Recent Changes for "Central Coast" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Central_CoastRecent Changes of the page "Central Coast" on Davis Wiki.en-us Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2009-02-24 17:35:22JoePomidor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The county seat, San Luis Obispo boasts a population of 44,000 residents. The city is home to the Spanish Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa which the town grew up around, and California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. About one third of the city's population is of college age or attending college. The town has a slow growth policy similar to Davis, preserving the small, college town feeling it has nurtured over the last few decades. San Luis Obispo is located almost halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, making it an ideal rest point for anyone going up or down the state along Highway 101. Just north of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1 is Camp San Luis Obispo, the original home of the California National Guard. Of other interest, ["Jamba Juice"] was founded in San Luis Obispo and is still in it's original location at 17 Chorro Street #C. Also, architecture student "Weird Al" Yankovic was a DJ at the Cal Poly radio station and recorded "My B<span>a</span>logna" in the men's restroom in the library. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The county seat, San Luis Obispo boasts a population of 44,000 residents. The city is home to the Spanish Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa which the town grew up around, and California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. About one third of the city's population is of college age or attending college. The town has a slow growth policy similar to Davis, preserving the small, college town feeling it has nurtured over the last few decades. San Luis Obispo is located almost halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, making it an ideal rest point for anyone going up or down the state along Highway 101. Just north of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1 is Camp San Luis Obispo, the original home of the California National Guard. Of other interest, ["Jamba Juice"] was founded in San Luis Obispo and is still in it's original location at 17 Chorro Street #C. Also, architecture student "Weird Al" Yankovic was a DJ at the Cal Poly radio station and recorded "My B<span>o</span>logna" in the men's restroom in the library. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Salinas Valley is a rich agricultural belt that is bordered by hills on both sides and runs along Highway 101. Its cooler climate and higher precipitation then the ["Central California" Central Valley] allow for greener vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and other salad greens to be grown here. This region is featured prominently in many of John Steinbeck's novels, with his birthplace being Salinas. Salinas is the largest city in the region with a population of about 151,000. Salinas also has the largest shopping mall in Monterey County. South of Salinas is the cities of Soledad and King City, both located along Highway 101. Soledad is home to Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad built in 1791. The area around Soledad has many vineyards which attract some tourism. King City is an agricultural town and is located south of Soledad. At the opposite end of the Salinas Valley in the north is Gilroy. Located in Santa Clara County, the town has a population of around 41,000 residents. Known for its garlic crop, the town hosts an annual garlic festival which serves the ever popular, garlic ice cream. Hollister, located in neighboring San Benito County normally hosts the yearly Independence Motorcycle Rally, but it was cancel<span>l</span>ed this year due to lack of security funding. The event is similar to the Motorcycle extravaganza in Sturgis, South Dakota and attracts thousands of enthusiasts from all over the nation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Salinas Valley is a rich agricultural belt that is bordered by hills on both sides and runs along Highway 101. Its cooler climate and higher precipitation then the ["Central California" Central Valley] allow for greener vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and other salad greens to be grown here. This region is featured prominently in many of John Steinbeck's novels, with his birthplace being Salinas. Salinas is the largest city in the region with a population of about 151,000. Salinas also has the largest shopping mall in Monterey County. South of Salinas is the cities of Soledad and King City, both located along Highway 101. Soledad is home to Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad built in 1791. The area around Soledad has many vineyards which attract some tourism. King City is an agricultural town and is located south of Soledad. At the opposite end of the Salinas Valley in the north is Gilroy. Located in Santa Clara County, the town has a population of around 41,000 residents. Known for its garlic crop, the town hosts an annual garlic festival which serves the ever popular, garlic ice cream. Hollister, located in neighboring San Benito County normally hosts the yearly Independence Motorcycle Rally, but it was canceled this year due to lack of security funding. The event is similar to the Motorcycle extravaganza in Sturgis, South Dakota and attracts thousands of enthusiasts from all over the nation. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2007-04-05 22:20:16GregWebbRepresenting my hometown by adding some much needed facts. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is estimated that Santa Maria's population as of 2005 was around 90,000 individuals. This makes Santa Maria the largest city in Santa Barbara County, surpassing the city of Santa Barbara<span>&nbsp;herself</span>. In the last decade, Santa Maria experience tremendous growth, especially in the ["Hispanics" Hispanic] population. The city currently has a slightly larger Hispanic population than Anglo. Santa Maria is situated off of Highway 101 and straddles the county line. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is estimated that Santa Maria's population as of 2005 was around 90,000 individuals. This makes Santa Maria the largest city in Santa Barbara County, surpassing the city of Santa Barbara. In the last decade, Santa Maria <span>has </span>experience<span>d</span> tremendous growth, especially in the ["Hispanics" Hispanic] population. The city currently has a slightly larger Hispanic population than Anglo. Santa Maria is situated off of Highway 101 and straddles the county line.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Santa Maria is famous for its strawberries, its "Santa Maria Style BBQ", and for being the home of the Michael Jackson trial.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-12-29 22:51:15CarlMcCabe-, <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Monterey has a city population of around 30,000. The city is located on the south side of the Monterey Bay. Known for its marine aquarium and fishing wharf, it is a popular tourist destination. Monterey served as the capital of California under the Spanish and Mexican governments from 1770 to 1849. During the Mexican-American War, a small battle was fought around the town and the defenders surrendered to U.S. forces where John Sloat a navy commodore raised the American Flag over the customs house claiming California for the United States. The city has an extensive fishing industry that was even larger in the past. Cannery Row is a waterfront street that once had a huge sardine canning factory but now serves as a place for vendors to sell their stuff. Similar to, <span>San </span>F<span>rancisco</span>'s b<span>ut with its own flavor, Fisherman's wharf has many seafood restaurants and gift shops, offering spectacular views of the b</span>ay. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Monterey has a city population of around 30,000. The city is located on the south side of the Monterey Bay. Known for its marine aquarium and fishing wharf, it is a popular tourist destination. Monterey served as the capital of California under the Spanish and Mexican governments from 1770 to 1849. During the Mexican-American War, a small battle was fought around the town and the defenders surrendered to U.S. forces where John Sloat a navy commodore raised the American Flag over the customs house claiming California for the United States. The city has an extensive fishing industry that was even larger in the past. Cannery Row is a waterfront street that once had a huge sardine canning factory but now serves as a place for vendors to sell their stuff. Similar to<span>&nbsp;San Francisco's but with its own flavor</span>, F<span>isherman</span>'s <span>wharf has many seafood restaurants and gift shops, offering spectacular views of the </span>bay. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-08-20 19:49:33TomNelsonJamba link, Morro Rock, butterflies, Weird Al <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Central Coast spans the region north of Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz and comprises most of the 805 ["Area Codes" area code]. Residents of these cities and towns tend to prefer the term "Central Coast" , although on a direct north/south division of the State, they would fall on the south side. Two major highways run through the region, California State Route 1 (also called the ''Pacific Coast Highway'' by SoCal people) and US Route 101. The Central Coast while mostly seaside towns and cities, also includes the Salinas Valley and some other inland regions. Mostly liberal, San Luis Obispo was the only seaside County apart from Orange County to go to Bush. The Central Coast is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and climates. From conifer and oak forests, rolling grasslands, sandy and rocky beaches and farmland, the Central Coast is a pleasant place that seems far removed from the metropolises of ["San Francisco"] and Los Angeles. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Central Coast spans the region north of Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz and comprises most of the 805 ["Area Codes" area code]. Residents of these cities and towns tend to prefer the term "Central Coast" , although on a direct north/south division of the State, they would fall on the south side. Two major highways run through the region, California State Route 1 (also called the ''Pacific Coast Highway'' by <span>["</span>SoCal<span>"]</span> people) and US Route 101. The Central Coast while mostly seaside towns and cities, also includes the Salinas Valley and some other inland regions. Mostly liberal, San Luis Obispo was the only seaside County apart from Orange County to go to Bush. The Central Coast is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and climates. From conifer and oak forests, rolling grasslands, sandy and rocky beaches and farmland, the Central Coast is a pleasant place that seems far removed from the metropolises of ["San Francisco"] and Los Angeles. