correct pronounciation for selected California cities and streets

The pronunciations listed here are used by the mass media as well as in everyday conversation.  It is not meant to MOCK the Spanish language…or in any way belittle people who can speak Spanish with the correct pronunciations. In my case, having grown up on the Central California Coast I learned how to pronounce the Spanish words the way that I heard them spoken on radio and TV, and by my friends at school. I did not learn how to speak Spanish words with the correct pronunciation until I moved to TEXAS many years later.

 

teaching a lesson

teaching a lesson

Here is the correct California pronunciation for cities and streets on the Central California coast.

California central coast

California central coast

We will look at the following locations:

Isla Vista

Welcome to Isla Vista

Welcome to Isla Vista

pronounced by the LOCALS:  eye-la vihs-ta

 

 

San Luis Obispo

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pronounced San Luihs Obihs-po by the LOCALS

Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo, California

Higuera Street - San Luis Obispo, California

Higuera Street – San Luis Obispo, California

pronounced High-gehr-a street

 

Avila Beach

Avila Beach

Avila Beach

Pronounced by the locals A-vih-la Beach

Paso Robles

Paso Robles

Paso Robles

pronounced by the locals Paso Robels…this is NO JOKE

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Next time we will learn to speak these names in proper Spanish

learning to Speak Spanish

learning to Speak Spanish

Long Beach, California, by the shore

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Long Beach. California is a very beautiful coastal city, no doubt about that!

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These photos were taken on Ocean Blvd, near Shoreline Village

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Blessed by the BEST

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This article is about the book that I am writing called Blessed by the BEST and is dedicated to Brother Ed and the Long Beach RESCUE MISSION

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Brother Ed Robinson is a manager for the bed guests of the Long Beach Rescue Mission and is the man behind this book Blessed By the Best. I feel that I have been blessed by the best to have known someone like Brother Ed and I describe in detail how he enriched my life. I stayed at the mission as a bed guest from December 2013 until early April 2014. I looked forward to Brother Ed’s daily sermons which were held in the chapel at 5:30pm just before dinner time. His sermons provided us with guidance and the inspiration to look forward to another day. Brother Ed always had a smile on his face and an upbeat attitude on life even though he had been diagnosed with STAGE-1 bone cancer in January 2014. He often discussed his experiences of living on the street in South-Central Los Angeles before coming to the mission himself as a bed guest a few years ago. He spoke of his addiction with crack cocaine and his dependence on the Pusher-Man. His guidance reminds me of the lyrics in the song Amazing Grace “I was lost but now I’m found….I was blind but now I see” I thank Brother Ed and the staff of the Long Beach Rescue Mission for helping me to move forward in my life enabling me to see a much clearer path in front of me. This book Blessed by the Best details how I became homeless after traveling from Texas to southern California and shows how the three homeless shelters that I stayed in helped shape my life.

ImageThis book will show of my interaction with other homeless people who stayed at the shelters as well as those who slept out on the streets. I describe about the pros and cons of being homeless in Southern California as well as how I eventually made it back to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to start a new life. If you would like to help me fund my book and be sure that it gets published . You can help by donating to my KICKSTARTER project account: I will have the link posted shortly. Thanks in advance for your cooperation to help make this book possible.  I am hoping that this book should be published sometime during June of this year.

I can also accept donations by PayPal,  sent to eastern.sea.star@gmail.com on the Paypal website. 

Please donate to help support my blog

Please donate to help support my blog

I am now back in TEXAS

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It is good to be back now in the GREAT STATE of TEXAS and somehow

Welcome to TEXAS,  y'all

Welcome to TEXAS, y’all

I don’t even mind the HOT HUMID weather anymore. It was great to be in California for a few months but it is even better to be back home  here in Harlingen TEXAS in the Rio Grande Valley. 

a resort hotel on South Padre Island

a resort hotel on South Padre Island

I enjoy South Padre Island, on the Gulf of Mexico, only a 30 minute drive from Harlingen.

 

I am now living in Long Beach California

 

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 I am now living in the beautiful city of Long beach, California   

Downtown Long beach

I hope to write many more blogs about my experiences during 2014. 

Happy NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

 downtown Long beach

 

 

 

 

 

heading back to California

beautiful Santa Barbara

beautiful Santa Barbara

                 This week I will be returning to California ….. just in time to see my family for the holidays.

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It will be great to be back in the state that I grew up  to live and work there again.

 

I am returning to California

I am returning to California

 

I am looking forward to my return and hope to be back on my blog by next weekend.  Have a great weekend  🙂