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Old 06-13-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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It's just weird to think that SLO should be in the same region as Crescent City, 500 miles apart. SF and LA are only 375 miles apart and are certainly not part of the same region.

Does anyone remember proposals about 20 years ago to divide California into three independent states of NorCal, Central Cal, and SoCal? NorCal was going to go from Marin to Oregon, Central Cal from SF (and including Sacramento) to Santa Barbara, and SoCal was from Ventura to Mexico. The problem is that the state is really long, and while SoCal is often considered to the be from Ventura south, can the entire rest of the state really all be NorCal? That would make NorCal like 500-600 miles long, running along 6 parallels, and SoCal only about 200 miles long, and only along 2 or 3 parallels. I like the 3-region breakdown better. The difficulty is that the Bay Area would be at the border between the Northern and Central regions and would have people arguing over what area they belong to. We have elements of all parts of the state coming together here into a real melting pot.
This is why we should divide things along artificial lines on a map exclusively. It may look neat but it lacks accuracy. One region is simply going to be larger than the other. Even if it were split into three or more, the pieces wouldn't be neat and even in size.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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A quibble, the dividing line between So Cal and North Cal is generally the Santa Ynez Range behind Santa Barbara, or the Santa Maria/Cuyama River.
I say the transverse ranges in general are a good dividing area.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I use the Tehachapis, in particular.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I use the Tehachapis, in particular.
Great minds think alike
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Generally speaking, San Luis is the "Central Coast" not "Central California". Central California really equates to the central valley. If you looked at it from a purely geographically, San Luis Obispo County Falls into "southern california" region (if you divide the state in 2), and even if you divide into 3 it still falls into the southern california region.

For Air Traffic control purposes, San Luis Obispo County officially is the line to the Southern California Air Traffic Region.

TV, our extra "local" channels are all out of LA, not SF (minus PBS) and finally our MLB rights is in the southern california region, thus we get crappy dodgers and angel games versus the giants (which is great, since I am out of a blackout region ).

My 2 cents.
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I'd rather get herpes than Giants games.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I'd rather get herpes than Giants games.
I grew up in the Bay Area, but I like the Dodgers, not the Giants
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Bless you, my son.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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Like you said, this is "trivial ****" (the auto censor cut off the last 4 letters, but I can guess). Don't people have better things to worry about? I like city-data except for all the dumb questions.
I don't see how this is a dumb question. I asked about SLO, it's not like I asked if San Diego is considered SoCal
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: California
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I don't see how this is a dumb question. I asked about SLO, it's not like I asked if San Diego is considered SoCal
It's an interesting question. I'd like to see a thread on whether people think Santa Cruz is Nor Cal or Central Coast.
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