First Jayson Blair. Then Judy Miller. Now this. Apparently, over the weekend, the New York Times, in a story on the exodus of blacks from Watts, invented a new county -- Marina County. That's right, Angelinos. There's affordable housing a plenty in Marina County and everyone is moving there.
High crime rates, declining school systems and, until recently, lower property values have motivated people to move out. Ms. Arnold said places like Marina County, Bakersfield, Ontario and Riverside, all an hour or two from the city, are luring people away with houses twice the size for half the money. Sounds like a lovely place.
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