Quoted from PtownPin:
No idea where your from or whether or not u ever get out of the house, but this happens all over the country. Certainly not limited to Cal...
Actually no. It doesn't. Born and raised in Cali. Living elsewhere now but can tell you for sure that California has a very specific set of issues.
Part of the problems is that your fellow Californians are tolerant of homelessness and many communities are tolerant to open drug use. The other issue is you have a climate that is conducive to living on the streets.
Not disrespecting California by any means. Just pointing out that if you think every city has people camped out on the interstate in tents like on the 5 then you should travel more.
BTW, a large corporate conference was just cancelled in San Fran. because of the issues going on there. Until the city is cleaned up there is no way I will visit again.