It’s a common meme or urban myth about California folks, but there’s a basis in fact behind it.
Not everyone. Not everywhere in the state. But a lot of folks, in a lot of places.
Yes, rain is rare enough here so that when there’s a good, solid rain shower after a long, long drought folks do stop what they’re doing and go take videos of it and watch in awe.
On the other hand, M3.9 earthquakes barely bother to wake us up, whereas folks from Iowa or North Carolina would need new pants due to the panic.
Pick your poison.