I am leaving Southern California to return to Vermont. I met a third-generation Angelina who told me the first step in getting to know and like Los Angeles is to stop hating it. I didn't get that far.
Ok, so I'm an L.A. native, which makes me an anomaly in a city known for its nomadic tendencies. But it does qualify me as an observer of what comes and goes in this town that thinks of itself as a trendsetter.
If you have to be anywhere in the vicinity of LAX, my prayers are with you, but I don't think even God will be able to help you.