The CHP enforcement along the 101 in the Central Coast area of CA has been exactly as you described for maybe 10 years now. I ride/drive along that way several times a year and nothing has changed. The beginning of the Spring & summer seasons on weekends the CHP definitely steps it up a notch or two. The same kind of thing on Hwy 1. It's like riding through a gauntlet of cops! I've learned to do #1, have a radar detector, and #2, never be the fastest. I find myself a rabbit and follow from a short distance. Let someone else sniff out the CHP on the 101. If there's a rise on the road, or a curve along the 101, watch out! That's a speed trap. I plan to ride out this way near the end of May so I'm ready. I usually will avoid the 101 as much as I can.
As for the defecation on city streets, that only happens in San Francisco (usually). SF is the center of liberalism in CA, and their local governments allow it. You can literally set up a tent along the sidewalk and they can't kick you out. Also, the state passed a very liberal incarceration law, so if you steal something under $1k, you don't go to jail you get a ticket. If you are in possession of an illegal drug but are not violent you get a ticket. Law enforcement, county jails, etc., are NOT allowed to ask your legal status if you commit a crime or are stopped for misdemeanors. Law enforcement are not allowed to cooperate with the Federal government to arrest and deport criminal illegal immigrants. They are not obligated to obey a stay order to hold an illegal in jail until the Federal Government gets their hands on them. They release them after they serve their time (usually to commit crimes again). This is why CA crime rate, especially property crime has risen 47% since this law was passed (maybe 2014). This according to the California Sheriff's office. It's a beautiful state with beautiful people and a great place to ride motorcycles, hike, vacation, etc. But the liberal government policies made a lot of other things ridiculously stupid and expensive. It has pockets of common sense scattered throughout but dig a little deep and you will peel open a can of worms.