I was wondering the other day, what makes the OC Metblog different than any other Metblog currently listed on Metroblogging?

The fact that most of the Metblogs are about only one particular city struck me as the most obvious. Orange County is comprised of 34 quite distinct incorporated cities.

So, I decided to spend my copious amounts of free time (read: heavy sarcasm) to researching fun/little known/interesting facts about each of the cities, in alphabetical order.

My research is not necessarily going to be devoted to fact-checking, so if I find a couple of sources that say the same thing, I’m going for it.

Feel free to email me a fact about your city (or one you know about), or drop a line through the “Story Suggestion” link to your right.

Monday begins with Aliso Viejo.

And, don’t get mad at me if your city sucks and there isn’t anything particularly interesting about it. But, I promise I’ll try my hardest.

4 Comments so far

  1. Fern Ellen Cohen (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 6:32 am

    Hi Gina, I am Fern from Metroblogging NYC
    Read this post and thought “If Gina came to NYC, she wouldn’t believe how many different microcosms are inside NYC” Governmentally the OC comprises 34 different municipalities, but are they 34 different attitudes? For instance, does a man in Anaheim refuse to date a woman in Huntington Beach because she is “geographically undesirable”? Later I will post on NYC metroblogging under the title “One City?”and u can see, though we don’t have 34 different attitudes, we do have many.

  2. Michelle (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 11:20 am

    Hey Do Chino Hills…We are relatively a new city. a kinda spin off of Chino We were incorporated in 1991.. I am told Chino Hills is the Jewel of the Inland Empire.. It’s probably one the cleanest citys In the IE that’s for sure. Thanks Gina.. I hope you were not just looking for Cities in the OC. IF so I was raised in Santa Ana. Thanks… Your Friend Michelle ;-)

  3. Michael Doss (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 9:56 pm

    Fern Ellen Cohen:

    There’s some North/South OC friendly ribbing, but in general, no one REALLY cares about the divisions in terms of social interaction. That said, all people tend to stick to what they know, so people in the south part of OC might never have gone to the northern cities, unless they had something very specific to do. It’s interesting.

  4. Gina (unregistered) on March 26th, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    Hey Fern, thanks for commenting!

    I think there are quite a few different “attitudes” in Orange County, and not only North/South but beach vs. inland as well.

    I wuldn’t say that a person from Newport Coast would automatically not date someone from Santa Ana, but there might be some.

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