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There are many reasons to “Vote with Your Feet” and move from corrupt, statist, liberal-Democrat, high-crime Nanny States to a low-population-density, extremely low-crime, limited government, libertarian, Constitution-loving, Pro-Second-Amendment, Patriotic, moral-conservative, God-fearing, safe-haven refuge in the American Redoubt of Idaho - Montana - Wyoming - Eastern Oregon - Eastern Washington - Northern Utah


Vote with your feet by moving (http://WalkingToFreedom.com) to the libertarian safe refuge of the “American Redoubt” in Idaho - Montana - Wyoming - Eastern Oregon - Eastern Washington - Northern Utah or the Texas Redoubt or the Tennessee Cumberland Redoubt (http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-of-the-east) for more Bill of Rights freedom, especially Second Amendment gun rights — see

https://survivalblog.com/retreatareas

for state rankings,

https://www.SurvivalRetreatConsulting.com,

http://www.RevRealty.us,

https://www.SurvivalRealty.com

RadioFreeRedoubt.com podcast,

CharlesCarrollSociety.com podcast by a conservative black Catholic Redoubter.

Sadly, the beautiful state of California is now a lost cause politically. But still keep fighting to restore her greatness.

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American Redoubt Pages: https://www.survivalmonkey.com/members/americanredoubt1776.11868


What exactly is the American Redoubt? See https://www.survivalblog.com/redoubt.html for more details from James Wesley Rawles, whose description of our Redoubt many of us wholeheartedly support.

We are “Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times” is the motto of James Wesley Rawles SurvivalBlog.com.

We Vote-with-our-Feet and have prepared “For when times get tough, or even if they don't” - the motto of Jack Spirko's SurvivalPodcast (www.thesurvivalpodcast.com)

One could say that the American Redoubt was “founded” when Montana became a State of these United States of America on November 8, 1889, just 1 year before Idaho and Wyoming.

For those who are more attached to the East Coast and can't easily migrate to the American Redoubt in the Intermountain-West, we recommend the blog of the inspirational M.D. Creekmore who posted Joel M. Skousen, Author, Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places, on the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau solution to the “The East Coast Retreat Dilemma”: http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-of-the-east http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/news-eastern-redoubt-tennessee-cumberland-plateau/

“As a relocation specialist and designer, I found safe retreat locations and helped clients develop high security homes in every state of the union and you can too. The concept that anyone caught East of the Mississippi River is doomed is only partially valid and highly exaggerated. You can achieve a significantly higher level of safety going beyond the Appalachians to the high plateau regions of Tennessee and Kentucky. This massive and relatively unpopulated area is called the Cumberland Plateau—most of which falls within the state of Tennessee.” Joel M. Skousen (https://joelskousen.com/strategic.html) is a relocation specialist and author of “Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places.” https://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-east-aka-cumberland-plateau-ot-tennessee/

california

U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Elizabeth Emken (R) Grade: AQ

	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Dianne Feinstein (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN

http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-archive/2012/California.aspx

U.S. House of Representatives District 1

Doug LaMalfa (R) Grade: A

	Status: Candidate
	 
Jim Reed (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 2 Daniel Roberts (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Jared Huffman (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 3

Kim Vann (R) Grade: AQ

	Status: Candidate
	 

  • John Garamendi (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 4

  • Tom McClintock (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Jack Uppal (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 5 Randy Loftin (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Mike Thompson (D)

Grade: D

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 6 Joseph McCray, Sr. (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Doris Matsui (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 7

  • Dan Lungren (R)

Grade: C

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
Ami Bera (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 8

Paul Cook (R) Grade: A

	Status: Candidate
WHY WE ENDORSE THIS CANDIDATE Gregg Imus (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 9

Ricky Gill (R) Grade: AQ

	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Jerry McNerney (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 10

  • Jeff Denham (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Jose Hernandez (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 11 Virginia Fuller (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • George Miller (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 12 John Dennis (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Nancy Pelosi (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 13

  • Barbara Lee (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
Marilyn Singleton (NP) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 14 Debbie Bacigalupi (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Jackie Speier (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 15

  • Pete Stark (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
Eric Swalwell (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 16 Brian Whelan (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Jim Costa (D)

Grade: C+

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 17 Evelyn Li (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Mike Honda (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 18 Dave Chapman (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Anna Eshoo (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 19 Robert Murray (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Zoe Lofgren (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 20 Jeff Taylor (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Sam Farr (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 21

David Valadao (R) Grade: A

	Status: Candidate
	 
John Hernandez (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 22

  • Devin Nunes (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Otto Lee (D) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 23

  • Kevin McCarthy (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Terry Phillips (NP) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 24 Abel Maldonado (R) Grade: C
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Lois Capps (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 25

  • Buck McKeon (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Lee Rogers (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 26

Tony Strickland (R) Grade: A-

	Status: Candidate
	 
Julia Brownley (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 27 Jack Orswell (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Judy Chu (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 28 Phil Jennerjahn (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Adam Schiff (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 29 Tony Cardenas (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
David Hernandez (NP) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 30

