California is often called the Golde State. One explanation can be for sure the California Gold Rush in the mid of the 19th century. Thanks to the discovery of large gold deposits many people came to the West Coast of the United States and settled in California. The state's capital city Sacramento, but also San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco are popular cities and especially San Francisco is often portrayed as a very progressive city.
Generally, California is state with a focus on technology and online activities. Facebook, Apple and co. are all located in the Silicon Valley and attract many skilled workers. Do you want to work there as well? Inform yourself and learn more about the area!