How about Palm Springs? Or better yet, move up into the foothills of Beaumont. There is no problem here getting film, even 120, developed at Walmart, or in San Bernardino.
Enjoy the mountains,
No clue just yet. I'm thinking OC, North Hollywood, Pasadena, Malibu, not sure yet ... No matter what, I need easy access (sort of - it's all relative) to an airport.
So I get a call from a very paranoid but endearing friend who tells me I need to find a place "across the mountains" just in case there's another major disaster and I need to high tail it out of there in a flash.
What on earth could possibly go wrong in SoCal?