I lived in Nice located on Clearlake (the Lake), located in Lake County California for about six months. I consider it an island ?unto itself? located in the middle of California. When I say ?unto itself? I mean; it is inexpensive compared to the rest of California. The remoteness of the area isolates it from many of the personality issues of Los Angeles and San Francisco and the area has a tendency to be somewhat conservative for the right reasons. But, it still has that ?live and live let live? attitude that people think of, when they think of California.