  • Howard Berman (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 

  • Brad Sherman (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 31

  • Gary Miller (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Bob Dutton (R) Grade: A
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 32 David Miller (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Grace Napolitano (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 33

  • Henry Waxman (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
Bill Bloomfield (NP) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 34 Stephen Smith (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Xavier Becerra (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 35

  • Joe Baca (D)

Grade: B+

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
Gloria McLeod (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 36

  • Mary Bono Mack (R)

Grade: A-

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Raul Ruiz (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 37 Morgan Osborne (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Karen Bass (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 38 Benjamin Campos (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Linda Sanchez (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 39

  • Ed Royce (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Jay Chen (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 40

  • Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
David Sanchez (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 41

John Tavaglione (R) Grade: AQ

	Status: Candidate
	 
Mark Takano (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 42

  • Ken Calvert (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Michael Williamson (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 43 Bob Flores (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Maxine Waters (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 44

  • Janice Hahn (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 

  • Laura Richardson (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 45

  • John Campbell (R)

Grade: A-

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Sukhee Kang (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 46 Jerry Hayden (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Loretta Sanchez (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 47

Gary DeLong (R) Grade: AQ

	Status: Candidate
	 
Alan Lowenthal (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 48

  • Dana Rohrabacher (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Ron Varasteh (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 49

  • Darrell Issa (R)

Grade: A+

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Jerry Tetalman (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 50

  • Duncan D. Hunter (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
David Secor (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 51 Michael Crimmins (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Juan Vargas (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 52

  • Brian Bilbray (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Scott Peters (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 53 Nick Popaditch (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Susan Davis (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN

State Senate District 1

  • Ted Gaines (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Julie Griffith-Flatter (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 3 Frank Miranda (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Lois Wolk (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 4 Special Primary Election

Jim Nielsen (R) Grade: A+

	Status: Candidate
	 
Michael “Mickey” Harrington (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 5

Bill Berryhill (R) Grade: A+

	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Cathleen Galgiani (D)

Grade: C

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 7 Mark P. Meuser (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Mark DeSaulnier (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 9

  • Loni Hancock (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 11 Harmeet K. Dhillon (R) Grade: C+
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Mark Leno (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 13 Jerry Hill (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Sally J. Lieber (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 15

  • Jim Beall (D)

Grade: D

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
Joe Coto (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 17 Larry Beaman (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Bill Monning (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 19 Mike Stoker (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 21

  • Steve Knight (R)

Grade: A+

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Star Moffatt (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 23

  • Bill Emmerson (R)

Grade: A-

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Melissa Ruth O'Donnell (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 25 Gilbert V. Gonzales (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Carol Liu (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 27 Todd Zink (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Fran Pavley (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 29

  • Robert “Bob” Huff (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Greg Diamond (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 31

Jeff Miller (R) Grade: A+

	Status: Candidate
	 
Richard Roth (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 33

  • Ricardo Lara (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 35 Charlotte A. Svolos (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Roderick “Rod” Wright (D)

Grade: B

	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 37

  • Mimi Walters (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Steve Young (D) Grade: C
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 39 George Plescia (R) Grade: B
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Marty Block (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN

State Assembly District 1 Rick Bosetti (R) Grade: B+

	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Brian Dahle (R) Grade: B-
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 2

  • Wesley Chesbro (D)

Grade: D-

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
Tom Lynch (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 3

  • Dan Logue (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Charles Rouse (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 4 John Munn (R) Grade: A
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Mariko Yamada (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 5 Frank Bigelow (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

Rico Oller (R) Grade: A+

	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 6

  • Beth B. Gaines (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Andy Pugno (R) Grade: B
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 7 Jonathan Zachariou (R) Grade: B
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Roger Dickinson (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 8

Peter Tateishi (R) Grade: AQ

	Status: Candidate
	 
Ken Cooley (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 9 Antonio “Tony” Amador (R) Grade: B
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Richard Pan (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 10

  • Michael Allen (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
Marc Levine (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 11 Mike Hudson (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Jim Frazier (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 12

  • Kristen Olsen (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Christopher Mateo (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 13 K. “Jeffrey” Jafri (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Susan Talamantes-Eggman (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 14

  • Susan A. Bonilla (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 15

  • Nancy Skinner (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 16 Al Phillips (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Joan Buchanan (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 17 Jason P. Clark (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Tom Ammiano (D)

Grade: D-

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 18 Rob Bonta (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Abel Guillen (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 19 Michael Breyer (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
James Pan (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 20 Jennifer Ong (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Bill Quirk (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 21 Jack Mobley (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Adam Gray (D) Grade: B-
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 22 Mark Gilham (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Kevin Mullin (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 23 Jim Patterson (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Bob Whalen (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 24 Chengzhi “George” Yang (R) Grade: D
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Richard S. Gordon (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 25 Arlyne Diamond (R) Grade: B-
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Bob Wieckowski (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 26

  • Connie Conway (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Jonathan Louis Sosa (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 27 Roger F. Lasson (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Nora Campos (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 28

  • Paul Fong (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 29 Tom Walsh (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Mark Stone (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 30 Rob Bernosky (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Luis Alejo (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 31 James “JD” Bennett (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Henry T. Perea (D)

