New California State? Town Hall on Saturday, June 26

New State? Free from Tyranny? What?! Find out at Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, June 26

Paul Preston is the Founder of the New California State movement which seeks to split the state of California into separate states. While these efforts to split the state have always failed in the past, as have all attempts at secession throughout U.S. History, you never know!

If you’re interested, Preston will be here on Saturday, June 26 at Astorga’s Mexican Restaurant located at 2206 N. Sierra Highway in Bishop. The Town Hall will start at 10am.

New California State wants to know what your concerns are with:

  • Your Children’s Education due to Governor Newsom’s Mandates
  • Your thoughts about our Second Amendment Rights
  • Our Election Procedures

It should be an interesting meeting, whether you agree with the premise or not.

This is not an advertisement for the proposal or idea. It’s an interesting proposition that has been around for many years in California history. You might want to look into more information from a variety of, hopefully, reliable sources. There’s actually quite a bit of information out there, if you are interested in being informed on the topic.

Let Sierra Wave News know what you think about the idea in our Comments Section.

Click here For a perspective on the History of California Partition and Secession.

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30 Responses to New California State? Town Hall on Saturday, June 26

  1. vaguelynoble June 26, 2021 at 7:51 am #

    The irony in the comments insisting that the state stay unified while exhorting wrecking Astorga’s business for allowing someone with a different idea to speak is deafening. And dangerous, in a country that flatters itself as a diverse democracy in which political ideas are fermented, debated, and either adopted or – after a full and fair hearing – dismissed.

    Stopping up your ears to concepts that you refuse to hear but know for sure are bad is not the sign of a confident mind that knows how to think critically and consider things that at first blush you think you disagree with. This closed-mindedness sinks into odiousness when it is taken one step further to insist that anyone disagreeing with you shall no longer have your business, or be your friend, or whatever fit it is you’re pitching,

    BTW SW the word you seem to be hunting for is not “succession” but “secession”.

    • Charles James June 27, 2021 at 1:56 am #

      Astorgas, as best Sierra Wave can tell, was only providing the venue for the meeting as it has for many other groups. Providing a venue for a community meeting, even a political one, does not imply endorsement. BTW, thank you for the catch on spelling. It’s not something that spell check picks up and auto correct often will substitute a word that the writer had not intended.

  2. In inyo June 25, 2021 at 4:21 pm #

    And history repeats itself…….

  3. Rich June 25, 2021 at 3:34 am #

    I used to be a customer of Astorga’s and they have a right to host whom ever they want. I have the right to spend elswhere as I believe their support for this crackpot is very offensive. Astorga’s you lost a local customer. There are results for free speach.

    • Stick Zadinya June 25, 2021 at 11:16 pm #

      While no one will dispute your right to not patronize an establishment, to do so based on political beliefs and ‘cancel culture’ only perpetuates the division we have in this country. What ever happened to the ability to have a different opinion but not be so high and mighty with your own that you refuse to hear someone elses? Oh, but you are “offended”. Grow a spine… How do you even know that Astorga’s subscribes to the idea of splitting the state? Threaten a longstanding, local business because of this reason? Gee, maybe another closed boarded up storefront is just what Bishop and America needs.
      Oh, and yea, if California is such a shining example of the freedoms and perfectly run government, why are so many people struggling and moving out?

  4. Dark Watcher June 24, 2021 at 8:55 pm #

    Next thing these crack pots will want to do is join Greater Idaho. But seriously, what they are really doing is mimicking Sidney Powell’s fleece the rubes fundraising grift.

  5. Nancy June 24, 2021 at 8:19 pm #

    I concur, Idaho,Texas ,Arizona, Florida may be more to your liking

  6. California Girl June 24, 2021 at 5:01 pm #

    Other than being 100% political, why divide the 5th largest economy in the world? Please leave my state.

    • California Dan June 24, 2021 at 10:53 pm #

      Not everything is economics. Surely most people would agree that the First Nations that were located in the territory that California now occupies should be given at least some of their land back, along with true sovereignty over it? So some kind of restructuring would only be moral.

  7. David June 24, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

    If I had a nickel for every crackpot idea I’ve heard in the last few years…I’d have enough money to fund a fast train to LA.

