San Luis Obispo
Bakersfield is very much central California in both aspects. It’s always been southern California . While Bakersfield tends to associate more with LA and Fresno tends to associate more with San Jose & SF
Every county fully visible in this map is Southern California. Its irksome to see maps that actually claim San Jose, Monterey and Yosemite as part SoCal .as if.
Geographically, it’s central California . But it’s conventionally considered Northern California to distinguish it from SoCal . Folks further north would probably want to distinguish themselves from the much larger and culturally distinct Bay Area. S.F. is Northern California .
While NorCal is known more for having cooler and rainier weather (and sometimes even snow), SoCal identifies more with the idea of California having quintessential weather every day. After all, SoCal is literally the desert.
|Red: The ten counties of Southern California|
|Counties||Imperial Kern Los Angeles Orange Riverside San Bernardino San Diego San Luis Obispo Santa Barbara Ventura|
It’s no list any city wants to make, but Bakersfield has cracked the top 20 for America’s most dangerous large cities according to a home security group. The The National Council for Home Safety and Security’s survey has Bakersfield ranked at No. 5 as the highest ranking for any city in California. Modesto is No.
Consequently, Fresno and Bakerfields are, in that sense, in Northern California . Another way of thinking about it is that Northern California is the area north of the state’s population centroid and Southern California is the area south of the centroid, but that only moves the division north a little.
Monterey County is situated on California’s central coast with its northern border approximately 100 miles south of San Francisco and its southern border about 200 miles north of Los Angeles. California Highway 101 bisects the county providing easy access to all Salinas Valley cities and the Monterey Peninsula, while
Contrary to what many people might believe,Yes, California does get get snow ,mostly in the mountains & high desert area. There are plenty of areas that cold enough for it to snow , and snow often like the san bernardino and sierra nevada mountains that get LOTS of snow .
Claremont-bear. CA . 318,775 acres burned. Burning for 140 days. Castle. CA . 170,647 acres burned. Burning for 138 days. 95% Butte, Tehama, Glenn Lightning Complex. CA . 926 acres burned. Burning for 140 days. 98% Creek. CA . Burning for 12 days. Mountain View. CA . Burning for 48 days.
We learned in Room 8, that California has 4 main regions: The coast, desert, mountain, and Central Valley .