I was born and raised in San Diego, California, and there are many reasons why I now feel as though I could never live anywhere else than the Golden State. California has a little bit of everything you could want: sun, surf, snow, cities, small towns, and everything in between. Furthermore, there is no shortage of things to do on the weekends. May I call to mind the beach, museums, concerts, or even the most magical place on earth, Disneyland? While all of these things are enough to make anyone jump in a covered wagon and head out west, my very favorite thing about California can be summed up in one word, weather. This entire week Berkeley has been 75 degrees and bright and sunny. I’ll be the first to admit I am a typical San Diegan sun addict and Berkeley has decided to bless me this week with copious amounts of vitamin D and sunburns.