Grade: D-

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 32 Pedro A. Rios (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Rudy Salas (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 33

  • Tim Donnelly (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
John Coffey (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 34

Shannon Grove (R) Grade: A

	Status: Candidate
	 
Mari Goodman (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 35

  • K.H. “Katcho” Achadjian (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Gerald “Gerry” Manata (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 36

Ron Smith (R) Grade: AQ

	Status: Candidate
	 
Steve Fox (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 37 Rob Walter (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Das Williams (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 38 Scott Thomas Wilk (R) Grade: C
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Edward Headington (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 39 Richard Alarcon (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Raul Bocanegra (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 40

  • Mike Morrell (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Russ Warner (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 41

Donna Lowe (R) Grade: AQ

	Status: Candidate
	 
Chris Holden (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 42

  • Brian Nestande (R)

Grade: A

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Mark Anthony Orozco (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 43 Greg Krikorian (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Mike Gatto (D)

Grade: D

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 44

  • Jeff Gorell (R)

Grade: AQ

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Eileen Macenery (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 45 Chris Kolski (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Bob Blumenfield (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 46 Jay L. Stern (R) Grade: D
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Adrin Nazarian (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 47

Joe Baca, Jr. (D) Grade: A

	Status: Candidate
	 
Cheryl R. Brown (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 48 Joe M. Gardner (R) Grade: AQ
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Roger Hernandez (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 49 Matthew Lin (R) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Edwin “Ed” Chau (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 50 Richard Bloom (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Betsy Butler (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 51 Jimmy Gomez (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Luis Lopez (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 52 Kenny Coble (R) Grade: C
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
Norma J. Torres (D) Grade: F
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 53 Jose Trinidad Aguilar (R) Grade: B-
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • John A. Pérez (D)

Grade: D

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 54 Keith Brandon McCowen (R) Grade: B-
	 	Status: Candidate
	 

  • Holly J. Mitchell (D)

Grade: F

	 	Status: Incumbent
	 
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN District 55

  • Curt Hagman (R)

Grade: A-

	Status: Incumbent
	 
Gregg D. Fritchle (D) Grade: ?
	 	Status: Candidate
	 
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California is an illustration of the failure of liberal policies, as the State is virtually insolvent, has one of the worst educational systems in the world, and has lost many high-achievers to other states despite having a better climate. Known as the Golden State, it became the 31st state on September 9, 1850. It is located on the west coast of the United States, by the Pacific Ocean and bordered by Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. It is the largest state in population but will be surpassed by the more conservative Texas by 2050. Its governor is Jerry Brown. It has served as a poster child for liberalism and Hollywood values since the 1960s, especially Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is estimated that California is now losing an estimated 500,000 people statewide every year.<ref>http://www.ocregister.com/articles/california-330643-year-county.html</ref>

Liberals ran California into the ground. In 2012, its leftist politicians proposed making its citizens pay an extra $9-billion in new taxes, with half of that going into government pensions.<ref>http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/15/how-california-budget-blunders-led-to-my-divorce-from-golden-state/</ref>

Economy

The economy has been badly battered by the Recession of 2008, especially by the collapse of the state's housing bubble. Unemployment in Aug. 2009 reached 12.2%, the highest since 1940. Home building this year is less than a quarter of what it was in 2005, and 500,000 of the state’s job losses have been in construction, finance, real estate and industries related to construction. The state budget is in crisis, because it relied heavily on personal income taxes. The financial collapse greatly reduced personal wealth of rich Californians, and job losses related to the housing bust combined to sharply reduce that source of revenue. After bitter debate in the legislature a budget was passed in July 2009. It closed a roughly $24 billion two-year gap with extensive cuts to social services, parks and education, which in turn reduced consumer spending among laid off and furloughed government workers.Also greatly damaging the economy is their very socialist nature, being a state in which welfare is easy to come by increasing mass numbers of homeless how live to drink and get high

Another budget crisis

An ugly budget crisis in 2009 was resolved after months of squabbling, with budget cuts, accounting gimmicks, and new taxes. The legislature in 2009 cut billions from education, healthcare and social services while temporarily hiking income, sales and vehicle taxes. The 2010 budget deficit is projected at $21 billion which must be closed somehow.

Suggested solutions include raising tobacco taxes; cutting pensions for retired public workers; repealing corporate tax breaks passed in 2008 and 2009; revising the tax rules for commercial and residential property; reducing the 2/3 legislative vote needed to pass a budget; and strengthening the firewall that protects local government and transportation money from being raided by the state. “There's a lot of people putting chess pieces on the board right now,” said Jon Coupal, president of the anti-tax Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. “The question is which of those chess pieces will be moving.”<ref> Shane Goldmacher, “California faces a projected deficit of $21 billion,” ''LosAngeles Times'' Nov. 18, 2009</ref>

[[Retreat Potential Rank]]ing Analysis by [[James Wesley Rawles]]

Population: 34 million+. Population Density: 214 per square mile (Rank 1 of JWR’s top 19 states). Area: 158,706 square miles (rank 3 of 50). Average car insurance cost: $765/yr. (rank 23 of 50). Average home insurance cost: $592/yr. (rank 9 of 50), Crime Safety Ranking: 39 of 50.

