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Bill Rogers - Posted - 08/16/2022:  15:15:22


Close to 10 million. Only 10 states have more people. That’s also about 25% of California’s population.

STUD - Posted - 08/16/2022:  15:28:30


Don't worry...
The thinning of the herd has comensed...

RonR - Posted - 08/16/2022:  15:44:51


I visit Los Feliz every winter and travel along the coast for a few weeks. Pacific Grove, is a new discovery for us. It's a little north of LA.

chuckv97 - Posted - 08/16/2022:  16:36:07


Darn busy on the freeways there - I used to park overnight at the T/A truck stop in Ontario , then get up gawdawful early to beat the morning rush to deliver in Santa Fe Springs 30 miles away.

wizofos - Posted - 08/17/2022:  05:37:52


Now I have more justification for living in a township with a population of 2500. People wave as you drive by and a traffic jam is getting behind a tractor pulling a haybine down the road.
You walk into the local pub and everyone waves and says Hi and the server knows what you drink.

Knows Picker - Posted - 08/17/2022:  05:47:58


I was watching a show about a dam in LA that failed back in the 20's. Thousands died.

Funny thing is, there is another dam exactly like it just a few miles away. Apparently, millions of people now live below it.

Ron Lacey - Posted - 08/17/2022:  06:17:46


We moved from Orange County, CA 32 years ago and traffic was a nightmare then. It took me over an hour to commute 14 miles to work on a good day. If it rained or there was an accident that could easily double. We loved living there, but there were just too many people. I can’t imagine it’s gotten any better.

banjoy - Posted - 08/17/2022:  06:19:17


... topped off with past severe flash-flooding of the entire basin area, and current predictions of devastating rains to come which will dwarf those past floods ... news for which I assume kinda sparked this thread ... Lately, I'm glad I'm all the way across the country, and my house is near the top of a hill ...


Edited by - banjoy on 08/17/2022 06:20:57

banjo bill-e - Posted - 08/17/2022:  08:05:00


---" living in a township with a population of 2500. People wave as you drive by and a traffic jam is getting behind a tractor pulling a haybine down the road.-----You walk into the local pub and everyone waves and says Hi and the server knows what you drink.---"

Exactly! Glen, I could have written this exact post. We have been spending quality time in a town just that size, and I have discovered that this is the perfect size. Yes, you get remembered, by name, at local cafes and pubs. Just love hearing "you having the usual?" on our second visit! Yes, strangers not only make eye contact, they actually smile and wave. Since your location is a few hundred miles from mine, I do believe that it is the size that makes the difference.

Bill Rogers - Posted - 08/17/2022:  10:18:19


I taught at a high school about that size—and not the biggest one around.

Tractor1 - Posted - 08/17/2022:  10:33:16


jack webb and dragnet comes to mjnd

BanjoLink - Posted - 08/18/2022:  08:27:52


Please do your best to keep them there. We, here in South Carolina, are starting to get a lot of complaints from the transplanted Ohioans that too many Californians are migrating here.

ChunoTheDog - Posted - 08/18/2022:  08:37:18


quote:

Originally posted by BanjoLink

Please do your best to keep them there. We, here in South Carolina, are starting to get a lot of complaints from the transplanted Ohioans that too many Californians are migrating here.






Sounds like Montana. Lots of folks complaining about all the Californians coming over.



They ruined 1 state, they should stay on the west coast and reap what they sowed. 

Bill Rogers - Posted - 08/18/2022:  10:40:16


I wonder how many of those folks are Californians as opposed to people who came here at some earlier point and are now moving on, chasing cheaper living costs.

5B-Ranch - Posted - 08/18/2022:  10:51:19


California Dreaming has turned into a nightmare for some I suppose. I mean with all the taxes and other weird things. My wife lived in Marin County for a few years in a small town that at one time was mainly occupied by 1960ish hippies you know the one’s with the commune mentality.

BanjoLink - Posted - 08/18/2022:  10:53:52


quote:

Originally posted by Bill Rogers

I wonder how many of those folks are Californians as opposed to people who came here at some earlier point and are now moving on, chasing cheaper living costs.






