In the midst of a piece praising his deceased former boss, columnist Rob Zaleski of the Madison (Wisconsin) Capital Times slams Los Angeles:
In the fall of 1984, [he] rescued me after I'd made the biggest bonehead mistake of my career: I quit my job as sports editor of this paper and took a job with the Los Angeles Times.
Oh, the new job itself was fine. I had my own office, with fresh flowers every day and a spectacular view of The Valley. But once my feet returned to Earth and I took a good look around, I realized I couldn't in good conscience raise three young girls in such a wild and amoral place.
Relax, Rob. The kids raised around here mostly turn out just fine. (Tip from Romenesko)