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moving to So. Calif - what do I need to know?

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  1. Sam T.

    Sam T. TS Member

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    Later this year I believe I will be required to take a job transfer to the Southern California area. Since I am an avid trap shooter and own some rifles & pistols too. What should I know as I become a California resident? Also, is there anything on-line (e.g., rules & regulations for owning long-guns and handguns in California)?
     
  2. nutty1

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    bring your check book
     
  3. calilori

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    It's too expensive to live there.
     
  4. Golden Beebe

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    What part of So-Cal?
     
  5. BMC

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    The URL above would be a good starting point for information.
    Calilori is right, if you are not used to spending lots and lots of your income in order to survive, you won't be happy here..lol.
    There are quite a few ranges in the So Cal area. For most people there is a good range less than an hour away. Depending on where you will be located, you might have three or four multi-purpose ranges within an hours drive.
     
  6. Sam T.

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    Unfortunately I may not have a choice :-(
     
  7. BMC

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    All kidding aside on the financial front, depending on where you are coming from, So Cal is a great place for shooting. The weather is great pretty much all year and you will meet a lot of really great people who enjoy the sport as much as you do.
     
  8. Golden Beebe

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    Sam...

    What city???
     
  9. Pocatello

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    I spent '70-'74 in graduate school in Pasadena, and really enjoyed the place then. I really liked the San Diego area too. Thirty-five years later you could not pay me enough to make me move back. Between the nutcakes and fruitcakes, crowding, extreme left political delegation, illegal immigrants, gangs, and on and on, it's just not a place I'd care to live anymore. You say you may not have a choice. One always has a choice, it just may not be an easy one.
     
  10. rennerize

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    I keep expecting someone to say "SPANISH", but I am glad that they did not say it.
    Don
     
  11. BP348

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    Good Luck!!

    I was in the same boat a few years ago. Got an offer for my dream job which could have been in many different location in the USA and where did the offer? Los Angles :(

    Did a lot of internet searching as well as talking with the wife and in the end I decided that I didn't hate my old job enough to put my family through everything that would have happened if I took the job.

    Last I heard a guy I know took the job and is just now (3 years later) barely breaking even. I heard he spent arounf $30K of his own money in the last 3 years and lives 2 or 2 1/2 hours away from his office, yes that's one way.

    The job would have been great but when I was going to move from one of the lowest cost of living area to one of the highest, take a $35K pay cut (would be better in the long runbut had to take a step back to take 2 forward)traffic, gangs, & stupid politics there was no way I was going to move.

    There's always a choice.
     
  12. Augie Daddi

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    SoCal is a very large area. What city will you be close to?

    Augie
     
  13. southpark

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    I've lived in the San Diego area for 40 years.

    Augie is right about the SoCal area being large.

    San Diego county alone is bigger than the state of Connecticut.

    Trafic can leave you at a stand still and at other times you will be going 80+ bumper to bumper. Scares the crap out of a lot of people.

    You have no right to interfere with what a public school teaches your kid. I am not kidding. If they want to teach your fourth grade boy how to relax his sphincter so butt sex doesn't hurt as much you cannot stop them if you send your kid to school. Really, this stuff has made it to court here and parents lost.

    Every area has their nice neighbourhoods. If you have enough money to live in a nice area and send your kids to private school you are probably never going to want to leave here -- it can seem like paradise. If we won a hundred million dollar lottery we would move maybe five miles away from our current house and that is it.

    If you are mid to low income and wealth you may be asking yourselves what the hell you were thinking.

    We have a two bedroom condo that is worth 550K. I'm afraid to tell you what our house is worth lest you have a heart attack.

    Please let us know the area you'll be moving to and whether you are married with kids.

    Good luck.
     
  14. fssberson

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    If you are looking for a place to shoot trap or skeet, the Santa Clarita area has three ranges: Oak Tree @ $8.00/round; North Hollywood Sportsman's Club @ $4.00/round [private club open Sat., Sunday, and Thursday morning - membership is open], and Lopez Canyon @ $4.00/round [5 clubs own this and shooting is based on the day of the club]. North Hollywood Sportsman's Club is the best deal and friendliest people... Fred
     
  15. calilori

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    Most places in California are very safe and not at all like the "reputation" makes it out to be. If it was so horrible nobody would live here. I'm fourth generation Californian and it's a great place to live.

