Re: [CALBIRDS] Santa Barbara Island & Area Codes URL
- Thanks to Bill P. for an interesting note.
The Area Code maps referenced are actually at www.nanpa.com
although the URL that Bill gave at .org was also of interest.
Patrick McNulty Phone: (805) 967-9900
Santa Barbara, CA E-Mail: mcnulty@...
>>> Bill Principe <calbirds@...> 8/30/01 8:41:59 AM >>>For years, debate has "raged" (!?) about the county
that owns Santa Barbara Island. Under California law,
Santa Barbara Island belongs to Santa Barbara County,
a legacy of the day in 1872 when Ventura County was
split off from Santa Barbara County, and the California
legislature couldn't find it in their heart to take the
eponymous island from its original county.
But if Santa Barbara Island is in Santa Barbara County,
then pelagic birders who are obsessive about their
county lists are frustrated by the discontinuous county
lines this creates.
But now more confusion! The North American Numbering
Plan Administration is the body that manages telephone
area codes. According to their map at <www.nanpa.org>,
San Nicolas Island is in telephone area code 310! As
you know, 310 is around Santa Monica, so that means
poor Santa Barbara Island is now isolated (literally)
between area codes and counties.
My advice. See the bird. Forget the county.
Bill Principe My heart in hiding
La Canada, California Stirred for a bird,
Los Angeles County the achieve of; the mastery of the thing!
34*11'N 118*12'W from "The Windhover"
ThePrincipes@... by Gerard Manley Hopkins
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