Some of both Bill.  One couple that just moved behind me are both original Californians.  He is a retired assistant TV director (for commercials (I think).  The other couple that I met on the coast in Beaufort are from northern California.  He is a Cal native, retired college professor in medical education, and she was from Kentucky ..... a nurse.  She is much younger and I think maybe he met her at his university and probably second marriage for both.  I don't talk to the first couple much about why they came, but assumed it was the cost of living.  The second couple are more outspoken and it was definitely economics and other factors.  They also said their best friends had moved to SC for the same reasons.

dflowers - Posted - 08/18/2022:  12:45:28


Wow, guys. I am fourth generation from Glendale, Ca. Used to be slow and we stayed in our town
I lived through the start of the “folk” and the “start “ of bluegrass for me when “the Dillard” came to town in the mid ‘60s. No dope, just Coors beer.
To me, the place looks like a war zone. I will take me Ohio anytime

Tractor1 - Posted - 08/18/2022:  12:55:22


California I drove out there the southern route once--never bothered with the peopled places --I 'll never forget the big hills going into bakersfield and going on up to the sequoias where I turned around and came back,that part of the country is never ending serene beauty
- as far as the people --plenty of them here

RonR - Posted - 08/18/2022:  14:22:53


A couple of days in LA is nice. After that I like to travel up the Pacific coast highway and see the sights and stay in Monterey. Some years we hit Napa Valley, Palm Springs, and Joshua Tree National Park. There are a lot of other places that are good destinations using LA as a starting point. I like the mix of city and country, but I live in the burbs of Philly.

Bill Rogers - Posted - 08/18/2022:  21:14:44


quote:

Originally posted by banjoy

Great Flood of 1862



Los Angeles flood of 1938



Risk of catastrophic California ‘megaflood’ has doubled



... et cetera ...


@banjoy






Now looks like a portent of things to come:  In January, 1970, the Sacramento Valley flooded. I was living in Redding, near Shasta Dam, and remember driving to a dam overlook and watching the water go over the top of the dam, with all the gates wide open and the spillways running full. Quite a site. Right now it's the opposite, but I'm still thinking about flood insurance. 

AndrewD - Posted - 08/19/2022:  02:28:33


quote:

Originally posted by Bill Rogers

I wonder how many of those folks are Californians as opposed to people who came here at some earlier point and are now moving on, chasing cheaper living costs.






I notice the same thing in London. Many of my friends and acquaintances are at or near retirement. They've paid off their mortgages and can add hundreds of thousands to their pension pot by selling up in London and moving to almost anywhere else in the country. But it's mostly those who came to London from elsewhere to take advantage of the better opportunities who are doing this - many of them moving back to a smarter bit of where they originally came from 50 or so years ago.  I'm sticking it out here as long as possible.  But I was born here and, except for brief sojourns in the lesser cities of Paris and New York, have always lived here.

Banjonewguy - Posted - 08/19/2022:  03:34:06


quote:

Originally posted by BanjoLink

Please do your best to keep them there. We, here in South Carolina, are starting to get a lot of complaints from the transplanted Ohioans that too many Californians are migrating here.






Here in central VA our adopted New Yorkers complain about them too. cheeky

banjoy - Posted - 08/19/2022:  04:34:25


Alas -- don't fret all you Californians (or wannabe Californians) ... there is plenty of disdain to go around. I know lots of friends in Western North Carolina, and actually lived in Boone briefly for six months, and I noticed lots and lots of Florida license plates. Up there, they are called "Floridiots" and it didn't take long for me to learn they all earned that moniker...



No Foridiots were harmed in the making of this post. Unless they were.


Edited by - banjoy on 08/19/2022 04:35:24

wizofos - Posted - 08/19/2022:  05:45:49


When Californicans and Floridiots ask about moving up here to the Frozen Tundra we tell them about being snow bound and the blizzards. You expound on -30f temps. We talk about how we like summer and hopefully it will happen on a weekend.
We don't tell them about how the summers are the most beautiful with the deep blue lakes and unpolluted skies, colorful autumns when the leaves change and the intense green trees and fields. There is nothing like throwing another log on the fire, pouring a cup of coffee and watching the snow fall.