    As for that post about what is being taught in school and I can promise you that California has laws regarding state standards and the teachers in the public school system are required to teach those standards and only those standards. If you have a question about what is in the standards go to the Department of Education website and I guarantee you that you won't find one standard on anal sex.
     
  16. marine_0341

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    its what you make of it. lots of shooting clubs in fact check out beverly hills gun club
     
  17. berettaman7

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    So much crap writen about California, a number of this bitter posters would not make it here, why?, simply put, some people simply dont want to work hard, they like it fine as it is back home, well we like it fine as it is here.

    Berettaman7
     
  18. Brian in Oregon

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    Defect to Oregon.<br>
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    That's all you need to know.
     
  19. marine_0341

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    EVEN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HAS GOT IT GOING ON
     
  20. southpark

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    I got the first one from the San Francisco Chronical (but it gets better):

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    Bruce Budnick of San Francisco will never forget what his daughter said she learned in her sixth-grade class one day. Two years later, it still makes him angry.

    Two gay speakers, a man and a woman, spoke "pornographically" to the children, Budnick said, and told how they used dildos and performed oral and anal sex.

    The talk was sponsored by a district-recommended program, Community United Against Violence, which often sends speakers to junior high and high schools to "demystify homosexuality" before AIDS lessons begin.

    "If this had happened outside of the school, they would have been arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior," Budnick said.
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    Here's another:

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    Assemblyman Mountjoy Opposes Promotion Of Homosexuality In Public Schools

    1/16/02
    For Immediate Release

    (SACRAMENTO) Today Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy (R-Arcadia) presented a 9-word measure in the Assembly Education Committee which reads: “The promotion of homosexuality in public education is prohibited.”

    Assemblyman Mountjoy testified, “California reading scores for the 8th grade are 32nd out of 36 states nationally. Math scores are tied with Alabama for 35th out of 40 states. Science scores are abysmal. Public schools need to teach reading, writing, math, and science, not spend valuable time and resources promoting homosexuality.”

    School teachers, parents, and pro-family organizations testified in support of AB 1326.

    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) approved materials for use in its “diversity” curriculum were discussed. The sexually explicit and inappropriate materials are being presented in elementary school through high school. Listed below are some of these materials obtained under court order in a federal lawsuit:

    Young Gay, & Proud – AlyCat Books, Alyson Publications

    The Gay Quote Book – Brandon Judell – A Plume Book

    After the Ball – Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen

    Passages of Pride– Kurt Chandler – Alyson Books – Los Angeles

    One Teenager In 10 – Alyson Publications, Inc. – Boston

    What Did They Say About Gays – Allan Gould

    Know About Gays and Lesbians – by Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth H. Forsythe, M.D. – The Millbrook Press – Brookfield, Conn.

    Straight Answers About Homosexuality for Straight Readers – David Loovis

    Looking At Gay and Lesbian Life– Warren Blumenfeld/Diane Raymond

    “I challenge every parent and school board member to review these books and decide if they are appropriate for our children,” commented Assemblyman Mountjoy. “If you have trouble finding them, contact the LAUSD. They can give you the names of the ‘adult’ bookstores they recommended in their ‘Models of Pride II’ reading list,” said Mountjoy. c These materials were presented to the Assembly Education Committee. AB 1326 was defeated on a partisan vote, Republicans voting “yes” and Democrats voting “no.” “After having seen this offensive material, I am appalled the Democrat Education Committee members voted to sanction continued use of this material in public schools,” Assemblyman Mountjoy concluded.
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    Here is a quote from "Young Gay and Proud" found in middle and high school libraries in California and cited by the California assemblyman:

    ""Doing it: Gay men...Many people don't know the anus is not only an organ to remove waste. It's very sexually exciteable...Your first few times having anal sex might be a little hard. You may have to practice a bit before it starts feeling really good. I sure did." (pg. 81)"

    Do you want a reference to the court case that says a parent's rights over their child ends as soon as they cross the school's threshold?

    Over the years there have been countless people who have not been shy about making incorrect statements on this board with absolute, and in calilori's case arrogant, conviction. I don't expect anything to change.
     
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