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survey and map of Alameda County, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven; thence on a direct line easterly, to the common corner of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Alameda, and Santa Clara, on the summit of the Coast Range, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and thirtytwo; thence southeasterly, following the summit of the Coast Range, to the northeast corner of Monterey County, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and forty-eight; thence westerly, following the northern boundary of Monterey County to the southeast corner of Santa Cruz County, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and forty-nine; thence northwesterly, following the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains, to the head of San Francisquito Creek; thence down said creek, to its mouth; thence in a direct line to the place of beginning. County seat-San José.

Legislation § 3952. Enacted March 12, 1872; based on Stats. 1851, p. 174, $ 9; Stats. 1853, p. 56; Stats. 1855, p. 228, $ 1.

§ 3953. Alameda. Beginning at the southwest corner, being the common corner of San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Alameda, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty-one; thence easterly on northerly line of Santa Clara, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty-two, to common corner of San Joaquin, Stanis. laus, Santa Clara, and Alameda, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and thirty-two; thence northwesterly on the west line of San Joaquin County to the slough known as the Pescadora (being the west channel or "Old San Joaquin River"); thence westerly in a straight line until it strikes the dividing ridge in the direction of the house of Joze Harban, [Joel Harlan,] in Amador Valley; thence westerly along said ridge crossing the gulch one half mile below Prince's mill; thence to and running upon the dividing ridge between the Redwoods known as the San Antonio and Prince's woods; thence along said ridge to the head of the gulch or creek (Cerreto Creek) that divides the ranches of the Peraltas from the San Pablo ranches; thence down said gulch to its mouth; thence southwesterly to the common corner of San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda, as established by section three thousand nine hundred and fifty; thence southerly to a point in the bay of San Francisco that would intersect a line parallel with the north line of the Central Pacific Railroad Company's wharf (as it now is), if extended westerly five hundred feet towards Yerba Buena Island; thence southeasterly in a line parallel with the east line of the city and county of San Francisco (which is the line now dividing said city and county from the county of Alameda), to its intersection with the south line of said city and county, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty; thence easterly along said last-mentioned line to the northeast corner of San Mateo; and thence southeasterly along the eastern line of San Mateo to the place of beginning. Horace A. Higley's survey [and] map of Alameda County, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, are declared to contain a more particular description of the line out of the bay of San Francisco.

County seat-City of Oakland; provided, that nothing in this act contained shall be construed to place "Yerba Buena Island,” or any part thereof, outside the limits of the city and county of San Francisco, but the same shall be deemed to be within said city and county, and the westerly boundary line of the county of Alameda shall not come within two thousand and five hundred feet of any part of said island. [Amendment approved 1874; Code Amdts. 1873–74, p. 168.]

Legislation & 3953. 1. Enacted March 12, 1872; based on Stats. 1853, p. 56, § 1; Stats. 1856, p. 26, § 1; Stats. 1857, p. 222, § 2. 2. Amended by Code Amdts. 1873–74, p. 168.

§ 3954. Contra Costa. Beginning in bay of San Francisco, at the northwest point of Red Rock, being the common corner of Marin, Contra Costa, and San Francisco, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty; thence up the straits and bay of San Pablo, on eastern boundary of Marin, to point of intersection with line bearing south twenty-six and one half degrees east, and about six and one quarter miles distant from southwest corner of Napa County, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight, forming common corner of Marin, Solano, Sonoma, and Contra Costa, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty-five; thence to the straits of Carquinez; thence up said straits and Suisun Bay, to the mouth of the San Joaquin River; thence up said river, to the confluence of the west and main channels thereof, as laid down on Gibbe's map; thence up the said west channel, to a point about ten miles below Moore and Rhodes' ranch, at a bend where the said west channel, running downward, takes a general course north, the point being on the westerly line of San Joaquin County, and forming the northeast corner of Alameda and southeast corner of Contra Costa; thence on the northern line of Alameda, as laid down on Horace A. Higley's map, and as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty-three, to the easterly line of San Francisco City and County, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty; thence due northwest, along said easterly line of San Francisco, four and one half miles, more or less, to the place of beginning. County seat-Martinez.

Legislation § 3954. Enacted March 12, 1872; based on Stats. 1851, p. 174, § 10; Stats. 1852, p. 178, § 1; Stats. 1853, p. 56.

