yeah...between the earthquakes, the droughts and the water rationing (and the massive fires?)...the colder, snowy east don't sound like a bad trade off.
The vicious cycle of the west. The drought causes tinderbox conditions, a spark ignites the fires that burn the watershed and then the mudslides start when the rain hits because there's no watershed to hold the mud. Saw it every year.
Even had the dubious experience of hosing off the roof of the house in Granada Hills to keep the flying embers from starting the house on fire as the Santa Ana winds fanned the flames in the foothills north of the Valley.
Earthquakes, fires, mudslides, armed nuts and the cost of living in California...... In deference to Horace Greeley.......go East, young man. ;-)