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    As a CA native I wanted to have a good news thread here as well.

    So, someone gimme something good.
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    Should be a short thread.

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    Hmmm, where to begin...

    World Class Nature
    The Pacific Ocean
    The Sierra Nevada
    The Redwoods
    Death Valley
    Joshua Tree
    Yosemite
    Tahoe
    (extreme short list)

    World Class Cities

    San Francisco
    Los Angeles

    Major Industry
    Space Exploration
    Silicon Valley
    Hollywood
    Music
    Agriculture (fruits and nuts!)

    World Class Sports Teams
    Didn't we win a hockey game or something?
    I've also heard that we have some other sports too.

    World Class Colleges and Universities
    CalTech
    Stanford
    UCLA
    Berkley
    (extreme short list)

    World Culture Leader
    All the other brothers can't deny...
    We make more music
    We make more video games
    We make more movies

    Best Climate, and most climate variety
    I live in a city with one of the most highly regarded climates in the world. Yet, within a one-hour drive, I can be enjoying alpine view, or wandering the desert. We have excellent skiing and surfing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinFinderson View Post
    Hmmm, where to begin...

    World Class Nature
    The Pacific Ocean
    The Sierra Nevada
    The Redwoods
    Death Valley
    Joshua Tree
    Yosemite
    Tahoe
    (extreme short list)

    World Class Cities

    San Francisco
    Los Angeles

    Major Industry
    Space Exploration
    Silicon Valley
    Hollywood
    Music
    Agriculture (fruits and nuts!)

    World Class Sports Teams
    Didn't we win a hockey game or something?
    I've also heard that we have some other sports too.

    World Class Colleges and Universities
    CalTech
    Stanford
    UCLA
    Berkley
    (extreme short list)

    World Culture Leader
    All the other brothers can't deny...
    We make more music
    We make more video games
    We make more movies

    Best Climate, and most climate variety
    I live in a city with one of the most highly regarded climates in the world. Yet, within a one-hour drive, I can be enjoying alpine view, or wandering the desert. We have excellent skiing and surfing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach McGuirk View Post


    Ugh. I move we re-focus this thread to "What's right with Northern California."

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    (1) Legalized Marijuana:



    (2) Apple:





    (3) Green Power:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    LOL.
    Honestly, it would be easier to make a list of the things that make me jealous of other states:

    Utah: Southern Utah Parks
    Montana: Fishing and rodeo
    Mountain West: I really miss the Rocky Mountains
    New York City: Art and museums and theater

    I should add to California list, Culinary Arts. We aren't the leader on the high-end side, but I think we do very well on the mid and low-end side of the culinary arts. We are the birthplace of the food-truck phenomenon. In other words, the best food that most of us can afford to eat can be found in CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinFinderson View Post
    Honestly, it would be easier to make a list of the things that make me jealous of other states:

    Utah: Southern Utah Parks
    Montana: Fishing and rodeo
    Mountain West: I really miss the Rocky Mountains
    New York City: Art and museums and theater

    I should add to California list, Culinary Arts. We aren't the leader on the high-end side, but I think we do very well on the mid and low-end side of the culinary arts. We are the birthplace of the food-truck phenomenon. In other words, the best food that most of us can afford to eat can be found in CA.
    I just found it hilarious how earnest your reply was. Don't forget to tell Ox about the sunny beaches!

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    The automobile industry. We may not build many of them here (Go Tesla Motors!), but we design them here, and we lead in the customization industry.

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    Going out to run in January and needing to add only a sweatshirt to your regular gear. Most days, anyway, and only if you go out very early.
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    The Hollywood Bowl.
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    "God made the angels to show His splendour - as He made animals for innocence and plants for their simplicity. But men and women He made to serve Him wittily, in the tangle of their minds."
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    An ethnically diverse LDS Church, which is accepted as routine by all.
    “There is a great deal of difference in believing something still, and believing it again.”
    ― W.H. Auden


    "God made the angels to show His splendour - as He made animals for innocence and plants for their simplicity. But men and women He made to serve Him wittily, in the tangle of their minds."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    The Hollywood Bowl.
    My wife and I were just talking about the Bowl this week. We really miss that. Summertime meant getting food and heading to the bowl to eat while listening to the symphony or watching fireworks or whatever. One of my favorite summer activities, by far.
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    My formative years were spent in Jamestown, CA.
    What's to explain? It's a bunch of people, most of whom you've never met, who are just as likely to be homicidal maniacs as they are to be normal everyday people, with whom you share the minutiae of your everyday life. It's totally normal, and everyone would understand.

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    The 49ers.
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    I really like the restaurants in San Francisco. In fact, I really like almost everything about San Francisco except for how cold it can be when the wind comes off the bay.

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    Camp Pendleton has great memories for me.

    Awesome location, outstanding people, the honor and pride that come as a result of hard work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    My wife and I were just talking about the Bowl this week. We really miss that. Summertime meant getting food and heading to the bowl to eat while listening to the symphony or watching fireworks or whatever. One of my favorite summer activities, by far.
    True.
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    Yosemite.

    Mount Whitney.

    Monterey.

    Worldwide business opportunity.
    “There is a great deal of difference in believing something still, and believing it again.”
    ― W.H. Auden


    "God made the angels to show His splendour - as He made animals for innocence and plants for their simplicity. But men and women He made to serve Him wittily, in the tangle of their minds."
    -- Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons


    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    Overpriced-but-worth-it Pineapple Whips at Disneyland.

    Tower of Terror.

    Good Mexican food.

    That's about it.
    what I am is what I am and I does what I does.

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    Dodger Stadium
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    ― W.H. Auden


    "God made the angels to show His splendour - as He made animals for innocence and plants for their simplicity. But men and women He made to serve Him wittily, in the tangle of their minds."
    -- Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons


    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    California is the top producer of agricultural products in the nation. It produces a wide array of commodities but, its single most valuable category is dairy products. In the livestock group, production of cattle and calves is also important to the state, as is, to a lesser degree, the value of California eggs. Broilers can be counted among the state's top livestock products but, because data are not available, it's not possible to determine where they rank among the other commodities.

    Among a broad range of crop products, California's greenhouse and nursery products rank at the top of the list. Grapes, almonds, lettuce, and strawberries round out the top five most valuable California crops.
    http://www.stuffaboutstates.com/cali...griculture.htm

    California supports a large and diverse economy with the highest economic production among the states. If California were a country, it would rank around tenth in the value of goods and services produced.
    http://www.netstate.com/economy/ca_economy.htm
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    a couple that haven't been mentioned ...

    The Redwoods




    San Diego




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