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  •  Yes New York State has a New York County (6+ / 0-)

    But it's really small. :)

    •  If San Francisco had called itself California (2+ / 0-)
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      sfbob, Killer of Sacred Cows

      County they might have absorbed the bay area in the same way. They have the same sort of waterworks.

      •  Indeed (1+ / 0-)
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        San Mateo County was once part of San Francisco County, just as Nassau County was once part of Queens County.

        From the wiki:

        San Mateo County was formed in 1856 after San Francisco County, one of state's 18 original counties since California's statehood in 1850, was split apart. Until 1856, San Francisco's city limits extended west to Divisadero Street and Castro Street, and south to 20th Street. In response to the lawlessness and vigilantism that escalated rapidly between 1855 and 1856, the California government decided to divide the county. A straight line was then drawn across the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula just north of San Bruno Mountain. Everything south of the line became the new San Mateo County while everything north of the line became the new consolidated City and County of San Francisco, to date the only consolidated city-county in California. San Mateo County then annexed part of northern Santa Cruz County in 1868.
        The big difference is that San Mateo was split off from San Francisco by the state government (in 1856) whereas the three eastern townships of Queens County voted to secede after Queens became part of Greater New York in 1898. Alameda and Contra Costa were also one county; they were separated in 1852.

        And then, later on, the area codes began subdividing.

        When I was growing up, all of NYC was area code 212. The 718 was created in 1984, readjusted in 1992. When I moved to San Francisco in 1986, 415 still covered SF, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda and Marin.

        The more things change, the more they remain the same. And vice versa.

    •  NYC is digging a third tunnel (1+ / 0-)
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      mostly for the benefit of an urban populace.

      California is wanting to dig a new pair and getting shit because some of the water will be used to irrigate some of the most productive dirt anywhere.

      No one regrets the Boulder Canyon Dam or the water in the Imperial Valley.

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