The 805 region prides itself on its area code; the three digits have become synonymous with life along the Central Coast.
So when it was announced in 2017 that a second area code would be added the following year to the region that includes most of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties— and parts of Monterey and Kern counties—the reaction among residents was mixed.
While some were resistant to the change, others said the new code wouldn’t make life different.
“No big deal,” comment...
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