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View Poll Results: How 'native' are you to Southern California?
Born and Raised 66 53.66%
Not born, but certainly raised here ( > 10 years in youth) 5 4.07%
Lived in So.Cal. more than 40 years 5 4.07%
Lived in So.Cal. 40-30 years 9 7.32%
Lived in So.Cal. 30-20 years 5 4.07%
Lived in So Cal. 20-10 years 16 13.01%
Lived in So.Cal 10-5 years 8 6.50%
Lived in So.Cal less than 5 years, more than 2 years. 4 3.25%
Recently moved to So.Cal (0-2 years) 5 4.07%
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Old 12-13-07, 04:24 PM   #1
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How 'native' are you to Southern California?

I put some thought into the options available, however there will be the chance that you may come up with a choice option that you feel, despite the generalities of the options, would be a necessity. That's fine, and I'm sorry - I'm just interested in getting a feel/knowing how many among "us" in the So.Cal forums have the longest histories/experience in the region.

If you are keen to do so, go ahead and post the level of your familiarity with So.Cal based on the time spent living here...

Myself: not born here, but certainly raised. Beyond that technicality, I'm a native. Lived throughout much of Southern California, moving over 16 times prior to heading into the dorms for the Undergraduate degree (which was a very long time ago).
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Old 12-13-07, 04:29 PM   #2
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I moved to SoCal 6 years ago and have been all over the place, mostly to ride my bike. In fact, many people that I know are natives have not been to as many places as I have... (Death Valley, Joshua Tree, etc.) Heck, some of them are scared of neighborhoods north of Jamboree (the road in Irvine) and refuse to go to LA for any reason...
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Old 12-13-07, 04:32 PM   #3
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I moved to SoCal 6 years ago and have been all over the place, mostly to ride my bike. In fact, many people that I know are natives have not been to as many places as I have... (Death Valley, Joshua Tree, etc.) Heck, some of them are scared of neighborhoods north of Jamboree (the road in Irvine) and refuse to go to LA for any reason...
I'm sorry about those peoples possibly mis-representing others, not all natives are the same Some of us are more explorers than others!
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Born in LA 56 years ago. Not more native than that. My pop was born in Sacramento so I am second generation.
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I was born in Denver, CO, but then promptly breaded and deep fried in Clarksville, Tennessee (Fried Chicken Land). I've been grilled out here for about 17 years. But as the saying goes, "you can take the girl out of the deep-fryer, but you can't take the grease out of the girl." Or something like that, anyway...
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Old 12-13-07, 04:34 PM   #7
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Born in LA 56 years ago. Not more native than that. My pop was born in Sacramento so I am second generation.
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Old 12-13-07, 04:46 PM   #8
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It will be 2 years since I moved here on January 27th. I'm originally from Upper Michigan and my legendary ability to tolerate cold is but a distant memory.
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Old 12-13-07, 04:51 PM   #9
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...and my legendary ability to tolerate cold is but a distant memory.
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Old 12-13-07, 05:09 PM   #10
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I grew up in North Carolina and accepted a job out here almost 11 (!) years ago to the day. I've since lived in Pasadena, Los Feliz, Hollywood, Venice and now Topanga, so I've seen a lot of LA.
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Old 12-13-07, 05:35 PM   #12
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Born and raised....West L.A. Moved to Agoura 6-1/2 years ago. My wife grew up in the same neighborhood as I did, even had mutual friends, although we didn't meet until long after we were adults. (End of December (12-27), we'll be married 15 years. We dated a long time, though, since we met in 1986!). Spent a few years in San Diego at school.

Considered moving to Maui many years ago (okay, there was a girl involved ) Ha! Never did do so but one of my closest friends lives there so I can visit!

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I was born in Denver, CO, but then promptly breaded and deep fried in Clarksville, Tennessee (Fried Chicken Land). I've been grilled out here for about 17 years. ...

So you moved here, what, when you were 5? All by yourself?

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so cal for 17 years (much like ME)
All in the sfv: Canoga Park -> Studio City -> Encino (first house) -> Encino (current house)
Before that, in time order going back in time: NYC, Denmark, Israel
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Myself: not born here, but certainly raised. Beyond that technicality, I'm a native. Lived throughout much of Southern California, moving over 16 times prior to heading into the dorms for the Undergraduate degree (which was a very long time ago).

I'm sorry, but when you're *only* 28, NOTHING is a "very long time ago".

Sheesh! These young pups!





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17 years do not count as native, you do bike well though. Next year CCC?
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Second genration native. Born in Sacramento, raised in Portland, OR, moved to LA in 1989. Been here since then, 18.5 years. These 18.5 years I spent 4.5 in Glendale and 14 in Woodland Hills.
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So you moved here, what, when you were 5? All by yourself?

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I'm sorry, but when you're *only* 28, NOTHING is a "very long time ago".

Sheesh! These young pups!

Yes, and according to Sheldon, I'm only 22 years old! Yippee! I'm a PYT again!
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17 years do not count as native, you do bike well though. Next year CCC?
Huh?

By the way, after 17 years, the state DOES consider you a native. Actually, after 10 I think.
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Yes, and according to Sheldon, I'm only 22 years old! Yippee! I'm a PYT again!
On my last birthday I was told I was only 3 years old...


...in redwood years!


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In 9 years I have completely succumbed to saying "dude" in every instance I used to say "man". Moved here in '98 from Atlanta - the Dirty South...although I have to admit I have no clue what the dirty refers to. Every time I get a hankering to move back I just go visit for a few days in the summer and that pretty much kills that thought cold.

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3rd Generation native San Diegan. My great grandmother on my mother's side emigrated from Russia to the US and settled in San Diego in the 1890's. Other sides of the family arrived in the teens and twenties.

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I come from mixed parentage.

Dad was a Bruin. Mom was a Trojan.



(BTW... I went to the same grade school as Luwin, the same junior high school as JPConrad and the same college as Ziptie. No wonder I'm all screwed up.)

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I come from mixed parentage.

Dad was a Bruin. Mom was a Trojan.



(BTW... I went to the same grade school as Luwin, the same junior high school as JPConrad and the same college as Ziptie. No wonder I'm all screwed up.)
It's as if you have a little of all three of them in you.

Oh...wait...perhaps I should reword that.
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