Oh goodness! Answers are only somewhat tongue-in-cheek:
- We are the oft underappreciated and overlooked step-sister to San Francisco.
- Systemic forces outside of most residents’ control contribute to our social, political and economic parity issues.
- We are almost twice as big as SF in square mileage and half the size in population, so we feel like a town yet have all the urban issues that come with city life.