<ref>Boston T. Party, Boston's Gun Bible, Chapter 34 Gun Laws in the 50 States and DC, Common law copyright, Wyoming American Redoubt - Printed in the united states of America without any 4 USC §§ 105-110 Federal area or State: Javelin Press 1997-2008: pp. 34/3-8. ISBN 1-888766-06-9</ref>

Per capita income: $32,149 (rank 8 of 50). ACT & SAT Scores Ranking: 37 of 50. <ref name=“survivalblog”> 836 word quotation: Fair Use Source: Rawles, James Wesley. Rawles on Retreats and Relocation. 1st. Clearwater, Idaho: The Clearwater Press, 2007. p. 87. Print. see James Wesley Rawles on Fair Use</ref><ref> http://www.survivalblog.com/retreatareas.html Recommended Retreat Areas accessed April 11, 2014</ref>

Plusses

Mild climate and a long growing seasons in most parts of the state. High wages. <ref name=“survivalblog”/>

Minuses

Excessive population density, high crime rate, copious smog, high cost of living, aggravating traffic, earthquake prone, over-inflated real estate prices, expensive building permits, restrictive zoning, high sales tax (as much as 8.5% in some counties!), draconian gun control laws, MTBE-tainted municipal and well water, high income and property taxes, multiple terrorist and WWIII targets, mediocre public schools, a cluttered radio spectrum, a state budget crisis that has reduced the state’s bonds to junk bond status, a proliferation of anti-small business and environmental regulations, exploding illegal immigration, anti-home schooling legislators, expensive car registration, high car insurance rates, the highest worker’s compensation insurance cost in the nation ($5.23 per $100 in payroll!), high health insurance rates, a very litigious and biased court system, and an ever-expanding socialistic Nanny State. California K-to-12 students ranks 48th of the 50 states in academics. California is definitely not recommended, except perhaps for those committed to the anti-gun pacifist school of survivalism and willing to home school their kids, and then only if you live in the most remote portions of the state–far northern California. (Such as Humboldt, Modoc, or Trinity County) or perhaps the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.(Such as the Bishop or Lone Pine areas.) JWR’s Combined Retreat Potential Ranking: 19 of 19.

JWR adds: I included California in my rankings of 19 states partly to show some contrasts to the other states listed. Because so many SurvivalBlog readers live in California, I hope that this serves as encouragement for them to “vote with their feet.”<ref name=“survivalblog”/>

Three Letters from SurvivalBlog Readers About California

Dear Mr. Rawles, I'm a CA resident and a CA high school history teacher, and just read your retreat observations regarding my state. My experience with out-of-state critics of CA is that they often exaggerate wildly about conditions here as well as frequently blame voters here for the conditions we have (I've voted against all aspects of the present socialist nightmare but look what we have). In your case, however, I can honestly say that your analysis and summary are 100% accurate and spot-on. I regret only that your summary isn't printed in the Op-Ed section of the Los Angeles Times and circulated.

FWIW, I am looking for a teaching job elsewhere so I can get the heck out [of California] before TSHTF. When it happens here, it will make Katrina's aftermath look like a kindergarten dance. Take care and keep up the great work, - S.

Mr. Rawles, I love your site. It is the first thing that I read in the morning now. I just wanted to point out Alameda County [California] sales tax is now 8.75%, the highest in the state except for Catalina Island! I drive to Monterey (the nearest county with the state minimum 7.25% sales tax) for any decent sized purchase, except autos because the DMV charges you by the county of residence. BTW, the county listed on the registration determines your insurance and whether or not you need a smog inspection. (yes some counties don't require smog tests or not as stringent tests) if you have property or a friend with an address you can use. Modoc County car insurance will be much cheaper than Alameda County, I guarantee you. Since the hurricane, I have doubled my efforts and consolidated down my BOB, working on one for my wife's car. I picked up three times the amount of canned goods this last weekend at our regular shopping trip (stuff we actually eat on a regular basis). I sold a few more of my excess firearms, put the funds towards supplies and hard money investments (no debts except mortgage) one benefit of CA gun laws is that no 'out of production' guns can legally be brought into the state for sale This includes vintage Smiths and Colts and even recent stuff like Colt Delta Elites. So the price of these in the People's Republic of Kalifornia (PRK) is way out of whack compared to the rest of the country, as seen by prices on the firearm auction sites. I sold a few old S&Ws that I was into for $200 and $300 for $650 and $750.. just because you can't 'legally' get them here! After I move to free America, I can repurchase at lower prices if I want. Acreage properties in Modoc, Plumas and Trinity or Sierra counties up in extreme northern CA as you suggest are way too expensive (relative to acreage on the Oregon or Nevada side of the line) now, There is little to NO industry or jobs up there and logging is being legislated out of existence. Unless you have money or have a home-based job that you can do from your computer, good luck up there. Possibly as a retreat location but you are still sometimes 4-8 hours drive to some of those places on Friday night from the [San Francisco] Bay area. Double or triple that time in Katrina like escape traffic on I-5 or I-80. Though fishing and hunting up there is second to none! BTW some of your profiles are awesome. If I had even 1/100 of Bill Gates' budget mine would be even better. - T.L.

