Born and raised for 23 years in Los Angeles with a nine-year layover in Orange County, I am now living happily ever after in the North County of San Diego. San Diegans just love reading the L.A. vs O.C. type articles, it reminds us of how good we have it. By the way, the only thing I loathe more than going to Los Angeles is the smog-filled and gridlocked drive through Orange County. Thank God for Amtrak's San Diegan train service.