Northern California. A pejorative of sorts from the mouth of Jim Rome, as in: SoCal is "so Cal(ifornia)", while "no Cal" is a different state entirely, an usurper of All That is Great below whatever Nth Parallel divides North and South, a pretender to the title of "California", a WannabeCal. Me, I'm an Easterner - anything west of Highway 61 is a foreign land. One of you Californicators will have to clueful me in.