Your common sense is your best tool. Dont worry too much about actual weapons, especially as a foreigner it can only get you in trouble (though you're a woman so it's more understandable).
California, in case you hadn't done your geography, is a very long state (San Francisco to San Diego is about 8 hours drive) so you might want to have an idea WHERE in California you want to go.
Humboldt county, in case you're thinking about the Cannabis industry, can be OK but can also be very sketchy at times. Please don't be naive, we don't want another Netflix special. Arcata & Eureka are fun though.
The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
Buy Matt a Beer
$35.00 of $75.00
Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully this will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
Feed Matt a Burrito
$35.00 of $100.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
Finance the Shopping Cart
$35.00 of $200.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.