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A Falling Out With The Natives

October 16, 1988

I'm a native Southern Californian and I resent it when these Eastern refugees move into our neighborhoods and tell me how great it was back East. By their very presence, they are part of the problems of increasing traffic congestion, smoggy air and sky-high real estate prices.

According to SANDAG, a regional civic group in San Diego, 80,000 people a year migrate to San Diego County. According to the Los Angeles Times, $300,000 tract houses are being sold as fast as they are completed in Orange County. Southern California must be doing something right to merit all this attention from back East.

I don't want to hear any more about the heaven-on-earth life styles of the East. If you don't like California, go back . . . and take somebody with you.

MARTIN WARREN

Escondido

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