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I Was Born In California

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    Artesia

    We lived in Paramount (on a turkey ranch no less) I was born in Artesia because Paramount didn't have a hospital.  We moved to Long Beach when I was 5.  Between the ages of 5 and 30 I never lived farther than 5 miles from the beach.  Spending almost all of my...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Feb 1, 2010

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    Cali-forn-i-a

    I WAS BORN IN PARAMOUNT CALIFORNIA IN 1993. AND IT WAS REALLY TOUGH GROWING UP. I GREW UP IN COMPTON MY FIRST 8YRS. THEN I MOVED TO NEW JERSEY. SPEND A COUPLE OF YEARS HERE. AND FINALLY MOVED BACK TO BELLFLOWER THEN BACK TO MY HOMETOWN OF PARAMOUNT. NOW I LIVE IN NEW JERESY AGAIN...
    JBecerra JBecerra 18-21, M Jan 13, 2011

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    luvps luvps 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Not Much to Say...

    I was born in California, and raised there, and at the time of this posting, still live there.  We are considering moving to Texas though, since its cheaper.  You have to be a freakin millionaire to afford California living these days!  Especially in Santa Barbara...
    Twinsmom4 Twinsmom4 26-30, F Jan 22, 2008

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    Yup It's Where I Started From..

    I was born in Southern California, but when I was still an Infant my parents decided to uproot and move on up to Oregon, where I was raised in a small town.   I did get to spend some time in Cali growing up, we had family in a few places down there and I always enjoyed...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 7 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    Which I constantly get made fun of for.

    But oh well I just wanna go back someday.
    toriaaaaa toriaaaaa 13-15, F Jul 3, 2014

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    Damn how I miss my home town can wait to go

    back soon hopefully in the summer ughhhhh can't wait!!!!!
    MermaidUnderneath MermaidUnderneath 18-21, F Jan 1

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    Glendale

    I was born in Glendale but was moved to Oklahoma, of all places, when i was a mere 3 weeks old. I thank my parents for letting me be a native Californian though!!
    dreammergirl dreammergirl 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2011

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    Cali Girl

    I was born in San Jose but I don't really remember living there. My parents split up when I was only a few years old.
    jessicalynn88 jessicalynn88 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    Yep That's Right California

    Porterville California to be exact, and they left there soon as i was born we came to cave junction oregon when i was 5.not much to tell.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27, 2010

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    ThankYouSoldiers ThankYouSoldiers 18-21, F Jan 19

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    Yup, I was born about 6 weeks early.
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    xkylie xkylie 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 15

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    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M Jan 20

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    eleventhdr eleventhdr 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    hatemylifewishiwasdead hatemylifewishiwasdead 16-17 6 days ago

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    End of March 1994. In the Jewish calendar it was Passover day. Nisan 14. I am blessed.
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    "Through all the infinite possibilities, did I ever even have a choice?"
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Jan 2

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    Spina bifida is a birth defect where the spine is not completely formed
    WWYDfan WWYDfan 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    think I would have been better of as a viking raiding and burning England. ..
    Njord85 Njord85 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    DaydreamerLegacy DaydreamerLegacy 22-25, F Jan 5

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    I dont know how it happend. Or why. I have no family there and i hate the country
    Jayroame Jayroame 18-21, M Jan 9

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    lildaydreamer lildaydreamer 26-30, F Jan 9

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    ryleechristine ryleechristine 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    heybro1 heybro1 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 16

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