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Farm work is still a path to the California dream

(Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
| The flow of migrants from Mexico has slowed dramatically in recent years, but many immigrants see farm work as a stepping stone to a better life.

Students rejected from a UC or CSU are leaving California in droves — and may not return

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The University of California and Cal State are both struggling to find space for qualified residents at overcrowded campuses, and tens of thousands of eligible students will be turned away.

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Hey, UC grads: Could you get into your alma mater today?

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UC promises a space for top California students--but many are unable to get into their schools of choice. We take a look at the ever-toughening standards at UCLA.

How California went from anti-immigration to ‘sanctuary state’

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The current debate over the state's immigration policies recalls the bitter battles fought two decades ago, over Proposition 187.

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How California’s gold rush forged the path for today's tech innovators

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The California Gold Rush redefined how Americans saw failure and success. Today, the state’s economy still benefits from entrepreneurs eager to take big chances.

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For the middle class, the California dream has become a California joke

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California has the world’s sixth largest economy. But that ranking disguises an economic fault-line: The devastation of the middle class.

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How California went blue

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Immigration and the Latino vote swayed the state away from GOP support toward the liberal Democratic Party agenda.

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Angelenos, how has the city’s worsening traffic changed your life?

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Angelenos love to talk about the weather and traffic - despite the unchanging nature of both things.

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