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Californians will vote in 2018 on whether or not to split the state into 3 — here’s how an eccentric tech billionaire made it happen

People of California will vote in 2018 on whether or not to split into three separate states. Here's how longtime Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper made it happen.

It would be incredibly difficult for California to split into three states. If it did, here’s how it would work

Tech billionaire Tim Draper wants to split California into three states, and his proposal just qualified for the November ballot. But it's still unclear if cutting up California is legal. We spoke with some legal experts about how "Cal 3" could work.
California's Bixby Bridge, south of Monterey.

California’s cancer warning on coffee is ridiculously unscientific, experts say. Here’s why the state puts warnings on more than 1,000 foo...

Coffee sellers in California must post warnings about the potentially cancer-causing effects of a chemical called acrylamide. It's one on a long list of cancer warnings the state mandates consumers must see. But does drinking coffee, staying at a hotel, or using a parking lot really cause cancer?
The Westworld look-alike ghost town of Cerro Gordo can be yours for under $1 million.

A real-life Westworld with a violent past is for sale in California for under $1 million — take a look inside the ghost town

Cerro Gordo, an abandoned mining town in Lone Pine, California, that looks straight out of Westworld is currently for sale. With a history that's both violent and rich in economic growth, this piece of the Wild Wild West can be yours for just shy of $1 million.
Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley tycoon.

A legendary Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into 3 states, and his proposal just qualified for the November ballot

A proposal to split California into three states has qualified to appear on the ballot in November's general election. The measure received more than 400,000 valid signatures, thanks to support from the legendary Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper.

11 tips for visiting Apple’s $5 billion headquarters, Apple Park

Apple's campus has a completely circular building and walls made out of glass. Inside of the building, which is one mile in circumfrence, Apple employees are busy working on the company's next big thing, like the iPhones expected to come out this September.

Dean Witter’s 26,600-acre ranch in Northern California, about the size of San Francisco, is listed for sale at a whopping $31 million

The late brokerage legacy purchased the ranch in 1942, 18 years after cofounding his investment firm Dean Witter & Company. The land passed to his heirs after his death in 1969. Its 42 square miles are just shy of San Francisco's 47 square mileage and boasts pristine views of nature.

San Francisco has passed a sweeping ban that should scare the $23 billion vaping industry

San Francisco voters recently approved a sweeping ban on flavored tobacco products that includes vapes and e-cigs. Researchers call the ban a win for public health as the colorful, candy-flavored devices are viral among teens. But the measure could spell trouble for a nascent but booming industry.
San Francisco, California.

The income needed to afford a median-priced home in every San Francisco Bay Area county

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most expensive places to live in the US. We made maps that show the every county's median home prices and what residents need to earn to live in them.
TaTeona Hughes, Retail Lead at Red Bay Coffee Roastery.

A booming California coffee chain says it knows the key to one of Starbucks’ biggest customer problems

After a white Starbucks manager called the police on two black customers in Philadelphia, Red Bay Coffee in California saw their sales shoot up by 160%. Founder Keba Konte says that the majority of his company's management is comprised of people of color, helping curb racial bias.