Ahhh... Southern California. There's no place quite like it. Sunny skies, swaying palm trees, sandy beaches, the vast glorious ocean, and the glamour of Hollywood. At 19, I moved to Northern California for my last two years of college in large part drawn by the first four things and to be a California girl. I remember going to the beach at Capitola (south of Santa Cruz) in February just to sit and soak up the California sunshine and enjoy the thrill of living in the Golden State. ...Read more.