$ 3955. Sonoma. Beginning at northwest corner, at a point in the Pacific Ocean west of the mouth of Walhalla [Gualala] River; thence east to the mouth of said river, and up the main channel two miles; thence easterly in a direct line to the most northern and highest peak or summit of the Redwood Mountains, immediately north of Cloverdale and Oat Valley; thence east to the western boundary of Lake County, on the summit of the Mayacmas Ridge, forming northeast corner; thence southerly along the Mayacmas Mountains, and on the western lines of Lake and Napa counties, to the westerly branch of headwaters of Huichica Creek; thence westerly on the line of Napa County to the top of the main ridge that divides the Huichica Valley from the Sonoma Valley; thence southerly along the said dividing ridge to the tule bordering on San Pablo Bay; thence southerly to the center of Huichica Creek; thence down said creek to its mouth, which is the southwest corner of Napa; thence on the line of Solano south, twenty-six and one half degrees east, about six and one quarter miles distant from the mouth of Huichica Creek, to the point of intersection with the westerly line of Contra Costa County, forming common corner of Marin, Solano, Contra Costa, and Sonoma, as described in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty-four; thence following the northern boundary of Marin westerly to the mouth of Petaluma Creek; thence up said creek to the mouth of San Antonio Creek; thence up said San Antonio Creek to its head; thence in a direct line to the head of the Estero Americano, on the line surveyed and established by William Mock, under the direction of the surveyor-general, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-six; thence down said Estero Americano to its mouth; thence due west three miles to a point in the Pacific Ocean; thence northwesterly by ocean shore to the point of beginning. County seat-Santa Rosa.

Legislation § 3955. Enacted March 12, 1872; based on Stats. 1851, p. 178, $ 24; Stats. 1852, p. 236, $ 1; Stats. 1855, p. 150, § 1; Stats. 1861, p. 351, § 1; Stats. 1867-68, p. 42, $ 24.

§ 3956. Solano. Beginning at southwest corner, in San Pablo Bay, at common corner of Contra Costa, Sonoma, Marin, and Solano, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty-four; thence north, twenty-six and one half degrees west, about six and one quarter miles on the western line of Sonoma, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, to the southwest corner of Napa, at the mouth of the Huichica Creek, thence east, on southern line of Napa, to the southeast corner thereof, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight; thence north, on line of Napa, as established in said section, to the first standard north; thence east, along said standard, on said Napa line, to the summit of Vaca Mountains; thence northerly, on said summit and Napa line, to Devil's Gate, on Putah Creek, which point forms the northwest corner of Solano and southwest corner of Yolo; thence easterly, on line of Yolo, down said creek and old bed thereof, to its intersection with western line of range three east, Mount Diablo meridian, forming the northeast corner of Solano, with exterior angle in Yolo; thence south, along line of Yolo, on said range line, two and seven tenths miles, to the north line of township seven north, Mount Diablo base; thence east, nine and seventy-two onehundredths chains, to northeast corner of said township; thence south, to the first standard north, Mount Diablo base; thence east, on said standard line, to the center of Sutter Slough; thence down said slough to Merritt Slough, down Merritt Slough to the Sacramento River, down the Sacramento River about thirteen miles to Suisun Bay; thence down the bay, along the center of the main ship-channel, in a westerly course, about eighteen miles, to the straits of Carquinez; thence down the middle of said straits, and down San Pablo Bay, to the place of beginning. All these courses and lines being as shown by map and notes of William Wayne Fitch and E. H. Marshall, surveyor and deputy surveyor of Solano County. County seat-Fairfield.

Solano County seat located at Fairfield: Stats. 1873–74, p. 783.

Legislation 3956. Enacted March 12, 1872; based on Stats. 1851, p. 179, $ 27; Stats. 1852, p. 236, $ 2; Stats. 1853, p. 20); Stats. 1855, p. 77, $ 1; Stats. 1857, p. 108, § 1; Stats. 1869–70, p. 294, $ 1,

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§ 3957. Marin. Beginning in the Pacific Ocean, at southwestern cor. ner of Sonoma; thence southeasterly along southern line of Sonoma, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, to the mouth of Petaluma Creek; thence to common corner of Marin, Sonoma, Contra Costa, and Solano, in San Pablo Bay, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty-five; thence southerly along the western boundary of Contra Costa, in the bay of San Pablo, to the middle of the straits of San Pablo; thence southerly, in a direct line, to Invincible Rock, in the bay of San Francisco, near the entrance of the straits of San Pablo; thence, in a direct line, to northwestern point of Red Rock; thence southerly to the extreme southerly point of Angel Island; thence southwesterly to the extreme end of Point Cavallo at low-water mark; thence on the line of low-water mark along the northern shore of the bay to Point Bonita, and three miles into the Pacific Ocean, to the northwestern corner of San Francisco, as established in section three thousand nine hundred and fifty; thence northwesterly by ocean shore to the place of beginning. County seat-San Rafael.

