California is located along the west coast of the United States
and is one of the most visited places on the planet. The capital
has moved over time but is currently in Sacramento, located in
the central part of the state.
The California coastline has a Mediterranean climate and as such,
has attracted large populations and have successfully used political
means, particularly in the southern region (Los Angeles in particular)
to redirect water resources from both northern regions and other
states to serve thirsty populations. Central California is the
breadbasket of the nation.
The land that is now California state was occupied by natives
for perhaps tens of thousands of years. Scientists now believe
those natives took the long journey across a natural bridge that
connected Asia what is now Alaska.