It is not a evil place
Let me explain.
I have issues or ambition and success and validation. For whatever reason I feared that success or whatever or built it (and LA) as, from the other coast, something dark and cynical that I both wanted and couldn't ever have. I had LA as a symbol of some bad, mixed emotional things but that's a me thing and realizing that feels good!
I still have a lot of feelings and thoughts about myself, my purpose, success ambition; but LA is as kind as I let it be- just like myself.