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Old 03-08-2015, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Hopefully CC's weather is more agreeable to you than Redding's. I'm interested to hear what you think of summer this year. CC is just slightly cooler and foggier than coastal Humboldt which was a turn off for me (as was the lack of amenities up there) but it's certainly a hell of a lot better than the Sacramento Valley's climate!
Yes, it's WAAAAY more agreeable than Redding. I looked at Redding's forecast the other day, and they are already facing 80 degree days. Yikes.

I also looked at the historical weather for CC, and the record high was back in the 1960's - 93 degrees LOLOLOL! Record high of 93. I'm in heaven. Yes, it's cloudier and foggier than the SF Bay Area, but I can't afford perfect weather. But, so far, it's cloudy for a few days, then glorious for several days. That's okay by me. I prefer it cool. Not too hot, not too cold. It's not for everyone, but I'm still amazed I can live by the ocean and afford it - where there is no snow!

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Thanks, that's good information about the section 8 vouchers. I see so many people talking about how easy it is to get a voucher and they actually calculate it in the net benefit a welfare family receives even though most will never get one. What you are saying is consistent with everything I have heard. I have a friend in Solano County who was on the list forever and even though she met at least two of the priority criteria, has a minor child and is employed locally, she never did get a voucher. She was fortunate enough to get a project based voucher for the apartment she is renting and even though that's not transferable she's very happy.
It's also my understanding that most, if not all, bay area counties have stopped in-transfers of vouchers- have you heard that? I know in Vallejo about 40% of their section 8 families were in-transfers from other bay area counties and they put a stop to it and said those counties needed to find a way to deal with their poor rather than send them 'somewhere else'.
I wouldn't be surprised at limitations on transferring vouchers. I haven't looked into that. I have met one person who transferred from somewhere in Southern CA to Anderson, CA (Shasta County). That waiting list closed while I was there, so I'm not sure if she was able to transfer because the list was open, or if it was closed.

Yeah, the trick is to be willing to move where the list is open first and foremost, to get a voucher. And somewhere the wait isn't too long. But, as you say, it may not be possible to later transfer it to where you'd rather live. I guess you'd have to be flexible there, too, and look at the open options and maybe one would be better than where you are.

Fortunately, I've found my spot. I don't intend to transfer out of Del Norte County. It's affordable, I like the weather, and it's beautiful and safe without a bunch of homeless out my door, like where I lived in downtown Redding. There is a huge park at the beachfront here, and not one homeless person hanging out there. In Redding, it would be a huge camp, and scary to walk through, like the library park in Redding - it's just sad nobody will use that park anymore because it's covered with homeless people.

People here don't give handouts to the homeless like they do in Redding, so they move on, I guess. That's what I've been told.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Redding,CA
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Yes, it's WAAAAY more agreeable than Redding. I looked at Redding's forecast the other day, and they are already facing 80 degree days. Yikes.

I also looked at the historical weather for CC, and the record high was back in the 1960's - 93 degrees LOLOLOL! Record high of 93. I'm in heaven. Yes, it's cloudier and foggier than the SF Bay Area, but I can't afford perfect weather. But, so far, it's cloudy for a few days, then glorious for several days. That's okay by me. I prefer it cool. Not too hot, not too cold. It's not for everyone, but I'm still amazed I can live by the ocean and afford it - where there is no snow!
Predictions are that it's going to hit 86 tomorrow here in Redding, Snow. This is crazy! Wish I were at the coast too! This San Francisco girl is still not used to this heat even after 40 years of living here. I definitely think we could break our record of 122 this summer! You were so lucky we had a really mild summer when you were here. I really envy your coastal weather!
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Predictions are that it's going to hit 86 tomorrow here in Redding, Snow. This is crazy! Wish I were at the coast too! This San Francisco girl is still not used to this heat even after 40 years of living here. I definitely think we could break our record of 122 this summer! You were so lucky we had a really mild summer when you were here. I really envy your coastal weather!
Holy moly, last year was mild? It got up to 117 and was 100+ degrees for 5 months straight. I don't know how you can stay, you poor thing!

I miss the good shopping in Redding. I miss JoAnn Fabrics and Michaels. There is nothing like that here, unless you go all the way to Grants Pass or Eureka. And the Grants Pass JoAnn's isn't as big as Redding's. I'll have to buy a lot of my sewing stuff online. Just not the same as looking at it in person.

And kayaking was fun on Whiskeytown Lake. But, even that got too hot to do.

Well, you'll have to come escape from the heat. There was a woman here with her 3 kids last week from Anderson. Her kids were so excited to show me, a stranger, their shells. They were so adorable. She said she got up and made them breakfast and just on the spur of the moment said, let's go to the beach!
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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thinking of moving up that way, and all your info. has been very helpful, thanks so much!
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:37 PM
 
Location: NorCal
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Interesting post. My wife and I are both from the Bay Area, San Jose and San Francisco, respectively. We visited Crescent City on a whim while further down on the coast a few years ago and fell in love with the area. We went back last year for Independence Day and stayed in Brookings. We want to move to CC but want to get a feel for the area first. We went as far north as Florence to see the sea lion caves. Got to see the parade and fireworks in CC and loved it. The area is so beautiful and relaxing compared to where we're from. Glad to see there are others here who appreciate the area. Might go back this year if my wife's health improves and definitely can't wait to move there. But probably going to be a few years before that happens.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, Oregon
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The redwoods, the beaches, the proximity to Oregon, the mild climate. I f**king love this place!
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Location: southeast Wisconsin
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Been here almost 9 months now, still lovin' it. My hubby got a severe sinus and chest infection, we think from living in a house with mold (we were staying with relatives). Now that we are in our "own" place (renting) he is getting better. We have a pellet stove and it keeps the place dry. That's something to watch out for when you are looking for a place....mold. We have a cool Maritime climate with moisture (fog) from the ocean, and if the property is under the Redwoods it will be damp. Get on the list with Seawood if you are looking for a place to rent. They have nice, roomy duplexes and they all come with a pellet stove.
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, Oregon
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I just can't believe so many people hate CC. This place is paradise! Screw the haters, lol!
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:03 PM
 
Location: southeast Wisconsin
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Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh....don't tell them, they'll all want to move here
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I'd love to retire up there if it weren't for the lack of healthcare. I don't want to travel hundreds of miles to find a good specialist if I should need one. I'll just have to settle for vacations, I suppose.
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