California would be your dream land! haha I'm a vegetarian too and I live a few blocks away from an ENTIRELY VEGETARIAN MARKET! Its where I buy pretty much all my groceries
There's so many awesome vegan and vegetarian restaurants here. You're going to LOVE Santa Cruz. Its a super laid back place. If you're a little more hippi-ish, I could see you really really liking it and being more into norcal then socal.
Berkely is so cool. I love it there. You HAVE to go to buffalo exchange! Its one of my favorite stores
They're all over California actually, but the one in there was always my favorite. I love the heat here. I can't tolerate cold at all. I think 65 is freezing. haha
You know I've been playing around with the idea of eating maintenance for like a week then restarting....hmm. Maybe after this 20 day challenge.