2011 Districts added to JC “Redistricting” page

Statewide maps of the Senate, Congressional, and Board of Equalization district maps drawn by the California Citizen’s Redistricting Commission have been added to the Redistricting page on JoinCalifornia. The Assembly district map should be added soon.

The Death of Senator Seaton

One minor mystery from California’s history has been solved. A biographic note written by Winfield J. Davis in his History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 indicated that State Senator George W. Seaton had died October 13, 1865 “in Yosemite”. It was unclear whether the Davis had meant that Seaton died while visiting the Yosemite […]

Showalter Exhibit to open at Drum Barracks Museum

The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum in Wilmington (near the Los Angeles Harbor) recently announced an upcoming exhibit highlighting “a particularly colorful California Civil War character”, Assemblyman Daniel Showalter. Showalter is best remembered for killing Assemblyman Charles W. Piercy in an 1861 duel, and later being the leader of the Confederate forces in the only […]