Thursday, December 3, 2009

Shall We Play A Little Game? reports on a mini-earthquake in Newhall, Santa Clarita, which is pretty much the area I'm hoping to move to. Yikes! To be fair, there isn't anyplace that's truly disaster-free in California.

Let's see if you can match the region to its life-threatening scenario.

1. Mudslides
2. Earthquakes
3. Fires
4. Traffic-clogging Awards Ceremonies
5. Smog

A) Hollywood
B) Malibu
C) Northridge
D) The Valley
E) Malibu (yep, it "wins" twice)

Luckily we also have miles of beaches, bike trails, mountains, restaurants, awesome movie theaters and outdoor shopping centers to prevent us from reflecting too often on the darker possibilities. But I'm ready for the suburbs, baby.


  1. Ha, ha. California has more natural disaster danger than any place I know. Luckily it's also beautiful all year round. We don't have a whole lot of traffic here, but it's COLD and we don't have beaches. :)

  2. I definitely miss the autumn colors and occasional snow this time of year :)

    I'm also fascinated by Los Angeles' depiction in books and film, as it has historically fluctuated between fantasy gold rush land or the location of world-ending disasters.