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For Californians, the golden dream depends on where you live and how much you earn

There was a swagger in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s message at last month’s California Democratic Party convention — an insistence that no state offers more promise than the one he leads.

  • John Myers
  • Los Angeles Times

“There’s no Alabama dream, no Kentucky dream,” Newsom told the party faithful.

“There’s only the California dream, attainable and aspirational.”

But there are stark limitations to that dream that a new nonpartisan statewide survey lays bare, a yearning unfulfilled in California’s inland regions and among communities of color and those with fewer years of formal education.

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