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  •  I thought the Mono County Dems (5+ / 0-)

     moved there from Los Angeles.

        The biggest city in Mono is Mammoth Lakes, a top ski resort favored by Southern Californians. I thought the NorCal skiers preferred Tahoe and also western slope Sierra ski areas.

        It is true that Mono and also Alpine counties are more Democratic than they used to be. I wish that Inyo County would follow their lead. I love the Eastern Sierras and deserts of those areas.

    Diehard Swingnut, disgruntled Democrat, age 53, new CA-30

    by Zack from the SFV on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 08:47:20 AM PDT

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    •  ditto (4+ / 0-)

      The vast majority of people I've spoken to in the Mammoth Lakes & June Lake area came there from the LA Basin. Politically Inyo County behaves in ways that are basically identical to eastern Kern County. There are some surprising associations like the community college district &  labor for Inyo County is based in Bakersfield.

      ex-SSP. What would Machiavelli do?

      by hankmeister on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 09:26:20 AM PDT

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      •  Tahoe is more of a bay area resort (2+ / 0-)
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        Darth Jeff, Zack from the SFV

        But Mono County has its Democratic roots. This town called Lee Vining has a store called Whoa Nelly which has environmentally low impact flush toilets and a few other environmental signs around.

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

        by Alibguy on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 10:10:00 PM PDT

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        •  Lee Vining is great (2+ / 0-)
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             That little town is the Gateway to Bodie, Mono Lake and the best part of Yosemite, the high country around Tuolumne Meadows.

               I believe they have waterless urinals at the Tioga Gas Mart, home of the Whoa Nelly Deli, but the main reason to go there is the great food, generous portions and reasonable prices there. You might not expect to find gourmet food in the middle of nowhere, but you can get buffalo meatloaf and lobster taquitos among other offerings there.

               Lee Vining is an environmentalist town partially because of the long struggle to save and restore Mono Lake. The Mono Lake Committee information center in a historic building in the middle of town is the place to learn about this unique lake. The Mono Lake story is one of the great successes of the environmental movement in California.   See Mono Lake Committee  for more details.

               It isn't summer unless I get to spend at least a week in that area...

          Diehard Swingnut, disgruntled Democrat, age 53, new CA-30

          by Zack from the SFV on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 10:55:35 PM PDT

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          •  I went there for the first time (1+ / 0-)
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            On a Senior class trip for the end of the year. Whoa Nelly is a really nice deli and their sandwiches are really good. I also noticed that the atmosphere with the people in the deli seemed Democratic leaning. I heard a bit about the Mono Lake struggle though and I can see why Lee Vining would definitely be an environmental town.

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

            by Alibguy on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 08:46:54 AM PDT

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