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Lompoc lies to the North of Santa Barbara and is located inland, away from the coast. This area was originally inhabited by the Chumash Indian tribe. Lompoc lies along <span>h</span>ighway 1 by Vandenberg Air force base. Lompoc had its beginnings as a mission town, built around the Spanish Mission La Purísima Concepción in 1787. After Mexico took over the mission, it was secularized and for the most part abandoned. During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps restored the mission's standing buildings and it has since been used as a museum for visitors. During the 1980's, Lompoc was gearing up for a tourist boom as Vandenberg Air force base was supposed to play host to shuttle launches. After the Challenger disaster, NASA changed their plans and Lompoc fell into a recession after having built up its economy in anticipation of the tourism that the shuttle launches would have brought. Concentrating on a flower industry and the natural beauty of the surrounding region, Lompoc managed to stabilize its economy and has since been dubbed ''“The City of Arts and Flowers.”'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> Lompoc lies to the North of Santa Barbara and is located inland, away from the coast. This area was originally inhabited by the Chumash Indian tribe. Lompoc lies along <span>H</span>ighway 1 by Vandenberg Air force base. Lompoc had its beginnings as a mission town, built around the Spanish Mission La Purísima Concepción in 1787. After Mexico took over the mission, it was secularized and for the most part abandoned. During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps restored the mission's standing buildings and it has since been used as a museum for visitors. During the 1980's, Lompoc was gearing up for a tourist boom as Vandenberg Air force base was supposed to play host to shuttle launches. After the Challenger disaster, NASA changed their plans and Lompoc fell into a recession after having built up its economy in anticipation of the tourism that the shuttle launches would have brought. Concentrating on a flower industry and the natural beauty of the surrounding region, Lompoc managed to stabilize its economy and has since been dubbed ''“The City of Arts and Flowers.”'' </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Both Solvang and Buelton are located off Highway 101 just north of Santa Barbara. Both towns have populations under 6,000 and are connected by <span>h</span>ighway 246 that runs east-west. Solvang began as a small Dutch town that sprang up around the Spanish Mission of Santa Inés in 1911. Many of the buildings were constructed to resemble traditional Dutch buildings from Europe. The town has an excellent variety of cafes and bakeries to offer. Buelton, though smaller than Solvang, has experienced an increase in population over the last few years. Many new wineries have cropped up around Buelton and <span>h</span>ighway 246. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Both Solvang and Buelton are located off Highway 101 just north of Santa Barbara. Both towns have populations under 6,000 and are connected by <span>H</span>ighway 246 that runs east-west. Solvang began as a small Dutch town that sprang up around the Spanish Mission of Santa Inés in 1911. Many of the buildings were constructed to resemble traditional Dutch buildings from Europe. The town has an excellent variety of cafes and bakeries to offer. Buelton, though smaller than Solvang, has experienced an increase in population over the last few years. Many new wineries have cropped up around Buelton and <span>H</span>ighway 246. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is estimated that Santa Maria's population as of 2005 was around 90,000 individuals. This makes Santa Maria the largest city in Santa Barbara County, surpassing the city of Santa Barbara herself. In the last decade, Santa Maria experience tremendous growth, especially in the ["Hispanics" Hispanic] population. The city currently has a slightly larger Hispanic population than Anglo. Santa Maria is situated off of <span>h</span>ighway 101 and straddles the county line. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is estimated that Santa Maria's population as of 2005 was around 90,000 individuals. This makes Santa Maria the largest city in Santa Barbara County, surpassing the city of Santa Barbara herself. In the last decade, Santa Maria experience tremendous growth, especially in the ["Hispanics" Hispanic] population. The city currently has a slightly larger Hispanic population than Anglo. Santa Maria is situated off of <span>H</span>ighway 101 and straddles the county line. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Though is has only a population of around <span>6</span>,<span>0</span>00, Pismo Beach remains famous both locally and abroad for several reasons. One may recall that Bugs Bunny had been heading here but took a wrong turn in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On a slightly more serious note, the Pismo Clam (''Tivela stultorum''), is a native of the <span>central c</span>oast and the unofficial mascot of the town. Yearly there is a huge clam festival, where copious amounts of clam chowder can be obtained. On Father's Day weekend there is also a huge classic car festival (similar to Hot August Nights in Reno) that any car enthusiast would enjoy. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Though is has only a population of around <span>8</span>,<span>5</span>00, Pismo Beach remains famous both locally and abroad for several reasons. One may recall that Bugs Bunny had been heading here but took a wrong<span>&nbsp;left</span> turn in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On a slightly more serious note, the Pismo Clam (''Tivela stultorum''), is a native of the <span>Central C</span>oast and<span>&nbsp;is the official State Mollusk, as well as</span> the unofficial mascot of the town. Yearly there is a huge clam festival, where copious amounts of clam chowder can be obtained. On Father's Day weekend there is also a huge classic car festival (similar to Hot August Nights in Reno) that any car enthusiast would enjoy.<span>&nbsp;The [http://www.monarchbutterfly.org/ Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove] is the largest in the state (and one of the largest in the nation), hosting an average of 100,000 migrating Monarchs annually from October to February (with a '90-'91 peak of 230,000 butterflies). These particular Monarch Butterflies live an average of 6 months, versus 6 weeks for the common Monarchs.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The county seat, San Luis Obispo boasts a population of 44,000 residents. The city is home to the Spanish Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa which the town grew up around, and California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. About one third of the city's population is of college age or attending college. The town has a slow growth policy similar to Davis, preserving the small, college town feeling it has nurtured over the last few decades. San Luis Obispo is located almost halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, making it an ideal rest point for anyone going up or down the state along <span>h</span>ighway 101. O<span>f other interest</span>, Jamba Juice was founded in San Luis Obispo. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The county seat, San Luis Obispo boasts a population of 44,000 residents. The city is home to the Spanish Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa which the town grew up around, and California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. About one third of the city's population is of college age or attending college. The town has a slow growth policy similar to Davis, preserving the small, college town feeling it has nurtured over the last few decades. San Luis Obispo is located almost halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, making it an ideal rest point for anyone going up or down the state along <span>H</span>ighway 101. <span>Just north of San Luis </span>O<span>bispo on Highway 1 is Camp San Luis Obispo</span>, <span>the original home of the California National Guard. Of other interest, ["</span>Jamba Juice<span>"]</span> was founded in San Luis Obispo<span>&nbsp;and is still in it's original location at 17 Chorro Street #C</span>.<span>&nbsp;Also, architecture student "Weird Al" Yankovic was a DJ at the Cal Poly radio station and recorded "My Balogna" in the men's restroom in the library.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Located north of San Luis Obispo along <span>h</span>ighway 101, this region is mostly farmland but wineries have recently been emerging, especially around Paso Robles and <span>h</span>ighway 46 to Cambria. Atascadero is a small town that sits at the end of <span>h</span>ighway 41 that connects to Morro Bay. Paso Robles, which has a population of about 24,000, is a nice resort town that has enjoyed a recent growth due to its many vineyards. Paso Robles is also host to the California Mid-State Fair. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Located north of San Luis Obispo along <span>H</span>ighway 101, this region is mostly farmland but wineries have recently been emerging, especially around Paso Robles and <span>H</span>ighway 46 to Cambria. Atascadero is a small town that sits at the end of <span>H</span>ighway 41 that connects to Morro Bay. Paso Robles, which has a population of about 24,000, is a nice resort town that has enjoyed a recent growth due to its many vineyards. Paso Robles is also host to the California Mid-State Fair. