How people from SF really feel about LA

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As part of a new mission the excellent SF-based publication The Bold Italic proposed a rather bold experiment earlier this year to also publish stories about Los Angeles. I could not be more excited about this proposal, as it allows what’s happening down here to be covered by the another great editorial voice.

But after a great piece by my friend Gregory Han on last week’s CityLab event, which focused on the future of LA, I’m not sure the Bold Italic readers (who, I would guess from these comments are mostly not from LA) are as excited as I am. Here are some of the most, um, passionate comments, from the Facebook post of the article:

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  • BJToepper

    These sentiments go back as far as I can remember. By contrast, Angelenos typically have nothing but nice things to say about San Francisco and its residents, all while enjoying the easy life in L.A.

  • William Noetling

    Yeah, well, those comments are just about as ignorant as the comments that most Angelinos make about the Bay Area. That said, I’ve lived in Los Angeles for more than half my life. I was born here, raised here until I was 10 and then spent 17 years in San Diego. Came back in 98 and have been here ever since. I’m glad I lived somewhere else that I can now totally appreciate EVERYTHING that LA has to offer. The Bay Area has it’s fair share of problems that locals don’t want to recognize. I was there last year during the BART strike, the city almost shut down. The holier-than-thou attitude is pervasive, and some of those folks need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, or at least be made aware that the 60’s ended 45 years ago.

  • Molly Anamana Evans

    You don’t have to come up with reasons to hate us simply because you are jealous of our weather. You can move here any time. We welcome you with open arms.

  • NYC

    You call that public transportation SF? That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard all day.

  • Phantom Commuter

    Sacramento is better than either place because it repels coastal snobs :-)