California, as a state, has long been connected to the idea of a dream.
For instance, you might have moved here to pursue your dream job. Or someone in your family brought you here because they were following their dream.
But in its long history, the California Dream has meant different things to different people. And today, the state’s identity stands in marked contrast to much of the rest of the country; some of that is progressive politics and some is shifting demographics. It's also marked by skyrocketing housing costs, declining economic mobility and devastating natural disasters. The dream may still be alive, but it’s challenged at every corner.
So what does it mean today?