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Old 04-09-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara County
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Having lived in No Cal and So Cal for 9 and 51 years respectively, it seems to me that the dividing line is where people from SF and LA go to retire. Take San Luis Obispo, for example, it's full of LA retiree's. Hard to find any from SF. I just came home from a trip to Big Sur and found it full of SF people. Monterey County (at least the desireable places) is full of Bay Area retirees. The Central Valley is up for grabs but if you look over at the Sierra foothills, you'll find Lake Isabella and Tehachapi full of LA people while Mariposa and Sonora are full of SF'ers.

So, in addition to my earlier post about Unocal giving away Dodger and Giant pins, my conclusion is confirmed that the dividing line is: PASO ROBLES.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:48 PM
 
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Default Giants/As vs Dodgers/Angels

When you go over Gaviota Summit, heading north, "Go Dodger Blue" starts to immediately fade away. Also, whereas, SB and points East / South all have access to LA TV, north of the Santa Ynez Mtns they don't. Also, I've noticed that in Southern SB County you see the Slimes in newspaper machines at restaurants, whereas the Comical starts popping up in Buellton. Furthermore ... many species of plants have their northern or southern limits near Pt. Conception. So, along the coast, Pt Conception is a fairly natural boundary pt. Where it gets tough is inland. Not too many Giants fans in Bakersfield ... in Fresno, a few more ... in Modesto, many.

Agree with the strange notion that the LA sphere of influence extends well up the Owens Valley ... go to Mammoth and it's obvious.

Interestingly ... in the book "The Nine Nations of North America" include, in "Mexamerica" (a SWern multi state "nation") only coastal regions south of Pt. Conception, but all of the San Joaquin Valley (clear up to Sacto), but leave out the High Sierra, Owens Valley, Mojave, etc (those are part of "The Empty Quarter"). Everything north of Mexamerica and west of the Empty Quarter is part of "Ecotopia" according to that scheme.

Bottom line - In my book the border starts at Pt Conception, goes along the Santa Ynez Crest, diagonals across the arid high plans of NE SB and SE SLO counties, follows the Temblor Range, cuts across the San Joaquin Valley between Bakersfield and Visalia, proceeds to the Sierra Crest, north to just north of Mammoth, across the area north of Crowley Lake, follows the White Mtn crest south, zigs over to take in Death Valley, then ends at the NV border. Everything north of that border is Nor Cal and everything south of it is So Cal.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: TN.
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i have lived most of my life in ca.
if they are talking deviding it, it should really be devided into thirds.
northern, central, and southern.
i have always lived in northern ca.
where all the redwoods grow.
i hated the add that they had on tv a couple years ago, about the program on pelican bay prison, stated that it was 300 something miles from civilasation.
eureka, and cresent city, are nice little towns, that was a slur against US TRUE NORTHERN CA. PEOPLE
i think northern ca starts at san fransisco.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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i have lived most of my life in ca.
if they are talking deviding it, it should really be devided into thirds.
northern, central, and southern.
i have always lived in northern ca.
where all the redwoods grow.
i hated the add that they had on tv a couple years ago, about the program on pelican bay prison, stated that it was 300 something miles from civilasation.
eureka, and cresent city, are nice little towns, that was a slur against US TRUE NORTHERN CA. PEOPLE
i think northern ca starts at san fransisco.
Whoossshhhhh!
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:11 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.
Never knew about this! I guess this is it?

Google Maps
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:18 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Never knew about this! I guess this is it?

Google Maps
lol, awesome.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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I remember a letter to the editor in the SF Chronicle a few years ago. The writer said among other things that Santa Barbara really, by rights, belongs to Northern California. I identified the attitude immediately, and it reflects as well how they feel about San Jose: San Franciscans just love to claim all the pretty, charming parts of the state to associate with. LOL.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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Can you negative rep people?
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Drive North on 5, SoCal ends when you stop seeing people like this




(I am sure someone will follow up with a NorCal generalization...)


Last edited by Mach50; 05-21-2009 at 05:02 PM..
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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Drive North on 5, SoCal ends when you stop seeing people like this




(I am sure someone will follow up with a NorCal generalization...)
So I guess So Cal therefore ends somewhere up around Dawson City, YK.
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