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How did California end up in the Southwest. If you want to do this split the state and add NorCal to Oregon and Washington. Heck California is 800+ miles (I-5) north to south and 200 miles (I-80) west to east. We need a forum to fit our diverse home state. A state with Hollister 1947, Gilroy Hill Climb, Laguna Seca GP, Infineon Raceway, Little Dragon (Hwy 49), the first stadium motocross, and many others that can't be remembered this late at night. CA all the way!
 

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How did California end up in the Southwest. If you want to do this split the state and add NorCal to Oregon and Washington. Heck California is 800+ miles (I-5) north to south and 200 miles (I-80) west to east. We need a forum to fit our diverse home state. A state with Hollister 1947, Gilroy Hill Climb, Laguna Seca GP, Infineon Raceway, Little Dragon (Hwy 49), the first stadium motocross, and many others that can't be remembered this late at night. CA all the way!
I think Northern Nevada should be coupled with Northern Cali.
 

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If you do that, you may as well cede the Owens Valley and other areas east of the Sierra Crest to Nevada.
 

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Ask people which place is further West; Reno, Nevada or Los Angeles, California. Most of them will immediately say LA.
 

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Ask people which place is further West; Reno, Nevada or Los Angeles, California. Most of them will immediately say LA.
That's true - but Los Angeles would remain part of California... That would mean ceding essentially Inyo and Mono Counties - and perhaps Kern County, or at least the eastern part of Kern to Nevada. The rest can remain in California.

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Wow. You guys resurrected an 8 year old thread and California still hasn't moved.
 

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That's true - but Los Angeles would remain part of California... That would mean ceding essentially Inyo and Mono Counties - and perhaps Kern County, or at least the eastern part of Kern to Nevada. The rest can remain in California.

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Ah, I have no stake in the potential restructuring of California. The Reno/LA question is just one of those quirky geography quizzes that take a lot of people by surprise when they invariably have to go to a computer and look at a map to see if it's true.

I just hope these dreams don't come to fruition due to some kind of Water Wars out there, with everybody following the water-conservation practices of the Fremen from Dune such as reclaiming all the water from the bodies of their deceased fellows........
 

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Wow. You guys resurrected an 8 year old thread and California still hasn't moved.
Just look at any "regional area" map of the US. It does not follow to many state lines just saying. Old news is renewed with more people on the forum.
 

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Ah, I have no stake in the potential restructuring of California. The Reno/LA question is just one of those quirky geography quizzes that take a lot of people by surprise when they invariably have to go to a computer and look at a map to see if it's true.

I just hope these dreams don't come to fruition due to some kind of Water Wars out there, with everybody following the water-conservation practices of the Fremen from Dune such as reclaiming all the water from the bodies of their deceased fellows........
Meh, I really don't have a stake in the "restructuring California / dividing California" fight either - other than I grew up in the Owens Valley.

As for water conservation practices, I'd have to go with what I saw while living in Northern Chile in the Atacama Desert. In the town of Chanaral, there was only city water from about 6:00 until about 10:00 am, after which the city shut down the city supply to allow their water tanks to recharge. Later in the day, at roughly 7:00 pm, the water system was started up again until about 9:00 pm.

The residents of that town all had 55 gallon drums on top of their houses which they'd fill up every morning. Once the drums were full, they'd shut off the valves to the drums. The drums were piped into their house plumbing. After the city water supply was shut down, the residents would shut their city supply valves, isolating their homes from the system. They'd then open the valves from the drums and live off the water in the drums which was supplied by gravity to the home's system.

And yes, they lived by "if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down" when it came to the toilets. :Tongue2:
 
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