I don't exactly live on the West Coast, but half the year I'm on Pacific time, and the other half I'm on Mountain time (Arizona is very proud that they do not trifle with daylight savings). Being a sports fan is awesome out here. I love coming home from work and immediately being able to turn Pacers games on at 5.
If I could pick anywhere to live and budget wasn't a concern, I think I'd probably pick an area around LA. Phoenix is amazing in the winter and I do enjoy seeing the sun 320 days/year, but the summer is hot as ****.