Category Archives: California

Mount Diablo, Ca.

Somebodyisfromhere.com was surprised to learn a place existed called Mount Diablo because, well, because: Arthur Mijares from the neighboring town of Oakley, petitioned the federal government to change the name of the mountain, claiming it offended his Christian beliefs. Not … Continue reading

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Los Gatos, Ca.

When Sombodyisfromhere.com writes a WikiTravel story he tries to follow two loose rules. The town should be largely unheard of and should have a population of about 20,000 or less. He’s generally trying more to uncover lost gems than provide … Continue reading

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Weed, Ca.

If there were ever a town to be named after “weed” the logic would reasonably dictate that it would have to be in California. It turned out to be true as far as that goes. Continue reading

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Rough and Ready, California.

Less than three months later, when preparing for an Independence Day celebration, community members realized that they were no longer entitled to celebrate US independence, and the secession was rescinded by popular vote. Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe / Reno.

While Somebodyisfromhere.com was in college, he read and saw the movie based on Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. There were few actions in that story that a contributing member of society could mimic, but he always did want to go to Las Vegas and rent a red convertible.

A handful of years later, he found himself leaving the Advantage Rental Car in Reno, Nevada driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser. If not for his brother’s wedding in Tahoe in a few days, he might have felt gypped. Continue reading

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