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(mororock.jpg, "Moro Rock, seen from <span>h</span>ighway 46.", 220, left, thumbnail)]]<br> <span>-</span> A small, sleepy town located along <span>h</span>ighway 1. Morro Bay's history goes back to 1542, when Portuguese explorer Juan Cabrillo named the large domed rock in the bay ''“El Moro”'', as it reminded him of the turbans the Moors wore. Under the Mexican government, large tracts of land were given to cattle ranchers. The close location to an all weather port naturally raised Morro Bay's prominence. The outpost didn't form into a town proper until 1870, when a wharf was built to accommodate larger ships. In the 1940s, Morro Bay became a prominent abalone fishing spot until their numbers began to decline. Nevertheless the port still has a large fishing industry, which sees anything brought back from shark to halibut and rockfish. Seals, sea otters, and an assortment of sea birds can be seen in around Morro Bay and her estuaries. Seafood restaurants abound and gift shops selling trinkets and shells can be found by the port. Morro Bay also offers beautiful sandy beaches that are often littered with sand dollars in the early morning hours. </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(mororock.jpg, "Mor<span>r</span>o Rock, seen from <span>H</span>ighway 46.", 220, left, thumbnail)]]<br> <span>+</span> A small, sleepy town located along <span>H</span>ighway 1. Morro Bay's history goes back to 1542, when Portuguese explorer Juan Cabrillo named the large domed rock in the bay ''“El Moro”'', as it reminded him of the turbans the Moors wore. <span>Morro Rock was at one time twice as tall as it is now, but from 1889 to 1969 the rocks were removed for use as construction materials. A notable example of this is the Presbyterian Church in downtown San Luis Obispo, which is built almost exclusively with Morro Rock stones. </span>Under the Mexican government, large tracts of land were given to cattle ranchers. The close location to an all weather port naturally raised Morro Bay's prominence. The outpost didn't form into a town proper until 1870, when a wharf was built to accommodate larger ships. In the 1940s, Morro Bay became a prominent abalone fishing spot until their numbers began to decline. Nevertheless the port still has a large fishing industry, which sees anything brought back from shark to halibut and rockfish. Seals, sea otters, and an assortment of sea birds can be seen in around Morro Bay and her estuaries. Seafood restaurants abound and gift shops selling trinkets and shells can be found by the port. Morro Bay also offers beautiful sandy beaches that are often littered with sand dollars in the early morning hours. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Up the coast from Morro Bay along <span>h</span>ighway 1 is the town of Cambria. Located in the foothills above the coast, there is a nice mixture of a beach and mountain atmosphere in this town. Deer, raccoon and foxes can sometimes be seen in the glades and groves of Monterey pines. The town boasts a population of 6,000 and has a quaint feel about it. Cambria has a slow growth policy based on a water number which is currently not moving. No construction on new property has been done for about a year now and housing prices have skyrocketed. Cambria is also home to Nitt Witt Ridge, a house built by Art Beal who rescued garbage from the local landfill and used it to build his antithesis to Hearst Castle. San Simeon is further north along <span>h</span>ighway 1 and is known mostly for Hearst Castle. This estate was built slowly between 1865 and 1919 by William Randolph Hearst. Like some medieval palace, the estate is large enough to be self sustaining. The estate contains many different architectural styles from Roman to Spanish and Gothic. Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Up the coast from Morro Bay along <span>H</span>ighway 1 is the town of Cambria. Located in the foothills above the coast, there is a nice mixture of a beach and mountain atmosphere in this town. Deer, raccoon and foxes can sometimes be seen in the glades and groves of Monterey pines. The town boasts a population of 6,000 and has a quaint feel about it. Cambria has a slow growth policy based on a water number which is currently not moving. No construction on new property has been done for about a year now and housing prices have skyrocketed. Cambria is also home to Nitt Witt Ridge, a house built by Art Beal who rescued garbage from the local landfill and used it to build his antithesis to Hearst Castle. San Simeon is further north along <span>H</span>ighway 1 and is known mostly for Hearst Castle. This estate was built slowly between 1865 and 1919 by William Randolph Hearst. Like some medieval palace, the estate is large enough to be self sustaining. The estate contains many different architectural styles from Roman to Spanish and Gothic. Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Salinas Valley is a rich agricultural belt that is bordered by hills on both sides and runs along <span>h</span>ighway 101. Its cooler climate and higher precipitation then the ["Central California" Central Valley] allow for greener vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and other salad greens to be grown here. This region is featured prominently in many of John Steinbeck's novels, with his birthplace being Salinas. Salinas is the largest city in the region with a population of about 151,000. Salinas also has the largest shopping mall in Monterey County. South of Salinas is the cities of Soledad and King City, both located along <span>h</span>ighway 101. Soledad is home to Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad built in 1791. The area around Soledad has many vineyards which attract some tourism. King City is an agricultural town and is located south of Soledad. At the opposite end of the Salinas Valley in the north is Gilroy. Located in Santa Clara County, the town has a population of around 41,000 residents. Known for its garlic crop, the town hosts an annual garlic festival which serves the ever popular, garlic ice cream. Hollister, located in neighboring San Benito County normally hosts the yearly Independence Motorcycle Rally, but it was cancelled this year due to lack of security funding. The event is similar to the Motorcycle extravaganza in Sturgis, South Dakota and attracts thousands of enthusiasts from all over the nation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Salinas Valley is a rich agricultural belt that is bordered by hills on both sides and runs along <span>H</span>ighway 101. Its cooler climate and higher precipitation then the ["Central California" Central Valley] allow for greener vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and other salad greens to be grown here. This region is featured prominently in many of John Steinbeck's novels, with his birthplace being Salinas. Salinas is the largest city in the region with a population of about 151,000. Salinas also has the largest shopping mall in Monterey County. South of Salinas is the cities of Soledad and King City, both located along <span>H</span>ighway 101. Soledad is home to Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad built in 1791. The area around Soledad has many vineyards which attract some tourism. King City is an agricultural town and is located south of Soledad. At the opposite end of the Salinas Valley in the north is Gilroy. Located in Santa Clara County, the town has a population of around 41,000 residents. Known for its garlic crop, the town hosts an annual garlic festival which serves the ever popular, garlic ice cream. Hollister, located in neighboring San Benito County normally hosts the yearly Independence Motorcycle Rally, but it was cancelled this year due to lack of security funding. The event is similar to the Motorcycle extravaganza in Sturgis, South Dakota and attracts thousands of enthusiasts from all over the nation. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-08-04 22:31:06CarlosOverstreet <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This page is part of a <span>4</span> ('''["Southern California"]''', '''["Central California"]''', &amp; '''["Northern California"]''') page series on ["California" California's] regions. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This page is part of a <span>four</span> ('''["Southern California"]''', '''["Central California"]''', &amp; '''["Northern California"]''') page series on ["California" California's] regions.<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-21 11:28:53JabberWokkyNits, caps <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Lompoc lies to the North of Santa Barbara and is located inland, away from the coast. This area was originally inhabited by the Chumash Indian tribe. Lompoc lies along highway 1 by Vandenberg Air force base. Lompoc had its beginnings as a mission town, built around the Spanish Mission La Purísima Concepción in 1787. After Mexico took over the mission, it was secularized and for the most part abandoned. During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps restored the mission<span>’</span>s standing buildings and it has since been used as a museum for visitors. During the 1980<span>’</span>s, Lompoc was gearing up for a tourist boom as Vandenberg Air force base was supposed to play host to shuttle launches. After the Challenger disaster, NASA changed their plans and Lompoc fell into a recession after having built up its economy in anticipation of the tourism that the shuttle launches would have brought. Concentrating on a flower industry and the natural beauty of the surrounding region, Lompoc managed to stabilize its economy and has since been dubbed ''“The City of Arts and Flowers.”'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> Lompoc lies to the North of Santa Barbara and is located inland, away from the coast. This area was originally inhabited by the Chumash Indian tribe. Lompoc lies along highway 1 by Vandenberg Air force base. Lompoc had its beginnings as a mission town, built around the Spanish Mission La Purísima Concepción in 1787. After Mexico took over the mission, it was secularized and for the most part abandoned. During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps restored the mission<span>'</span>s standing buildings and it has since been used as a museum for visitors. During the 1980<span>'</span>s, Lompoc was gearing up for a tourist boom as Vandenberg Air force base was supposed to play host to shuttle launches. After the Challenger disaster, NASA changed their plans and Lompoc fell into a recession after having built up its economy in anticipation of the tourism that the shuttle launches would have brought. Concentrating on a flower industry and the natural beauty of the surrounding region, Lompoc managed to stabilize its economy and has since been dubbed ''“The City of Arts and Flowers.”'' </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is estimated that Santa Maria<span>’</span>s population as of 2005 was around 90,000 individuals. This makes Santa Maria the largest city in Santa Barbara County, surpassing the city of Santa Barbara herself. In the last decade, Santa Maria experience tremendous growth, especially in the ["Hispanics" Hispanic] population. The city currently has a slightly larger Hispanic population than Anglo. Santa Maria is situated off of highway 101 and straddles the county line. