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Yes, California IS 'a different planet'

Yes, California IS 'a different planet'
A view of Bridal Veil Falls in Yosemite National Park, Calif. on July 22. (Los Angeles Times) (Los Angeles Times)

To the editor: It seems that after 25 years, David Ulin still does not understand Californians. We don't care. If you come from Mars or Ohio it is OK.

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We all pay taxes and cope with traffic. Getting along together is all California strives for. Welcome!

Tim Ashford, Lomita

To the editor: California is a different planet.

That is what I tell my friends and family whom I left behind on the East Coast 50 years ago. That assessment has not changed.

We are a different breed, most of us. We are different because we are open: open to new ideas, to new people, new places. We are not bound by traditions because every day is a new day, a new adventure, and we welcome it. We are constantly learning and teaching. Always in progress, always moving forward.

Barbara Schiffler, Encinitas

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