April 28, 2021:

"How was that grabbin' a Mexican meal commin' into Cali?" Shouts the unsteady hostess, in an unsteady tourist's unsteady voice. She's not from here. Californians don't say 'cali', particularly not with New York accents.

Mister Hostess is too old for wraparound shades. Even on his grandson they'd be uncool.

In the 30 years since I left my home, 2 million people have moved to San Diego County. These are some.