Hah! Love it. Born in Berkeley but grew up on So. Cal. and it's true, many people act like rain is the apocalypse. Now live in SF Bay Area and wish it would rain more.
Why would you think LA is different from other places?
This city has a ton of Tesla's and a ton of valets. IHOP has a freaking valet.
Also, I live here so the regional question seemed to be appropriate?
I usually just ask the valet how familiar they are with Roadsters (or Model S when I'm lucky enough to have one for a few days) - some are, some aren't. If they aren't, I usually can park it myself (especially if plugging in) and then hand over the keys. I'm always happy to show them so they know what to do the next time.
You're new to the forum - there's a lot of California-specific information in the regional area. California
As someone who is friends with a bunch of the Valets at one of the nicer hotels in LA. They will know how to drive your Tesla. That being said...Never valet if you have the option. I've seen fist hand what happens when things go wrong :cursing: . If the place is busy or has an event going on there will be a lot of cars moving very fast through very tight spaces. Trust me, you don't want to see what happens behind the scenes..