The Water Cooler – Where Were You Born?

August 17, 2017 12:00 pm · 97 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we will ask you a question or provide a topic, and you will talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:

We have people from all over the World who now live in Claycord, so this should be fun to see where everybody’s from.

What city & state were you born in? If you weren’t born in the United States, tell us the city and country.

Talk about it….

TraumaRx August 17, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Moscow, Russia

Native August 17, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Beautiful downtown Burbank!

AnonZ August 17, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Oakland CA

Don August 17, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Sandusky, Ohio (Cedar Point)

Jazmine August 17, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Yeah… Like people are going to Post that information on this “super tolerant and open minded” site. LOL

Dawg August 17, 2017 at 12:12 PM

St. Mary’s Hospital
450 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
On a November evening @ 9:32 pm
A baby boy, 8 lbs 11 oz
Delivered by Reynold Ferrari, M.D.

Old Otis August 17, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Walnut Creek

Future Catlady August 17, 2017 at 12:15 PM


Sacto Rob August 17, 2017 at 12:21 PM

In a hospital. Because I wanted to be close to my mother.

Kentucky Derby August 17, 2017 at 12:22 PM

San Diego! One of the most beautiful cities in the world.

concordkiwi August 17, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Christchurch, New Zealand

RunnerDope August 17, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Berkeley, CA

Shoulda Coulda August 17, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Owatonna Minnesota
Grew up in the home of SPAM

anon August 17, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Poughkeepie, NY

Bad Nombre August 17, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Red Wing, MN

Me August 17, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Walnut Creek CA

mohairs August 17, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Long Beach, CA – SoCal Girl

Anon August 17, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Washington D.C.

Bob August 17, 2017 at 12:56 PM

Birmingham, UK. Married an American and got dragged over here.

Anon August 17, 2017 at 1:02 PM

San Francisco, CA

AJM August 17, 2017 at 1:06 PM

Guildford, England

joyce August 17, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Washington D. C.

Missy August 17, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 70 years ago. After 25 years I moved to Texas. 10 years later to Reno and then here to glorious California. And Simpleisine, I wouldn’t go back to Texas for all the tea in China. Intolerant, bigoted, right wing Evangelical people and weather from out of a horror movie.

Anastasiya August 17, 2017 at 1:10 PM

The U.S.S.R.

Captain Bebops August 17, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Walla Walla, WA.

Nature Lover August 17, 2017 at 1:22 PM

So, I mean like you know like LA, CA like.

Strad August 17, 2017 at 1:25 PM

Cleveland, Ohio

Forever Concord August 17, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Mt. Diablo Hospital in Concord, CA!

Which is now John Muir

tom August 17, 2017 at 1:35 PM

in san francisco St. Mary’s Hospital
450 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 1-8 -1944

Kirkwood August 17, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Born in Oakland, CA, went home to Orinda.

Big A August 17, 2017 at 1:54 PM

Brookside hospital in San Pablo.

DD August 17, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Mt. Diablo Hospital, Concord.

Pony August 17, 2017 at 1:59 PM

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Clayton Chick August 17, 2017 at 2:07 PM

Stuttgart Germany. I love that it makes me unique. But my dad was in the military and got out shortly after I was born so I was raised in the Bay Area. Went back once, it is beautiful and the people were all so nice.

ConcordRes2 August 17, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Concord Hospital before it was Mt Diablo or John Muir

Mimi (original) August 17, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Native Californian and Native Angeleno!! Born in downtown Los Angeles hospital that no longer exists!!

Incognito August 17, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Landstuhl, Germany
My Dad was stationed there for two years. After that, returned to Brooklyn for four years where my Dad is from. Grew up in New England, then ventured to California in my early 20’s…. have been here since.

New Englander August 17, 2017 at 2:34 PM

New Bedford, MA. Where we drive cahs, eat con on the cob, and use up all those dropped “r”s on words like Cuber (as in Castro).

Alyssa August 17, 2017 at 2:37 PM

Mt. Diablo hospital, Concord CA

Shadowgirl August 17, 2017 at 3:02 PM

Oakland, CA

T.Payne August 17, 2017 at 3:07 PM

Kaiser in Walnut Creek

Roz August 17, 2017 at 3:09 PM

Alhambra, California

Brujo August 17, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Ellen Fan August 17, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Fresno, CA

Lo August 17, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Oakland Kaiser, raised in Richmond.

BetterChoice August 17, 2017 at 3:47 PM

From the great industrial city, Home of U.S Steel with 5000 employees at it peak, way back when.

Giddyup August 17, 2017 at 4:02 PM

At the Presidio in San Francisco, CA. We lived at Ft. McDowell on Angel Island.

German August 17, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Nuremberg Germany same story as Clayton Chick but lived there bit longer.

FCA August 17, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Wisconsin and can’t wait to leave CA. And Missy, I wouldn’t stay in CA for all the tea in China. Intolerant, self concerning, and rude people here in CA.

Sandy G. August 17, 2017 at 4:16 PM

Oakland, Ca

stukatz August 17, 2017 at 4:23 PM

Calabria, Italy

KAD August 17, 2017 at 4:39 PM

Nashville, TN. My younger brother was born in Germany. We were an Army family also.

