Yeah, I lived in LA for 20 years. My favorite time of year was between October and March: the weather is nice; not too hot...and all the tourists are gone.What is snow?
In socal, winter is really terrible. A tragedy. The most notable negative effect is that pretty girls wear more clothes. I think a government study on what can be done about this is needed.
A weekend in Santa Barbara was $400/night in summer; the same hotel would be $150/night during off season. And the weather was just perfect...