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Aug 16, 2022 - 3:15:22 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26315 posts since 6/25/2005

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

Aug 16, 2022 - 3:28:30 PM

STUD

USA

36237 posts since 3/5/2008

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

Aug 16, 2022 - 3:44:51 PM

RonR

USA

1980 posts since 11/29/2012

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.

Aug 16, 2022 - 4:36:07 PM

chuckv97

Canada

66092 posts since 10/5/2013

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.

Aug 17, 2022 - 5:37:52 AM
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wizofos

USA

6320 posts since 8/19/2012

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.

Aug 17, 2022 - 5:47:58 AM

494 posts since 4/11/2019

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.

Aug 17, 2022 - 6:17:46 AM
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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.

Aug 17, 2022 - 6:19:17 AM
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banjoy

USA

10428 posts since 7/1/2006

... 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

Aug 17, 2022 - 6:26:27 AM

banjoy

USA

10428 posts since 7/1/2006

Aug 17, 2022 - 8:05 AM
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banjo bill-e

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12439 posts since 2/22/2007

---" 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.

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Aug 17, 2022 - 10:18:19 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

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26315 posts since 6/25/2005

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

Aug 17, 2022 - 10:33:16 AM
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jack webb and dragnet comes to mjnd

Aug 18, 2022 - 8:27:52 AM
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13369 posts since 1/15/2005

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.

Aug 18, 2022 - 8:37:18 AM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

1695 posts since 8/9/2019

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. 

Aug 18, 2022 - 10:40:16 AM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26315 posts since 6/25/2005

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.

Aug 18, 2022 - 10:51:19 AM

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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.

Aug 18, 2022 - 10:53:52 AM

13369 posts since 1/15/2005

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.

Aug 18, 2022 - 12:45:28 PM
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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

Aug 18, 2022 - 12:55:22 PM

4132 posts since 9/12/2016

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

Aug 18, 2022 - 2:22:53 PM

RonR

USA

1980 posts since 11/29/2012

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.

Aug 18, 2022 - 9:14:44 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26315 posts since 6/25/2005

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. 

Aug 19, 2022 - 2:28:33 AM

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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.

Aug 19, 2022 - 3:34:06 AM

1639 posts since 9/6/2019

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

Aug 19, 2022 - 4:34:25 AM

banjoy

USA

10428 posts since 7/1/2006

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

Aug 19, 2022 - 5:45:49 AM
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wizofos

USA

6320 posts since 8/19/2012

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.

Aug 19, 2022 - 7:17:35 AM

13369 posts since 1/15/2005

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!

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