chapter  11
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Community from Nothingness: Neighborhoods of Affinity

California'sinfluencereached.Intheearly1990sanaverageofsixthou-

sandpeopleeachmonthtradedindriver'slicensesattheNevada

DepartmentofMotorVehiclesofficeonSaharaAvenue.Asmanyastwo-

thirdscamefromCalifornia."Californicators,"somecalledthismultitude

withderision;southernNevadansobservedthatifsomeonedid

somethingdriving,theyalwayshadCalifornialicenseplates

OntherareoccasionsthatsuchvehiclessportedNevadaplates,thei:c

license-plateholderidentified

Nevadans,andevendifferent

carashavingbeenpurchasedin

Coast,andelsewhere.