Industrial Design Scene in LA?

Just wanted to get peoples feedback/opinions on the LA (and area) ID scene…Is there work- permanent, freelance, contract? What is it like to live there? Would it be a huge gamble to pick up and move and hope to find work? Im on the east coast, and am seriously considering picking up and moving out there…SF is top choice but the immense pool of talent and lack of opportunities just makes it out of my reach (for now)…was wondering if LA could be considered “the next best thing”…any insights/input would be appreciated - all the best, E.

nothing ventured, nothing gained…

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