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is estimated that Santa Maria<span>'</span>s population as of 2005 was around 90,000 individuals. This makes Santa Maria the largest city in Santa Barbara County, surpassing the city of Santa Barbara herself. In the last decade, Santa Maria experience tremendous growth, especially in the ["Hispanics" Hispanic] population. The city currently has a slightly larger Hispanic population than Anglo. Santa Maria is situated off of highway 101 and straddles the county line. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Though is has only a population of around 6,000, Pismo Beach remains famous both locally and abroad for several reasons. One may recall that Bugs Bunny had been heading here but took a wrong turn in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On a slightly more serious note, the Pismo Clam (''Tivela stultorum''), is a native of the central coast and the unofficial mascot of the town. Yearly there is a huge clam festival, where copious amounts of clam chowder can be obtained. On Father<span>’</span>s Day weekend there is also a huge classic car festival (similar to Hot August Nights in Reno) that any car enthusiast would enjoy. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Though is has only a population of around 6,000, Pismo Beach remains famous both locally and abroad for several reasons. One may recall that Bugs Bunny had been heading here but took a wrong turn in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On a slightly more serious note, the Pismo Clam (''Tivela stultorum''), is a native of the central coast and the unofficial mascot of the town. Yearly there is a huge clam festival, where copious amounts of clam chowder can be obtained. On Father<span>'</span>s Day weekend there is also a huge classic car festival (similar to Hot August Nights in Reno) that any car enthusiast would enjoy. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The county seat, San Luis Obispo boasts a population of 44,000 residents. The city is home to the Spanish Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa which the town grew up around, and California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. About one third of the city<span>’</span>s population is of college age or attending college. The town has a slow growth policy similar to Davis, preserving the small, college town feeling it has nurtured over the last few decades. San Luis Obispo is located almost halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, making it an ideal rest point for anyone going up or down the state along highway 101. Of other interest, Jamba Juice was founded in San Luis Obispo. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The county seat, San Luis Obispo boasts a population of 44,000 residents. The city is home to the Spanish Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa which the town grew up around, and California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. About one third of the city<span>'</span>s population is of college age or attending college. The town has a slow growth policy similar to Davis, preserving the small, college town feeling it has nurtured over the last few decades. San Luis Obispo is located almost halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, making it an ideal rest point for anyone going up or down the state along highway 101. Of other interest, Jamba Juice was founded in San Luis Obispo. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A small, sleepy town located along highway 1. Morro Bay<span>’</span>s history goes back to 1542, when Portuguese explorer Juan Cabrillo named the large domed rock in the bay ''“El Moro”'', as it reminded him of the turbans the Moors wore. Under the Mexican government, large tracts of land were given to cattle ranchers. The close location to an all weather port naturally raised Morro Bay<span>’</span>s prominence. The outpost didn<span>’</span>t form into a town proper until 1870, when a wharf was built to accommodate larger ships. In the 1940s, Morro Bay became a prominent abalone fishing spot until their numbers began to decline. Nevertheless the port still has a large fishing industry, which sees anything brought back from shark to halibut and rockfish. Seals, sea otters, and an assortment of sea birds can be seen in around Morro Bay and her estuaries. Seafood restaurants abound and gift shops selling trinkets and shells can be found by the port. Morro Bay also offers beautiful sandy beaches that are often littered with sand dollars in the early morning hours. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A small, sleepy town located along highway 1. Morro Bay<span>'</span>s history goes back to 1542, when Portuguese explorer Juan Cabrillo named the large domed rock in the bay ''“El Moro”'', as it reminded him of the turbans the Moors wore. Under the Mexican government, large tracts of land were given to cattle ranchers. The close location to an all weather port naturally raised Morro Bay<span>'</span>s prominence. The outpost didn<span>'</span>t form into a town proper until 1870, when a wharf was built to accommodate larger ships. In the 1940s, Morro Bay became a prominent abalone fishing spot until their numbers began to decline. Nevertheless the port still has a large fishing industry, which sees anything brought back from shark to halibut and rockfish. Seals, sea otters, and an assortment of sea birds can be seen in around Morro Bay and her estuaries. Seafood restaurants abound and gift shops selling trinkets and shells can be found by the port. Morro Bay also offers beautiful sandy beaches that are often littered with sand dollars in the early morning hours. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Up the coast from Morro Bay along highway 1 is the town of Cambria. Located in the foothills above the coast, there is a nice mixture of a beach and mountain atmosphere in this town. Deer, raccoon and foxes can sometimes be seen in the glades and groves of <span>m</span>onterey pines. The town boasts a population of 6,000 and has a quaint feel about it. Cambria has a slow growth policy based on a water number which is currently not moving. No construction on new property has been done for about a year now and housing prices have skyrocketed. Cambria is also home to Nitt Witt Ridge, a house built by Art Beal who rescued garbage from the local landfill and used it to build his antithesis to Hearst Castle. San Simeon is further north along highway 1 and is known mostly for Hearst Castle. This estate was built slowly between 1865 and 1919 by William Randolph Hearst. Like some medieval palace, the estate is large enough to be self sustaining. The estate contains many different architectural styles from Roman to Spanish and Gothic. Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Up the coast from Morro Bay along highway 1 is the town of Cambria. Located in the foothills above the coast, there is a nice mixture of a beach and mountain atmosphere in this town. Deer, raccoon and foxes can sometimes be seen in the glades and groves of <span>M</span>onterey pines. The town boasts a population of 6,000 and has a quaint feel about it. Cambria has a slow growth policy based on a water number which is currently not moving. No construction on new property has been done for about a year now and housing prices have skyrocketed. Cambria is also home to Nitt Witt Ridge, a house built by Art Beal who rescued garbage from the local landfill and used it to build his antithesis to Hearst Castle. San Simeon is further north along highway 1 and is known mostly for Hearst Castle. This estate was built slowly between 1865 and 1919 by William Randolph Hearst. Like some medieval palace, the estate is large enough to be self sustaining. The estate contains many different architectural styles from Roman to Spanish and Gothic. Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A beautiful stretch of natural beauty, Big Sur has no proper designations but is generally considered the region above San Simeon to Carmel. The climate is wet, allowing thick forests including coastal redwoods to grow. Sparsely populated, Carmel is the largest town in this region. Highway 1 offers a scenic snippet of this region<span>’s splendor if you’</span>re only passing through. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A beautiful stretch of natural beauty, Big Sur has no proper designations but is generally considered the region above San Simeon to Carmel. The climate is wet, allowing thick forests including coastal redwoods to grow. Sparsely populated, Carmel is the largest town in this region. Highway 1 offers a scenic snippet of this region<span>'s splendor if you'</span>re only passing through. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Salinas Valley is a rich agricultural belt that is bordered by hills on both sides and runs along highway 101. Its cooler climate and higher precipitation then the ["Central California" Central Valley] allow for greener vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and other salad greens to be grown here. This region is featured prominently in many of John Steinbeck<span>’</span>s novels, with his birthplace being Salinas. Salinas is the largest city in the region with a population of about 151,000. Salinas also has the largest shopping mall in Monterey County. South of Salinas is the cities of Soledad and King City, both located along highway 101. Soledad is home to Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad built in 1791. The area around Soledad has many vineyards which attract some tourism. King City is an agricultural town and is located south of Soledad. At the opposite end of the Salinas Valley in the north is Gilroy. Located in Santa Clara County, the town has a population of around 41,000 residents. Known for its garlic crop, the town hosts an annual garlic festival which serves the ever popular, garlic ice cream. Hollister, located in neighboring San Benito County normally hosts the yearly Independence Motorcycle Rally, but it was cancelled this year due to lack of security funding. The event is similar to the Motorcycle extravaganza in Sturgis, South Dakota and attracts thousands of enthusiasts from all over the nation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Salinas Valley is a rich agricultural belt that is bordered by hills on both sides and runs along highway 101. Its cooler climate and higher precipitation then the ["Central California" Central Valley] allow for greener vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and other salad greens to be grown here. This region is featured prominently in many of John Steinbeck<span>'</span>s novels, with his birthplace being Salinas. Salinas is the largest city in the region with a population of about 151,000. Salinas also has the largest shopping mall in Monterey County. South of Salinas is the cities of Soledad and King City, both located along highway 101. Soledad is home to Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad built in 1791. The area around Soledad has many vineyards which attract some tourism. King City is an agricultural town and is located south of Soledad. At the opposite end of the Salinas Valley in the north is Gilroy. Located in Santa Clara County, the town has a population of around 41,000 residents. Known for its garlic crop, the town hosts an annual garlic festival which serves the ever popular, garlic ice cream. Hollister, located in neighboring San Benito County normally hosts the yearly Independence Motorcycle Rally, but it was cancelled this year due to lack of security funding. The event is similar to the Motorcycle extravaganza in Sturgis, South Dakota and attracts thousands of enthusiasts from all over the nation. