Bloomberg sees California as model on climate change, guns

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MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Bloomberg's plan for California - export it. The Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City mayor likes a lot of what he sees in the Golden State and thinks its efforts on climate change, gun control and criminal justice reform set a benchmark for other states to emulate. "I think that California can serve as a great example for the rest of this country," Bloomberg told supporters at the opening of his Los Angeles campaign office. Yes, there are problems, including homelessness, struggling public schools and scarce, costly housing. But California "is something the rest of the country looks up to," Bloomberg said. "California has been a leader in an awful lot of things." His comments marked a sharp departure
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