Official Southern California Thread

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  1. Corky Bucek

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  2. VoodooChild5

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    Anyone going to Coachella?
     
  3. Corky Bucek

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    No, but I will look forward to some slutty pictures and also rage at the same time with all of the pics of the Ferris Wheel in the background.
     
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  4. RoyalShocker

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    Hanging with the Mexicans in right field. I love this city.
     
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  5. 941Gator

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    Welp, I had my trip during the tmb crash. It was great. I feel like you guys deserve a write up for all the help you provided:

    LA: liked it a lot more than I expected. stayed in west Hollywood, ate at pinks, ate at Sur, went to a lakers game. Found an AWESOME bar called No Vacancy off of Hollywood Blvd. Also went to a bar called. Mrs. fish. Went to Manny Pac's gym.

    Laguna: ate at the cliff restaurant. Went to Thalia surf shop. Great town.

    new port: the wedge. Awesome.

    Huntington: stayed at shore break hotel, which is great. Went to a decent Irish pub. Sushi on fire was a disappointment.

    Long beach: meh. I probably needed to see more of it.

    Redondo: thought it seemed cool.

    Santa Monica: saw nothing basically from the PCH.

    Venice: I enjoyed myself. Met up with a friend. drank at Nikki's.

    Malibu: ate at nobu. Unbelievable.

    Santa Barbara: greatest town I've ever been to. ate at the super rica, barbareno, and Cadiz. Awesome bars. Loved the wineries. Went whale watching. Loved the vibe.

    *had a convertible the whole time.
     
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  6. 941Gator

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    Is Ralph's supposed to be decent or just average?
     
  7. fish

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    I mean, it's a solid grocery store. It's no Whole Foods or Trader Joe's but it serves a purpose.
     
  8. snowfx2

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    I'm not into the music at Coachella or Stagecoach, but being their back-to-back weekends might be pretty awesome. Coachella, bunch of hot hipster chicks.

    Stagecoach, gorgeous O.C. country girls who dress like it's Halloween and party like crazy.
     
  9. Corky Bucek

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    Stagecoach with the girls wearing bikini tops and daisy dukes with boots :jizz: :eatit:
     
  10. Corky Bucek

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    Where in Long Beach did you go? Also sorry that Sushi on Fire sucked, my cousin and his wife who is from Japan go there all of the time and say it is the best sushi place in HB.

    Ralphs is like Kroger or Albertsons if they still have it in FL.
     
  11. Daniel Ocean

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    It's a grocery store. They sell food. Not sure how you rate that.
     
  12. RoyalShocker

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    Santa Barbara is awesome, but San Diego kicks the shit out of it overall.
     
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  13. Sex Fuckhead

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    May go party w some friends at a hotel in Palm Springs.

    Coachella is fun. I never am motivated to go until right about now though, then the regret sets in. Maybe the hotel party will be a happy medium for me.
     
  14. 941Gator

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    How do you rate grocery stores? On tmb this was just asked?
     
  15. 941Gator

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    I'm pretty sure it was just my specific order, although they were all special rolls. My sashimi salad was great. I guess there is a fairly new place near shorebreak that people like.
     
  16. Daniel Ocean

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    Yes. I guess because large chain grocery stores in Los Angeles ate pretty much the same thing. I don't consider whole foods or Trader Joe's big chain grocery stores.

    Vons, Pavilions Albertsons Ralph's are pretty much the same thing.
     
  17. 941Gator

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    I'm sure but I'd imagine you deal with a lot more bullshit in SD.
     
  18. CTownND

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    Finishing up packing now and heading out about 8 PM tomorrow night,

    So damn excited.
     
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  19. Corky Bucek

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    I have Ralphs, Gelsons, Whole Foods, and Trader Joes all in essentially the same intersection.
     
  20. RoyalShocker

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    Bristol Farms is my favorite of the overpriced stores... Food 4 Less is usually shit despite being the same company as Ralph's... Von's, Albertson's, and Ralph's depend on location and age of the store. I had a Ralph's in SD that was as nice and as clean as Bristol/Whole Foods.
     
  21. snowfx2

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    There's a new market that's just moved into So Cal from the PNW called Haggens because Albertsons and Vons had to sell off some stores because of their merger. Seemed like the same store as the Albertsons that used to be there, which was a nice one.

