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Golden State Exodus

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U-Haul, that respected source of economic indicator data, reports that its database shows three percent more families left Los Angeles County than moved in., KABC's website, also reports that "major moving companies are reporting waiting lists for trucks for those who want to abandon Southern California. In fact, this summer, U-Haul had to restrict one-way rentals out of state.

"One obvious reason is homeowners cashing out the equity in their houses for cheaper places in Arizona and Nevada."

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Hate to burst anyone's bubble, but we doubt that Los Angeles will feel the effects of a population reduction. There's just as many folks moving in from far and wide, they just don't rent trailers to bring stuff from a life they've jettisoned to achieve the California dream. Seems like all you really need is a backpack and access to some cash...