As someone who was born in Santa Monica and grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and then Thousand Oaks, CA (Ventura County, just down the road from Oxnard) it's hideously expensive. Transfer our old house to Ventura County and instead of $1400 a year in property taxes you can say probably $12-14,000!! The cost of living in CA is hideous. Car registration and licenses are more than double Nevada. People are leaving in droves!! They're gonna have to settle for untrained and inexperienced people, or up the ante..... not saying someone won't apply, but they're gonna have to get a second job. Jeeze....
To second what Tom said; I live in Ventura, about 10 miles from Oxnard. Ventura county is one of the most expensive counties to live in in the US. What Cordoba is offering is a wage you could afford to be homeless on, but not much else.
I checked out what a Journey Level Cabinet Maker makes in King Co WA, richest county in the state and it was a ridiculous $22 an hour, so while minimum wage - living wage - was set at $15 for King Co, skilled labor pay appears to have really stagnated. Compound that with reading a story just now about an SPD Captn who got caught soliciting a decoy Police prostitute, duh, has been on paid leave for 44 weeks they said he's collected $174k during that time at the rate of $98 an hour.
Same old sh*t, people who work their butts off barely get anything.