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New redistricting panel takes aim at bizarre political boundaries

Dec 19, 2010 11:59:00 PM - latimes.com
As the Citizens Redistricting Commission begins its work next month, members say, the 23rd Congressional District — which snakes 200 miles up the California coast — will be a good reminder of what not to do.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger refers to it as the "ribbon of shame,'' a congressional district that stretches in a reed-thin line 200 miles along the California coast from Oxnard to the Monterey County line. Voters there refer to it as "the district that disappears at high tide."