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jefhatfield
Jul 14, 2004, 01:16 AM
the wisconsin thread took off so i thought it would be cool to see who here is from the south bay area (south of san francisco, north of santa barbara county or so)?

besides mischief and vniow in the santa cruz area and true777 in palo alto who are long time members, i know of nobody else...but mactastic used to live in the area but i know he's a little way down south in san luis obispo.

comictimes
Jul 14, 2004, 01:50 AM
I'm from Orinda, just through the Caldecott tunnel from Oakland, so not exactly what you were thinking, but close enough...

vniow
Jul 14, 2004, 02:53 PM
Well, I've already been mentioned but I thought I'd raise this thread to the top so more can see it.

krimson
Jul 14, 2004, 03:09 PM
Dang, i thought this was about South South Bay (San Pedro, LBC, RPV, etc) :D

r6girl
Jul 14, 2004, 03:23 PM
i'm not in the south bay - actually in the east bay (fremont area). but i do go to the silicon valley MUG meetings (held at apple headquarters in cupertino - woo hoo!)...

marianne

jefhatfield
Jul 14, 2004, 03:30 PM
i'm not in the south bay - actually in the east bay (fremont area). but i do go to the silicon valley MUG meetings (held at apple headquarters in cupertino - woo hoo!)...

marianne

i wasn't sure though i checked out your totally cool website and knew you were from fremont, a south? east? kind of bay area city ;)

kgo newstalk 810 calls fremont south bay when referring to traffic from their "south bay bureau"

patrick0brien
Jul 14, 2004, 05:20 PM
-jefhatfield

I'm here now.

Live in South SJ on the hill with the repeater tower right next to 87, and work at Hitachi GST off 85 @ Cottle.

In fact, I happened to run into vniow at Fry's in Campbell the other day.

themadchemist
Jul 14, 2004, 05:51 PM
Well, I've already been mentioned but I thought I'd raise this thread to the top so more can see it.

nice to see you posting...haven't seen you around here in a while

parrothead
Jul 14, 2004, 07:45 PM
Asking this question to me is like asking if there are any surfers living in Hawaii. I am pretty sure there are a few Mac users living in the area around Cupertino, call me crazy. The chances are that there are a lot of MR members from that area.

JRam
Jul 14, 2004, 10:04 PM
Im in Santa Cruz during the school year and Concord for the summer. Dear god its hot in Concord... Me and heat dont mix well.... and the computer agrees.

applemacdude
Jul 14, 2004, 10:07 PM
representing oakland here :)

obeygiant
Jul 14, 2004, 10:48 PM
I used to live right near the Glen Park Bart Station in SF. Does that count?

God, I wish I was still there.

GeeYouEye
Jul 14, 2004, 10:51 PM
Still in Walnut Creek (though lately in Europe and soon to be Cleveland), just down East 24 from Orinda.

alphaone
Jul 15, 2004, 01:27 AM
I'm in SJ, but that's as far as I'll go :p

jefhatfield
Jul 15, 2004, 12:08 PM
applemacdude..oakland
me_94501...next to oakland
comictimes..orinda
GeeYouEye..walnut creek

true777...palo alto
macLC40...fremont
alphaone...san jose
patrickObrien...south san jose

JRam...santa cruz
vniow...santa cruz
mischief...santa cruz

jefhatfield...monterey

mactastic...san luis obispo
laslo panaflex...san luis obispo

I think this is it separated into region below San Francisco and above San Luis Obispo county, CA.

But I cannot forget mactastic, though he is in the "southland" of San Luis Obispo ;)...oh heck, let's toss in San Luis Obispo county, too so I will go up and edit the list ;)

vniow
Jul 15, 2004, 12:15 PM
nice to see you posting...haven't seen you around here in a while

Not much to say.

jefhatfield
Jul 15, 2004, 12:34 PM
Not much to say.

good to see you, vniow

have you seen mischief around?

vniow
Jul 15, 2004, 12:37 PM
good to see you, vniow

have you seen mischief around?