Legislation § 3957. Enacted March 12, 1872; based on Stats. 1851, p. 177, § 23; Stats. 1854, Kerr ed. p. 224, Redding eil. p. 121, $ 23; Stats. 1860, p. 269, $ 1; Stats. 1861, p. 351, $ 1; Stats. 1867-68, p. 347, $1. § 3958. Napa. Beginning at southwestern corner, at

a point in Huichica Creek where the said creek empties into San Pablo Bay; thence east to the mountains dividing Napa Valley from Suisun Valley, forming southeastern corner; thence northerly along the summit line of said mountains to its intersection with the first standard north, Mount Diablo base, marked by a rock, monument erected by Ralph Norris; thence east along said standard line seven and three-fourth miles to Vaca Mountains, which divide the Vaca and Suisun valleys; thence northerly along the 'main ridge of said Vaca Mountains to Putah Creek, at a point called the Devil's Gate; thence northerly across said creek to and along the mountains dividing Berryessa Valley from Sacramento Valley to the southeast corner of Lake County on the western line of Yolo; thence westerly along the southern line of Lake, as established in seetion three thousand nine hundred and seventeen, to its intersection with the eastern line of Sonoma; thence southeasterly on said line of Sonoma to the western branch of the headwaters of the Huichica Creek; thence westerly to the main ridge that divides the Huichica Valley fr the Sonoma Valley; thence southerly along the said dividing ridge to the tule bordering on San Pablo Bay; thence southerly to the center of the Huichica Creek; thence down said creek to its mouth, the place of beginning County seat-Napa City.

Northern boundary line of Napa County, adjoining Lake and Yolo counties, act to define: Stats. 1871-72, p. 305.

Legislation 8 3958. Enacted March 12, 1872; based on Stats. 1851, p. 178, $ 25; Stats. 1852, p. 192, $ 1; Stats. 185.), p. 77, $ 1: Stats. 1961. p. 560, $ 1.

CHAPTER II.

General Provisions Relating to Counties. $ 3969. Disputed boundaries, how settled. $ 3970. Report to surveyor-general on disagreement of supervisors. $ 3971. Surveyor-general to determine boundary, or to order new surveys. $ 3972. Approved surveys to be conclusive. § 3973. Previous surveys validated. Their force as evidence. $ 3974. Apportionment of cost of survey. Payment. $ 3975. Collection of old taxes when county is divided or boundary

altered. $ 3975a. Transfer of moneys when new county has been formed. $ 3975b. County seats. $ 3976. Question of removal. $ 3977. Supervisors to order election. [Repealed.] $ 3978. Notice of election, etc. [Repealed.] $ 3979. Election, notice of; how held and conducted. $ 3980. Voter to vote for place he prefers. 8 3981. Notice of result of election, § 3982. Place chosen to be county seat. § 3983. Statement of result deposited and notice transmitted. $ 3984. No second election to be held within four years. $ 3985. Subsequent removals.

§ 3969. Disputed boundaries, how settled. All common boundaries and common corners of counties not adequately marked by natural objects or lines, or by surveys lawfully made, must be definitely established by surveys jointly made by the surveyors of all the counties affected thereby, and approved by the boards of supervisors of such counties, or by a survey made by the surveyor-general, on application of the board of supervisors of any county affected thereby.

Legislation § 3969. Enacted March 12, 1872. § 3970. Report to surveyor-general on disagreement of supervisors. If the first mode is adopted, and the board of supervisors do not agree upon and finally approve the survey, each surveyor must make a report to the surveyor-general, with surveys, maps, notes, and explanations touching disputed points.

Legislation § 3970. Enacted March 12, 1872. § 3971. Surveyor-general to determine boundary, or to order new surveys. Upon such reports the surveyor-general must finally determine and establish the common boundaries and corners, if he can collate a satisfactory description therefrom. If the reports are insufficient for such purpose, he must cause surveys to be made, and when approved by him the surveys establish such common boundaries and corners.

Legislation § 3971. Enacted March 12, 1872. § 3972. Approved surveys to be conclusive. All surveys finally approved under the provisions of this chapter are conclusive ascertainments of lines and corners included therein.

Legislation § 3972. Enacted March 12, 1872. § 3973. Previous surveys validated. Their force as evidence. All surveys and maps of boundary lines heretofore legally made and approved, are declared valid, and they are prima facie evidence of the

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