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.
Nulla tenaci invia est via.
For the tenacious, no road is impassable.