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John Wayne: Scott Baio Bids Adios to California—Rising Crime and Homelessness Prompt Exodus

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  • Scott Baio, star of ‘Happy Days’, is packing his bags and leaving California, selling his $3.85M mansion.
  • He cites the rising tide of homelessness and a crime wave runnin’ rampant as his reasons for leaving.
  • California’s population’s been dwindling, with over 500,000 folks high-tailing it out between 2020 and 2022.
  • Increasing taxes and social issues seem to be the main culprits, driving folks like Baio and Carrey to seek greener pastures.

Now, let’s mosey on into the details:

Scott Baio, that boy who made a name for himself on ‘Happy Days’, has decided he’s had enough of the California sunshine. He’s put his $3.85 million homestead up for sale, citing the state’s growing problems with homelessness and crime.

He’s been there for a good long while, 45 years to be exact. And now, he’s saying he doesn’t feel secure in the Golden State anymore, with all the issues under Governor Gavin Newsom.

Baio’s got himself a nice place in a gated community, Westchester County Estates. It’s a 6,300-square foot spread with five bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a pool and a spa. But, he says, the problems outside those gates are just too much.

Meanwhile, Jim Carrey’s also looking to get out. The funnyman’s put his Brentwood mansion on the market for a cool $28.9 million. He’s looking for, in his words, ‘cha cha cha cha … changes.’

And they ain’t the only ones. California’s lost over 500,000 residents between 2020 and 2022. The rich are feeling the pinch of higher taxes, and crime and homelessness issues are causing concern across the board.

Mark Wahlberg, another familiar face, has also sold his LA home and is headed for Nevada. And with the possibility of more taxes coming in 2024, more folks might be looking to hit the trail.

On the streets, the situation’s getting dire. California’s crime rate’s higher than the national average, and homelessness is on the rise. Especially in LA and San Francisco, where the problem’s become so bad it’s affecting businesses and making folks feel unsafe.

Well, there you have it, folks. The state that was once the promised land for many is now seeing some of its most high-profile residents looking for a new place to call home.

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