    But as pointed out, the big chains adapt to how the income levels are around the location of the store. Poorer areas I think now are just filled with Smart & Final Extra or Walmart markets these days.
     
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  22. SD_Irish

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    That's the thing, you'd think you would but you don't. It's just as easy to get around town in SD, but you have access to so many more options. Bars, sports, food, sights, beaches - you name it.

    Being from the Bay Area, having lived in LA and visited Santa Barbara often, San Diego earns its reputation as one of America's finest cities. I love it down here.
     
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  23. 941Gator

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    In this thread people have bitched about SD traffic. Does it have mountains (or similar to SB)? No wineries, right?

    Honest questions.
     
  24. SD_Irish

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    Yes, SD has lots of hills throughout the city and mountains - however as they are backed up against a desert, they are a little drier in parts. Traffic isn't bad in SD by California standards at all. As far as wineries, there are some in Ramona, Temecula, and some other East County realms, but they aren't as nice as SB or on par with Napa/Sonoma.
     
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  25. Corky Bucek

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    Anybody going to the LB Gran Prix this weekend?
     
  26. MODEVIL

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    Santa Barbara is great but pretty small. I'd probably live in Cardiff by the Sea/Solana Beach/Del Mar/La Jolla if I had to move from Orange Country. Traffic in SD nowhere near as bad as LA.
     
  27. cal

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    perfect fucking day
     
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  28. Daniel Ocean

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    Aka everyday in So Cal (westside of LA)
     
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  29. Corch

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    Can a single guy live/work in Laguna Hills for ~50k a year
     
  30. Corky Bucek

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    Yes, but why would you want to live in Laguna Hills?
     
  31. Corch

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    I don't know anything about the area, I just had a phone interview with a company there
     
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  32. Corky Bucek

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    Word, I would definitely live closer to the beach and commute to LH. Newport, Laguna Beach, Dana Hills would all be reasonable.
     
  33. Corch

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    What am I looking at for a one bedroom apartment in that area
     
  34. Corky Bucek

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    Meant Dana Point, not Dana Hills.

    But I would guess anywhere from $1k-$1.5k for a 1 bed. I personally would rather be closer to the beach and more of the bar scene etc. is over by the beach. It also depends on what you prefer to do and what you can afford. LH or Mission Viejo, Lake Forest are fine, but for a single guy it wouldn't be my preference to live there.
     
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  35. MODEVIL

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    How old are you? Single? I'd do Newport or Huntington and take the toll road (73)
     
  36. Corch

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    29.

    I don't think 50k is going to be enough. Probably won't take the job unless they can come up.
     
  37. MODEVIL

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    You won't be living the high life or anything at 50k but it is doable.
     
  38. Corky Bucek

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    73 tolls everyday would add up pretty quickly.
     
  39. Corch

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    Yeah, I'll probably just keep looking. I have a pretty pile of student loans, I'd probably struggle on just 50k.
     
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  40. MODEVIL

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    Yeah that's true but nice option to have if running late or something.
     
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  41. Poe Dameron

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    I'm in the LA area and just had In N Out burger. The burger and neapolitan milkshake were excellent. Their fries are shit, so I threw them out. I wish I got another burger instead of their fries. :ohdear:
     
  42. dathalfnukkahd

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    You needed to get the fries Animal Style.
     
  43. snowfx2

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    I'd recommend the 3x3, perfect size burger. You might have gotten the fries that had been sitting at the bottom for a bit.
     
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  44. CC

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    I prefer either animal style fries or getting them well done.
     
  45. Corky Bucek

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    I like their fries, but I guess some people don't like fresh cut fries.
     
  46. VoodooChild5

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    I love their normal fries.
     
  47. 941Gator

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    does SF advertise for average looking women or was that a coincidence? I did meet a dime piece in Napa though, only to find out she was married to Carlo Mondavi.

    You see hotter girls walking around Tampa than Nor Cal.
     
  48. Corch

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    I am applying for jobs in your fine area left and right.

    Hopefully something comes to fruition.
     
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  49. RoyalShocker

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    $50,000 in Southern California would not be an enjoyable existence. You're going to blow all of your money on cocaine and alcohol if you're single, and have almost no chance to save up for anything other than renting, especially at 29.
     
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  50. Corch

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    Yeah I'm not taking a job at less than 60 especially after researching it