James, You sure hit the nail on the head when you wrote about California, and the northern counties of Humboldt and Trinity. Life is different up here, but you still have to contend with the lunatics down south, and the stupid laws they make. (Not to mention that some parts of Humboldt (Arcata) are just full of “hippy” types….Yes, there are many left, and this is where they pooled.) Many people up here just do not seem to understand that they are subject to these laws. I have been told not to worry so much about certain things, because even the cops (up here), just don't care. But the bottom line is the fact that this creates a huge “if they want ya, they got ya” type situation. Now most people already live with this to some extent, but it is far worse out here. Then there is the fact that the people that were born and raised out here, if they are under 30, just have no idea what it's like to live in a semi free state. Some just cannot believe it when I tell them what is still legal in a state like Florida or Wyoming. It is very sad. This is a beautiful part of the country, with a great climate…but I know I will not be able to stand it long. - Gung-Ho <ref name=“survivalblog”/>

Gun Control in California

[[Gun Grabbing]] [[Liberal]] Senator [[Leeland Yee]] Arrested for Gun Running

[[NRA Grades]] Rankings of the State

[[U.S. Senate]]

[[U.S. House of Representatives]]

Incremental Gun-Grabbing of the [[Police state|Nanny State]]

Liberals and socialists support “common sense” measures - a “good first step” of the Nanny State. To a citizen-prepper-patriot and to the Bill of Rights, this is “death by a thousand paper cuts”.

This Second Amendment Foundation video is the formal response to Hollywood's Demand a Plan gun-grabbing propaganda video. The video shows one of the main differences between liberal gun control Nanny states (Blue states) and conservative and/or libertarian Second Amendment-supporting “free states” (Red states). This video shows why we vote with our feet:

Reasons to Escape the Formerly Great State of California

“California used to be the whole reason to “go west, young man.” While it still boasts beautiful sunshine and beaches, what used to be a vibrant economy has been lost beneath soaring unemployment, plunging real estate prices, a swarm of illegal immigrants placing untenable demands on public services, nightmarish commutes, tax rates gone wild, and the kind of economic mismanagement that has some experts wondering if a statewide government bankruptcy is not out of the question.

The bottom line is that more than 1.6 million people and untold businesses have left California since 2000, and they’re probably not coming back.” Jason Hartman of Holistic Survival, “California born and raised, left the Golden State a few years back. Here are our ten favorite reasons to escape the state for good.”

California Hates Business

“While California lawmakers continue to pile on rules, regulations, and taxes, businesses keep running for the border. CEOs have named the state the worst place to do business in the United States seven years in a row. Anyone see a pattern?”

California Economy is on Life Support

“California unemployment is still over 10 percent, and it ain’t coming down anytime soon. Why? See the previous topic.”

Counties and Cities are Broke

“What happens when unemployment is this high? Sales tax proceeds fall! Stockton recently started skipping debt payments and plans to file for government bankruptcy if it can’t reach deals with creditors. And Orange County is in even worse shape.”

Disappearing Government Services

“What happens when you’re about to declare bankruptcy? You start cutting back on such “nonessential” services as law enforcement. In skeleton-staffed Oakland, officers no longer respond to grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft, or vandalism complaints.”

Crime and Gang Violence is Exploding

“With only 37 percent of citizens working and the economy in the toilet, is it any doubt that people are leaving the state out of fear for their safety due to crime and gang violence? Desperation breeds contempt for law and order.”

The Decline of School Systems

“In the late 1970's, California public schools were number one in spending on public education. Now the state is ranked 48th. Do the math.” Better to home school if you still live in California.

Political Correctness Run Amok

“With control freaks elected at every level of government, state leaders seem intent on shoving their personal agenda and political correctness down the throats of everyone else. Evidence? One California law mandates that all public school children receive education on the contributions that “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans have played in the development of California and the United States of America.””

Broken Health Care Systems

“It’s going to take more than Obamacare to fix this problem. Hospitals are being overrun by the sheer numbers of poor people and illegal aliens taking advantage of “free” medical care at emergency rooms. California is last in all 50 states in number of emergency rooms per million people.”

Earthquakes!

“Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes happen along the “Ring of Fire,” where California lies. The Big One could hit at any time.

Move to California? No thanks. We’ll pass.” Better to move to the American Redoubt, Cumberland Redoubt, or Texas Redoubt

<ref>514 word quotation: Fair Use Source: Jason Hartman, Holistic Survival http://www.holisticsurvival.com/10-reasons-to-escape-the-formerly-great-state-of-california. Accessed March 30, 2014. </ref>

California World War Three Target Structures

Primary

Alameda NAS, Castle AFB (Merced), Beale AFB (Marysville), Edwards AFB (Kern), El Toro (Santa Ana), George AFB (Victorville), Hamilton AFB (Marin), March AFB (Riverside), Mather AFB (SAC bombers, Sacramento), McClellan AFB (Sacramento), Miramar NAS (San Diego), Norton AFB (San Bernardino), Oxnard AFB Point Mugu (Point Hueneme), Travis AFB (Fairfield), Vandenberg AFB (Lompoc).

