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Polish-American groups in Southern California


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
29 Jun 2010  #1
I ran across this lisitng of Polish groups in southern California. Perhaps it'll be of interest to some PF-ers: poles.org/DB/Pol_Orgs/Pol_Orgs.html
beckski 12 | 1,617
29 Jun 2010  #2
Polish groups in southern California

Ooooh, thanks a bunch. Much appreciated!
MediaWatch 10 | 945
30 Jun 2010  #3
I ran across this lisitng of Polish groups in southern California. Perhaps it'll be of interest to some PF-ers

Thanks for the information.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
12 Jul 2011  #4
any of you guys live in LA/San Diego, CA?
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
12 Jul 2011  #5
I live right between them in Orange County, Ca.
skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
12 Jul 2011  #6
pgtx, I thought you were a Texas Belle?
pgtx 29 | 3,159
12 Jul 2011  #7
i am... ;) i wonder about people ... because i know that San Diego weather is just perfect.....
skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
12 Jul 2011  #8
I see, well San Diego wx is perfect most of the time, I was there as recently as 2 weeks ago, very nice, little more chilly than I'd have anticipated but nice.
scottie1113 7 | 898
12 Jul 2011  #9
I lived in San Diego for 25 years before coming to Poland. The weather here is slightly different, but there is no bad weather, only bad clothes, and weather is a state of mind.
skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
12 Jul 2011  #10
...and weather is a state of mind.

Funny, I heard that in Sweden and hear it just as often in Alaska too. :-))
Marynka11 4 | 675
12 Jul 2011  #11
but there is no bad weather, only bad clothes, and weather is a state of mind.

Not for me. Weather is a state of the sky and thermometer. Whenever winter rolls around I start planning a move to the West Coast. By the time I have some ideas, the spring comes back and I'm fine where I am, thinking I would miss the Indian summer ;)
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
13 Jul 2011  #12
because i know that San Diego weather is just perfect

San Diego's problem is that due to the configuration of the coast most of its breaks don't get much of the best South swells which come during the Summer and early Autumn. Its Winter Surf is great though. You see we Polish-Americans in Southern California, being blessed by perfect weather, have found other things to complain about such as the lack of surf that ruined 4rth of July weekend this year not just in San Diego but everywhere on the coast
pgtx 29 | 3,159
13 Jul 2011  #13
comparing to the Texas, San Diego weather is dreamy ;)

how about South CA people? how are they like?
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
13 Jul 2011  #14
how about South CA people? how are they like?

They are so diverse it is difficult to answer this question. Perhaps there are some essenstial behaviors that are shared by all Southern Californians. As one of them I will say that some differences from other Americans in my specific Southern-Californian subculture is that we are not so into handshaking and I was rather perturbed when, at the age of 18, I went away to University and suddenly I had shake all these East-Coast and Mid-Western guys hands everytime they entered and exited a room or were met with on the street. A Mid-Western girl once told me she found people alot less friendly out here, perhaps we are too "laid back" for the enthusiasm expected by other peoples in everyday social interaction, but I don't really know. All the Texans I've known who've moved out here have seemed to fit in immediately.
skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
13 Jul 2011  #15
how about South CA people? how are they like?

Love San Diego, enjoy the gas-lamp district (quarter?) and overall it's a nice city. I'm there fairly often and as DE said people are very diverse and from all walks of life. Many are "laid back" although having lived in the South it often feels like they're "reserved" or maybe even more rude than "laid back" but that's just a perception. A buddy of mine who's born and raised in San Fran told me once that if a Californian is smiling at you that means he wants to marry you, rob you or kill you. Otherwise he'll just leave you alone. LOL

One thing that I notice every time I'm there is how aggressive and mean many are when they drive. It's a totally different ball game from TX for sure, it's like a "who can be the meanest" competition. Of course, I'm generalizing here but of all the places I've been to only China, Korea and Kazakhstan have more aggressive drivers than what you see in Kalifooornia. At least that's my take, YMMV.
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
13 Jul 2011  #16
aggressive drivers

The freeway system here can be intimidating. I once spoke with some guys from North Carolina that had just braved what is known as the "El Toro Y" which is the confluence of the San Diego 5 Freeway and the 405 Freeway in an little Toyota pick up truck and the driver had been quite frightened because everyone around him was going over 80 miles per hour despite the merging lanes and so his passenger started shouting "Go nuclear! Go Nuclear!" to encourage him to drive like everyone else.
beckski 12 | 1,617
13 Jul 2011  #17
any of you guys live in LA/San Diego, CA?

I'm merely 60 miles from LA and 100 miles from San Diego. Both a hop, skip and a jump away :)

how about South CA people? how are they like?

We're all very bad. When you see us, be sure to run in the opposite direction, lol!

Love San Diego, enjoy the gas-lamp district

The antique shops make it the coolest.

The freeway system here can be intimidating

Oh hell yeah. The 91 freeway tends to be a continuous sigalert 24-7.
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
13 Jul 2011  #18
comparing to the Texas, San Diego weather is dreamy ;)

how about South CA people? how are they like?

California Dreamin. Having a hard time with the Texas drought this year?
Pinching Pete - | 558
13 Jul 2011  #19
comparing to the Texas, San Diego weather is dreamy ;)

Cost of living out there isn't "dreamy". No jobs either .. that's why Californians are running away to Texas, Colorado, Arizona..
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
13 Jul 2011  #20
Is it true that Ocean County people's accent sounds like they don't breathe through their noses when talking? Some Dan Diego girl told me this once.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
13 Jul 2011  #21
It is said that Californians, esp. southern Californians, are like a breakfast cereal. If you take away the fruits and nuts, only the flakes are left!
beckski 12 | 1,617
10 Oct 2011  #22
Here's a photo of Polish dancers, from the San Diego Polish festival this weekend. The festival was very nice, but much smaller in comparison, to some of the other Polish festivals, held in Southern Calif.


  • San Diego Polish Fest
archiwum 13 | 125
13 Jun 2015  #23
Merged: Poles in Los Angeles

I heard there is a community in Los Angeles. Can anyone give me more information?

-What is the population

-The history of

-etc.
Brunensis
13 Jun 2015  #24
I lived in El Segundo for a dozen years and used to go to a very good Polish restaurant in Santa Monica .... Warszawa . I never found much else . Now that I am back in NJ there is a great selection of Polish places .
archiwum 13 | 125
19 Jun 2015  #25
Merged: Any Polish in Los Angeles?

Can anybody tell if there is a community in Los Angeles?
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
19 Jun 2015  #26
Any Polish in Los Angeles?

Check out: lapolonia.com


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