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What half a million buys you around California (and how it shapes where we move)

Matt Levin, CALmatters
| The median price of a California single family home is now well over half a million dollars. That’s more than double what the average house costs in the rest of the U.S.

The only city in California to solve veteran homelessness is on a mission to go bigger

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There are around 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More than 11,000 of them live in California.

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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.

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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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