California Dream

A statewide collaboration between Capital Public Radio, KQED, KPCC, KPBS and CALmatters focused on key issues of economic opportunity, quality of life and the future of the “California Dream.”

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

Over the next two years, the collaboration will be sharing stories about housing, education, jobs, the wealth gap and more as it presents reporting on radio and television, online and through special programming.

Partner organizations include CalMattersCapital Public RadioKPBSKPCC and KQED.

Share your California dream. On Twitter, use the hashtag #CADream.

Matt Tinoco / KPCC

Frustrated With The Slow Response Of Government, Californians Are Serving Their Homeless Neighbors Themselves

February 13, 2019

Around the state, concerned neighbors are becoming homeless rights advocates and service providers.

David Wagner/KPCC

Middle-Class Californians: Here’s What’s In Gov. Newsom’s Budget For You

February 11, 2019

Health insurance and higher education could become more affordable — but probably not the cost of caring for aging family members.

Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio (top) and Ben Adler/Capital Public Radio (bottom)

State Government

In Style And Substance, Gavin Newsom Goes His Own Way

February 7, 2019 | Ben Adler

Gavin Newsom is proving to be a very different California governor than Jerry Brown. At least, the second Gov. Jerry Brown.

Brittany Hosea-Small for CALmatters

A New Solution To The Student Housing Crisis: Retiree Roommates?

February 5, 2019

College students have been hit hard by California’s housing crisis, struggling to find affordable digs near campuses that in many cases are located in the state’s priciest markets.

Elizabeth Aguilera/CALmatters

Living In One Of The Most Polluted Places In California

January 30, 2019

Why families stay in a community when they know it isn’t healthy.

KPBS Staff

Could Anti-Price Gouging Laws Slow Rising Rents?

January 14, 2019

California lawmakers are exploring new ways to limit skyrocketing rents.

David Wagner / KPCC

Living In California Can Give Asylum Seekers An Advantage, If Housing Costs Don't Push Them Out

January 9, 2019

California’s high cost of living can drive today’s migrants away from the very areas providing the most help.