Jeff Stone is trying make a name for himself by proposing Southern California become its own state. http://politicalinsider.mydesert.com/2011/06/30/how-does-state-of-south-california-sound/ http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/article_0296d404-9878-5300-8007-7450f30347fe.html http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/new-state-of-south-california.html Usually, this kind of call comes form northern California folks who don't want to be associated with L.A. Funny thing is, he only wants Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, Imperial, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties. Here is a map of what he is talking about: He seems to have forgotten all about Ventura, Santa Barbara. San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles counties. The coastal counties. The ones least likely to vote in a dolt like Stone as the new governor of the new state. Orange and San Diego are known for being fairly Republican, although the demographics of Orange county will probably change on the future. This obviously won't go anywhere...and he is probably trying to get his name recognition raised in Tea Party circles. And Northern California won't a county like Mono and its water go anywhere.