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Old 09-27-2011, 10:57 PM
 
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Aloha, Moved to California after living in Hawaii a long time.Am wanting to be in a place that is progressive, has lots of activism, vegetarian restaurants and health food store. A place with a lot of culture, world music, kirtans, and pretty good for riding bikes on the streets. Public transportation is important. I know Berkeley is pretty good in this area. The main problem with Berkeley is I found August and September cold and I know the winter is too cold. One of the main reasons I stayed in Hawaii so long was because of the warmer weather but public transportation is practically non-existent and not too much world music and the type of cultural events I am looking for. Here's the thing, I love the country and feel better living in the country but want what the city has to offer. I was thinking if there was a place that is just outside the city that is semi-rural or rural but close enough that I can catch a bus, ride a bike into town. i liked Lafayette but it appeared not possible to ride a bike into Berkeley and other areas. I was thinking of Southern Ca as its not as cold as Northern Ca, but doesn't seem to be as progressive as up north. I must stress that I am extremely sensitive to the cold. The weather is obviously the biggest obstacle for me (unless I become rich and can go to the tropics in the winter) Any possibilities out there, considering all I am trying to find.? By the way, I am desperate to get out of the place I'm at (Fresno, UGH, broke my arm, needed family help)

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Old 09-27-2011, 11:36 PM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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What's the lowest day-time high temp you're comfortable with?
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Aloha, Moved to California after living in Hawaii a long time.Am wanting to be in a place that is progressive, has lots of activism, vegetarian restaurants and health food store. A place with a lot of culture, world music, kirtans, and pretty good for riding bikes on the streets. Public transportation is important. I know Berkeley is pretty good in this area. The main problem with Berkeley is I found August and September cold and I know the winter is too cold. One of the main reasons I stayed in Hawaii so long was because of the warmer weather but public transportation is practically non-existent and not too much world music and the type of cultural events I am looking for. Here's the thing, I love the country and feel better living in the country but want what the city has to offer. I was thinking if there was a place that is just outside the city that is semi-rural or rural but close enough that I can catch a bus, ride a bike into town. i liked Lafayette but it appeared not possible to ride a bike into Berkeley and other areas. I was thinking of Southern Ca as its not as cold as Northern Ca, but doesn't seem to be as progressive as up north. I must stress that I am extremely sensitive to the cold. The weather is obviously the biggest obstacle for me (unless I become rich and can go to the tropics in the winter) Any possibilities out there, considering all I am trying to find.? By the way, I am desperate to get out of the place I'm at (Fresno, UGH, broke my arm, needed family help)
Here is what ya gotta do:

1. Become a Christian.

2. Follow the teachings of Jesus-as best you can.

3. Die.

4. Wake up in heaven.

5. There you have it.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:53 AM
 
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You could try Davis. Bikes are very popular and they've now enacted a new law regarding bike riders. It's now against the law to talk on your cell phone while riding your bike. That might include listening to music, too. I don't know, though.

Uh, I've been to Fresno. I figured you didn't move there, intentionally.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:44 AM
 
Location: South Korea
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Check out Santa Cruz.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Yeah, Santa Cruz county Jahmalla.
I think that you said that you lived in S.C. before?
Or i may be confusing you with someone else.
Anyway, the thing about S.C. county is that you can live very rurally (or semi-rurally) but be in real close proximity to everything else you're looking for.
And the public transportation system in the county is excellent.
Other areas of the u.s. have actually used the counties bus system as a model to improve their own.
Although routes in the more rural areas of the county are limited.
Got a bike?
And the temps in the winter may fall below your comfort zone.
Someone asked what the lowest day time temp you're comfortable with is.
How low can you go?
Finding a place where everything is just perfect is problematic 'cause i don't think it exists.
You may have to be a little more flexible.


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Old 09-28-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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1. Bakersfield
2. Boron
3. Baker
4. Barstow
5. Victorville
6. Needles
7. Buttonwillow
8. Blythe
9. El Centro
10. San Bernardino
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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Isla Vista. But if that is too much of a "youth ghetto" then pretty much any place in and around Santa Barbara / Goleta.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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Aloha, Moved to California after living in Hawaii a long time.Am wanting to be in a place that is progressive, has lots of activism, vegetarian restaurants and health food store. A place with a lot of culture, world music, kirtans, and pretty good for riding bikes on the streets. Public transportation is important. I know Berkeley is pretty good in this area. The main problem with Berkeley is I found August and September cold and I know the winter is too cold. One of the main reasons I stayed in Hawaii so long was because of the warmer weather but public transportation is practically non-existent and not too much world music and the type of cultural events I am looking for. Here's the thing, I love the country and feel better living in the country but want what the city has to offer. I was thinking if there was a place that is just outside the city that is semi-rural or rural but close enough that I can catch a bus, ride a bike into town. i liked Lafayette but it appeared not possible to ride a bike into Berkeley and other areas. I was thinking of Southern Ca as its not as cold as Northern Ca, but doesn't seem to be as progressive as up north. I must stress that I am extremely sensitive to the cold. The weather is obviously the biggest obstacle for me (unless I become rich and can go to the tropics in the winter) Any possibilities out there, considering all I am trying to find.? By the way, I am desperate to get out of the place I'm at (Fresno, UGH, broke my arm, needed family help)


OMG, I would love to have a COLD summer! Our summers in Oklahoma are God awful. I kid you not. Aloha Visited the islands of Oahu, Kaui and Maui three times. Next time it's the big island.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Aloha, Moved to California after living in Hawaii a long time.Am wanting to be in a place that is progressive, has lots of activism, vegetarian restaurants and health food store. A place with a lot of culture, world music, kirtans, and pretty good for riding bikes on the streets. Public transportation is important. I know Berkeley is pretty good in this area. The main problem with Berkeley is I found August and September cold and I know the winter is too cold. One of the main reasons I stayed in Hawaii so long was because of the warmer weather but public transportation is practically non-existent and not too much world music and the type of cultural events I am looking for. Here's the thing, I love the country and feel better living in the country but want what the city has to offer. I was thinking if there was a place that is just outside the city that is semi-rural or rural but close enough that I can catch a bus, ride a bike into town. i liked Lafayette but it appeared not possible to ride a bike into Berkeley and other areas. I was thinking of Southern Ca as its not as cold as Northern Ca, but doesn't seem to be as progressive as up north. I must stress that I am extremely sensitive to the cold. The weather is obviously the biggest obstacle for me (unless I become rich and can go to the tropics in the winter) Any possibilities out there, considering all I am trying to find.? By the way, I am desperate to get out of the place I'm at (Fresno, UGH, broke my arm, needed family help)

Utopia, California
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