Dude, its 'Arcata', or as I call it, Berkeley NORTH! Did you notice all the stunning 'babes' in BN? They (them?) dont believe in soap, razor blades, or shampoo! Quite the 'aroma' when your down wind! Notice the 215 stores? I live 8 miles south in Eureka (crankers and heroin addicts) and it has a different 'feel'.
Hwy 1: last time I was on 1, it was gorgeous going down and 24 hours later, soup! Couldnt see 200 yds most of the way home! AND WET! That's the coast!