Hella used by many in Sacramento, people are under the impression that that is the way everybody talks everywhere else
Everyone uses the word Hella too much
Northern California is considered San Francisco and up. It is a million times more beautiful than ugly fake Southern California and doesn't have 3 Starbucks' on every scorner.
Includes the Golden Gate Bridge, beautiful Redwood forests, Mt. Shasta, acres of wine country, and its beaches actually have blue water (instead of murky green/brown) and beautiful, big boulders.
The further north you go, the less development and fake plastic orange people with unnecessary amounts of money there are, and the more untouched landscape and scenery there is.
Me: I went on a roadtrip up Highway 1 to Northern California today.
You: OMG, I'm soo jealous, San Bernadino County sucks so much!
Anywhere geographically located near or North of San Francisco bay. In more recent years, Northern California has been referred to as 'Nor Cal', a dismal attempt by a young crowd to compete with Southern California's already abhorred 'So Cal' slogan.
1. n, Northern California is very beautiful compared to the barren wasteland of Southern California
2. n, Northern California is longer to pronounce than 'Nor Cal', but one doesn't sound like an ass.