DHM August 17, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Mahopac, New York

Bingo August 17, 2017 at 5:25 PM

St Louis, MO, The Show Me State

Chicken Little August 17, 2017 at 5:41 PM

A manger in Bethlehem.

ChampagneKitty August 17, 2017 at 5:46 PM

Merritt Hospital (now Alta Bates Summit Medical Center) Oakland, CA. Parents living in Concord at the time. When I was 3 months old, we moved to Dublin (CA) where we lived until I was 18.

Bex August 17, 2017 at 5:50 PM

San Francisco. I’m hoping to be dragged to the UK!

CoolMusicFan August 17, 2017 at 6:14 PM

Corcoran, CA

Home of Charles Manson

THE ANIMAL August 17, 2017 at 6:19 PM


EddieSpaghetti August 17, 2017 at 6:35 PM

San Francisco California!…………back when it was filled with hippies instead of tech billionaires

J. August 17, 2017 at 6:56 PM

This is two of three of my investment portfolio login super secret security questions. I need to breast the answers.

Well Folks August 17, 2017 at 6:58 PM

The Emerald City – Seattle, WA

BOOYAH! August 17, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Concord Community Hospital. Surprised there are so few natives on this thread.

Atticus Thraxx August 17, 2017 at 8:05 PM

Among the low slung hills of my mother nation, in the tiny village of Covfefe. My birth was spectacular, people tell me that. It was a spawning the likes of which the world have never seen. 😉

Concord Mom August 17, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Why are so many people here from Oakland? Too much crime there.

I was born in Chihuahua Mexico, btw.

Father Time August 17, 2017 at 8:12 PM

Alta Bates Hospital, Ashby Ave., Berkeley CA
in 1945

TurboDave9 August 17, 2017 at 8:15 PM

Chilton Memorial, Pompton Lakes, NJ

Concord Mom August 17, 2017 at 8:17 PM


I agree. I wish Calfornia people would dress better too. East coast people know how to dress.

Coobie August 17, 2017 at 8:29 PM

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Kenji August 17, 2017 at 8:44 PM

Born in Tokyo, moved to the East Bay as a baby, then to Central CoCo (Pacheco) in 1994.

Antler August 17, 2017 at 8:44 PM

Columbia, NORTH Carolina, y’all.

Silva August 17, 2017 at 8:55 PM

A nearby university town.

GRX August 17, 2017 at 8:58 PM

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

dd August 17, 2017 at 9:00 PM

San Diego 1972

Ms V August 17, 2017 at 9:09 PM

Texas…and never ever going back

Dr. Jellyfinger August 17, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Walnut Creek, CA right there in Kaiser Hospital… 1957
Cruised Main Street before I was even one year old.

Chester E. Kitty August 17, 2017 at 9:39 PM

Kaiser Walnut Creek – 1960s

Kelly Anne August 17, 2017 at 9:41 PM

Bremerton Washington

Ricardus August 17, 2017 at 9:49 PM

On a mysterious island.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 17, 2017 at 9:52 PM

I know I previously (like a year ago) claimed to have been born in the back seat of a .. Greyhound bus… cruising down highway 41.
But I’m sober now…. tho it’s still early.

Original G August 17, 2017 at 10:13 PM


MeCrazyWoman August 17, 2017 at 10:22 PM

Rockville CT

Mika August 17, 2017 at 10:43 PM

The City. That’s San Francisco for you transplants!

I'm The Urban Spaceman August 18, 2017 at 12:19 AM

Kaiser Hospital, Walnut Creek, 39 years ago in 1960.

Atticus Thraxx August 18, 2017 at 6:40 AM

King’s County, Brooklyn NY.

Pookie August 18, 2017 at 7:32 AM

Mt Diablo hospital , John Mason was the Dr.

Roberto August 18, 2017 at 7:43 AM

Berkeley CA
Alta Bates Hospital
Now I live in the land of the long leaf pine and yankee transplants…can’t wait to head west again.

Silva August 18, 2017 at 7:45 AM

Ha! Thought so! Dr. Jellyfinger’s younger than me! No wonder you’re sooooo immature.

ConcordMike August 18, 2017 at 8:15 AM

In a hut on Bora Bora.

Mary Jane August 18, 2017 at 8:48 AM

Lake City, Pennsylvania

Melanie August 18, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Hong Kong!

Canuck August 18, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Port Colborne, Ontario, CANADA

Concord Mike August 18, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Born and raised in a poor minority section of Los Angeles.

Best friends were hispanic and black kids. Back then as the token white kid, I got along fine, even during the watts race riots and the killing of MLK (that was a bit tense though).

Lari August 18, 2017 at 11:24 AM

The isle of Manhattan.

Little Toe August 18, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Bangkok, Thailand. Very much want to leave Cali.

Jeff J August 18, 2017 at 2:52 PM

I was born in Concord CA in December of 1958 at Concord Community Hospital. Back then it was a single building with three floors I have been told. Dr Kakuchi (spl?) delivered me. One of the few “natives”

Peter August 18, 2017 at 3:41 PM


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