California Roll Call : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

No, it's not a request for avocado, cucumber, imitation crab, and seaweed wrapped in rice (although that does sound pretty good 'bout now...)

I saw a thread on an "Indiana Roll Call" (figure out your own recipe) and thought one for The Golden State might be equally interesting and useful. I know from previous discussions that there are a fair number of us (some of whom may be relocating soon, depending on CA Y2K remediation progress).

I'll start:

Mac, located near San Diego. Watching with great interest as the Marine personnel carriers cruise along I-5...

-- Mac (, March 08, 1999


Mac! What about those "Simmons" 18 wheelers being escorted by all those OD green trucks? And what's with all the extra whirly bird traffic over ventura these days?

Hunchback in Ventura/Oxnard, home of many strawberries.

-- Bill Clintone (, March 08, 1999.

Located in Northern California, Silicon Valley. (S.F. Peninsula side, and down a bit).

Seems like I don't get out much, but there's a growing, yet sporatic Y2K community effort going on, in the cities around the Bay Area. Newsmedia slowing waking up. The "rest of the valley?" VERY hard to say.

Urban Warrior coming to Oakland/Alameda area March 14-15 time frame. I won't go up to watch ... they might use live ammo? (Naw, that's Delta Force's Texas forte')

Could get "interesting."


-- Diane J. Squire (, March 08, 1999.

I usually just lurk. This is my third post here. We live in the "burbs" near L.A.

-- Karen (, March 08, 1999.

Northern CA, Santa Cruz, but leaving this week for small town in northern Wisc. Too many people here, in the area at large, too few resources as I see it. Especially water. Especially people who have little or no experience with self-sufficiency.

There is, however, a very good y2k Community Task Force here. But I no longer have any sense of how much they may be able to accomplish in the time left. Too many DGI people, too few of us.

-- cat (, March 08, 1999.

Also - I suspect that there are very good reasons why the DOD has chosen to focus a lot of their Urban Warrior stuff on the Pacific Coast. Think about the technology industry here. Gives me the creeps.

-- cat (, March 08, 1999.

North Orange County, I've posted the name of my city before when posting information about the city's Y2K (cough! cough!)preparedness. Won't post it again, due to influx of trollish types. Such fun to accidentally catch Ed Yourdon on one of the two talk radio stations I listen to regularly...(kvetching, but weaned from calling anymore). All they want to do is infer that one is wacked in the head if one assumes Y2K to be more than a minor inconvenience. Pffft! Children!!!!

Long-winded in my attractive autarchist sheet....

-- Donna Barthuley (, March 08, 1999.

Los Angeles County, north San Fernando Valley

No plans to relocate but plan to be elsewhere for the rollover.

Trying to talk less and prepare more!

-- Debbie Spence (alias) (, March 08, 1999.

Silicon Valley. Plans to relocate are sporadic, have a friend up north but would have to freeload for a while (and bug out before they close all the bridges to civvy traffic).

-- Ann Y Body (annybody@nowhere.disorg), March 08, 1999.

Someone named Greg has already sent me email that resembles a pitch to buy and RV or RV slot or both...told him I appreciated knowing there were others in California preparing and that I wasn't the RV type. I didn't mention before, my bug-out plans,...and I'm really keeping my ear to the ground, eyes to the sky,...are: off to my folks in rural S. Carolina...

I appreciate hearing from S. California people who are not wheedling to sell me something.

-- Donna Barthuley (, March 08, 1999.

cat I'm in northern WI--you moving anywhere near Hy. 51? Its a good choice--but its plenty cold up here in the winter. But beautiful!!

-- maji (, March 08, 1999.


Drop me a note at the address below.


-- Dan (, March 08, 1999.

maji, not very close to Hwy. 51. Am west of there, on the penisula. I know it's cold. I lived up there for quite a while and am originally from MN. Are you a transplant? I know somebody over by Minocqua. I quess we should quit taking up space on the California thread and start a Wisconsin one, eh? Dan, whadeya think?

-- cat (, March 09, 1999.

Sacramento here.

We are just now getting started with a Y2K community group. Most local GIs are lurkers, because the local rag paints us as flakes. We don't say much, but business is brisk at the warehouse stores!

BTW, I told a little "joke" to a cashier at my local grocery the other day, asking if the slow ATMs there were caused by "Y2K". He almost talked my ear off, about how company billings will be wrong, insurance companies won't be ready, etc. etc. We entertained the folks in line for a minute or two. Nice to know there is another GI scurrying out of the woodwork!

Got rice?

-- Margaret (, March 09, 1999.

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