The high mountains around Santa Barbara will be safe from the tidal waves during the shift, but after that moment this will be a grim spot. During the week that rotation stops, there will be many who realize that tidal waves can be a factor. Just the legends of the Flood will be enough to start a migration from LA, in all directions. Even without this, having survived, the mountain tops cannot sustain life and the surrounding land will be under water or salt soggy so that one must migrate inland, and any survivors will not be alone on this trail. Travelers with food stocks will be robbed.