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I Have Lived In California

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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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    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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    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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    Living here was glorious

    as compared to when I lived in Utah which was too cold in winter and dry in the summer. California was my oasis. I grew from an adolescent to a teenager there and those years were the most sweetest. I learned, I wept, I dreamt, and I felt like never before... I truly do intend...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jun 10

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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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    when we were kids we lived in Cal.

    my oldest sister was a flower child... lol ;)
    tacomasr5 tacomasr5 51-55, M Apr 24

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

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    I was born in Paris, France, only daughter to a Franco-Spanish father, and an Irish mother.We lived in Paris for my first two years, then with my grandmothers illness we moved to...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    All my life it has been lonesome, i never had anyone come to my birthday parties. I have never had a real girl friend because they would ask me out and of course like the fool i...
    SonofAodha SonofAodha 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I still am living here in the Charleston area. Would love to meet local people on here.
    John0406 John0406 61-65, M Jun 23

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    I'm tired of it! its time to be the person i want to be and do all the stuff i said I've always wanted to do! but where to start?
    JustDrakeGarcia JustDrakeGarcia 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I am a chameleon in terms of life status. When I get bored with who I am and what I'm doing, I switch it up for the sweet taste of variety!
    leavemealonepaul leavemealonepaul 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Here's what's been magical to me. Seeing the northern lights, watching waves crash at night and explode with firefly green phosphorescence, orangish red full moons rising above...
    norlights3 norlights3 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    First.. Think about where you were born,, the family you were born into, the circumstances that surrounded you when you were young,, and all the expiriences and moments you have...
    Josue26 Josue26 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have lived in the UK all my life. I have been to France, Spain, Germany, America and Holland. I wish I had been to more but my mum is afraid of flying and I'm only 18 so there's...
    MattySomeone MattySomeone 18-21, M Jul 6

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    I am writing in the hopes that anyone reading this will not feel as alone. On tuesday 6/24/2014 I was arrested for an extreme DUI and a collision. I stayed up nearly the whole...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    i was a patrol officer alarm investigator for 4 years i still have demons and nightmares it wont wash away until my wife and counselor i never cried i am shut down off like...
    themosthatedman themosthatedman 36-40, M Jul 8

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    I am 20 years old and I have suffered with severe eczema since I was 6 months old. It has always taken over my life and as a teenage girl, stopped me from living my life the way I...
    maydaisy maydaisy 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The First Time Many times...along my life: - First time was in a major change.I had it all,I was happy kid with a family.Suddenly,I lost it all.My mom died.Days without sleep...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania and was a country boy. I liked living in a small rural community. I wanted to move from the area for a while. I liked living in...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    My family thinks nothing of it but I don't remember a lot of my life. I'm 21 years old and I can't hardly remember things everyone acts like I should. They'll tell me things that I...
    RyskerSein RyskerSein 18-21, M Jul 12

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    hi i am looking for people from the ages from 15-25 in California. read my profile and if you like what you see message me (i live in Dublin California )
    addie3866 addie3866 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I hate California. I don't get why everyone wants to be here, it isn't all that and a bag of chips sweetie.
    Cannibalcats Cannibalcats 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    Anyone else lives near or in chico California?
    steve0629 steve0629 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I want to go to California so I can meet famous people and maybe start a life there and just to see places I never seen before
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I used to live in California. The first five years of my life were spent in San Rafael across the bay from San Francisco. Then I moved to Upstate New York after my parents got...
    Profclouseau Profclouseau 13-15, F Jul 14

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    Today, it just dawned on me that I haven't quite exactly been happy with my life completely this far and if I want to get to my dream career, I need to start taking chances and...
    babyxjei babyxjei 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    My bus riding stories-Part 9 In January, 1995, my dear mother and I-I was 29 and she was 48 at the time- moved from Pleasanton, California-located about 25 miles Southeast of San...
    jrhanold jrhanold 46-50, M Jun 28

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    I'm at the time in my life where I'm officially ready to move. It's always been something I've wanted to do but it would be far. From New York to California.. kind of far. I know...
    steffr23 steffr23 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I am writing a book ,,, well trying to anyway , and one of the main locations in the book is Venice Beach California . I don't know anything about it . I have been there one time...
    TexasTam61 TexasTam61 51-55, F Jul 15

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    My Mother, simply put, is the meanest, angriest, most unpleasant person I know. She is a mentally ill psychotic, a tyrant, and a bully all rolled into one. My parents split up when...
    wishiwasabrady wishiwasabrady 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I need some help, really badly. First, I apologize if any of this has improper grammar or misspellings, I am writing this in a hurry. When I was a child, I was moved around a bit...
    LilMissStats LilMissStats 13-15, F Jun 28

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    Someone in southern Cali message me! I really want to meet someone new and have fun! So if you're down for a fun ride with me don't be shy! <3 I don't bite I promise c;
    cockprincess cockprincess 18-21, M Jun 25

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    Rocking out to Monterey ca. In less than two weeks. I bought a near jeep and plan on sleeping in the back if nesseccary. I'll have plenty of provisions and my only concern is wild...
    wolfe2012 wolfe2012 41-45, M Jun 26

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    On his recent visit to southern California, our friend from London told us he loves it here. He said we have great Mexican food. He said "I love Mexican food. In London, we have...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I've never had any luck with girls. I'm not good looking, smart, charming, social, I'm not desirable in any way... I always fall for girls that are smart, beautiful, athletic...
    NPkid97 NPkid97 16-17, M Jul 5

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    “…the whole strawberry/vanilla/chocolate…” My fathers, father was a Colonel in the army. Dad and Grandpa were both in the army and dad was an army brat that went to...
    dustypork dustypork 26-30, F Jul 5

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    My long term bf and I just broke up after a long trip together. We spent 5 days I'm vegas and 2 days in Disney Land. I am devastated. Our Las Vegas days were absolutely amazing. I...
    mistakeoverload mistakeoverload 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    The last time I boarded a train was a round trip from California to Michigan. This Middle eastern man sat next to me in the middle cabin (I had spoken to him previously in the...
    LunarBeam LunarBeam 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Ever since late elementary school, I never really had friends. I always stayed to myself since high school. I was always trying to make friends but nothing ever worked for me. I am...
    peacefullover peacefullover 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Well I flew to California to visit my parents. My mom threw me a baby shower. It was lovely . We didnt talk much about my husband...I didn't blame her. She wanted to keep the mood...
    melguzman21 melguzman21 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I was in a perfect relationship but accepted the fact that I was bi during it. I was so curious it was hard to not give up. But she wouldn't let me. Things were going pretty well...
    WhyDoesLifeSuck WhyDoesLifeSuck 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    My bf, now ex and I broke up. It's been almost a month now. Our relationship is on and off. It's hard for me to fall In love with someone else especially since my ex gave me so...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 13

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    I just hav to say I never wud hav stopped smoking cigarettes if I hadn't moved here. They have some dank *** weed here, it really helped me, I love to smoke and it's the only drug...
    burnout77 burnout77 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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