He's been hanging out in the Political forums as of late for the most part. He and his wife just had a baby not too long ago so I suppose he's been quite busy...

jefhatfield
Jul 15, 2004, 12:45 PM
He's been hanging out in the Political forums as of late for the most part. He and his wife just had a baby not too long ago so I suppose he's been quite busy...

wow, that's great news

last i heard from him, he was teaching a class at "the spot" techie school...my wife recently finished a quickbooks pro class there at the spot's marina, ca location near cal state university, monterey bay

i was just up there on pacific avenue a couple of weeks ago...first time in a long time and one thing i noticed is that they have refurbished more stuff...the beach flats looks a little cleaner, but still not clean ;)

i used to go to santa cruz every week and hung out at cafe pergolesi, the bagelry, union grove music, streetlight records, more music, saturn cafe, kiva house, the art league open mike, callahan's, steve's music world, logo's, borders, bookshop (store?) santa cruz, and ucsc

the drive along hwy 1 from marina to watsonville, being one lane on each side, makes the trip a major pain...crowded and dangerous...somebody pulled into our lane head on after there was yet another fender bender on that strip

if i lived in watsonville then i would hang out in santa cruz way more often...one of my first techie jobs (clients) was west marine and i had considered moving to the santa cruz area because of that

vniow
Jul 15, 2004, 12:52 PM
i was just up there on pacific avenue a couple of weeks ago...first time in a long time and one thing i noticed is that they have refurbished more stuff...the beach flats looks a little cleaner, but still not clean ;)



Yeah, I know. Ick ick ick. I almost never go to the beach here. Seems that the farther south you go like in Capitola and Rio Del Mar its not so bad but I would never set foot anywhere by the Boardwalk or anywhere around there, uuugh...

BTW, Saturn Cafe = awesome.

G5orbust
Jul 15, 2004, 12:53 PM
We have a South bay area in San Diego too... Thats the hole reason I looked at this thread in the first place :p

jefhatfield
Jul 15, 2004, 12:59 PM
Yeah, I know. Ick ick ick. I almost never go to the beach here. Seems that the farther south you go like in Capitola and Rio Del Mar its not so bad but I would never set foot anywhere by the Boardwalk or anywhere around there, uuugh...

BTW, Saturn Cafe = awesome.

capitola to the south is great...i like the venice, italy vibe there

the beaches north of santa cruz, from 4 mile beach to bonny doon are ok

the problem with the boardwalk, barefoot, is that you can step on a heroin syringe, since that whole area is the main place to cop heroin, in your neck of the woods...i used to volunteer and hand out info and bleach for the iv drug users there...some handed out clean needles and now, finally, it's 100 percent legal and subsidized by all govts in the loop

...but what surprised me about the beach flats was the attempt to renovate

Laslo Panaflex
Jul 15, 2004, 01:11 PM
I live in San Luis Obispo, have my whole life, and absolutely love it here.

jefhatfield
Jul 15, 2004, 01:14 PM
We have a South bay area in San Diego too... Thats the hole reason I looked at this thread in the first place :p

off topic, but you are a usc student, right?

i have friends here in northern cal and they had a plan if there son got accepted to cal and stanford...while the educations are about equal and very good, stanford has those lifetime connections

but as it turned out, the kid got accepted to ucla (public college like cal) and your USC (elite private college) and they chose ucla...they have no clue that USC is full of connections like stanford

...and their son is a 1500+ sat score, straight A, golf jock, too

i hope i can convince them since the kid got a full ride to USC but still chose UCLA...but he's from a sheltered, very safe neighborhood in monterey county and i think USC scared him while UCLA looked a lot like monterey county...you know, very little crime or hint of crime

but USC will have lifelong connections while UCLA will most likely forget you the day you graduate...being a minority and having had previous generations excluded from private colleges for financial and racial reasons, we were pretty much relegated to the uc system and often saw the private college people get all the connections...all life long, too!

it was then, people of color like me, saw that many of the rich/educated/or even not educated white kids used college as a networking opportunity and as i understand (having gone to a private university for my last year of college) that "networking" is very alive though many liberals see it as politically incorrect

i also went to state funded schools (jc and cal state systems) and i saw how networking was looked down upon in favor of a more socialistic social programs type of approach...what knee jerk republicans would call a part of the tax and spend democrats :)

i suppose different people have different ways of seeking employment after college, but it certainly seems more practical to go to schools with kids whose families are entrepreneurs vs kids who grew up on food stamps and learn to rely only on government sponsored ways of communicating in the job market

me_94501
Jul 15, 2004, 01:23 PM
I"m in Alameda, which is right next to Oakland.

Go A's! Any UC Berkeley students here?

jefhatfield
Jul 15, 2004, 01:25 PM
I live in San Luis Obispo, have my whole life, and absolutely love it here.

being a former cal poly person myself, i slap myself for forgetting you

i will edit the list and put you on there right next to mactastic of san luis obispo

my wife and i love to visit slo a couple of times a year

strider42
Jul 15, 2004, 01:31 PM
I"m in Alameda, which is right next to Oakland.

