I am not a big fan of Los Angeles. You pretty mch have to drive everywhere and its residents are more concerned about themselves than anything else. But every time I go down to SoCal its positive features start to chip away at my NoCal bias. I do love all of the different cultures converging....more so than here in SF.
I also love the art and achitecture. I checked out the Rauchenberg exhibit at the MOCA and right across the street is Disney Hall.