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Top 10 Reasons to Love Los Angeles and Never, Ever Leave

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Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 11:12 AM

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It's February. It'll be 24 degrees and might snow tonight in New York City as frigid Canadian wind sweeps the East. It's 30 degrees in Boston, Chicago is dropping soon to 14 degrees (sweet Jesus), and even in San Francisco it's 50 degrees and oppressively gray -- naturally. In Los Angeles, it's 73 degrees and it feels like perfect -- the air is silky cool and the sunshine is like a wet kiss.

Some people say Los Angeles has no seasons. They're wrong. We have seasons. We just have perfect effing weather 300 days out of the year. Suck it, rest of the world. The weather is Reason No. 10 to Love Los Angeles and never, ever leave. Here are the nine others:

9. Parades

Los Angeles is famous for many things, but one stands high above all others: It's the world capital of moving large objects slowly through the streets.

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The road trip of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, the giant rock dragged to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and those vast structures covered in flowers and powered through Pasadena by what sound like lawnmower engines.

8. Everybody Must Should Can Get Stoned

Weed isn't legal in L.A., but it may as well be. Type "marijuana pre" into Google and the third suggestion is "marijuana prescriptions los angeles." The second is "marijuana pregnancy," surely a phrase people start Googling once they've gotten the prescription.

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That'll get you to online mentions of the names and phone numbers of roughly 600,000 actual doctors (warning: not actual doctors) who will prescribe medical kush for whatever ailment, real or imagined, you may have. Advance directly to any number of pot shops in Los Angeles (latest rough LAPD count -- about 1,000), where you'll be treated to what is surely the greatest dank in the history of mankind.

Even better news: In May, Los Angeles voters will vote on three different ordinances that seek to regulate medical weed dispensaries, something the L.A. City Council has managed not to do for 15 or so years. That means more pot shops will start to resemble businesses, not your buddy Dale's college dorm room.

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