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Old 05-06-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Instead of north/south I think it now makes more sense to talk about California in terms of east and west of I-5.
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:12 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Instead of north/south I think it now makes more sense to talk about California in terms of east and west of I-5.
You may be kidding but that makes sense.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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You may be kidding but that makes sense.
Unfortunately it goes against the way many have thought of California in the past.

But I think it reflects the reality of the current and future nature of the state.

For example look at this county by county breakdown in the 2004 Presidential election. The line between red and blue counties follows I-5 almost exactly.

CNN.com Election 2004
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Splitting the state really wouldnt be a bad thing.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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Default N vs S

I live in San Luis Obispo county and we are considered southern california. the next county north is Monterey County and that is the beginning of northern california. At least is what Disneyland had to say one time. There was a special on ticket pricing and you had to live in southern california. And that is the boundary I was told.

But personally, I like to consider my county as the Central Coast.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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Instead of north/south I think it now makes more sense to talk about California in terms of east and west of I-5.
Yes, I would agree to that. Sadly, cause of old days people go by south, central, and north.

and, if there was to be south and north california. then i would say san luis obispo county is south.

and, i think everyone has their own perspective of the sectors of california. the state website does divide california into 9 different regions though.

Google Image Result for http://www.labor.ca.gov/cedp/images/cedpregionsmap2.jpg
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:50 AM
 
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Most people on the Monterey Penn. would identify themselves as "Northern California" or "Central Coast" and anything past the King City area getting into Paso would be "southern' so i personally view the Monterey Penn. as the dividing line.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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Splitting the state really wouldnt be a bad thing.
North California and South California split?
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:40 PM
 
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California is split into the coast on the west, the Sierra on the east, and the Valley in between.

The Coast has 3 divisions, north south and central (which according to my brain runs from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara.)

The other two longitudinal sections are divided into North and South. Northern California begins at Sacramento. Again, that's according to me.
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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I believe it should be 3 states because it is that diverse socially, economically, and culturally. Central Cali should have it's own state somehow. Maybe starting at Monterey county and ending in Sonoma County?
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