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

Library of Congress
| 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.

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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The California Dream by the numbers

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There’s an increasingly pervasive feeling among those of us who live here that the California dream is just harder than it used to be.

What do you want to know about the cost of living in California?

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The California Dream collaboration wants to hear from you.

KPCC wants to hear your California Dreams

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KPCC is starting a new two-year project exploring the modern California Dream and how the history of our state has shaped our dreams today.