10 things you'll only understand if you live in California
- The view from the West Coast of the US is a bit different. There are some things you can't understand unless you live in California.
- Of course, there's more than one California culture. There are almost as many Californias as there are people living in the state.
- There are a few things, however, that many Californians share. Here are 10 things that most residents of the Golden State will immediately recognize.
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To say California is big is an understatement.
Within a state this big, one person's idea of California may be radically different from another's. The serene feel of the Humboldt redwoods is a world away from the busy agricultural fields of the Central Valley or the sun-kissed surf beaches of San Diego. There are almost as many subcultures in California as there are microclimates.
Here are a few things that most Californians understand, but you might not get if you don't live in the Golden State.
There's a long-simmering feud between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Homelessness is on our doorstep.
Everyone has a right to the beach.
In-N-Out Burger is the best fast food restaurant, period.
It's hard not to be a foodie.
The car is still king in California.
California is willing to stand up for its progressive values, even against the federal government.
Climate change is real, it's here, and it's personal.
Fog is everywhere, and it can be dangerous.
Racial and ethnic diversity make California stronger.
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