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I Have Lived In California

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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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    mikeejo mikeejo 31-35, M Oct 11, 2014

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    Overview, More to Come

     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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Majority of the world are still trying to find themselves. Everywhere you go you see people who have lived many years before you, struggle as you do. Even people with a decent job...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    I am sick and i am tired but I had to sayYES THIS IS MY GROUP AND MY HEARTH GROUP :D!USUALLY PEOPLE HAVE NOOO IDEA HOW VULNERABLE HOW POROUS AND HOW MALLEABLE MY BOUNDARIES REALLY...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Feb 11

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    Two to be honest. Irrationality/Lack of common sense. We all do this. I'm guilty when I have too much pride. But people who immediately assume things, stereotype, or do more...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I just found out that I have osteosarcoma. A tumor was found on my leg, and just in time too. I probably wouldn't have lived if we hadn't caught it when we did. I'm not worried...
    idontbelong00 idontbelong00 13-15 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Born and raised in California. Sometimes wish I lived somewhere else. I haven't met anyone on here from California yet. It would be co to talk to someone that's from the same time...
    TimidGrl01 TimidGrl01 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    When was it now.............? Mid noughties in all probability but I couldn't swear to any particular year. After the disappointment of FB, I didn't think that social networks were...
    PickledPete PickledPete 51-55, M 5 hrs ago

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    Wow last night it's like my brain just dumped on me. There were 2 dreams, the first not lucid and the second was lucid. I'll put the second one in another post because otherwise...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My dad was a photographer from France. He was sent to Lebanon to take photography of life in Lebanon. My dad met my mom there and they fell in love. Soon my mom was pregnant with...
    HeavenElizabeth6262 HeavenElizabeth6262 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I love living in California <3 born and raised 💯👌 anybody else live in Cali?
    lexilove43012 lexilove43012 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 28

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    Yays for California. Born and raised
    MacabreCannibal MacabreCannibal 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I am divided between Nor Cali and S.Cali. I did not pick to move to either when I moved life just ended up there. Now I miss Northern California more. I am longing to move back...
    Beyondfourthdimension Beyondfourthdimension 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I'm in california please tke me kidnap me kill me I don't give a **** I've absolutely nothing to lose I'm going to suicide anyways. any pervs or physcos plz get me n I'll be ur to...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Jan 30

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    What a hunk!I loved watching California Dreaming and seeing his tan bare feet every week! He was an ok actor, but his bare feet were to die for!
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M Feb 5

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    me and my gf are a 18 couple we are near san fran california we want to live together I'm currently staying in a motel. Can anyone help us with a place to stay while we find jobs...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Feb 15

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    I've made so many connections on here and I need to say I love each and every one of them in my own way, because they are unique in their own way. I won't mention names because...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Well, two people actually. My ex was one. My friend was the other. My ex and I met at 14. We were together until about 19. We had a daughter together. He was my best friend and...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    In the early 80's, I was living in Southern California, and my friend told me about this seminar she was going to, Firewalking: Fear Into Power. Sounded interesting, so I went too...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 31

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    Hi you guys I live in California. I'm looking for other gay guys that could be my friends or possibly something even better........I'm single and looking for a gay guy to be my...
    TheSingle1 TheSingle1 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Yes, I have earned dual college degrees, with Honors, from the University of Southern California (USC). I graduated in the summer of 2014. My degrees are in political science and...
    dianefisher dianefisher 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    My boyfriend and I have known for at least four years but have only been dating for the past two months. He tried to get me to date him the whole time that we have known each other...
    ussailorgf ussailorgf 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I met him last week. We instantly knew each other as if we've known each other our whole lives. We are in love but we are separated by distance. His family situation is causing him...
    himenoko143 himenoko143 16-17, F Feb 4

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    Hey just looking for some folks to hang out with. Go place. Movies. Six flags. Have fun. Pennyboard. Just chill and live in the moment while we can. Hmu
    PetPup16 PetPup16 16-17, F Feb 5

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    Hey I'm 15 and I live in Los Angeles, California. If you want to hook up message me. I'm a musician and an athlete. I need a cute boy with a great personality. BTW I'm pretty crazy...
    mjcig mjcig 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I'm in california and homeless I 18 now n I ran away from home tonight
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    A • by it means I've done it Jump off a bridge• Be in a relationship Make a record Get a lead in a musical or play• Tour as a musician Get a superior at msvma solo and...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Feb 11

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    I had some of the weirdest dreams last night I remember being with my family in California and things got bad I felt like I was being ignored and bossed around. I snapped and...
    DeeDeS DeeDeS 18-21, F Feb 13

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    Well, after this semester I can say I have completed my first year in college. After I receive my bachelors degree in Fashion Merchandising, I actually want to move to San...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I met her on Instagram....she's 14, im 19 shes from Spain and I'm from America. I had no idea how old she was I just visited her though cause I was bored in Europe traveling by...
    MrHypothetical MrHypothetical 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm actually incredibly excited to move to California in August. I will miss my family and friends a lot but I'm looking forward to meeting new people. I'm scared to though, I'm...
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I hate the cold in the east and plan to move to CA. I don't know anyone and have never been there. Any ideas on where would be a good place to settle down?
    mexperience2 mexperience2 22-25 6 days ago

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    Hi. I'm 15 years old and currently in foster. I live in southern California. Message me. <3
    immatruelover immatruelover 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    So, I basically want to do three things in the future and maybe a fourth thing. First, I want to be an activist for gay rights, race relations, children's rights, and women rights...
    TheYoungKidd TheYoungKidd 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Looking for a passionate boyfriend. a guy that will be there for me when I'm down. I'm 15 and living close to Los Angeles. if you live in California and close to LA message me.
    mjcig mjcig 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hello ,i am Ann joe from United state I live here in south California ,i am 46 years old,i saw a comment posted on health remedy by Christie bolt from Texas , about a doctor she...
    ann203 ann203 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    my story PART 1: (its a LONGGGGG book so be prepared) I don't remember a lot of when I was really little just bits and pieces. my mom and dad divorced when I was 3. we lived in...
    HisLove2010 HisLove2010 22-25, F Feb 6

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    I've been feeling really lonely lately, why doesn't anyone like me? i really don't get it I have one friend that i talk to regularly i need more good caring people in my life. i...
    danhorse danhorse 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    My experience with college is magnified by my experience in high school. I absolutely loved high school. I met so many great friends, and we weren't friends because of proximity...
    SaintJasonC SaintJasonC 18-21, M 6 days ago