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  •  Still absorbing (2+ / 0-)
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    Zinman, NearlyNormal

    only nitpick is I think CA-01 should push downwards more and should drop Red Bluff at least.

    "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    by KingofSpades on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:42:47 PM PDT

    •  But I understand the difficulty (2+ / 0-)
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      Dallasdoc, Inoljt

      in redistricting California.  It's like a Rubik's cube.  Fixing up one side likely ruins the others.

      "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

      by KingofSpades on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:54:34 PM PDT

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      •  North Coast rubix cube is the most difficult (3+ / 0-)
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        KingofSpades, ArkDem14, NearlyNormal

        Redistricting that area is hard, especially because Marin County residents (including me especially,) really want to be with Sonoma County because it is a community of interest instead of being with San Francisco.

        Going out to Redding isn't popular with many Humboldt County people, it takes 3 hours to drive out there.

        Here is my analysis from the commission meeting when they discussed the north coast (I can't believe it's been two years.) http://www.dailykos.com/...

        I've just read the north coast part so far, it will be interesting to see what district USC is in.

        For more election analysis and redistricting maps, check out my blog http://racesandredistricting.blogspot.com/ CA-2 (former CA-6) College in CA-37. Go Trojans!!

        by Alibguy on Mon May 06, 2013 at 07:10:39 PM PDT

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    •  Remove Redding/Red Bluff from CA-01 (1+ / 0-)
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      NearlyNormal

      Put the rest of Napa and Sonoma Counties back in CA-01. There is no community of interest between Redding/Red Bluff and the bulk of CA-01. Sonoma and Napa belong with the rest of CA-01, not with Redding/Red Bluff.

      By the way, Napa County is indeed a Bay Area County, it includes frontage on the SF Bay, and it is included in all the regional Bay Area County organizations; if you want to keep intact Bay Area Counties out of CA-01, then you can't have any part of Napa County in it.

      Eradicate magical thinking

      by Zinman on Mon May 06, 2013 at 11:25:42 PM PDT

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      •  There's no community of interest between (0+ / 0-)

        Humboldt and Santa Rosa either.  Napa may be technically Bay Area but it's not suburban the way much of Santa Rosa is.  I think it fits better the way I drew it, with a Northern Bay Area district and a rural North district.

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        Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
        UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.4.12, -4.92

        by jncca on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:32:56 AM PDT

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