A couple of my friends' brothers live down there, both I think went to UCSB, one for sure, and have stuck around. I like the Valley's closeness to everything I could want to get to and a fair COL. There are a million reasons to not want to live here, and I agree with probably just about all of them, it's just that this is home. I got the joke, by the way, I'm used to it. I make the same ones about Bakersfield.
Before I speak on the reason I am posting something, I must ask does anyone else that goes to the 411 forums get bombarded by popups? This "second thought" and "river city casino" crap keeps installing itself each time I go there.