Yours is far better than the Google street view version Google Maps .
I like your photo because it presents a very typical California scene. No, not the one in postcards or movies, but the scene that anyone who has lived in San Jose or Modesto or Fremont or El Monte or a hundred other ordinary towns will immediately recognize. The kind of trashy, ramshackle, heavily commercialized boulevard that local government has chosen to "glamourize" with a row of palm trees and a landscaped center divider. Everything in the image, including the palm trees, looks horribly depressed and resigned to a mundane existence amidst massage joints and used car lots. Even the big puddle on the right has failed to capture the palm tree's better parts in the reflection. Those happy puffy white clouds are cheerful only because they know they'll soon drift off to some prettier part of town. This is what most of urban California looks like and I think you've managed to photograph it marvelously, whether intentionally or not. The flat, yellowish rendering seems especially appropriate.
I like it and I think that, if you can keep channeling this perspective of Californiana in a similar photographic style, you could illustrate a very compelling essay on contemporary life in such places.