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Monterey has a city population of around 30,000. The city is located on the south side of the Monterey Bay. Known for its marine aquarium and fishing wharf, it is a popular tourist destination. Monterey served as the capital of California under the Spanish and Mexican governments from 1770 to 1849. During the Mexican-American War, a small battle was fought around the town and the defenders surrendered to U.S. forces where John Sloat a navy commodore raised the American Flag over the customs house claiming California for the United States. The city has an extensive fishing industry that was even larger in the past. Cannery Row is a waterfront street that once had a huge sardine canning factory but now serves as a place for vendors to sell their stuff. Similar to, San Francisco<span>’</span>s but with its own flavor, Fisherman<span>’</span>s wharf has many seafood restaurants and gift shops, offering spectacular views of the bay. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Monterey has a city population of around 30,000. The city is located on the south side of the Monterey Bay. Known for its marine aquarium and fishing wharf, it is a popular tourist destination. Monterey served as the capital of California under the Spanish and Mexican governments from 1770 to 1849. During the Mexican-American War, a small battle was fought around the town and the defenders surrendered to U.S. forces where John Sloat a navy commodore raised the American Flag over the customs house claiming California for the United States. The city has an extensive fishing industry that was even larger in the past. Cannery Row is a waterfront street that once had a huge sardine canning factory but now serves as a place for vendors to sell their stuff. Similar to, San Francisco<span>'</span>s but with its own flavor, Fisherman<span>'</span>s wharf has many seafood restaurants and gift shops, offering spectacular views of the bay. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A popular destination point for ["NorCal"] people, Santa Cruz is the probably the closest you can get to ["SoCal"] beach life. Located on the northern end of the Monterey Bay, the city enjoys a cool Mediterranean climate. With a population of about 54,000, the city has a small resort feel. Amongst its attractions are the large swaths of sandy beach for swimmers and bathers, good surfing conditions, the state<span>’</span>s oldest boardwalk and a redwood forest adjacent to the city that offers many camping and hiking adventures. Several serial killers inhabited Santa Cruz during the 1970s earning the city its nickname “Murder capital of the world.” The city was once pretty conservative but is now very liberal. Partly due to it<span>’</span>s relatively close proximity to the Bay Area, but largely due to the opening of ["UC Santa Cruz"] in the 1960<span>’</span>s. A beach/bohemian culture that was partly born from this liberalizing can be seen throughout the city, especially in its younger residents. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A popular destination point for ["NorCal"] people, Santa Cruz is the probably the closest you can get to ["SoCal"] beach life. Located on the northern end of the Monterey Bay, the city enjoys a cool Mediterranean climate. With a population of about 54,000, the city has a small resort feel. Amongst its attractions are the large swaths of sandy beach for swimmers and bathers, good surfing conditions, the state<span>'</span>s oldest boardwalk and a redwood forest adjacent to the city that offers many camping and hiking adventures. Several serial killers inhabited Santa Cruz during the 1970s earning the city its nickname “Murder capital of the world.” The city was once pretty conservative but is now very liberal. Partly due to it<span>'</span>s relatively close proximity to the Bay Area, but largely due to the opening of ["UC Santa Cruz"] in the 1960<span>'</span>s. A beach/bohemian culture that was partly born from this liberalizing can be seen throughout the city, especially in its younger residents. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-21 10:54:12CarlosOverstreet <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This page is part of a 4 ('''["Southern California"]''', '''["Central California"]''', &amp; '''["C<span>entr</span>al<span>&nbsp;C</span>oa<span>st</span>"]''') page series on ["California" California's] regions. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This page is part of a 4 ('''["Southern California"]''', '''["Central California"]''', &amp; '''["<span>Northern </span>Cal<span>if</span>o<span>rni</span>a"]''') page series on ["California" California's] regions. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-21 10:53:48CarlosOverstreetAdded Line to link all <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ This page is part of a 4 ('''["Southern California"]''', '''["Central California"]''', &amp; '''["Central Coast"]''') page series on ["California" California's] regions.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-19 20:48:03JabberWokky99 Jars ------------ <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Overview =</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[BR]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[BR]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[BR]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-10 00:06:05CarlosOverstreet <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(santacruzbeach.jpg, "One of Santa Cruz's inviting beaches.", 230, right, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-10 00:03:23CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast?action=Files&do=view&target=santacruzbeach.jpg">santacruzbeach.jpg</a>.Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-07 23:28:04CarlosOverstreet <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(centralcoast.jpg, "The ''"Central Coast"'' somewhere south of San Luis Obispo.", 320, right, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(centralcoast.jpg, "The ''"Central Coast"'' somewhere south of San Luis Obispo.", 300, right, thumbnail)]]<br> + [[BR]]<br> + The Central Coast spans the region north of Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz and comprises most of the 805 ["Area Codes" area code]. Residents of these cities and towns tend to prefer the term "Central Coast" , although on a direct north/south division of the State, they would fall on the south side. Two major highways run through the region, California State Route 1 (also called the ''Pacific Coast Highway'' by SoCal people) and US Route 101. The Central Coast while mostly seaside towns and cities, also includes the Salinas Valley and some other inland regions. Mostly liberal, San Luis Obispo was the only seaside County apart from Orange County to go to Bush. The Central Coast is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and climates. From conifer and oak forests, rolling grasslands, sandy and rocky beaches and farmland, the Central Coast is a pleasant place that seems far removed from the metropolises of ["San Francisco"] and Los Angeles.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The Central Coast spans the region north of Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz and comprises most of the 805 ["Area Codes" area code]. Residents of these cities and towns tend to prefer the term "Central Coast" , although on a direct north/south division of the State, they would fall on the south side. Two major highways run through the region, California State Route 1 (also called the ''Pacific Coast Highway'' by SoCal people) and US Route 101. The Central Coast while mostly seaside towns and cities, also includes the Salinas Valley and some other inland regions. Mostly liberal, San Luis Obispo was the only seaside County apart from Orange County to go to Bush. The Central Coast is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and climates. From conifer and oak forests, rolling grasslands, sandy and rocky beaches and farmland, the Central Coast is a pleasant place that seems far removed from the metropolises of ["San Francisco"] and Los Angeles.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-07 23:26:41CarlosOverstreettable of contents <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(centralcoast.jpg, "The ''"Central Coast"'' somewhere south of San Luis Obispo.", <span>2</span>20, right, thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(centralcoast.jpg, "The ''"Central Coast"'' somewhere south of San Luis Obispo.", <span>3</span>20, right, thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[TableOfContents]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-05 09:55:48CarlosOverstreetAdded Pictures <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Central Coast spans the region north of Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz and comprises most of the 805 <span>area code</span>. Residents of these cities and towns tend to prefer the term "Central Coast" , although on a direct north/south division of the State, they would fall on the south side. Two major highways run through the region, California State Route 1 (also called the ''Pacific Coast Highway'' by SoCal people) and US Route 101. The Central Coast while mostly seaside towns and cities, also includes the Salinas Valley and some other inland regions. Mostly liberal, San Luis Obispo was the only seaside County apart from Orange County to go to Bush. The Central Coast is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and climates. From conifer and oak forests, rolling grasslands, sandy and rocky beaches and farmland, the Central Coast is a pleasant place that seems far removed from the metropolises of ["San Francisco"] and Los Angeles. