1) Immigrants are leaving Southern California. 2) Crime is falling in Southern California (contrary to criminologists` `hard-times=crime` predictions).Is there a connection? I don`t know. But don`t expect the Los Angeles Times to even ask. ... :2:07 A.M.In related news, blogger Patterico reviews a year of Los Angeles Times bashing, and finds that the LA Times is so deeply in love with Obama that they`ve lost all sense of proportion. For previous LA Times coverage, check out New LA Times Strategy: Taunt Readers, Urge Them to Leave Town, by Joe Guzzardi.