I agree. Also, people who make comments like
"that's just Southern California" are:
1) generally not from here,
2) generally projecting their own insecurities,
3) generally suppressing some form of cognitive dissonance
about their own quality of life,
4) generally are so egoistic or focussed on minutiae
that they don't realize that people are
basically the same all over.
5) generally prone to over-generalization.