Some Northern Californians enjoy looking down their noses to the south, especially toward Los Angeles. Rarely can they articulate why. From a Berkeley Daily Planet column by Neil Mayer:
At the front, East Los Angeles--a prototype for urban ills of every type, where low-income people, often recent immigrants, crowd multiple families into a single home or apartment in order to afford the rent. Second, Inglewood, another Los Angeles-area concentration of poor people--this time African Americans--rivaling in social problems largely Hispanic East L.A.
Mayer was the founding director of Berkeley's Office of Economic Development. Perhaps he ought not wander too far from there?
· Facts About Density and Development [Berkeley Daily Planet]