Secondary

San Francisco (area within a line connecting Pt. Reyes Station, St. Helena, Antioch, Palo Alto, Redwood City, and along the coast to Pt. Reyes Station again), San Jose, El Centro, China Lake, Camp Pendleton, Fort Ord, Twentynine Palms, Lemoore, Portola, Los Angeles (area within a line connecting Malibu, Camarillo, Lake Arrowhead, Perris, Laguna, and along the coast to Malibu again), Oro Grande, Oceanside, San Diego, Lathrop, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Mt. Laguna, Mill Valley.

Tertiary

Bakersfield, Barstow, Banning, Gilroy, Milford, Modesto, Monterey, Mojave, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Salinas, Fresno, Ridgecrest, Lancaster, Wrightwood, Yermo, Victorville, Warner Springs. <ref name = “survivalblog”/>, Chapter 9 World War Three Target Structures, p. 61 </ref>

History

Miscellaneous facts

  • California surpassed France in 2000 to become the fifth largest economy in the world
  • Since 2000, California has offered domestic partnerships, which are similar to same sex marriage.<ref>Answers.com</ref> Same-sex marriage was briefly legal in 2008, but this ended when Proposition 8, a voter referendum to define marriage as only being between a man and woman, passed.

Politics

From 2003-2011 California's governor was liberal Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is the same position that was once held by conservative icon Ronald Reagan in 1966-74. California is considered to be one of the "blue-est" states, consistently voting for Democratic legislative and Presidential candidates since 1992, mixed in with numerous Republican governors. Los Angeles and San Francisco are the centers of liberalism, while San Diego and other cities outside these localities are much more conservative. Prior to 1992, California was consistently a red state.

Richard Nixon is the only President to have been born in California, but he lived in New York when elected in 1968. Ronald Reagan was a resident when elected in 1980.

In the past, conservative areas of California included Orange and Ventura Counties, but Ventura County (Simi Valley) is heavily Democrat now like most of California. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is located in Ventura County. Orange County, however, is still heavily Republican.

Business climate

California scores poorly in state ratings of business climate. In a CNBC survey, it ranked 32nd overall but last in “cost of business” and 49th in “business friendliness.” IT (Intel, Google, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Apple, Yahoo!) and biotechnology remain strengths, but some traditional industries are struggling. High costs, as well as tax breaks from other states, have caused movie studios to shift production from California. In 1996, feature films involved 14,500 production days in the Los Angeles area; in 2008, the total had fallen in half. Businessmen both in California and those who have moved out of the state have said that California has declared war on its own economy, with San Francisco taking particular delight in job killing legislation.

Budget Crises

The state has had two severe budget crises in 2009, caused by high spending, a plunge in tax revenue (caused by the decline in income of the wealthy who pay most of the taxes), and a refusal of enough Republicans to provide the two-thirds majority in the legislature needed to raise taxes. Long term borrowing is not allowed–the state has to balance its budget annually, but many gimmicks are used.

With a $26 billion deficit in its $92 billion budget, the state ran out of money and issued IOU's (warrants) before the solution was reached: massive spending cuts. In February 2009, the Legislature raised the state sales tax, bringing the total – including local sales taxes – to about 9 cents or more. Top income tax rates, already among the highest in the country, were raised. So were motor vehicle registration fees. Spending cuts approved in February and July are deep. Together, the cuts equal almost 30% of the general revenue fund and will affect schools, prisons, colleges and welfare. Some welfare benefits will be cut by half. California's student-teacher ratio, now about a third above the national average, will probably go even higher. The high prestige University of California system lost 20% of its state payments. It is raising tuition and student fees by 9.3%, imposing salary reductions of 4% to 10% on more than 100,000 workers, and postponing faculty hires until a better day.

Republicans claimed victory in the end, as they achieved large budget cuts and no new taxes.

Elected officials

Federal

Statewide

Energy

California is rich in conventional and renewable energy resources. It has large crude oil and substantial natural gas deposits in six geological basins, located in the Central Valley and along the Pacific coast. Most of those reserves are concentrated in the southern San Joaquin Basin. More than a dozen of the Nation’s 100 largest oil fields are located in California, including the Belridge South oil field, the second largest oil field in the contiguous United States. In addition, Federal assessments indicate that large undiscovered deposits of recoverable oil and gas lie offshore in the federally administered Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), although Federal law currently prohibits oil and gas leasing in that area. California’s renewable energy potential is extensive. The State’s hydroelectric power potential ranks second in the Nation (behind Washington State), and substantial geothermal and wind power resources are found along the coastal mountain ranges and the eastern border with Nevada. High solar energy potential is found in southeastern California’s sunny deserts.<ref> See Energy Information Administration, State Report 2009</ref>

California is the most populous state in the nation and its total energy demand is second only to Texas. Although California is a leader in the energy-intensive chemical, forest products, glass, and petroleum industries, the State has one of the lowest per capita energy consumption rates in the country. The California government’s energy-efficiency programs have contributed to low per capita energy consumption. Driven by high demand from California’s many motorists, major airports, and military bases, the transportation sector is the State’s largest energy-consumer. More motor vehicles are registered in California than any other State, and worker commute times are among the longest in the country.