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Central Coast spans the region north of Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz and comprises most of the 805 <span>["Area Codes" area code]</span>. Residents of these cities and towns tend to prefer the term "Central Coast" , although on a direct north/south division of the State, they would fall on the south side. Two major highways run through the region, California State Route 1 (also called the ''Pacific Coast Highway'' by SoCal people) and US Route 101. The Central Coast while mostly seaside towns and cities, also includes the Salinas Valley and some other inland regions. Mostly liberal, San Luis Obispo was the only seaside County apart from Orange County to go to Bush. The Central Coast is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and climates. From conifer and oak forests, rolling grasslands, sandy and rocky beaches and farmland, the Central Coast is a pleasant place that seems far removed from the metropolises of ["San Francisco"] and Los Angeles. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(morningpismo.jpg, "Pismo Beach just after sunrise", 220, left, thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(morningpismo.jpg, "Pismo Beach just after sunrise<span>.</span>", 220, left, thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(mororock.jpg, "Moro Rock, seen from highway 46.", 220, left, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(cambriatown.jpg, "Downtown Cambria.", 220, right, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-05 09:55:11CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast?action=Files&do=view&target=mororock.jpg">mororock.jpg</a>.Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-05 09:53:44CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast?action=Files&do=view&target=cambriatown.jpg">cambriatown.jpg</a>.Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-04 12:52:19CarlosOverstreet <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Central Coast spans the region north of Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz and comprises most of the 805 area code. Residents of these cities and towns tend to prefer the term "Central Coast" , although on a direct north/south division of the State, they would fall on the south side. Two major highways run through the region, California State Route 1 (also called the ''Pacific Coast Highway'' by SoCal people) and US Route 101. The Central Coast while mostly seaside towns and cities, also includes the Salinas Valley and some other inland regions. Mostly liberal, San Luis Obispo was the only seaside County apart from Orange County to go to Bush. The Central Coast is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and climates. From conifer and oak forests, rolling grasslands, sandy and rocky beaches and farmland, the Central Coast is a pleasant place that seems far removed from the metropolises of San Francisco and Los Angeles. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Central Coast spans the region north of Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz and comprises most of the 805 area code. Residents of these cities and towns tend to prefer the term "Central Coast" , although on a direct north/south division of the State, they would fall on the south side. Two major highways run through the region, California State Route 1 (also called the ''Pacific Coast Highway'' by SoCal people) and US Route 101. The Central Coast while mostly seaside towns and cities, also includes the Salinas Valley and some other inland regions. Mostly liberal, San Luis Obispo was the only seaside County apart from Orange County to go to Bush. The Central Coast is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and climates. From conifer and oak forests, rolling grasslands, sandy and rocky beaches and farmland, the Central Coast is a pleasant place that seems far removed from the metropolises of <span>["</span>San Francisco<span>"]</span> and Los Angeles. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is estimated that Santa Maria’s population as of 2005 was around 90,000 individuals. This makes Santa Maria the largest city in Santa Barbara County, surpassing the city of Santa Barbara herself. In the last decade, Santa Maria experience tremendous growth, especially in the Hispanic population. The city currently has a slightly larger Hispanic population than Anglo. Santa Maria is situated off of highway 101 and straddles the county line. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is estimated that Santa Maria’s population as of 2005 was around 90,000 individuals. This makes Santa Maria the largest city in Santa Barbara County, surpassing the city of Santa Barbara herself. In the last decade, Santa Maria experience tremendous growth, especially in the <span>["</span>Hispanic<span>s" Hispanic]</span> population. The city currently has a slightly larger Hispanic population than Anglo. Santa Maria is situated off of highway 101 and straddles the county line. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Salinas Valley is a rich agricultural belt that is bordered by hills on both sides and runs along highway 101. Its cooler climate and higher precipitation then the Central Valley allow for greener vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and other salad greens to be grown here. This region is featured prominently in many of John Steinbeck’s novels, with his birthplace being Salinas. Salinas is the largest city in the region with a population of about 151,000. Salinas also has the largest shopping mall in Monterey County. South of Salinas is the cities of Soledad and King City, both located along highway 101. Soledad is home to Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad built in 1791. The area around Soledad has many vineyards which attract some tourism. King City is an agricultural town and is located south of Soledad. At the opposite end of the Salinas Valley in the north is Gilroy. Located in Santa Clara County, the town has a population of around 41,000 residents. Known for its garlic crop, the town hosts an annual garlic festival which serves the ever popular, garlic ice cream. Hollister, located in neighboring San Benito County normally hosts the yearly Independence Motorcycle Rally, but it was cancelled this year due to lack of security funding. The event is similar to the Motorcycle extravaganza in Sturgis, South Dakota and attracts thousands of enthusiasts from all over the nation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Salinas Valley is a rich agricultural belt that is bordered by hills on both sides and runs along highway 101. Its cooler climate and higher precipitation then the <span>["</span>Central <span>California" Central </span>Valley<span>]</span> allow for greener vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and other salad greens to be grown here. This region is featured prominently in many of John Steinbeck’s novels, with his birthplace being Salinas. Salinas is the largest city in the region with a population of about 151,000. Salinas also has the largest shopping mall in Monterey County. South of Salinas is the cities of Soledad and King City, both located along highway 101. Soledad is home to Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad built in 1791. The area around Soledad has many vineyards which attract some tourism. King City is an agricultural town and is located south of Soledad. At the opposite end of the Salinas Valley in the north is Gilroy. Located in Santa Clara County, the town has a population of around 41,000 residents. Known for its garlic crop, the town hosts an annual garlic festival which serves the ever popular, garlic ice cream. Hollister, located in neighboring San Benito County normally hosts the yearly Independence Motorcycle Rally, but it was cancelled this year due to lack of security funding. The event is similar to the Motorcycle extravaganza in Sturgis, South Dakota and attracts thousands of enthusiasts from all over the nation. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> A popular destination point for NorCal people, Santa Cruz is the probably the closest you can get to SoCal beach life. Located on the northern end of the Monterey Bay, the city enjoys a cool Mediterranean climate. With a population of about 54,000, the city has a small resort feel. Amongst its attractions are the large swaths of sandy beach for swimmers and bathers, good surfing conditions, the state’s oldest boardwalk and a redwood forest adjacent to the city that offers many camping and hiking adventures. Several serial killers inhabited Santa Cruz during the 1970s earning the city its nickname “Murder capital of the world.” The city was once pretty conservative but is now very liberal. Partly due to it’s relatively close proximity to the Bay Area, but largely due to the opening of UC Santa Cruz in the 1960’s. A beach/bohemian culture that was partly born from this liberalizing can be seen throughout the city, especially in its younger residents. </td> <td> <span>+</span> A popular destination point for <span>["</span>NorCal<span>"]</span> people, Santa Cruz is the probably the closest you can get to <span>["</span>SoCal<span>"]</span> beach life. Located on the northern end of the Monterey Bay, the city enjoys a cool Mediterranean climate. With a population of about 54,000, the city has a small resort feel. Amongst its attractions are the large swaths of sandy beach for swimmers and bathers, good surfing conditions, the state’s oldest boardwalk and a redwood forest adjacent to the city that offers many camping and hiking adventures. Several serial killers inhabited Santa Cruz during the 1970s earning the city its nickname “Murder capital of the world.” The city was once pretty conservative but is now very liberal. Partly due to it’s relatively close proximity to the Bay Area, but largely due to the opening of <span>["</span>UC Santa Cruz<span>"]</span> in the 1960’s. A beach/bohemian culture that was partly born from this liberalizing can be seen throughout the city, especially in its younger residents. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-04 12:48:12CarlosOverstreetAdded a lot of information, pictures and formatted it. