Riverside County official wants California split into 2 states - latimes.com
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone is proposing that about a dozen counties break away from California to form the new "State of South California."
The split, Stone said Thursday, would allow officials in the new state to concentrate on securing borders, balancing budgets, improving schools and creating a vibrant economy.
"Are there challenges?" he asked about his proposal. "Absolutely. But the destruction of California has to stop and we don't know what we can accomplish unless we sit down and consider the possibilities.