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I Have Lived In California

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     I was born and raised in Southern California.  I stayed until I was 32 and left.  Haven't been back much since.  I have been to Disneyland over 50 times, but only once in the last 25 years.  Sometimes I think I have been on every road in California built...
    rw5453 rw5453 56-60, M 2 Responses May 25, 2009

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    I Was Born and Raised In L.a.

    I lived in Glendale, Pasadena, Eagle rock, Highland Park, then later Idyllwild(in the mountains), and Hemet.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Where I Use To Live

    Yea i live in California a while ........ -.-' But um not very long, i was born there in Rose Ville. But yea i didnt live there long because my family got into fights so i lived with my grand parents mostly my whole life So yea.... :) The End :P
    Newguy3214 Newguy3214 13-15, M Jun 1, 2012

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    Born And Raised In The Bay Area

    I loved the Bay growing up. Eventually, I had to move away after elementary school. All I could think about was moving back. I would visit my old friends every summer. The town I grew up in was a small town where many people knew each other from kindergarten all the way to senior...
    ahonui247 ahonui247 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2011

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    San Jose

    When I was a teenager, we moved to San Jose, CA. for yet another of my mother's boyfriends.  He was a really big, fat dude with a full face of hair and he drank like a fish.  But he was loads of fun to hang out with, in that he had lots of really interesting friends...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2008

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    Home

    By now, I have lived half of my life in CA and the other half living in the east coast.  I don't care if I end up living in the east coast the rest of my life, I will always consider CA my home.  I  miss it! The original plan was that my then husband and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    A Song About L.A.

    I moved to California from NY in the early 1980's, and left in the mid 1990's. Besides culture shock....I have lots of good memories too. Randy Newman - I Love LA
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Oct 27, 2012

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    Born And Raised

    I was born and raised in Southern California.  I have 1000's of stories relating to what California used to be like.  One of my favorites is:  I am old enough to have seen the Laguna Beach greeter when he was alive.  More to come
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Jan 2, 2010

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    ChangedAgain ChangedAgain 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Where are you from? I would love to meet/talk to local Californians
    sayhellomelissa sayhellomelissa 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 29

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