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Possible Sundown Towns in CA

[This list is a work in progress. You can assess the information provided to form your own determination as to whether the town is a confirmed sundown town. If you have additional information, pro or con, please email it to us. Also note: some towns are *’d. They are not suspected sundown towns but are listed for other reasons. If your research (or ours) convinces you that a town was a sundown town, consider helping it transcend its white supremacist past. Goshen, IN, and La Crosse, WI, discussed on this website, provide examples of places that have done so. Also, make sure that descriptions of the town in state encyclopedias, Wikipedia, etc., acknowledge that it was a sundown town.]


Anaheim
Anon
Antioch
Arcadia
Arcata
Arroyo Grande
Azusa
Bakersfield
Bayshore City
Bel Air
Berkeley
Bishop
Brea
Buena Park
Burbank
Burlingame
Cerritos
Chester
Chico
Compton
Corning
Costa Mesa
Crescent City
Culver City
Del Norte County
Dutch Flat
East Palo Alto
El Norte
Escondido
Eureka
Fillmore
Folsom
Fontana
Fresno
Garden Grove
Glendale
Gold Run
Grass Valley
Hawthorne
Hemet
Hidden Hills
Holy City
Humboldt County
Huntington Beach
Indian Wells
Inglewood
Irvine
Kernville
Kingsburg
La Habra
La Jolla
Lafayette
Lincoln
Lodi
Lomita
Lynwood
Manhattan Beach
Marysville
Mill Valley
Monterey Park
Napa
Nevada City
Newport Beach
Nicolaus
Norco
North Palo Alto
Oildale
Orange
Orange County
Orinda
Oroville
Palmdale
Palos Verdes Estates
Parlier
Pasadena
Piedmont
Placerville
Porterville
Red Bluff
Redding
Redlands
Redwood City
Riverside
Rocklin
Ross
San Fernando Valley
San Jacinto
San Jose
San Juan Bautista
San Juan Capistrano
San Leandro
San Marino
San Pablo
Santa Ana
Santa Cruz
Sawyers Bar
Selma
Sheridan
Sonora
South Gate
South Pasadena
Stanton
Taft
Tarzana
Torrance
Truckee
Visalia
Watsonville
Westfield
Westminster
Wheatland
Whittier
Yorba Linda

*Not a suspected sundown town but of interest for other reasons.


Know of a town that should be on this list? Know of a town that has taken steps to leave its white supremacist past behind? Either way, email us, and tell us about it.

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