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Old 11-13-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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Just breakin' your nuts, Coyote, I happen to love Berkeley and Santa Cruz. In fact, I think Capitola is one of the states great secrets. Now, some areas in Mendocino? Bring your banjo. Having said all that, I think Santa Cruz is pretty bohemian... don't you?

Does Capitola still have the restaurant with the cable car you take down the side of the hill to the restaurant, by the river?

Lustrums ago we used to go there for dinner sometimes.

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Old 11-13-2009, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Just breakin' your nuts, Coyote, I happen to love Berkeley and Santa Cruz. In fact, I think Capitola is one of the states great secrets. Now, some areas in Mendocino? Bring your banjo. Having said all that, I think Santa Cruz is pretty bohemian... don't you?
There's a few of us left ... enough to suit me.
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Old 11-14-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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How about Sausalito. They used to have bathtub races & frogjumps.

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Old 11-14-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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Default Santa Cruz ?

Hey Coyoteskye and others.

We were seriously considering Santa Cruz. How is it there ? We kind of like the European "awakeness" and diversity. That is to say that we are from Orange County Ca originally and they roll up the sidewalks at 8:PM. Everyone then goes nighty-night. We are looking for a place that is awake in SPIRIT and literally awake at night as well. A place where peolpe actually walk around and ride bikes and where most people don't care if you drive a MBZ or a BMW or a VW or live in a mansion. Perhaps you might even find a real artist or street musician as you walk to the grocery store. Is that what we might find in Santa Cruz ?

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Patience
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: 3814′45″N 12237′53″W
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Hey Coyoteskye and others.

We were seriously considering Santa Cruz. How is it there ? We kind of like the European "awakeness" and diversity. That is to say that we are from Orange County Ca originally and they roll up the sidewalks at 8:PM. Everyone then goes nighty-night. We are looking for a place that is awake in SPIRIT and literally awake at night as well. A place where peolpe actually walk around and ride bikes and where most people don't care if you drive a MBZ or a BMW or a VW or live in a mansion. Perhaps you might even find a real artist or street musician as you walk to the grocery store. Is that what we might find in Santa Cruz ?

Thank you !
Patience
Even San Francisco rolls up the sidewalks fairly early by national city standards, so I'm not sure how late you are expecting but...

Western Marin County and West Sonoma County are good choices. As Grapico pointed out, geez, we have the Bohemian Highway, The Bohemian Newspaper & of course the super secret society of our nation's power players of the Bohemian Club...so semantically you'd be in just the right place.

Pt. Reyes, Bolinas, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Occidental, Guerneville, etc. etc.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Hey Coyoteskye and others.

We were seriously considering Santa Cruz. How is it there ? We kind of like the European "awakeness" and diversity. That is to say that we are from Orange County Ca originally and they roll up the sidewalks at 8:PM. Everyone then goes nighty-night. We are looking for a place that is awake in SPIRIT and literally awake at night as well. A place where peolpe actually walk around and ride bikes and where most people don't care if you drive a MBZ or a BMW or a VW or live in a mansion. Perhaps you might even find a real artist or street musician as you walk to the grocery store. Is that what we might find in Santa Cruz ?

Thank you !
Patience
I spent years in city living so i avoid it, don't care about "night-life" ('cept for the natural kind) and don't know what shuts down where and when.
As far as people caring what kinda car you drive ... not anyone i know and i can say that it's not a status driven area.
It's a place where i can be myself, not care what i wear, whether or not my hair is combed, etc.. and where, women, for example, don't feel the need to be skinny and big boobed, fashion conscious, etc.
One of the things i most like about Santa Cruz county (i don't live in S.C. proper) is that there is powerful and beautiful nature and yet, there's enough of an urban vibe close by so that i can get a hit of that when i want it, which to me, is valuable.
And S.F. is less than a 2 hour drive which is a big plus.
And yeah, though the art and artist scene has changed (where hasn't it?) there are artists throughout the county.
Good music comes through often.
Bela Fleck was here in August for example (if that means anything to you) and the Mermen (another favorite of mine) are located in the S.F. Bay area and play here regularly.
It's a very bike and bus friendly community.
That's all i can think to say.
I love the Monterey Bay and S.C. county in particular.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:39 PM
 
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[quote=bellalunatic;11627755]Even San Francisco rolls up the sidewalks fairly early by national city standards, so I'm not sure how late you are expecting but...

Western Marin County and West Sonoma County are good choices. As Grapico pointed out, geez, we have the Bohemian Highway, The Bohemian Newspaper & of course the super secret society of our nation's power players of the Bohemian Club...so semantically you'd be in just the right place.



Hehhehee... Sounds like its worth a visit !
Thanks !!
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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I do not know if Bohemian Club lets women folk in, last time I thought about them, they did not.

Gentle-Patience, some years ago I spent a couple of weeks on a big fire up behind San Juan Capistrano, we worked an 80 hour shift (my personal record) saving Coto De Caza from the fire. We had Thanksgiving dinner brought in by helicopter. When we finally got down off the mountain we came down onto Highway 74, drove into San Juan Capistrano, found a place that sold Ice Cream and filled up.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I am in Oregon and there IS income tax, property tax
but no sales tax.

The weather today is wild and windy, 50 mph gusts,
and the forecast is for ongoing rain for the next two
weeks.

Yes, it does rain and rain in Oregon.

5 years ago .. Capitola did have that restaurant mentioned
with the cable car... loved it there.

I love CA and would not even CONSIDER Oregon.

Ferndale, Victorian and remotely situated...

Arcata, quaint ...

Guerneville.. looks fascinating and have meant
to check it out but never had the chance.

Santa Cruz, love the amusement pier

Mendocino...love the scenery

Santa Barbara, expensive, but love the
town and Old Spanish motif

Lompoc, visited many times and it had
a coffee/bohemian type 'cafe' which
was very cozy and lots of tables
some outside, and goodies to eat.

Isla Vista... last time I checked it seemed
to have lost its quaint ways.. seemed
overly developed and I was most disappointed.

Chico.. college town and probably has some
Bohemian districts... I don't know ... but I
liked the Sierra Nevada Brewery food.

Do I ever miss California.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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[quote=Clarks;11655341]I do not know if Bohemian Club lets women folk in, last time I thought about them, they did not.

Yeah well the club isn't the bohemian ...
.... Richard Nixon an honorary member ...
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