I wonder if there's a way to help Californians through their county governments, without having to deal with the state government. I'd hate to see Jerry Brown get his hands on the money - he might just divert it to his pet choo-choo project, or hire lawyers to defend criminal illegal aliens facing deportation. But then, a county government might be tempted to buy new jewelry for its deputy sheriffs.
I dunno, tough call. Maybe Nancy Reagan had it right - "Just say no."