What do you think when you think of California values? Probably you first think of Hollywood: anti-gun, never mind all the gun play in movies; hysterically politically correct, never mind the blacks who never make it to the academies; wedded to climate change, as long as they can keep their mansions, their private jets, and fancy cars; and fanatically pro-abortion.
Perhaps you also think of the San Francisco Bay Area. It was hippie central during the 1960s and Marin County was self-fulfillment central during the 1970s. Thanks to these two influences, the San Francisco Bay Area isn’t West Coast; it’s Left Coast. UC Bezerkley is the academic crown jewel of Bay Area Leftism, with San Francisco the standard-bearer for extreme Leftist thinking supported by massive amounts of money from the next generation of hard Left young internet millionaires and billionaires who are making San Francisco home to their businesses and themselves. Bay Areans are just as anti-gun, PC, climate-crazy, and pro-abortion as their LA neighbors to the South, they just do it with less glitz and more granola.
Or maybe you think of the State of California as a whole. Once upon a time, it was the crown jewel of American states, with the best education, the best business climate, and the best standard of living. It was the American dream played out across a state with extraordinary natural beauty and natural resources.