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View Poll Results: San Jose vs Vancouver: which is a better city?
Vancouver 31 86.11%
San Jose 5 13.89%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-10-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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Yes it all merges into one big area, but has pockets within the boundaries of the City of Los Angles that are their own cities. Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City, West Hollywood and tiny San Fernando, all have their own municipal governments and are totally surrounded by the City of Los Angeles.

There are many, many more cities that merge into each other. Pasadena is it's own city, and even South Pasadena is it's own city.

On that note. If you are in the area again, I suggest a visit to the Old Pasadena. They've done a nice job on refurbishing that area with nice shops and restaurants.

https://www.oldpasadena.org

The jewel though IMO in that area in San Marino, another little city right next to South Pasadena, is

Home - The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens

A wonderful old mansion with amazing gardens. I first went in the 1980's, my last visit was just a few years ago.
Thanks! We'll be visiting California quite a bit over the next few years due to family connections, so we might just check those out
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Thanks! We'll be visiting California quite a bit over the next few years due to family connections, so we might just check those out
I got to know California because of family connections. My grandparent lived there starting the 1950's. My uncle as well, so I've been going since I was a child.

It's also a fairly easy drive from Vancouver.
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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And it can matter when you live in this area. The laws from one city to another in the LA area can vary drastically. San Marino is a little over the top IMO.
Oh, do tell!
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Oh, do tell!
San Marino beats Beverly Hills as one of the most expensive places to live.

As far as laws are concerned; Apartments, condos, and townhomes are not allowed in the city. Same with fast fod and chain restaurants. Cars are not allowed to be parked on the street and must be in the garage or driveway. The garage can only be used for your car and not as a storage facility like many American garages around the country. This is in stark contrast to most of the neighboring cities in the San Rafael Hills and San Gabriel Valley.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:24 PM
 
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Stick to the thread!!!!
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:42 AM
 
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Stick to the thread!!!!
Thread's dead baby.

I'm pretty sure there is nothing more to be said.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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Thread's dead baby.

I'm pretty sure there is nothing more to be said.
Just leave it at that with no more irrelevant comment
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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San Marino beats Beverly Hills as one of the most expensive places to live.

As far as laws are concerned; Apartments, condos, and townhomes are not allowed in the city. Same with fast fod and chain restaurants. Cars are not allowed to be parked on the street and must be in the garage or driveway. The garage can only be used for your car and not as a storage facility like many American garages around the country. This is in stark contrast to most of the neighboring cities in the San Rafael Hills and San Gabriel Valley.
So unlike that perfect city, San Jose. Where the downtown is so exciting and vibrant that it is the envy of every other place on earth that never heard of it.
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