Posts tagged ‘home town’

The Place I Live

my home town

Location: Castro Valley, California
 
I live in an unincorporated town in Northern California known as the birthplace of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton.

Over the years, it has been converted into a bedroom community by transplants like me attracted by Bay Area’s booming tech job market. In other words, it’s a place where you go home to sleep.

If there’s a major complaint about the transplants, it’s their seeming lack of community engagement. But who can blame them? With mortgage so high, they sometimes need 3 jobs to keep up with the monthly payments, leaving them less time to socialize or participate in local events.

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October 5, 2014 at 11:49 am 10 comments


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