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(morningpismo.jpg, "Pismo Beach just after sunrise", 300, right, thumbnail)]]<br> - The Central Coast includes coastal cities north of Gaviota and south of Monterey, and comprises most of the 805 ["Area Codes" area code]. </span> </td> <td> <span>+ = Overview =<br> + [[Image(centralcoast.jpg, "The ''"Central Coast"'' somewhere south of San Luis Obispo.", 220, right, thumbnail)]]<br> + [[BR]]<br> + The Central Coast spans the region north of Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz and comprises most of the 805 area code. Residents of these cities and towns tend to prefer the term "Central Coast" , although on a direct north/south division of the State, they would fall on the south side. Two major highways run through the region, California State Route 1 (also called the ''Pacific Coast Highway'' by SoCal people) and US Route 101. The Central Coast while mostly seaside towns and cities, also includes the Salinas Valley and some other inland regions. Mostly liberal, San Luis Obispo was the only seaside County apart from Orange County to go to Bush. The Central Coast is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and climates. From conifer and oak forests, rolling grasslands, sandy and rocky beaches and farmland, the Central Coast is a pleasant place that seems far removed from the metropolises of San Francisco and Los Angeles.<br> + = Sub-regions =<br> + [[BR]]<br> + == The Southern End: Santa Barbara County ==<br> + ===Lompoc===<br> + Lompoc lies to the North of Santa Barbara and is located inland, away from the coast. This area was originally inhabited by the Chumash Indian tribe. Lompoc lies along highway 1 by Vandenberg Air force base. Lompoc had its beginnings as a mission town, built around the Spanish Mission La Purísima Concepción in 1787. After Mexico took over the mission, it was secularized and for the most part abandoned. During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps restored the mission’s standing buildings and it has since been used as a museum for visitors. During the 1980’s, Lompoc was gearing up for a tourist boom as Vandenberg Air force base was supposed to play host to shuttle launches. After the Challenger disaster, NASA changed their plans and Lompoc fell into a recession after having built up its economy in anticipation of the tourism that the shuttle launches would have brought. Concentrating on a flower industry and the natural beauty of the surrounding region, Lompoc managed to stabilize its economy and has since been dubbed ''“The City of Arts and Flowers.”''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- On Highway 1 (also called Pacific Coast Highway north of Santa Barbara):<br> - *Cambria (home of Nitt Witt Ridge, the anti Hearst Castle)<br> - *San Simeon (home of Hearst Castle)<br> - *Cayucos<br> - *Morro Bay<br> - *Los Osos<br> - *The "5 Cities":<br> - *Avila Beach<br> - *Pismo Beach<br> - *Grover Beach<br> - *Arroyo Grande<br> - *Oceano<br> - *Guadalupe</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ===Buelton &amp; Solvang===<br> + [[Image(solvang.jpg, "The picturesque town of Solvang.", 220, right, thumbnail)]]<br> + Both Solvang and Buelton are located off Highway 101 just north of Santa Barbara. Both towns have populations under 6,000 and are connected by highway 246 that runs east-west. Solvang began as a small Dutch town that sprang up around the Spanish Mission of Santa Inés in 1911. Many of the buildings were constructed to resemble traditional Dutch buildings from Europe. The town has an excellent variety of cafes and bakeries to offer. Buelton, though smaller than Solvang, has experienced an increase in population over the last few years. Many new wineries have cropped up around Buelton and highway 246.<br> + <br> + ===Santa Maria===<br> + It is estimated that Santa Maria’s population as of 2005 was around 90,000 individuals. This makes Santa Maria the largest city in Santa Barbara County, surpassing the city of Santa Barbara herself. In the last decade, Santa Maria experience tremendous growth, especially in the Hispanic population. The city currently has a slightly larger Hispanic population than Anglo. Santa Maria is situated off of highway 101 and straddles the county line.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Slightly inland (~15 minutes or so and on the 101) are the hotter towns of:</span> </td> <td> <span>+ == Midway Between the Giants: San Luis Obispo County==<br> + <br> + ===Pismo Beach===<br> + [[Image(morningpismo.jpg, "Pismo Beach just after sunrise", 220, left, thumbnail)]]<br> + Though is has only a population of around 6,000, Pismo Beach remains famous both locally and abroad for several reasons. One may recall that Bugs Bunny had been heading here but took a wrong turn in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On a slightly more serious note, the Pismo Clam (''Tivela stultorum''), is a native of the central coast and the unofficial mascot of the town. Yearly there is a huge clam festival, where copious amounts of clam chowder can be obtained. On Father’s Day weekend there is also a huge classic car festival (similar to Hot August Nights in Reno) that any car enthusiast would enjoy.<br> + <br> + ===San Luis Obispo===<br> + The county seat, San Luis Obispo boasts a population of 44,000 residents. The city is home to the Spanish Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa which the town grew up around, and California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. About one third of the city’s population is of college age or attending college. The town has a slow growth policy similar to Davis, preserving the small, college town feeling it has nurtured over the last few decades. San Luis Obispo is located almost halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, making it an ideal rest point for anyone going up or down the state along highway 101. Of other interest, Jamba Juice was founded in San Luis Obispo.<br> + <br> + ===Atascadero &amp; Paso Robles===<br> + Located north of San Luis Obispo along highway 101, this region is mostly farmland but wineries have recently been emerging, especially around Paso Robles and highway 46 to Cambria. Atascadero is a small town that sits at the end of highway 41 that connects to Morro Bay. Paso Robles, which has a population of about 24,000, is a nice resort town that has enjoyed a recent growth due to its many vineyards. Paso Robles is also host to the California Mid-State Fair.<br> + <br> + ===Morro Bay===<br> + A small, sleepy town located along highway 1. Morro Bay’s history goes back to 1542, when Portuguese explorer Juan Cabrillo named the large domed rock in the bay ''“El Moro”'', as it reminded him of the turbans the Moors wore. Under the Mexican government, large tracts of land were given to cattle ranchers. The close location to an all weather port naturally raised Morro Bay’s prominence. The outpost didn’t form into a town proper until 1870, when a wharf was built to accommodate larger ships. In the 1940s, Morro Bay became a prominent abalone fishing spot until their numbers began to decline. Nevertheless the port still has a large fishing industry, which sees anything brought back from shark to halibut and rockfish. Seals, sea otters, and an assortment of sea birds can be seen in around Morro Bay and her estuaries. Seafood restaurants abound and gift shops selling trinkets and shells can be found by the port. Morro Bay also offers beautiful sandy beaches that are often littered with sand dollars in the early morning hours.<br> + <br> + ===Cambria &amp; San Simeon===<br> + Up the coast from Morro Bay along highway 1 is the town of Cambria. Located in the foothills above the coast, there is a nice mixture of a beach and mountain atmosphere in this town. Deer, raccoon and foxes can sometimes be seen in the glades and groves of monterey pines. The town boasts a population of 6,000 and has a quaint feel about it. Cambria has a slow growth policy based on a water number which is currently not moving. No construction on new property has been done for about a year now and housing prices have skyrocketed. Cambria is also home to Nitt Witt Ridge, a house built by Art Beal who rescued garbage from the local landfill and used it to build his antithesis to Hearst Castle. San Simeon is further north along highway 1 and is known mostly for Hearst Castle. This estate was built slowly between 1865 and 1919 by William Randolph Hearst. Like some medieval palace, the estate is large enough to be self sustaining. The estate contains many different architectural styles from Roman to Spanish and Gothic. Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *King City<br> - *San Miguel<br> - *Paso Robles<br> - *Atascadero<br> - *San Luis Obispo<br> - *Santa Maria<br> - *Lompoc</span> </td> <td> <span>+ == Mountains and More: Monterey, Santa Clara &amp; San Benito County==<br> + <br> + ===Big Sur===<br> + A beautiful stretch of natural beauty, Big Sur has no proper designations but is generally considered the region above San Simeon to Carmel. The climate is wet, allowing thick forests including coastal redwoods to grow. Sparsely populated, Carmel is the largest town in this region. Highway 1 offers a scenic snippet of this region’s splendor if you’re only passing through.<br> + <br> + ===The Salinas Valley===<br> + [[Image(salinasvalley.jpg, "The Salinas Valley in spring time.", 220, left, thumbnail)]]<br> + Salinas Valley is a rich agricultural belt that is bordered by hills on both sides and runs along highway 101. Its cooler climate and higher precipitation then the Central Valley allow for greener vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and other salad greens to be grown here. This region is featured prominently in many of John Steinbeck’s novels, with his birthplace being Salinas. Salinas is the largest city in the region with a population of about 151,000. Salinas also has the largest shopping mall in Monterey County. South of Salinas is the cities of Soledad and King City, both located along highway 101. Soledad is home to Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad built in 1791. The area around Soledad has many vineyards which attract some tourism. King City is an agricultural town and is located south of Soledad. At the opposite end of the Salinas Valley in the north is Gilroy. Located in Santa Clara County, the town has a population of around 41,000 residents. Known for its garlic crop, the town hosts an annual garlic festival which serves the ever popular, garlic ice cream. Hollister, located in neighboring San Benito County normally hosts the yearly Independence Motorcycle Rally, but it was cancelled this year due to lack of security funding. The event is similar to the Motorcycle extravaganza in Sturgis, South Dakota and attracts thousands of enthusiasts from all over the nation.