California seems to start the latest everything first, then the new trends, styles, ideas, even government regulations drift Eastward. Hairspray sniffing became the big self-destruct exercise a while back, and guess where it began. Yep. Only in California. Don’t go California Dreamin’ with Permalac NT, it won’t work.
In fact much of today’s environmental safety regulations originate in California. The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, otherwise known as Proposition 65, was the pre-cursor to some of the environmental regulations and EPA federal programs we have today.
The Momma’s and Papa’s and their California Dreamin’, the Beach Boys and their Little Deuce Coupe and dozens of other hip rock and roll lyrics and sounds originated there and came across the nation from West to East. Cultural shifts typically originate there for some reason, like the Hippie movement, even special diets all seem to come out of California.