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Silicon Valley’s vanishing middle class

When you read the biographies of Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and other early Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, one thing to note is their middle-class origins. Jobs’ father, Paul, was a mechanic and carpenter. Wozniak’s father was an engineer. They went to

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Seniors join ‘new’ homeless

I’m gettin’ up there in years myself — 60 in June. So I’m sympathetic. The latest crisis to hit California is that its massively high cost of living is pushing seniors out onto the streets. Social Security checks, small pensions

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CA suffers country’s most expensive real estate

Who can afford to live here? The Los Angeles Times reported: Los Angeles County is the second-least affordable housing market in the country for a middle-class family…. That’s according to a new report out Tuesday from real estate website Trulia,

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