State of California: California Governor: Arnold Schwarzenegger
LT. Governor: John Garamendi
U.S. Senators: Barbara Boxer
& Dianne Feinstein
Attorney General: Gerry Brown
CA Assembly: California State Assemby
CA Senate: California State Senate
"Eureka" meaning, "I have found it."
31st State, joining the Union in 1850.
38,148,493 Most populous state; 15% of U.S. citizens; the largest minority population in the U.S. It is estimated California will soon gain 3 more seats in Congress for a total of 58 electoral votes, the most in the nation.
Gross State Product:
1.8 Trillion, the largest in the U.S., and 8th largest in the world.
Aerospace; Petroleum; Computer; Information Technology
One of the most productive agricultural areas in the world; grows 1/3 of the nation's food.
Center of American Entertainment Industry
4th largest port in the nation
3rd largest U.S. state by land area; 58 counties & 480 cities and towns
Sierra Nevada (which has arctic temps in the winter & several dozen small glaciers) Cascade Range; Tehachapi Mountains; White Mountains; Pacific Coast Ranges
Highest Peak in the contiguous forty-eight states:
Mt. Whitney 14,505 ft.
Mojave & Death Valley 25% total surface area of the state is desert. Death Valley has the highest temps in the Western Hemisphere with a record of 134 degrees on July 10, 1913.
Lowest, hottest point in North America:
Four largest cities:
Los Angeles; San Diego; San Jose; & San Francisco
San Andreas & many others. California is famous for it's earthquakes
Sequoia National Park:
Home of the giant Sequoia trees, the largest living organisms on earth
California White Mountains:
Home to the oldest tree in the world; a Bristle Cone, thought to be 4,700 years old
Origin of Name:
California's name came from a myth about Black Amazons ruled by Queen Califa in a remote land rich in gold.
CURRENT EVENTS IN CALIFORNIA:
Senator Maldonado (R) Breaks Ranks with Republicans to cast the last vote needed to approve $18 Billion in new taxes for Californians.
Governor Schwarzenegger's Press Conference on Budget
See "FlashReport" RSS feed link below to find out which GOP'ers voted for the largest single tax increase in the history of California.
FYI: FIND OUT HOW MUCH YOU WILL OWE IN INCREASED TAXES, by going to the Sac Bee Tax Hike Calculator.
Sac Bee Tax Calculator
My family will pay an additional $1244 in CA taxes per year. We have Senator Maldonado & the other RINO's in Sacramento to thank.
Many states are passing resolutions proclaiming state sovereignty from the Federal Government. It may interest you to know that California passed such a resolution in 1994.
Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 44 Relative to the 10th Amendment
If you would like to see that the web page containing this resolution comes directly from the State of California web page, click on the link at the top of this box to go to the State of CA web page. At the top right hand side of the page in the search box, type in "sjr 44". Go to the second page of search results, and scroll down to the very last search result on that page. Click on "Bill number: SJR 44 Chaptered 8/29/94.