Go A's.


Wooho, Go A's (I'm an Oak-Town resident myself, in Piedmont)

jefhatfield
Jul 15, 2004, 01:32 PM
applemacdude..oakland
strider42...piedmont
me_94501...alameda
comictimes..orinda
GeeYouEye..walnut creek

true777...palo alto
macLC40...fremont
alphaone...san jose
patrickObrien...south san jose

JRam...santa cruz
vniow...santa cruz
mischief...santa cruz

jefhatfield...monterey

mactastic...san luis obispo
laslo panaflex...san luis obispo


here's the updated list so far...i knew there were mr members around

michaelrjohnson
Jul 15, 2004, 03:16 PM
here's the updated list so far...i knew there were mr members around

I was also surprised as to the turnout of the WI MR thread. :p :) I posted another thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=934628) to the Mods/Gods about Groups. I think it would be nice to be able to make groups, instead of just these threads.

musicpyrite
Jul 15, 2004, 03:51 PM
I used to live in Livermore, a stones throw away from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (http://www.llnl.gov).

My current residence is in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

mactastic
Jul 15, 2004, 10:36 PM
Well I'll be up in the 'Cruz quite a bit over the next few months. My sis is getting married in September up above Soquel, and her shower is a week from Sunday. Also my wife's bi-annual family reunion is two weeks from this weekend up at Harvey West park.

As for this area, I think I'm here for the forseeable future. Can't complain about my location too much, since I can walk to the Pismo Pier in about 20 minutes from home, but we will be moving shortly since our lovely landlords decided to sell the house we're living in now. Not sure which part of the county we'll end up in. I sure miss Morro Bay.

I know it's a little far, but thanks for thinking of me Jef!

jefhatfield
Jul 16, 2004, 03:03 AM
Well I'll be up in the 'Cruz quite a bit over the next few months. My sis is getting married in September up above Soquel, and her shower is a week from Sunday. Also my wife's bi-annual family reunion is two weeks from this weekend up at Harvey West park.

As for this area, I think I'm here for the forseeable future. Can't complain about my location too much, since I can walk to the Pismo Pier in about 20 minutes from home, but we will be moving shortly since our lovely landlords decided to sell the house we're living in now. Not sure which part of the county we'll end up in. I sure miss Morro Bay.

I know it's a little far, but thanks for thinking of me Jef!

wow, you are going to leave san luis obispo/pismo?

you live in a dream area, but i can see how work can be limited...where would you plan to move to?

where i live in monterey and the surrounding area is also nice (geographically) but the work prospects are very, very limited outside of retail, hotel and restaurant

i have often thought about moving back to san luis obispo and teaching and leaving computers/high tech for good...slo town is about the simple life and i thought that was just hype to get tourists to come visit and relax, but many other areas in california have turned into a major rat race...'bout five years around 'puters is all any normal person could stand without losing their soul and/or sanity and i am almost ready to go back to a slower life, thus the term "slo" town ;)

mischief
Jul 16, 2004, 10:54 AM
I'm not working @ The Spot anymore.... Long story.

I'm actually working as a Barrista on the UCSC campus... better money and less need to kill people. Kinda telling that slinging coffee for 40 hours a week made for better earnings than the frightening hourly rate I made teching... just not enough hours...

Anyway, I've got a very nice touchscreen register up here in the coffee bar/bar at University Center (Go up the stairs to the left of the Caf entrance and into the Rotunda) and it has 'net access. I'm bored to death most of the time so come get a buzz.... ;)

I have a good selection of local wine and beer if you have a valid ID and are of age too.... :D

jefhatfield
Jul 16, 2004, 12:18 PM
I'm not working @ The Spot anymore.... Long story.

I'm actually working as a Barrista on the UCSC campus... better money and less need to kill people. Kinda telling that slinging coffee for 40 hours a week made for better earnings than the frightening hourly rate I made teching... just not enough hours...

Anyway, I've got a very nice touchscreen register up here in the coffee bar/bar at University Center (Go up the stairs to the left of the Caf entrance and into the Rotunda) and it has 'net access. I'm bored to death most of the time so come get a buzz.... ;)

I have a good selection of local wine and beer if you have a valid ID and are of age too.... :D

i will come by sometime...you must remember me...i am the microsoft guy who always hung around your mac store ;)

G5orbust
Jul 16, 2004, 12:29 PM
off topic, but you are a usc student, right?


