It's said that politics is showbiz for ugly people, and in addition the PR b.s. factory is showbiz for failed screenwriters.
I don't care what the tabloids said, I was staying in L.A. when it rained for almost a week straight. My stuff was in my truck which isn't sealed so many of my important papers and clothing items were damaged. It was AWFUL.
I saw more rain in LA that week than I saw it rain in Southern California between the years 2000-2003 altogether. I was in San Diego for the first three years. The comment is that when it mists in San Diego, they call it a "tropical storm".
It rained in Los Angeles more in February 2014 than it has rained in SoCal between 2000-2005 I kid you not.
On the bright side, Los Angeles gets BEAUTIFUL in and after the rain and the crime tends to stop.