Petroleum

California is one of the top producers of crude oil in the Nation, with output accounting for more than one-tenth of total U.S. production. Drilling operations are concentrated primarily in Kern County and the Los Angeles basin, although substantial production also takes place offshore in both State and Federal waters. Concerns regarding the cumulative impacts of offshore oil and gas development, combined with a number of major marine oil spills throughout the world in recent years, have led to a permanent moratorium on offshore oil and gas leasing in California waters and a deferral of leasing in Federal waters. However, development on existing State and Federal leases is not affected and may still occur within offshore areas leased prior to the effective date of the moratorium.

A network of crude oil pipelines connects production areas to refining centers in the Los Angeles area, the San Francisco Bay area, and the Central Valley. California refiners also process large volumes of Alaskan and foreign crude oil received at ports in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and the Bay Area. Crude oil production in California and Alaska is in decline and California refineries have become increasingly dependent on foreign imports. Led by Saudi Arabia and Ecuador, foreign suppliers now provide more than two-fifths of the crude oil refined in California; however, California’s dependence on foreign oil remains less than the national average.

California ranks third in the United States in petroleum refining capacity and accounts for more than one-tenth of total U.S. capacity. California’s largest refineries are highly sophisticated; they are capable of processing a wide variety of crude oil types and are designed to yield a high percentage of light products like motor gasoline. To meet strict Federal and State environmental regulations, California refineries are configured to produce cleaner fuels, including reformulated motor gasoline and low-sulfur diesel.

Most California motorists are required to use a special motor gasoline blend called California Clean Burning Gasoline (CA CBG). In the ozone non-attainment areas of Imperial County and the Los Angeles metropolitan area, motorists are required to use California Oxygenated Clean Burning Gasoline, and the Los Angeles area is also required to use oxygenated motor gasoline during the winter months. By 2004, California completed a transition from methyl tertiary butyl-ether (MTBE) to ethanol as a gasoline oxygenate additive, making California the largest ethanol fuel market in the United States. There are four ethanol production plants in central and southern California, but most of California’s ethanol supply is transported by rail from corn-based producers in the Midwest. Some supply is also imported from abroad.

Due to the relative isolation and specific requirements of the California fuel market, California motorists are particularly vulnerable to short-term spikes in the price of motor gasoline. No pipelines connect California to other major U.S. refining centers, and California refineries often operate at near maximum capacity due to high demand for petroleum products. When an unplanned refinery outage occurs, replacement supplies must be brought in via marine tanker. Locating and transporting this replacement gasoline (which must conform to the State’s strict fuel requirements) can take from two to six weeks.

Natural Gas

California natural gas production typically accounts for less than 2 percent of total annual U.S. production and satisfies less than one-fifth of State demand. Production takes place in basins located in northern and southern California, as well as offshore in the Pacific Ocean. California receives most of its natural gas by pipeline from production regions in the Rocky Mountains, the Southwest, and western Canada. As with crude oil production, California natural gas production is in decline. However, State supply has remained relatively stable due to increasing amounts of natural gas shipped from the Rocky Mountains. California markets are served by two key natural gas trading centers—the Golden Gate Center in northern California and the California Energy Hub in southern California—and the State has nearly a dozen natural gas storage facilities that help stabilize supply. In part to help meet California’s demand for natural gas, several companies have proposed building liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals in southern California.

Coal, Electricity, and Renewables

Natural gas-fired power plants typically account for more than one-half of State electricity generation. California is one of the largest hydroelectric power producers in the United States, and with adequate rainfall, hydroelectric power typically accounts for close to one-fifth of State electricity generation. California’s two nuclear power plants account for almost one-fifth of total generation. Due to strict emission laws, only a few small coal-fired power plants operate in California.

California leads the nation in electricity generation from nonhydroelectric renewable energy sources. California generates electricity using wind, geothermal, solar, fuel wood, and municipal solid waste/landfill gas resources. A facility known as “The Geysers,” located in the Mayacamas Mountains north of San Francisco, is the largest complex of geothermal power plants in the world, with more than 750 megawatts of installed capacity. California has numerous wind farms in five major wind resource areas, and several new projects are currently under construction. The world’s largest solar power facility operates in California’s Mojave Desert. Two southern California utilities are planning to build new solar farms, a 500-megawatt facility in the Mojave Desert and a 300-megawatt plant in the Imperial Valley. These proposed plants would dwarf existing U.S. solar generation capacity. To further boost renewable energy use, California’s Energy Action Plan includes incentives that encourage Californians to install solar power systems on their rooftops.

