Search: fort dick, ca
Why: Kim just called the Bay Area "Northern California," which seems weird, because - well, have you ever looked at a map?
It is, at most, maybe a third of the way down.
Answer: 365 miles, aka 6 hours 32 minutes by car! Or that is to Fort Dick, anyway, which is 15 miles south of the state line which - as far as I am concerned - is the same thing.
Also, Fort Dick is at latitude 41.868, and San Diego (at the bottom of CA) is at 32.49, which means the midpoint of California is at the 37.179 mark, here:
Source: Google Maps
The More You Know: Well, turns out that if there are only 2 regions of California - Northern and Southern - then yes, San Francisco would fall into the former. Maybe it should be called just "Norther." There are 48 counties in Northern California, but only 10 in Southern California.
It is suggested that the word California may signify that it is a place that is "hot as an oven", because in Catalan, cal means "hot" and forn means "oven." (From the Latin roots calida > "hot," fornax > "oven").Another suggested source is kali forno, an indigenous phrase meaning "high mountains."