities here. You can pm me if you further assistance.

I'll copy and paste that info you can't get access to.

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Unread post by Common Sense » April 13th, 2005, 6:10 pm

Los Angeles is a great city, if you want it to be. It's the best of the best and also the worst of the worst. It all depends on what side of the see-saw you want to sit in.

I'm not really sure if this is a fair question for some. Many people grew up in L.A., and have no idea what this city is about past there block.

There is so much to take advantage of in L.A.

The number one thing is the weather.
*Beaches (free)
*State Parks (usually free)
*Museums (usually free)
*Festivals around the city several times a year (free)
*Mountains (hiking/picnics..free)

*Multi ethnic restaurants/Cafe's/Coffee houses.
*Theatre/Cinema's
*Nite clubs/Martini bar's
*Live music (national acts weekly)
*Adult sport leagues through out the city
*Kid leagues throught the city
*Ski/snow board (winter months...90mins outside L.A.)
*Surf/boogie board, swim (summer months)

This is just to name off the top of my head. The weather permits SoCal residents to do lot's of activity year round.'

Those that want to get in the G lifestyle, well that's here for you too.



Usually the more conservative areas are the more expensive areas
$$$$$-sick cash (millions)
$$$$- A grip
$$$- very nice, high end, but affordable
$$- nice neighborhood, middle class/professionals, affordable
$- working class neighborhood, overall nice, pockets of ignoranat fools
?- working class neighborhood, nice pockets, high % of fools per capita, anything can pop off at anytime.

Extremely Conservative:
Beverly Hills $$$$$
Bel Air $$$$$
San Marino $$$$$
Malibu $$$$$
Palos Verdes $$$$$
Rolling Hills $$$$

Moderately Conservative:
Century City $$$$
Hancock Park $$$$
Studio City $$$
Univeral City $$$
South Pasadena $$/$$$
Glendale $$/$$$
Mid-Wilshire $$/$$$
El Segundo $$/$$$

Semi Conservative:
Culver City $$
Baldwin Hilss $$
Mount Olympus $$$
Alhambra $/$$
Gardena $/$$
Atwater Village $/$$
Pasadena $/$$/$$$
Windosr Hills $$
West L.A. $$
Southbay L.A. $$/$$$

EXtremely Liberal:
West Hollywood $$$/$$$$
Silverlake $/$$
Venice $/$$/$$$
Downtown Art District $$

Liberal:
Santa Monica $/$$/$$$/$$$$
NorthEast L.A. $/$$
SouthEast L.A. $/$$
SouthWest L.A. ?/$
East L.A. ?/$
SouthCentral L.A. ?/$

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Unread post by Dr Funky » April 13th, 2005, 6:13 pm

Yeah I've heard that South Central is Mini Bahgdad but I'm sure it's just like any other city. It's probably just the media. I just hate those areas that have nothing going on. It's not like I'm a die hard ghetto fan. I just like the buzz of the city. What is East LA like? Do all of the people in LA hate the cops. I hate fake ass suburbanites. I hate the racism.

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Unread post by Common Sense » April 13th, 2005, 6:25 pm

L.A. suburbs for the most part is pretty cool. It's not like other state's where you have one people on one side of the tracks and other people on the opposite side. People live where they want to live, and it's all good, if you can afford it.

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Re: Questions for LA Residents

Unread post by Dr Funky » April 13th, 2005, 6:29 pm

That is EXACTLY how it is here. Million dollar houses on one side of the tracks and housing projects on the other side. LITERALLY. There is SOOOO much racism here.

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Unread post by BabyJesus » April 16th, 2005, 11:32 am

Common Sense wrote:Los Angeles is a great city, if you want it to be. It's the best of the best and also the worst of the worst. It all depends on
West L.A. $$

SouthWest L.A. ?/$
East L.A. ?/$
SouthCentral L.A. ?/$
i think ur wrong about that. a have a home girl that lives der (sheez a tagbanger) en she sed iss no joke. maybe iss jes the neighborhood she lives in. i think she lives in playboys or eighteen st hood. i dunno. her area sounds more scarier then over here in south la.

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Unread post by se11 » April 16th, 2005, 1:10 pm

what were you referring to babyjesus, west la?

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Unread post by Dr Funky » April 16th, 2005, 3:25 pm

Is it sooo dangerous that I can't walk down the street? Or is it just the media making sound like it's a mini Iraq?

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Unread post by RuthlessCray » April 16th, 2005, 3:32 pm

Dr Funky wrote:Is it sooo dangerous that I can't walk down the street? Or is it just the media making sound like it's a mini Iraq?


nah. your better off walking down the street than driving. trust me, a few weeks ago i got stuck on vermont in some traffic i was about to have a heart attack. of course their is certain nieghborhoods that aint safe but its not as bad as you think.

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Unread post by Dr Funky » April 16th, 2005, 4:03 pm

I've heard the LA Freeway is a son-of-a-bytch! Drive by's and shyt! Plus i did hear that traffic was horrible.

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Unread post by Dr Funky » April 16th, 2005, 4:04 pm

And how is the earthquake situation? The only bad weather I'm used to is blizzards.

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Unread post by chini » April 16th, 2005, 4:40 pm

LOL. We dont have blizzards in Echo Park.

They say the big one is coming. Take your chances or learn to swim?

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Unread post by Dr Funky » April 16th, 2005, 4:57 pm

I can swim! lmao
Are you serious? The big one? Uh Oh....
Does that mean LA will become an island like on that movie "Escape from La"? I'd probably shyt my pants if I felt an Earthquake! LOL
We actually sit on top of a huge fault line like you but nothing ever happens. It's dormant, or dead or something. But you never know....

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Unread post by WhiteBoy » April 16th, 2005, 5:01 pm

chini wrote: They say the big one is coming. Take your chances or learn to swim?
its a plan by osama and Dr.evil undertaking project vulcan.

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Unread post by Dr Funky » April 16th, 2005, 5:15 pm

^^^^^AAAHHHH HA HA HA HA HA That's fukken funny

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Unread post by Dr Funky » April 17th, 2005, 8:25 pm

Another question is: Do you feel that it is still as dangerous now as it was in the late 80's early 90's? Or has it quieted down.

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Unread post by julialee » April 18th, 2005, 1:14 am

I think it's gotten worse sad to say:-(, it sure hasn't guieted down.
Not sure about that comment of South LA having the most per capita of Fools.There's fools everywhere, only with more money.:-)
The Traffic is a problem, just ask anybody stuck in traffic in LA lol.The weather is nice and sunny most of the time.I had enough of the rain during the first couple of months of this year.I love the California sunshine, i think blizzards would make me loose my mind.I'll stick with the earthquakes lol.

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Unread post by Dr Funky » April 18th, 2005, 9:02 am

^^^Blizzards aren't too bad you just have to know how to drive a snow mobile!! LOL It's the shoveling that sucks as well as the driving. But when you've experienced driving through it all your life it becomes really easy to do. Just don't drive fast and you'll be good. And I figured it quieted down out there. I thought I saw statistics that showed something like that. And I heard that a lot of people are moving out also. Why?

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