Imports

Due to high electricity demand, California imports more electricity than any other State. States in the Pacific Northwest deliver power to California markets primarily from hydroelectric sources, while States in the Desert Southwest deliver power primarily from coal- and natural gas-fired sources. Hydroelectric power comes to California primarily through the Western USA interconnection, which runs from northern Oregon to southern California. The system, also known as the Pacific Intertie, is the largest single electricity transmission program in the United States. Although the Pacific Intertie was originally designed to transmit electricity south during California’s peak summer demand season, flow is sometimes reversed overnight and has occasionally been reversed during periods of reduced hydroelectric generation in the Northwest. California restricts the use of coal-fired generation within its boundaries; however, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) operates the coal-fired Intermountain power plant in Utah, which delivers three-fourths of its output to LADWP and other California municipal utilities. A recent California law forbids utilities from entering into long-term contracts with conventional coal-fired power producers. Intermountain’s existing contracts with southern California cities are set to expire in 2027.

Energy crisis

In 2000 and 2001, California suffered an energy crisis characterized by electricity price instability and four major blackouts and caused by a supply and demand imbalance. Multiple factors contributed to this imbalance, including: a heavy dependence on out-of-State electricity providers, drought conditions in the northwest that reduced hydroelectric power generation, a rupture on a major natural gas pipeline supplying California power plants, strong economic growth leading to increased electricity demand in western States, an increase in unplanned power plant outages, and unusually high temperatures that increased electricity demand for air-conditioning and other cooling uses. Following the energy crisis, the California State government created an Energy Action Plan designed to eliminate outages and excessive price spikes. To achieve these goals, the plan calls for optimizing energy conservation, building sufficient new generation facilities, upgrading and expanding the electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure, and ensuring that generation facilities can quickly come online when needed.

Spectator Sports

California has more professional sports teams than any other state.

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings
  • NHL - Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks
  • NFL - Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, and San Diego Chargers
  • Baseball - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers

In college sports, UCLA and USC have recently had great success, in basketball and football respectively.

Education

The state of California has three tiers of public higher education: the California community colleges, the California State University (CSU) system, and the University of California (UC) system (now headed up by Janet Napalitano, former Obama Administration, Director of DHS). Here are some notable universities from California:

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Francisco, primarily a medical school
  • University of Southern California

Places of Interest

  • Alcatraz Island
  • Disneyland
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Redwood Forest
  • Yosemite

Major Cities

Naughty State List

The naughty list of Nanny States was established by polling TSP listeners <ref>http://walkingtofreedom.com/forum/index.php?topic=2.0 Accessed March 28, 2014 </ref>

Below is the list of gun grabbing Constitution violating, Oath-breaker liberal Democrat elitist<ref> http://www.rollcall.com/50richest/the-50-richest-members-of-congress-112th-2012.html Accessed March 29, 2014</ref> <ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_richest_American_politicians Accessed March 29, 2014 </ref> states<ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_members_of_the_United_States_Congress_by_wealth Accessed March 29, 2014 </ref>:

Liberal politicans led California to be the top Nanny State: Diane Feinstein (worth $41.78 million), Nancy Pelosi (worth $26.43 million), Barbara Boxer, Henry Waxman, Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Howard Berman, Bob Filner, Jane Harman, Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Tom Lantos, Susan Davis, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Washington DC.

“The East Coast and West Coasts had the most liberal states including Vermont, Massachusetts, Delaware, New York, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Maine, California and New Jersey.” <ref>http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brie Accessed March 28, 2014</ref>

See Also

References

Find the corresponding Survival Podcast episode

Relevant TSP Episodes

California is becoming the People's Republic of Kalifornia

California is becoming a Nanny State, one of the socialist-communist-leaning gun-banning anti-Second Amendment states. Se also People's Republic of New York, People's Republic of Illinois, People's Republic of Massachusetts, People's Republic of Connecticut.

see also Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, Barak Obama, Governer Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg of New York City; Ilegal Mayors Against Guns, Gun-Grabbers of American, Remington (boycott since they won't move out of New York)


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State of California


See also Invest in Tangibles


Snippet from Wikipedia: California

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

California's economy, with a gross state product of $3.0 trillion, is larger than that of any other U.S. state and is the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the fifth-largest economy in the world (larger than the United Kingdom, France, or India), and the 36th-most populous as of 2017. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies ($1.3 trillion and $1.0 trillion respectively as of 2018), after the New York metropolitan area. The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation's highest gross domestic product per capita in 2018 ($106,757) among large primary statistical areas, and is home to three of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and three of the world's ten richest people.

California culture is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, communication, information, innovation, environmentalism, economics, politics, and entertainment. As a result of the state's diversity and migration, California integrates foods, languages, and traditions from other areas across the country and around the globe. It is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, beach and car culture, the Internet, and the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are widely seen as centers of the global technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California's economy is very diverse: 58% of it is based on finance, government, real estate services, technology, and professional, scientific, and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.S. state.

California shares a border with Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south. The state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, and from the redwood and Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. Over time, drought and wildfires have become more frequent challenges.

What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Spanish Empire then claimed and conquered it. In 1804 it was included in Alta California province, within Spanish New Spain Viceroyalty. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War. The western portion of Alta California was then organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom.

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https://gunowners.org "California"

http://capwiz.com/gunowners "California"

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