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View Poll Results: Which part of California is more Californian?
They're both Californian 112 70.44%
Northern is more real Californian 16 10.06%
Southern is more real Californian - Hollywood, like duh! 31 19.50%
Voters: 159. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-16-2008, 11:18 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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California's vast variety is what makes it so interesting. Both are real California, and both have significant variety within their own region.

Back about a decade ago, when I lived in Columbus, Ohio, I visited CA on a business trip for a couple of weeks with some coworkers from Ohio and Pennsylvania. After the trip was over, one said something I thought was very interesting, "why would folks living in California ever need to go anywhere else for a vacation?"
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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The real Ca is on the central coast
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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both are "real california" BUT Southern California is definitely a lot better with disney, hollywood, and San Diego....
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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I Think socal has a another name i think its 'SouthLand" but let's not divide each other because i love the whole state so much and one without each other is a big loss.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Lettuce Land
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Default The "poll" is sappy, in my view.

Sorry, but there are no more "real" California's left. To find one you'd need to go to some other continent. Here in the golden state we have trashed our economy and ruined our infrastructure to the point where all that we have left is a thin veneer of glitter overriding a cracked eggshell structure called "civilization".

So even though a gazillion little local snap shots of what "California" once was remain, the real deal is long gone. Too bad, because it was once a fun place to live. It will never happen but the best thing that could occur is if we'd be allowed the form four or five real states out of the dregs of this mess. That way the citizens of each new state could concentrate of what they need to do to survive and prosper. But what we're doing now is quickly killing everything that creates jobs in order to care for those who won't take care of themselves, because they're the ones with the most votes. What was that definition for insanity again?
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:45 AM
 
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Originally Posted by NewToCA View Post
California's vast variety is what makes it so interesting. Both are real California, and both have significant variety within their own region.

Back about a decade ago, when I lived in Columbus, Ohio, I visited CA on a business trip for a couple of weeks with some coworkers from Ohio and Pennsylvania. After the trip was over, one said something I thought was very interesting, "why would folks living in California ever need to go anywhere else for a vacation?"
You hit it on the nail, you be surprised how many Californian's vacation within the state. Many southern Californian residents will either go to San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Monterey/Carmel, the national parks, San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead (mountains), Palm Springs, and to Las Vegas (which is really just an extension of southern california).

I know personally when I can't afford to go on a long trip, I will vacation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its a cheap flight, or short drive and it feels as if I went somewhere far. Plus I can stay with relatives without the expense of a hotel.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: San Jose
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False dichotomy. There are a lot more distinct "Californias" than a simple north/south divide. Most parts of the state wouldn't want to self-identify with either LA or the Bay Area.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:01 PM
 
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The state's first capital was San Francisco.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:53 PM
 
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The state's first capital was San Francisco.
No it wasn't, nor has it ever been (well for a very short period of about 5 months SF was the temporary capital). Don't know where you got that from. The first capital of CA was San Jose. I find it interesting that every state capital CA has had, has been in NorCal. I am just saying lol, I find it kind funny as most people from other regions of the country think SoCal when they think of CA. I cannot tell you how many people I have met that thought Oakland was a neighboring city to LA. Former CA capital's were in Vallejo, Benicia, and San Jose.
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