200-mile congressional district would link California's Central Coast to Silicon Valley. Who’d lose out?
Jimmy Panetta (C) speaks at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol July 18, 2018, in Washington, D.C.. - Win McNamee/Getty Images North America/TNS

WASHINGTON — California’s commission charged with redrawing the state’s legislative boundaries connected rural San Luis Obispo County to Silicon Valley hubs in its recent congressional draft maps. As redistricting — the process by which congressional districts are rejiggered to match new census population data — comes to a close, a new “ribbon of shame” draped across California’s central coast could very well make the cut. The proposed Democrat-heavy congressional district, which experts predict would house incumbent Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, covers rural areas in the northern part ...