I have to admit, aside from the street and Abbot's parking lot, we've got a pretty sweet view from the windows of our apartment:
And, with my new camera, I can zoom enough were you really can't see most of the "eye-sores" (with the exception of a few power/light poles).
One of my favorites to watch, when conditions are right, is the marine layer coming in. It looks like smoke drifting over the hill tops (this is rare to see it this low). It's so cool to watch!!
Or sometimes it just looks like another hill/mountain has sprung up behind the one that's already there. :)