Not Your Father’s San Diego

I know that everyone believes that San Diego is a paradise, but it has its problems that don’t include floods, tornados, or snow.
We have serious homeless problems. The homeless are not stupid, they seek comfort so both San Diego and Honolulu have serious problems. Our homeless are less bothersome than San Francisco only because we don’t tolerate aggression.

There are serious housing cost problems. Part of that is there are not many hospitable flat spaces in California because, although large, most of California is high mountain or scorching desert. The median house currently listed in San Diego is $543,000. (San Francisco is even worse because it is even more geographically restricted.)

Some retired military may have served back when San Diego was a collection of small communities but it is now a large city with all the attendant problems.

Oh, yes. San Diego now has a Democratic majority in voter regulation, and on the San Diego City Council. Try to process THAT!

Our freeways are filled with cars, not to the extent of LA, but bad enough. We have many companies who offer staggered hours, just so the traffic does not come to a stop, but an accident upsets all plans.

In short, we are a big city. Personally, I live in a tiny hamlet, designated a “Country Town,” 45 minutes from the downtown airport, and with no stop lights. We have a deli/grocery store, a golf course with a restaurant, and that’s it! Until recently we were not on any maps — and we are REALLY hard to find, by design! 

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