Profile for La Honda, California, CA
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La Honda is in San Mateo County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community was named for the creek, Arroyo Hondo, Spanish for "deep creek"
The latitude of La Honda is 37.319N. The longitude is -122.273W.
It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 390 feet.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ken Kesey, author
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Portola Redwoods State Park
La Honda was a strange place, a spot on the road that descended from the western slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains toward the artichoke fields on the coast. Situated mostly within the redwood forest, it had the quality of a raw Northwestern logging town, transported to suburban San Francisco.
-- New Yorker, June 14&16, 2004
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San Mateo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Honda political report.
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“ La Honda was a strange place, a spot on the road that descended from the western slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains toward the artichoke fields on the coast. Situated mostly within the redwood forest, it had the quality of a raw Northwestern logging town, transported to suburban San Francisco. ”
~ New Yorker, June 14&16, 2004
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