Jim Goodrick (12 July 2011)
"Initiative to have 13 counties secede from California July 12"

John and Doves,
On Tuesday July 12th, a proposal will be introduced to have the following counties secede from California, making it a 51st state of "Southern California ". It does not include Los Angeles county.

"Riverside County may lead 13 other southern counties in seceding from California and forming a separate state. The initiative, which was proposed by Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, would include ....
1. Riverside,
2. Imperial,
3. Kings,
4. Kern,
5. Fresno,
6. Mariposa,
7. Mono,
8. Tulare,
9. Inyo,
10. San Bernardino ( water may be diminished for SB County by Fed gov, see link)
"But it means a loss of 125,800 acre-feet of San Bernardino County mountain water each year,"

11. San Diego,
12. and Orange counties.
( me: they forgot Madera county, making a total of 13 counties all together 
http://www.publicceo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3092:is-california-on-the-verge-of-creating-a-new-state-some-say-yes&catid=151:local-governments-publicceo-exclusive&Itemid=20 )

"Stone is expected to present the campaign to the board of supervisors in Riverside on July 12".

Comment: These are highly agricultural areas which hire outside labor.

San Bernardino airport begins to be ready for service ( a lot of changes for our county )