|Juan Rodriguez C
The reputation of California as being a place to "jettison assumptions and try different things" appears to have originated from its earliest days. By reflecting on the individual who discovered San Diego, we see stamina, determination, and the desire to "continue on," "find success," and to maximize opportunities to their fullest.
Back in the 1540s there was a Portuguese explorer and soldier by the name of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (?-1543). He was known as "a skilled mariner and navigator." Today, Cabrillo famous for being the man who "discovered San Diego Bay" on September 28, 1542.
Within the definition of The California Dream, lay opportunities for success, however, there are many ingredients that factor into achieving this Dream. Being willing to accept opportunities, challenges, and ideas (such as Cabrillo accepted when given the command to explore the northwestern most part of Mexico ), the utilization of man-made and natural resources, and ti...