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Old 04-13-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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How long ago? I don't remember that as far back as the 1960s.
you can't remember the 1960s I know you are not as old as I am, and I can;;sorta????

Nita
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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SoCal Version:

Trader Joe's only being found in the Southland
The LA Times being a conservative paper
Aircraft being built at Long Beach and taking off frequently from there
Beach communities being affordable to middle class people
The Grapevine meaning Highway 99 not I-5
Carl's Jr being an Orange County thing
Moreno Valley being a bunch of cattle
The original KNX traffic report
Aerospace being a growth area
Etc

Nor Cal version:

Marine World being in Belmont
Seeing wheat being harvested along Hwy 17 in Alameda County
Everything besides SF, Berkeley, Palo Alto and Marin being Republican
Apricot fights
Cessnas landing at SFO
Not having BART
Snoopy and the Red Barron on the Emeryville mud flats
The Palo Alto marina
Etc
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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SoCal Version:

Trader Joe's only being found in the Southland
The LA Times being a conservative paper
Aircraft being built at Long Beach and taking off frequently from there
Beach communities being affordable to middle class people
The Grapevine meaning Highway 99 not I-5
Carl's Jr being an Orange County thing
Moreno Valley being a bunch of cattle
The original KNX traffic report
Aerospace being a growth area
Etc

Nor Cal version:

Marine World being in Belmont
Seeing wheat being harvested along Hwy 17 in Alameda County
Everything besides SF, Berkeley, Palo Alto and Marin being Republican
Apricot fights
Cessnas landing at SFO
Not having BART
Snoopy and the Red Barron on the Emeryville mud flats
The Palo Alto marina
Etc
absolutely priceless, almost as priceless as your master card!!!!

Times, conservative, my husband worked for them at that time: Trader Joes, yep, strictly So Ca and what about In N Out being only in the San G. Valley??

Nita
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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Default Hooyah!

Hooyah!! LOL ...
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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Too hip, gotta go!
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Originally Posted by BayAreaHillbilly View Post
SoCal Version:

Trader Joe's only being found in the Southland
The LA Times being a conservative paper
Aircraft being built at Long Beach and taking off frequently from there
Beach communities being affordable to middle class people
The Grapevine meaning Highway 99 not I-5
Carl's Jr being an Orange County thing
Moreno Valley being a bunch of cattle
The original KNX traffic report
Aerospace being a growth area
Etc

Nor Cal version:

Marine World being in Belmont
Seeing wheat being harvested along Hwy 17 in Alameda County
Everything besides SF, Berkeley, Palo Alto and Marin being Republican
Apricot fights
Cessnas landing at SFO
Not having BART
Snoopy and the Red Barron on the Emeryville mud flats
The Palo Alto marina
Etc
And if one wants to go even farther back...

SoCal: Trader Joe's being only in Pasadena, movie ranches in the West Valley, the MGM lot being as big as Universal's, parents warning their kids not to go to POP because of the neighborhood being "bad", a nice and clean Hollywood Boulevard filled with bookstores, etc...

NorCal: SF being Republican, Oakland being majority white, the Chronicle as a conservative paper, Victorian homes in the Fillmore, Altamont Raceway, etc.....

Both: Very few homeless
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Trader Joe's being known as Pronto Markets....
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Trader Joe's being known as Pronto Markets....
The West LA store was called Pronto, the Pasadena store was called Trader Joe's.

There's a big display in the West LA Trader Joe's about the history of TJ's. The Pronto stores were originally intended to be convenience stores, as apparently 7/11 didn't have a big CA presence until the mid '60s. (I'm too young to remember when they actually established a big presence, as there have been 7/11s as long as I remember). Once 7/11 got big Trader Joe's converted its Pronto stores into Trader Joe's stores. (I know the West LA store wasn't the only Pronto although it was the first - I think the Sherman Oaks TJ's may have begun as a Pronto.)

I DO remember when the Pronto store became a Trader Joe's, and, at that time, it was the only TJ's on the Westside.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The West LA store was called Pronto, the Pasadena store was called Trader Joe's.

There's a big display in the West LA Trader Joe's about the history of TJ's. The Pronto stores were originally intended to be convenience stores, as apparently 7/11 didn't have a big CA presence until the mid '60s. (I'm too young to remember when they actually established a big presence, as there have been 7/11s as long as I remember). Once 7/11 got big Trader Joe's converted its Pronto stores into Trader Joe's stores. (I know the West LA store wasn't the only Pronto although it was the first - I think the Sherman Oaks TJ's may have begun as a Pronto.)

I DO remember when the Pronto store became a Trader Joe's, and, at that time, it was the only TJ's on the Westside.
Majoun, you are right, It was on a corner in Pasadena, south of Colorado, but I can't remember the street..

Nita
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