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Old 06-27-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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-wake up and walk down to Jack-in-the-Box with no shirt on
-live off the government cheese
-pay 70 cents more for gas then every one else in CA
-enjoy 100F temps at night during the summer
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Alot of homeless who lost all their $$ in Laughlin.
Scorpions and various other critters that crawl on you while you sleep.
Sandstorms.
Oh well. At least it aint Mojave or Barstow!
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Compared to Needles, Barstow is "The Paris of San Bernardino County"

We've spent a lot of time (comped) at www.avicasino.com
FUn Times

They have a beach on the CO River & boat ramp. Also a swimmin' pool.

Fuel cost less at Safeway in Fort Mojave, across the river.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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We've spent a lot of time (comped) at www.avicasino.com
FUn Times

They have a beach on the CO River & boat ramp. Also a swimmin' pool.

Fuel cost less at Safeway in Fort Mojave, across the river.

If you lived in Needles, you would head to Bullhead City AZ for most of your shopping and Laughlin NV for your entertainment.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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Compared to Needles, Barstow is "The Paris of San Bernardino County"
Ouch... Is Needles really that bad?

Because I've seen some stuff in Barstow just stopping there on the way to Vegas or Arizona that I'll never forget. That town reminds me of Mos Eisley in Star Wars if all the aliens were hooked on meth...
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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-pay 70 cents more for gas then every one else in CA
Can vouch for this one. First and only gas stop was 20 years ago. Now on trips to Laughlin make a quick trip across the bridge and fill up in Bullhead City.

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Sound like the start of a Jack Benny joke.
But Pismo Beach is not ANYTHING like Needles.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Business ethics is an oxymoron.
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Needles is one of those places where it's best to just keep on going. I've passed through there on my way to and from Laughlin and definitely not someplace I'd like to even stop to eat let alone call home. And I hail from the San Joaquin Valley (Tulare). And the heat. Yes, it's pretty brutal. Bullhead seems a bit better in the sense that it has a lot of new shops, homes, hospital, etc. But judging from a casual glance, the population seems to be an odd mix of wealthy retirees who like to play golf and tweaked out meth junkies who are looking to burglarize your house. Laughlin is probably the best of the three cities. I used to stay at the Ramada Express and liked the place before Tropicana took it over and ran it into the ground. Haven't been there since '08 and haven't heard many good things about it,

But just the heat alone. I don't know. The area *might* be tolerable to live as far as amenities, scenery, and relatively small-town feel. But don't underestimate how brutal that heat is. Even with access to a pool, or the river, eventually the sun will get to you and all that sounds good is sitting indoors with the A/C on. It is dry most of the time, but the late summer monsoons can roll through there with T-storms and sweltering humidity as well.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Sound like the start of a Jack Benny joke.
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But Pismo Beach is not ANYTHING like Needles
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Sounds like sarcasm, which would reflect a lack of knowledge of one town or the other.

A couple of points, Average sales price of a home in Needles June 2010, $63,900

Pismo average sales price of a home, $451,799.

median income Needles; $26,108

Median income Pismo Beach; $46,396

Luxury hotels in Pismo Beach, at least 8

Needles: 0
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Sounds like sarcasm, which would reflect a lack of knowledge of one town or the other.
You missed this one, it was meant as humor exactly for the reasons you stated; because Pismo is a light year away from Needles. Pismo Beach and the Five Cities area I enjoy visiting. Needles would rather avoid or just pass quickly through.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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But Pismo Beach is not ANYTHING like Needles.
Needles is more like Carmel.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Sound like the start of a Jack Benny joke.
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But Pismo Beach is not ANYTHING like Needles.
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Sounds like sarcasm, which would reflect a lack of knowledge of one town or the other.
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You missed this one, it was meant as humor.
Am thinking now that perhaps it may be only myself that has been around long enough to get the connection. During his heyday, the late, great comedian Jack Benny would sometimes make references to and crack jokes about Pismo Beach. Because of his huge popularity it boosted the town and helped to place it more firmly on the map. Jokes aside, most residents, even to this day, were quite proud of those half century old Benny little digs. Hope this clears things up. Everybody get it now?
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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Am thinking now that perhaps it may be only myself that has been around long enough to get the connection. During his heyday, the late, great comedian Jack Benny would sometimes make references to and crack jokes about Pismo Beach. Because of his huge popularity it boosted the town and helped to place it more firmly on the map. Jokes aside, most residents, even to this day, were quite proud of those half century old Benny little digs. Hope this clears things up. Everybody get it now?
I think you missed the one about Carmel. Clint Eastwood won't, though, and right now I wonder if Charles is "feeling lucky."
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