The California state flag flies above City Hall in Santa Monica, California, in this February 6, 2009 file photo. Creating the state of California took a revolt that led to the short-lived Bear ... more 
The California state flag flies above City Hall in Santa Monica, California, in this February 6, 2009 file photo. Creating the state of California took a revolt that led to the short-lived Bear Republic, a war with Mexico, and various international treaties. Now, some northern natives hope to take it apart, starting with a couple of ballot initiatives. On June 3, 2014, voters in Del Norte and Tehama Counties will consider a measure calling for separation from California and the formation of a new state. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) less 
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