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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 actually lived in Germany for 4 years . It was a once in a lifetime experience . Beautiful country esp the Black Forest and the Rhein River. I also got s chance to go to France...
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    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    trying2hard trying2hard 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was born in California, raised in California, went to college in California, and lived here my entire life except for four years in North Carolina, six months in Greece, and...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I really want to live in California one day ❤️❤️❤️
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    I was on a vacation by myself in my early 30s. Just broke up with a girlfriend before a planned trip to Vegas and Southern California.Decided to go without her. It was one of the...
    harveyspecter harveyspecter 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    Hey there, I'm a 16 year old virgin male in California. I'm SERIOUSLY horny and could use some sex. If you're in the California bay area, hit me up. Age is no issue. Thanks.
    sexyshredder69 sexyshredder69 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    claythechamp claythechamp 18-21, M a week ago

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    tommym4m1958 tommym4m1958 56-60, T Jul 23

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    If most people walked just a mile in my shoes they would end up completely insane to have to fight and claw just to survive to have absolutely nothing and have no choice but to...
    CandiceAllcoxx CandiceAllcoxx 26-30, T Jul 23

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    how are all my Californians doing today????
    riderz4christ riderz4christ 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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    Five things Californians get excited about; 1. Rain 2. When avocados are on sale 3. When it's raining 4. Going to In 'N Out Burger 5. When water falls from the sky.
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    I have recently became an Atheist and this morning i went to church because i have still attended church even although i didn't believe, however as i sat there the minister...
    caringperson2 caringperson2 66-70, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    KittyCatCarly KittyCatCarly 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I have lived in Southern California for nearly 30 years. There are many things one can find to like about it: beaches, mountains, conveniences, Disneyland, Hollywood... But once...
    woodsygal85 woodsygal85 26-30, F Jul 17

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    Getting high just isn't the same no more. Getting drunk isn't the same either. I miss my daughter😭 and my mum. I want to go back to California and New Zealand. I wish I was rich...
    ItsNikitaa ItsNikitaa 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    After almost 20 years of fighting with the cysts and having every possible procedure, I gave up and had the gland removed. I am 6 days post op. I finally came to the point where...
    Yoohoolibbylou Yoohoolibbylou 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    hazel9 hazel9 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    marcthegiantkiller marcthegiantkiller 56-60, M Jul 11

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    Sometimes, I think of dying. Like what if I was dead? Maybe things would be much more easier for everyone specially for my dad. He wouldn't have to work his *** off just so he can...
    fiji0water0 fiji0water0 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    goliathtree goliathtree 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 10

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    2censored 2censored 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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