My cousin and her spouse moved there from San Francisco 20 years ago. They were UC Santa Cruz alumni.
At the time there was a lot of talk about Californication, but they said they were merely returning to their roots as the family had pioneered in Idaho 100 years ago.
They were both Obama delegates to the DNC.
Their politics will be smothered in the delightfully conservative atmosphere here. I just hope, for their own sakes that they left the happy-clappy life behind when they left San Fran.
(I drove through SF a few years ago, heading for Ariz. Got lost. Wound up on Castro Street. Twisted around and came out on a street I recognized which lead to 101, and away I went.)