BanjoLink - Posted - 08/19/2022:  07:17:35


quote:

Originally posted by wizofos

When Californicans and Floridiots ask about moving up here to the Frozen Tundra we tell them about being snow bound and the blizzards. You expound on -30f temps. We talk about how we like summer and hopefully it will happen on a weekend.

We don't tell them about how the summers are the most beautiful with the deep blue lakes and unpolluted skies, colorful autumns when the leaves change and the intense green trees and fields. There is nothing like throwing another log on the fire, pouring a cup of coffee and watching the snow fall.






Oh Glen .... they already know about the cold.  That is where they lived before moving to Florida or California and then in the case of the ones that went to Florida, they either moved to the Carolinas or Georgia or if they can afford it just some to our mountains for the summer and then back to Florida.  The ones that come back to live in the Carolinas are called "half backs" ...... having nothing to do with football!

Tractor1 - Posted - 08/19/2022:  08:06:57


so lets go kick the natives out of the way,if we can't get much work out of them---spread out a little eminent domain and grow some ground that is ours ---

yes me too--sometimes a"have" sometimes a "have not''-however a lot of times I morph the'' have not'' into"didn't want it anyway" so take your florida --north C etc.----if the-- better half-- had not already  trumped it with hard hitting ''no way--jose ss


Edited by - Tractor1 on 08/19/2022 08:08:25

BanjoLink - Posted - 08/19/2022:  08:33:56


quote:

Originally posted by Tractor1

so lets go kick the natives out of the way,if we can't get much work out of them---spread out a little eminent domain and grow some ground that is ours ---

yes me too--sometimes a"have" sometimes a "have not''-however a lot of times I morph the'' have not'' into"didn't want it anyway" so take your florida --north C etc.----if the-- better half-- had not already  trumped it with hard hitting ''no way--jose ss






Mind translating?wink

steve davis - Posted - 08/19/2022:  08:39:01


When I was a kid I thought everybody came from a village of 3-400 people and lived next to the ocean.

Tractor1 - Posted - 08/19/2022:  10:16:28


quote:

Originally posted by BanjoLink

quote:

Originally posted by Tractor1

so lets go kick the natives out of the way,if we can't get much work out of them---spread out a little eminent domain and grow some ground that is ours ---

yes me too--sometimes a"have" sometimes a "have not''-however a lot of times I morph the'' have not'' into"didn't want it anyway" so take your florida --north C etc.----if the-- better half-- had not already  trumped it with hard hitting ''no way--jose ss






Mind translating?wink






your mind or mine----



too much trouble for the out come ===feel free to ignore me next time--dylan got by with rambling--.i'm late for a nap ---I was laughing at the state to state bashing about land thay was stolen--for one thing--and admitting my own guilt also --


Edited by - Tractor1 on 08/19/2022 10:30:29

banjo bill-e - Posted - 08/19/2022:  10:47:26


Our family lived there, in Monterey Park, in the mid-50s when my father was stationed at Edwards AFB. My sister walked to school and I remember us both walking by ourselves, ages 4 and 8, to Vons grocery and See's Candy. I doubt that old neighborhood is the same these days. I remember Disneyland (the original!) and Santa Claus Village and Knots Berry Farm, and that is all of my memories of California, other than getting bit by a big dog.

WesB - Posted - 08/19/2022:  11:56:04


quote:

Originally posted by steve davis

When I was a kid I thought everybody came from a village of 3-400 people and lived next to the ocean.






Wait!!  You mean they didn't????

BanjoLink - Posted - 08/19/2022:  12:07:35


quote:

Originally posted by Tractor1

quote:

Originally posted by BanjoLink

quote:

Originally posted by Tractor1

so lets go kick the natives out of the way,if we can't get much work out of them---spread out a little eminent domain and grow some ground that is ours ---

yes me too--sometimes a"have" sometimes a "have not''-however a lot of times I morph the'' have not'' into"didn't want it anyway" so take your florida --north C etc.----if the-- better half-- had not already  trumped it with hard hitting ''no way--jose ss






Mind translating?wink






your mind or mine----



too much trouble for the out come ===feel free to ignore me next time--dylan got by with rambling--.i'm late for a nap ---I was laughing at the state to state bashing about land thay was stolen--for one thing--and admitting my own guilt also --






No Tom, I like your posts ...... just was having a little trouble with that one.  Everyone else probably got it!

