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Old 06-23-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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I don't think I agree completely on San Luis obispo. I've lived here my whole life, and it's honestly mostly old people who have retired, or college students at the university. Maybe you misunderstood all the college stoners for hippies? Because there is a big marijuana scene, but not much of a peace/love scene. Also, I'm surprised you said San Francisco wasn't really a hippy city? From what I've seen of San Fran, (which is a lot) it's very peace/love oriented. Just my opinions.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: SW MO Aux Arcs
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Humboldt/Arcata
Mendocino
Fort Bragg
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Quimper Peninsula
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What is a "hippy"? IMO one can find old ones, with no tie die, regular bathing, jobs and so forth... Sit down and have a conversation about the way it was, and about the issues of the day is the ONLY way (again IMO) you will find a current modern day "hippy". Physical appearance is not currently part of the "movement"... Sure one will find some young and old with peace symbols and tie die, some sharing philosophy with the "hippy" some not... Some looking the role but not acting it....

Anyway, The question evokes more questions for me...

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Humboldt/Arcata
Mendocino
Fort Bragg
Just got back from spending a week in Mendo/Fort Bragg area... Plenty of old "hippy" folks around.. However, one would not know it by looks... It takes a conversation too discover it...

I will contribute West county of Sonoma county to the list... Anywhere along the Bohemian hwy. Many act hippy, some look hippy.. What ever that means...
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: 'Shangri-La 'mountains west of Wolf Creek, Oregon
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Sausalito
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Bolinas ... definitely. It's the real deal.
Maybe for hippies with trust funds.

Big Sur but I've not been lately so maybe it's changed, which is what happened to Laguna Beach, hippie central when I was a kid.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: SW MO Aux Arcs
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A few more from NorCAL:

Grass Valley (of course with a name like that)
Nevada City
Placerville
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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I don't remember which city, but there was one that I visited that had a lot of beach enviromentalists (tree huggers or protect beaches college students) that wanted to keep the beaches protected from anyone.
Most likely Huntington Beach.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Oakland can join the maybe list San Diego is on. We even have a Vegan Soul Food place. Talk about your oxymorons LOL
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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Most likely Huntington Beach.
lol, no. Sounds more like Santa Monica.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: The Other California
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A few more from NorCAL:

Grass Valley (of course with a name like that)
Nevada City
Placerville
Placerville? Not on your life. Placerville may have one or two - all foothill communities do - but it's probably the least hippy-friendly of all cities in the Mother Lode. Except for maybe Jackson.

Nevada City, no doubt about it. Grass Valley not so much.
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