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California Loves You Too

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In a Newsweek piece, sourpuss Joel Kotkin ponders aloud just what the hell is wrong with California anyway. Some choice words for our neck of the woods: "California, like any gorgeously endowed person, has a natural inclination toward self-absorption. ... That's especially true of the Bay Area—ground zero for California narcissism and arguably the most attractive urban expanse on the continent; Neil Morgan in 1960 described San Francisco as 'the narcissus of the West,' a place whose fundamental asset was first its own beauty, followed by its own culture of self-regard." Finally! We're tired of L.A. getting all the credit. [Newsweek]