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Old 04-27-2009, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Although CA is indeed a leftist state, what cities in CA do you consider to be fairly conservative?

 
Old 04-27-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Actually, the more inland you go, the more conservative it is. On the coast (except for OC) it's a bit more liberal, but you still have TONS of conservative people around. In my county (San Luis Obispo) the religious conservative groups are very loud and definitely let everyone know they're here.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Actually, the more inland you go, the more conservative it is. On the coast (except for OC) it's a bit more liberal, but you still have TONS of conservative people around. In my county (San Luis Obispo) the religious conservative groups are very loud and definitely let everyone know they're here.
The pendulum has swung in the O.C. What has traditionally been a conservative strong hold is now becoming quite the liberal area. Especially with the younger generation and influx of transplants from other parts of the country.

OP, you want a conservative CA town, try Bakersfield or Lake Arrowhead.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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Actually, the more inland you go, the more conservative it is. On the coast (except for OC) it's a bit more liberal, but you still have TONS of conservative people around. In my county (San Luis Obispo) the religious conservative groups are very loud and definitely let everyone know they're here.
You can check out this website to see a county by county breakdown of the last election (both presidential and propositions). The coast-vs-inland dichotomy is pretty clear on the mapping:

California propositions: Proposition 8, county-by-county map, margin of victory - Los Angeles Times
 
Old 04-27-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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I would consider Bakersfield conservative.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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The pendulum has swung in the O.C. What has traditionally been a conservative strong hold is now becoming quite the liberal area. Especially with the younger generation and influx of transplants from other parts of the country.

OP, you want a conservative CA town, try Bakersfield or Lake Arrowhead.
As an OC resident, I would disagree. There has been a shift, but the meter still leans to the right.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Still in the same spot...
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I'd say Redding, Placerville, Auburn, Red Bluff, Yuba City and Jackson up here to the north. To the south, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Murrieta and Temecula.

Here in Sonoma County, conservatism is a terribly rare commodity, but we actually had a pretty decent Tax Day Tea Party turnout in Santa Rosa back on April 15--about 700 folks including yours truly showed up!
 
Old 04-27-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: In a Lonely Place
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The pendulum has swung in the O.C. What has traditionally been a conservative strong hold is now becoming quite the liberal area.
Never trust the opinion of someone who calls it "the" O.C.

McCain won the county and Prop 8 passed here by 15 points. And that was in a high-turnout election that otherwise saw historic Democrat margins.

It will be a long time before Orange County is "quite the liberal area", trust me.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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Actually, the more inland you go, the more conservative it is. On the coast (except for OC) it's a bit more liberal, but you still have TONS of conservative people around. In my county (San Luis Obispo) the religious conservative groups are very loud and definitely let everyone know they're here.
Do they let you know it in any other way besides at SLO Farmer's Market? I don't see it here, expect for JW's coming by once of month or so.

Bakersfield. More churches per capita than any where else in the nation. MId-West and Plains States populated much of that town and the Central Valley. Interesting note. New a guy who distributed porno mags. along the central coast and central valley. He said no other area even came close to the volume he sold in Bakersfield. He could have made a living just selling them in Bakersfield. Not trying to make a connection or infer anything. Just wouldn't expect that condsidering all the churches there.
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