I'm annoyed now. You speak of SoCal. My daughter lives there, and realistically, as documented recently (here's one mention (I haven't researched the researcher, but it's common knowledge across the board) that even six-figure incomes are beginning to be known as "low income".
I refuse to get into a discussion on living arrangements, but stating there's a position there (socal) by mentioning four places without any names, doesn't build credibility.
Please explain what the requisites are for the positions at these four locations. What's the pay scale? What is the cost of living?
I know asinine. I do my homework. As I said previously, I believe you to be an intelligent person all-around, but I feel you're focused on something that isn't yours. You're focused so hard on it that perhaps if you didn't have your current position, you might find yourself out in the cold.