actually, the twisties down in SoCal are better maintained...and there's less traffic....and there's more of them. i'll give you the tracks...are better, but you're not on the tracks every day, and a road trip is always possible for a weekend at the track.
oh and oakland has a higher crime rate than LA....just sayin.
also LA has less hippies. my m3 got keyed by some prius green activist in the Bay.