We have been accustomed recently to think of California as a place people migrate out of to the rest of the United States and that receives immigrants from abroad. But apparently there are levels. The Bay Area is so much more expensive than So Cal that Bay Area folks move to Los Angeles and San Diego Counties, the way people from So Cal go to Las Vegas or Phoenix. Pretty soon I may post on my modest proposal to divide California into three states, which will never be enacted.
Related: “Bay Area Residents Leaving in Droves” by Aaron Glantz at BayCitizen.com