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Old 03-29-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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On the 99 freeway in Madera, there is a palm tree and a redwood tree in the center median. Palm south / redwood north. That is the actual north/south line.
Actually, there are palm trees as far north as Redding. Sacramento and San Jose are full of palm trees.

I even saw some palm trees in Eugene, Oregon (the small kind, not the super tall stalky kind).
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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Southern CA: from MX border to Santa Barbara
Central CA: from Santa Barbara to Monterey
Northern CA: from Monterey to Oregon
I have a slightly different definition:

South Coast: Border to Santa Barbara

Central Coast: North of Santa Barbara to San Francisco

North Coast: North of San Francisco to Oregon border
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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I have a slightly different definition:

South Coast: Border to Santa Barbara

Central Coast: North of Santa Barbara to San Francisco

North Coast: North of San Francisco to Oregon border
I have a spin on that too.


South: Border to SB

Central: SB to Santa Cruz

North: Anything beyond Santa Cruz
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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Does anyone know the exact halfway point of the state?
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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Santa Barbara is the begining of SoCal IMO. Culturally, weather-wise, etc. I don't see how SB cannot be considered SoCal.
Yeah, I agree. I consider it Northern (or Central) CA where the coastline changes direction (and the ocean/weather gets cooler) at Point Conception.

There are a few 'banana belts' on the Central & Northern CA coasts, but they are small enough so that you know the chill of Northern CA isn't far away.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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I have a spin on that too.


South: Border to SB

Central: SB to Santa Cruz

North: Anything beyond Santa Cruz
Yeah, I could go along with that definition.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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Actually, there are palm trees as far north as Redding. Sacramento and San Jose are full of palm trees.

I even saw some palm trees in Eugene, Oregon (the small kind, not the super tall stalky kind).
Yes, of course there are. But these particular trees mentioned (the redwood and palm on highway 99) were planted by CalTrans as a cute way of indicating the midline of the state. These trees are where CA is geographically split north to south.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Does anyone know the exact halfway point of the state?
The geographic center of CA is near North Fork, CA. So if you drew a line east and west from North Fork, you'd get the exact geographic split.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The geographic center of CA is near North Fork, CA. So if you drew a line east and west from North Fork, you'd get the exact geographic split.
I am not sure drawing a line would work, I think there is more to consider than exact no/so.

Nita
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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I am not sure drawing a line would work, I think there is more to consider than exact no/so.

Nita
Oh, I'm not talking about how north and south is commonly recognized by people. But he asked for the exact split and that's exactly where it is, geographically speaking.
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