California hasn't had a Republican senator in so long that I can't actually remember who it was.
Arnold was Governor, because well ... he's Arnold. Nothing happened on his watch because both houses of the Legislature were D controlled. Now we have "Moonbeam" a complete and utter nutjob.
I've lived in California my whole life. I've lived in both Southern California, and Northern California, and have a pretty good idea how things are going here. Taxes are pushing just about everyone to the breaking point, and even left wing supporting industrialists are moving their plants to other parts of the country because of all the taxes and regulations.
It is so bad, that almost a 1/3 of California (land) wants to form a new state.
But if all you hear is the echo chamber, your views will be skewed.