<br> + <br> + ===Monterey===<br> + Monterey has a city population of around 30,000. The city is located on the south side of the Monterey Bay. Known for its marine aquarium and fishing wharf, it is a popular tourist destination. Monterey served as the capital of California under the Spanish and Mexican governments from 1770 to 1849. During the Mexican-American War, a small battle was fought around the town and the defenders surrendered to U.S. forces where John Sloat a navy commodore raised the American Flag over the customs house claiming California for the United States. The city has an extensive fishing industry that was even larger in the past. Cannery Row is a waterfront street that once had a huge sardine canning factory but now serves as a place for vendors to sell their stuff. Similar to, San Francisco’s but with its own flavor, Fisherman’s wharf has many seafood restaurants and gift shops, offering spectacular views of the bay.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Residents of these cities tend to prefer the term "Central Coast", although on a direct North/South division of the State, they fall on the South side.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ==The Northern Border: Santa Cruz County==</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- UC Davis is a nice alternative to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for these residents as it's a UC and most of us grew up in close proximity to all things Cal Poly. Plus, we've got our parents in the backyard. ["UC Santa Barbara" UCSB] is the closest UC to these cities, but can still be too close to home for some.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ===Santa Cruz===</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - ''Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks... the whole of Ventura County is in the 805, and we don't consider ourselves central coast. I'm going to try to find the exact information and then fix this up a bit. A lot of places were left out.'' -["ChristyMarsden"]<br> - * I know. I removed them from this page earlier. I'm from Ventura, and Ventura County is basically it's own thing. I would argue that it doesn't belong on this page, since anything past Gaviota or Painted Cave is not Central Coast. But in land area, most of 805 is in the Central Coast. --["BrentLaabs"]<br> - * ''Yea, I don't really consider it Central Coast, and I don't think we really associate with the central coast cities. I guess we're just off the map, heh. I'm from Oxnard, btw. It's cool to have other Ventura County people around, :D. --["ChristyMarsden"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ A popular destination point for NorCal people, Santa Cruz is the probably the closest you can get to SoCal beach life. Located on the northern end of the Monterey Bay, the city enjoys a cool Mediterranean climate. With a population of about 54,000, the city has a small resort feel. Amongst its attractions are the large swaths of sandy beach for swimmers and bathers, good surfing conditions, the state’s oldest boardwalk and a redwood forest adjacent to the city that offers many camping and hiking adventures. Several serial killers inhabited Santa Cruz during the 1970s earning the city its nickname “Murder capital of the world.” The city was once pretty conservative but is now very liberal. Partly due to it’s relatively close proximity to the Bay Area, but largely due to the opening of UC Santa Cruz in the 1960’s. A beach/bohemian culture that was partly born from this liberalizing can be seen throughout the city, especially in its younger residents.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-04 12:47:15CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast?action=Files&do=view&target=salinasvalley.jpg">salinasvalley.jpg</a>.Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-04 12:39:20CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast?action=Files&do=view&target=centralcoast.jpg">centralcoast.jpg</a>.Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-07-04 12:32:42CarlosOverstreetUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast?action=Files&do=view&target=solvang.jpg">solvang.jpg</a>.Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-05-02 00:37:52TomNelsonYay UCSB link! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(morningpismo.jpg<span>, 300, right</span>, "Pismo Beach just after sunrise")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(morningpismo.jpg, "Pismo Beach just after sunrise"<span>, 300, right, thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> UC Davis is a nice alternative to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for these residents as it's a UC and most of us grew up in close proximity to all things Cal Poly. Plus, we've got our parents in the backyard. UCSB is the closest UC to these cities, but can still be too close to home for some. </td> <td> <span>+</span> UC Davis is a nice alternative to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for these residents as it's a UC and most of us grew up in close proximity to all things Cal Poly. Plus, we've got our parents in the backyard. <span>["UC Santa Barbara" </span>UCSB<span>]</span> is the closest UC to these cities, but can still be too close to home for some. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-05-02 00:23:21TomNelsonShell Beach isn't it's own city, and Arroyo Grande is one of the 5 Cities <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Thumbnail(morningpismo.jpg, 300, right, "Pismo Beach just after sunrise")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> On Highway 1 (<span>n</span>o<span>t</span> called PCH <span>u</span>nt<span>il</span> <span>ar</span>o<span>und</span> Santa Barbara): </td> <td> <span>+</span> On Highway 1 (<span>als</span>o called P<span>acific </span>C<span>oast </span>H<span>ighway</span> n<span>or</span>t<span>h</span> o<span>f</span> Santa Barbara): </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *Avila<span><br> - *Shell</span> Beach </td> <td> <span>+</span> *Avila Beach<span><br> + *Pismo Beach</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *Pismo Beach</span> </td> <td> <span>+ *Arroyo Grande</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *Arroyo Grande</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2006-05-02 00:11:01TomNelsonUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast?action=Files&do=view&target=morningpismo.jpg">morningpismo.jpg</a>.Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2005-11-13 13:26:24NickSchmalenbergerYay for Captain Nitt-Witt. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *Cambria (home of Hearst Castle)<br> - *San Simeon</span> </td> <td> <span>+ *Cambria (home of Nitt Witt Ridge, the anti Hearst Castle)<br> + *San Simeon (home of Hearst Castle)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2005-11-13 11:23:54ChristyMarsdenvc, whoot. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ''Yea, I don't really consider it Central Coast, and I don't think we really associate with the central coast cities. I guess we're just off the map, heh. I'm from Oxnard, btw. It's cool to have other Ventura County people around, :D. --["ChristyMarsden"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2005-11-13 02:10:52BrentLaabsregarding ventura county <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks... the whole of Ventura County is in the 805, and we don't consider ourselves central coast. I'm going to try to find the exact information and then fix this up a bit. A lot of places were left out.'' -["ChristyMarsden"]<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks... the whole of Ventura County is in the 805, and we don't consider ourselves central coast. I'm going to try to find the exact information and then fix this up a bit. A lot of places were left out.'' -["ChristyMarsden"]<span><br> + * I know. I removed them from this page earlier. I'm from Ventura, and Ventura County is basically it's own thing. I would argue that it doesn't belong on this page, since anything past Gaviota or Painted Cave is not Central Coast. But in land area, most of 805 is in the Central Coast. --["BrentLaabs"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2005-11-13 01:22:29ChristyMarsdenwhat about ventura county? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + <br> + ''Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks... the whole of Ventura County is in the 805, and we don't consider ourselves central coast. I'm going to try to find the exact information and then fix this up a bit. A lot of places were left out.'' -["ChristyMarsden"] </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2005-09-29 14:49:32BrentLaabsnope. I'm from Ventura -- definitely socal. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Most of the 805 area code. Includes costal cities such as:</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The Central Coast includes coastal cities north of Gaviota and south of Monterey, and comprises most of the 805 ["Area Codes" area code]. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *Santa Barbara<br> - *Parts of Ventura, I think</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Central Coasthttp://daviswiki.org/Central_Coast2005-09-29 09:59:55DomenicSantangelo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Central Coast<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Most of the 805 area code. Includes costal cities such as:<br> + <br> + On Highway 1 (not called PCH until around Santa Barbara):<br> + *Cambria (home of Hearst Castle)<br> + *San Simeon<br> + *Cayucos<br> + *Morro Bay<br> + *Los Osos<br> + *The "5 Cities":<br> + *Avila<br> + *Shell Beach<br> + *Grover Beach<br> + *Pismo Beach<br> + *Oceano<br> + *Guadalupe<br> + *Santa Barbara<br> + *Parts of Ventura, I think<br> + <br> + <br> + Slightly inland (~15 minutes or so and on the 101) are the hotter towns of:<br> + <br> + <br> + *King City<br> + *San Miguel<br> + *Paso Robles<br> + *Atascadero<br> + *San Luis Obispo<br> + *Arroyo Grande<br> + *Santa Maria<br> + *Lompoc<br> + <br> + <br> + Residents of these cities tend to prefer the term "Central Coast", although on a direct North/South division of the State, they fall on the South side.<br> + <br> + UC Davis is a nice alternative to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for these residents as it's a UC and most of us grew up in close proximity to all things Cal Poly. Plus, we've got our parents in the backyard. UCSB is the closest UC to these cities, but can still be too close to home for some.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>