Dude, I totally get California. The weather rocks, and I love the beaches and varied coastline. Heck, I’m even a San Jose Sharks fan and I live in New York! In fact, if several million dollars suddenly dropped in my lap, a home on the Monterey Peninsula – one of the most beautiful locales I’ve ever visited – would make me quite happy. That’s the California dream. But then there’s the California I don’t get at all. Call it the California nightmare.