• 3 years 9 months ago
    • Posts: 104
    anybody grew up in california, mainly southern cal? this also applies to people who visited, or might've moved. what was a favorite memmory of southern california. what places have you been to, whether it's still in business, or went under. mine were:
    price club (cosco)
    fedco
    broadway mattress? (was that it?)
    disneyland (still love going there, but too high priced)
    nickel city (i dunno if it's still there, but the one in Huntington beach)
    wonderland (El Cajun)
    berona (still going strong, but haven't been since that fire in San Diego)
    Carlton Oaks Elementary school (anybody go there in the 90's to early 2000's? i moved in the middle of 5th grade back to LA.)
    Bonies grocery store
    old town San Diego
    the preschool there near downtown SD.
    Qualcomm Stadium (i used to leave near the 4th quarter of a chargers night game, because i'd be scared of the pyro they used. i'm not talking about those fireworks you get at the stand at fourth of july, i'm talking about those high class pro fireworks, ones like you see on Smackdown or Raw.)
    Family Fun Center/ Bowl Weavel's pizza (is that still there?)
    i'm still in So Cal, currently living in Riverside.
    a 90's kid, and i'm damn proud of it!

    skype username and contact: thompson.tyrone
    Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
    • avatar
      • 3 years 9 months ago
      • Posts: 2420
      • Forum Mod
      • Editor
      I live in Northern California, but went south a few times. Despite the poor air quality and nasty water, I like it!

      Disneyland of course is awesome, Hollywood, Beverly Hills. I wish I could have been there in the 80s, it was probably amazing. I think the Karate Kid painted a pretty good picture of that place back in the day.
      My Last Article For RetroJunk

      Remembering RetroJunk
      Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
      • avatar
        • 3 years 9 months ago
        • Posts: 10132
        I wish I visited Southern Cal. I could've learned to surf and mingled with celebrities.
        thecrow174: Lover of martial arts cinema.
        Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
        • avatar
          • 3 years 9 months ago
          • Posts: 1928
          my favorite southern california mammories are probably from Farrah Fawcett and Bo Derek
          tangspot2 wrote:
          Mrs. stake you say some nasty on my threads. Dirty bitch
          Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
          • avatar
            • 3 years 9 months ago
            • Posts: 2882
            stake_n_sheak wrote:
            my favorite southern california mammories are probably from Farrah Fawcett and Bo Derek


            Because you have a leather fetish?
            Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
            • avatar
              • 3 years 9 months ago
              • Posts: 1928
              They explicitly symbolized socal in a certain way, once upon a time...
              tangspot2 wrote:
              Mrs. stake you say some nasty on my threads. Dirty bitch
              Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
              • avatar
                • 3 years 9 months ago
                • Posts: 131
                My real memories of Southern California are Norton AFB (hated it), The LA Adventurer Hotel and Back Packer's Paradise (I loved working there but my memories are a little fuzzy), and the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

                Now all Southern California is to me is San Ysidro, a Trolley ride to Santa Fe Station, a train ride to Burbank, and an uncomfortable flight back to Reno sometimes changing flights in San Jose.

                I grew up in Northern California and the South seemed like another world to me the first time I went there. I briefly lived in LA for a while and despite the fact I LOVED my job LA itself didn't make much of an impression on me.

                San Diego is a very nice place to visit and the ride up the coast is enjoyable. The mind numbing, spirit crushing sub-urban sprawl of Orange County I encounter on the occasions I have to take the bus to get to a connecting flight has soured me on Southern California.

                In case anyone is wondering customs is much easier at the border and international flights are expensive, and I would have to change flights anyway so I don't fly directly into the US.
                "What" ain't no country I've ever heard of. They speak English in What?
                Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                  • 3 years 8 months ago
                  • Posts: 104
                  now i remember the border from San Diego to Mexico. my parents went there to bet on the horses. which was always boring for me, because there wasn't an arcade or anything. but now that i'm 22, i went there about a couple of years ago, and got hooked up with the ladies/latinas in the club, went in the hotel and did it! if you know what i mean.
                  a 90's kid, and i'm damn proud of it!

                  skype username and contact: thompson.tyrone
                  Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                    • 1 year 11 months ago
                    • Posts: 104
                    wow, this forum post is bringing me back more memmories

                    the old LAX international airport terminals, before the rinivations, all the sounds of the announcements, and of course when we took off the runway.
                    does anyone remember cyberstation? it was that old arcade in the south bay pavilion (carson mall,) the good carson mall before it went way downhill
                    the south bay galleria was reeeeeeeeeealy huge back then, not as much now, used to go to EB games to buy and trade in my old cartridges for new ones. where i got my first ever pokemon games, pokemon ruby and yellow.
                    aladdin's castle
                    a 90's kid, and i'm damn proud of it!

                    skype username and contact: thompson.tyrone
                    Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                    • avatar
                      • 1 year 11 months ago
                      • Posts: 2945
                      I'm a So Cal native. I grew up in the San Gabriel Valley. I miss the old way the Santa Anita Plaza looked before they renovated it in like 2003.

                      I also miss Rhino Records in LA. Amoeba put them out of business. (The physical store only.)
                      Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                      • avatar
                        • 1 year 11 months ago
                        • Posts: 1928
                        Lou's Records
                        tangspot2 wrote:
                        Mrs. stake you say some nasty on my threads. Dirty bitch
                        Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                        • avatar
                          • 1 year 11 months ago
                          • Posts: 289
                          vkimo wrote:
                          I live in Northern California, but went south a few times. Despite the poor air quality and nasty water, I like it!

                          Disneyland of course is awesome, Hollywood, Beverly Hills. I wish I could have been there in the 80s, it was probably amazing. I think the Karate Kid painted a pretty good picture of that place back in the day.


                          Where in Northern California? I was raised in Sacramento and lived there throughout the 90s and 2000s and recently moved out. I was so into watching tv growing up and thought Southern California was where all the cool people lived like actors and whatnot which showed how little I knew. Saved By the Bell, California Dreams, Baywatch, etc. I believe all depicted Southern Californian life and it just seemed so cool.
                          Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                          • avatar
                            • 1 year 11 months ago
                            • Posts: 2420
                            • Forum Mod
                            • Editor
                            RomanBlade86 wrote:
                            vkimo wrote:
                            I live in Northern California, but went south a few times. Despite the poor air quality and nasty water, I like it!

                            Disneyland of course is awesome, Hollywood, Beverly Hills. I wish I could have been there in the 80s, it was probably amazing. I think the Karate Kid painted a pretty good picture of that place back in the day.


                            Where in Northern California? I was raised in Sacramento and lived there throughout the 90s and 2000s and recently moved out. I was so into watching tv growing up and thought Southern California was where all the cool people lived like actors and whatnot which showed how little I knew. Saved By the Bell, California Dreams, Baywatch, etc. I believe all depicted Southern Californian life and it just seemed so cool.


                            I was about 20 minutes north of San Francisco along 101.
                            My Last Article For RetroJunk

                            Remembering RetroJunk
                            Are you sure you want to delete this post? Yes | No
                            Search