Tractor1 - Posted - 08/19/2022:  12:11:57


thanks man --Owen and Chuck should be along to give you an understanding like ha ha

1935tb-11 - Posted - 08/19/2022:  14:56:05


lyle lovett recorded a song L. A. County years ago that robert earl keen wrote,,,dang good song (murder ballad). i have always been a lyle lovett fan.



youtube.com/watch?v=dCOEne9eocU

 


Edited by - 1935tb-11 on 08/19/2022 15:01:20

monstertone - Posted - 08/21/2022:  16:10:07


Like a lot of people, I left cold country & snow shovels for sunny Southern Ca. It was 1963, I was young, naive, & didn't know any better. By the time I got my act together, & was earning a decent living in engineering, it was fast becoming evident all that glittered was not gold. California seemed to have it all. However, there was a heavy price to be paid for it. 



My brother, on the other hand, much preferred rural Indiana, not far from Indy, where we were raised. Morgantown, Indiana is farm country, everyone in town knows everyone else, their kids are bussed from all over the county, to the same school. Morgantown has one post office, one church, one bank, one grocery store, one diner, one A&W Root Beer stand where the kids hang out, & zero traffic signals! I used to refer to Morgantown as Mayberry, RFD.  A few miles down the road is Bean Blossom. There is a certain charm only to be found in small towns like that. They are all pretty much the same, yet each remains unique.



I had long wanted out, but was trapped in the big city by my chosen profession, until retirement in 2003. fwiw: I could go on & on about California, Los Angeles in particular. But it would probably get me in a heap of trouble. wink  Sure am glad I got out when I did.


Edited by - monstertone on 08/21/2022 16:27:22

steve davis - Posted - 08/21/2022:  16:12:53


I'm so glad I never left Port Clyde for very long.

Bill Rogers - Posted - 08/21/2022:  16:51:17


SoCal (south of the Tehachapis) is a world unto itself. And LA is in turn very different from San Diego. NorCal has its divisions too. Impossible, I think, to collect almost 40mm disparate people and have any sot of remotely monolithic culture.


Edited by - Bill Rogers on 08/21/2022 17:10:12

BanjoLink - Posted - 08/21/2022:  17:00:25


I just read an article that the LA Police Department is going to start enforcing these "road blockages" where a bunch of people and cars block a road and do stupid things in their cars ..... and in a recent one looted a convenience store. Not a good look!

steve davis - Posted - 08/22/2022:  07:46:38


It's hard for people to rob businesses around here because everybody knows each other.

Tractor1 - Posted - 08/22/2022:  09:36:36


close knit communities are wonderful ==small rural areas are naturals for this---In the cities it shows up in people doing similar activities-- but still not as personal

Owen - Posted - 08/22/2022:  14:57:49


Tom: Owen and Chuck should be along to give you an understanding ....



A lot of people disagree with my understanding. I acknowledge that things were different in the US and Canada, and that the FN's got the s***** end of the stick, but I'm somewhat confused when it comes to "honour the treaties" and "stolen lands," in that our numbered treaties all have the wording: ".... do hereby cede, release, surrender and yield up to the Government of the Dominion of Canada, for Her Majesty the Queen, and Her successors forever, all their rights, titles and privileges whatsoever, to the lands included within the following limits, .... ."  Adding to my confusion are the various political factions/governments that promote divisiveness, and some recent decisions by our supreme court that, on the surface, seem to give short shrift to the aforementioned clause.



So, it'll be up to Chuck [or somebody else] to provide a more accurate (?) understanding.

steve davis - Posted - 08/24/2022:  14:20:03


One week in the 70s had our old Port Clyde General Store being stolen from every night.Standard fare...cigarettes and beer.
Someone slept over in the store and heard the fellow rummaging around.Lights came on and perp was caught.
A discovery was made that night.There was an old hatch in the floor for sneaking booze from the beach up into the store and the thief used that "floor door".
Hatch got fastened down securely.

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