  8. Stop non-essential travel June 24, 2021 at 4:48 pm #

    Look at their website.
    Click on the “Grievances” tab and tell me you don’t instantly picture Frank Costanza presiding over the Festivus Airing of Grievances: “I got a lot of problems with you people….” LOL….

    • Eric Hein June 28, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

      Thanks a lot (heavy sarcasm) for the suggestion. At first I laughed when I looked at the list of ” celebrities” that support them, then I cried when I realized they’re serious…..can’t wait for the nightmares tonight. As far as Astorgas goes I’m not going to stop going to a good restaurant because one night they allow a group to meet there, who’s opinions I find naive and laughable. I say thanks for the heads up, I’d hate to be in there eating when it started.

  9. Lydia June 24, 2021 at 2:21 pm #

    Bummer, I really enjoyed Astorgas. Best Mexican food in two counties. Oh well.

    • M. Anderson June 24, 2021 at 4:18 pm #

      Seems unfair to blame Astorga’s. I don’t believe they examine people’s politics when they serve their customers, they just sell food.

      • Lydia June 24, 2021 at 8:33 pm #

        I thought of that, then realized that unlike individual customers, organized groups require special accommodations and reserved room arrangements, and Astorgas, like all restaurants, reserves the “ right to refuse service to anyone”.

        • In inyo June 25, 2021 at 4:20 pm #

          Lydia, try Las Palmas..always excellent!

  10. Steve June 24, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

    Politicians are morally challenged. You would have to be if you think you know better than the rest of us. I work hard pay my taxes and vote every time I can. If all you can say is we must divide up the country to blue and red you will never get my vote.

  11. BobK June 24, 2021 at 9:58 am #

    I.A.: I have a real strong feeling that Astorga’s is not going to miss you

    • InyoArabians June 25, 2021 at 12:17 pm #

      Perhaps not, but I’m not the only one disappointed with their decision to help propagate this divisive nonsense. They’ll miss a group of us, for sure!

  12. JaneE June 24, 2021 at 8:07 am #

    Notably absent from the discussion is how those states would be funded. Most of them depend now on revenue from the parts of the state they would no longer be a part of. From one of the richest states to several poor ones.

    • Pedro June 27, 2021 at 6:31 pm #

      The revenue you speak of is largely generated from raw materials extracted from rural areas. Some would say the funding we get is not equitable for what we give. Timber, agricultural products, water, minerals, etc. from rural areas are necessary for the coastal cities to thrive.

      Not saying I support secession, but I understand the sentiment. Rural areas get treated like banana republics and are given what they are because it benefits the seats of power. In fact, I don’t support secession because I think it will put us in a worse position to bargain for equitable compensation for what we provide the state, not because I don’t think we’re being exploited.

      • Dark Watcher June 28, 2021 at 9:44 pm #

        You sure about that Pedro? How much does Los Angeles pay Inyo and Mono Counties for the water LA takes from these counties?

        • Pedro June 29, 2021 at 12:11 pm #


          That’s my point. More is taken from rural counties than is given.

  13. Other Options June 24, 2021 at 8:05 am #

    There are 50 states and 14 U.S. territories. Don’t like California? There are lots of other options to choose from. Nevada is close, but you may like the Texas or Florida better.

  14. Grizzly Bear June 24, 2021 at 7:18 am #


    FYI the flagpole at Bishop Union High School does not fly the California state flag.

    And has not for some time.

    In direct viloation of state law (Government Code section 431).

    Some sort of anti-California sentiment afoot?

    • Grizzly Bear June 28, 2021 at 6:37 am #

      Just wondering:

      Why is it OK for the folks at BUHS to break the law and not fly the California flag?

      If a student blatantly broke the law like that on campus he/she would be expelled.

      • Other Options June 28, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

        Why are you commenting here instead of just asking the school?

  15. InyoArabians June 24, 2021 at 7:13 am #

    Paul Preston is a disingenuous crackpot, and should be honest that most of the financial assistance we get in rural counties is funded by taxes generated in these coastal cities he has such contempt for.

    What a shame that Astorga’s is hosting this nonsense, guess I won’t be going there any more.

    • Jubie June 24, 2021 at 2:23 pm #

      You are so right . Please people, watch some of these “New California” videos on YouTube by Paul Preston. This guy is an imbecile. Don’t fall for his propaganda folks!

  16. Jesse Benton June 24, 2021 at 7:12 am #

    California – love it or leave it!


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