From drought to lots of snow to fires in the hills to floods again: California still hasn’t had the final event, a massive earthquake but that is overdue already so expect the worst. This is the nature of the place: very placid, easy place to live and then all hell breaks out and you run for your life. This is why no native ‘civilization’ ever happened in California for thousands of years whereas Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico had cities and a real civilization. California is a very easy place to live and even easier to die. My family came there in 1849 and virtually all descendants left by today. I would not want to live there. And I lived there for a while, many years ago.