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AirTalk special: Leaving California in search of cheaper housing

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| The California Dream, once encapsulated by the get-rich-quick ethos of the Gold Rush, has become a more nebulous umbrella term for the pursuit of sun, social mobility and fame.

5 reasons California’s housing costs are so high

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Why are California housing costs so high? At its most basic level, it’s a story of supply and demand; lots of people want to live here, and there aren’t enough homes to go around.

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Inside the fight for the 'soul' of the California GOP

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With the June primary approaching, there is a fight underway for the identity of the California Republican Party.

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The takeaway from the sudden death of California's most controversial housing bill in years

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Senate Bill 827, which would have forced cities to allow taller, denser development around public transit, got only four votes on the 13-member Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing.

What ice cream flavors can teach us about the changing California Dream

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A scoop of horchata or matcha green tea would have been all but impossible to find in decades past. Now, they're part of the evolving dream for some California businesses — and the families they serve.

Having a job (or 2, or 3) doesn't mean you can afford to live in California

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Chad Bordes is 46 and has an MBA. But between high rents and student loan debt, he's struggling.

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How California car culture killed the 20-minute commute

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California went big on freeways during the postwar years, but the days of easy driving and the lifestyle it enabled didn't last long.

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What we hate and what we love about California driving

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Driving in California was once joy-inducing. Look no further than The Beach Boys or The Doobie Brothers.