Nope. Im a junior in high school. Just a fan of the school :).

jefhatfield
Jul 16, 2004, 08:49 PM
applemacdude..oakland
me_94501...alameda
strider42...piedmont
comictimes..orinda
GeeYouEye..walnut creek

true777...palo alto
macLC40...fremont
alphaone...san jose
patrickObrien...south san jose

JRam...santa cruz
vniow...santa cruz
mischief...santa cruz
jefhatfield...monterey

mactastic...san luis obispo
laslo panaflex...san luis obispo



here's the updated list so far...any others from slo county to oakland?

mactastic
Jul 17, 2004, 09:55 AM
wow, you are going to leave san luis obispo/pismo?


Lol, no I said I'm not sure where in the COUNTY I'll be moving. Can't leave SLO now, both of us got good jobbies here. We're just at opposite ends of the county. My wife works in Santa Maria, which is technically in Santa Barbara county, while I toil up in Atascadero. We've been looking to try and stay in the mid-county area, but like I said, we both miss Morro Bay a lot.

Just got the news yesterday though, we're moving to a ranch house in rural AG, which is roughly halfway between our respective jobs. Move in date is Aug. 1st. And I do mean rural, I'm not sure what our internet options are going to be out there. I'm really hoping dial-up isn't the only option. But other than that I'm soooo looking forward to living somewhere quiet rather than the drag strip that is 4th St....

jefhatfield
Jul 17, 2004, 12:30 PM
Lol, no I said I'm not sure where in the COUNTY I'll be moving. Can't leave SLO now, both of us got good jobbies here. We're just at opposite ends of the county. My wife works in Santa Maria, which is technically in Santa Barbara county, while I toil up in Atascadero. We've been looking to try and stay in the mid-county area, but like I said, we both miss Morro Bay a lot.

Just got the news yesterday though, we're moving to a ranch house in rural AG, which is roughly halfway between our respective jobs. Move in date is Aug. 1st. And I do mean rural, I'm not sure what our internet options are going to be out there. I'm really hoping dial-up isn't the only option. But other than that I'm soooo looking forward to living somewhere quiet rather than the drag strip that is 4th St....

congrats on good jobs, but

oooo, i hear a poem coming...here it goes:

slo is usually slo work

so slo girl moves up to big big city, called, santa cruz to get money in her pockets

or so so thought...but no luck, no perk

now she has ****ty job with no prospects

...that's my haiku for the day ;) ...true california story

r6girl
Jul 22, 2004, 02:23 PM
i wasn't sure though i checked out your totally cool website and knew you were from fremont, a south? east? kind of bay area city ;)

kgo newstalk 810 calls fremont south bay when referring to traffic from their "south bay bureau"

glad you like the site. for those of you in the area, we are having a bbq in hayward on august 7 - check our site for details (see the "hang with us" forum): www.curveunit.com.

r6girl
Jul 22, 2004, 02:26 PM
just had to revive this thread a little - killing time at work...

so, are folks here MUG members? if so, which ones? are there any local macrumor member get-togethers? shoot, we should have a little macrumors contingent for the next expo in january. or would that be too freaky? :p

marianne

jayb2000
Jul 22, 2004, 04:37 PM
LIved in San Jose for 2 years, then realized I did not like it very much and moved to Santa Cruz.
If my wife's family and mine did not both live in Rhode Island, we would still be there. Just got to hard to spend vacations going home all the time.

Ahh, Pergolesi. I still call it Dr. Caligari's, because it has that sing on the side (Dr. Miller maybe) but the real name was Italian and I could never remember it. So we just started calling it Dr. Caligari's. Saturn Cafe was yummy, if I was in a veggie mood.

Also missed - Seabright, Brady's yacht club, dog beach, and the deck at Ideal.
Plus four-wheeling down in Hollister.

Favorite Bumper Sticker in SC - "Keep Santa Cruz Weird" :eek:

jefhatfield
Jul 23, 2004, 12:16 AM
just had to revive this thread a little - killing time at work...

so, are folks here MUG members? if so, which ones? are there any local macrumor member get-togethers? shoot, we should have a little macrumors contingent for the next expo in january. or would that be too freaky? :p

marianne

some time back, in the early days of macrumors, some members got together in new orleans, so it's not out of the question

there has been talk about a macrumors sf get together...as you know, there's tons to do in the city...people have also met at different apple stores around the country, too

madforrit
Jul 23, 2004, 02:01 AM
I"m in Alameda, which is right next to Oakland.

Go A's! Any UC Berkeley students here?

I just graduated from UCB...now I'm in 'Frisco. GO BEARS!