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California’s high rent leaves many one crisis away from financial ruin

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| The state’s notoriously high housing costs are gobbling up paychecks, leaving many teetering on the brink of financial disaster.

Making San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin safer for kids

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The Tenderloin is notorious for its open drug use, but it is also one of the only affordable neighborhoods in one of the most expensive cities in the nation.

What's your California Dream? Follow our coverage

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The California Dream series is a statewide non-profit media collaboration focused on key issues of economic opportunity, quality-of-life and the future of the California Dream.

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

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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.

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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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