any macrumors members from the south bay area (ca)?

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    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.
  2. comictimes macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Berkeley, California
    I'm from Orinda, just through the Caldecott tunnel from Oakland, so not exactly what you were thinking, but close enough...
  3. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Well, I've already been mentioned but I thought I'd raise this thread to the top so more can see it.
  4. krimson macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2003
    Democratic People's Republic of Kalifornia
    Dang, i thought this was about South South Bay (San Pedro, LBC, RPV, etc) :D
  5. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    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!)...

  6. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    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"
  7. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    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.
  8. themadchemist macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2003
    Chi Town
    nice to see you posting...haven't seen you around here in a while
  9. parrothead macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2003
    Edmonds, WA
    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.
  10. JRam macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    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.
  11. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
  12. obeygiant macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    totally cool
    I used to live right near the Glen Park Bart Station in SF. Does that count?

    God, I wish I was still there.
  13. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000


    Dec 9, 2001
    State of Denial
    Still in Walnut Creek (though lately in Europe and soon to be Cleveland), just down East 24 from Orinda.
  14. alphaone macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2003
  15. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    applemacdude..oakland to oakland
    GeeYouEye..walnut creek

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

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


    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 ;)
  16. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Not much to say.
  17. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    good to see you, vniow

    have you seen mischief around?
  18. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    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...
  19. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    wow, that's great news

    last i heard from him, he was teaching a class at "the spot" techie 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 of my first techie jobs (clients) was west marine and i had considered moving to the santa cruz area because of that
  20. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.

    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.
  21. G5orbust macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    We have a South bay area in San Diego too... Thats the hole reason I looked at this thread in the first place :p
  22. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    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
  23. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

    Laslo Panaflex

    May 1, 2003
    I live in San Luis Obispo, have my whole life, and absolutely love it here.
  24. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    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 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
  25. me_94501 macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2003
    I"m in Alameda, which is right next to Oakland.

    Go A's! Any UC Berkeley students here?

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