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View Poll Results: what do you really think about california?
love it 51 57.95%
like it 15 17.05%
dont know, dont care 3 3.41%
dislike it 11 12.50%
hate it 5 5.68%
wish it didnt exist 3 3.41%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 06-16-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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I loved it when I was young and single. Now that i'm married with a kid I had to move on. I (we) couldn't afford the family lifestyle we wanted so we had to move out of state.
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Unread 06-16-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: California
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I like California, it's all in what you make of it, you can worry about the politics or just enjoy life.
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Unread 06-16-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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I have lived in the mountains in east San Diego, La Jolla, San Francisco. It is a really beautiful state with a lot to offer and a lot of diversity. There are a lot of opportunities here....lots of people here.
What I do not like is it is transient, no real roots, at least for me here. I can see it is getting run down, too. I am in stores some times where I am a minority and I do not speak the language.
The houses here are sub standard.
But, there is sun, beaches, mountains, deserts.
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Unread 06-16-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I love it. Whenever I visit any other place and I'm flying back into LAX, I always think, "Thank God I'm from here!"
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Unread 06-16-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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The OP's question is vague. Are you asking California and the geograhy or CA and the people or the state as a whole?

If you're talking about CA as a whole, not for it. However, there are bits I do like.
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Unread 06-16-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Chino, CA
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I've been throughout the country... and I don't think anywhere in the Country has as much diversity in population, culture, economy, landscape, etc. as California.

If you like trees and nature... we have trees and nature in Northern California... San Jose... etc.

If you like the ocean and liberalism.. we have that in San Fran

If you like open spaces and farms... we have that in the central valleys

If you like cultural diversity and a diverse economy... pick any of our major cities from Los Angeles to San Diego, etc.

If you can't afford it, pick some of our smaller cities or bedroom communities...

If you can afford it, pick our coastal cities...

If you want Forests, Deserts, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Snow, Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry... we have it.

We're at the forefront of trends... whether they be economic, political, social, entertainment or fashion. And if your conservative... we have places that'll accommodate you too.

California has it all... and that's why California will continue to grow... and people will continue to live/come here.

-chuck22b
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Unread 06-16-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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whats your opinion about california, pease be honest.
Expensive, and only so few cities/ towns experience all the seasons.
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Unread 06-16-2008, 05:05 PM
 
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Not all of California is expensive,and of course only a few places here experience all 4 seasons,it's California not the Midwest or the Northeast.

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Expensive, and only so few cities/ towns experience all the seasons.
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Unread 06-16-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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If one wants 4 seasons then it is better to live in the mountains [ie Sierra] above 5000' where it snows during winter & is not too hot during summer. Otherwise the climate is quite temperate compared to similar areas in the mid-latitudes. I grew up in the Central Valley where winters can be foggy & summers are brutal [but not humid].

In SoCal winters are the warmest outside extreme southern Texas & from central to south Florida but summers are quite mild along the coast compared to most of the nation. Desert heat is unbearable, however.
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Unread 06-16-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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Love the state - hate the government.

The state has been taken over by mendacious political hacks at all levels who misuse the public trust to buy votes from both legal and illegal residents. Vote fraud is rampant - and irreparable due to the cries of "Racism!" that greet any politician who calls for a serious investigation. But California's quality of life is still so good that people who ought to be outraged aren't paying much attention.

I've always believed if California had North Dakota's weather, Don Perata, Tony Villar, and all the other grifters would be run out of office on a rail.

I love to visit and like to work in California, but ultimately chose to buy a house in Nevada.
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