The American Dream has always flowed west, lured by the promises of California. Eureka! cried the gold miners in 1848 - I've found it. Eureka! cried naturalist John Muir and industrialist William Randolph Hearst. Eureka! cried Steve Jobs and Marilyn Monroe.
By many measures, California remains the biggest, most dynamic, most diverse, most forward-thinking state in the nation. Ask yourself where we'd be without the vacuum tube, personal computers, the Internet, Frisbees, fortune cookies, the seedless watermelon, McDonald's and Mickey Mouse.