The regions surrounding La Riviera are relatively concerning due to the extremely high crime rates. This is about as dangerous as it gets in terms of where you could possibly live. The crime rates are off the charts and the police department struggles to keep up. The school districts are also very unsafe and don't provide much of an opportunity to students. I would be very concerned about living in this area with this knowledge.
If you are not concerned about safety, then here are some reasons that you might consider this town. While the city may not be safe, there are quite a few amenities available throughout the city. Shopping centers and coffee shops are available at several intersections, all accessible via public transportation, which is not spectacular either.
As most cities in California, the weather is one of the natural positives that is extremely appealing at all months of the year. Rain is about as rare as finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.