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08 December 2010


I went to a very similar neighborhood in Manteca on my way back from Yosemite in 2008, there was no construction going on there though. We literally had a tumbleweed blow through a cul-de-sac in front of the car.

There are some photos on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhogan/sets/72157610638552260/

this is so sad !!

This is amazing. I left Modesto in '93 at 19 years old. Never looked back. What a stick in the mud the place is. Thank you for solidifying my resolve never to come back. If you're still there, get out and explore another place. Believe it or not until you see another state, you won't believe what's out there. Brooklyn Dumbo, NY (Google it)

We need to SEE more of the recession and hear/talk a little less..... thank you for making the trip and giving your readers s a little window into what all this stuff really means.

Modesto is dismal. There are few jobs in Modesto, and those jobs that are there do not pay well. The city has an unemployment rate of 16%, higher than the rest of the state, and has a much larger portion of high school dropouts than the rest of the state. Modesto benefited from the boom, but doesn't have the economic base to support such high prices. Google "Modesto meth" with a news search, then look up the education and employment data for Modesto on city-data, is is not a pretty picture. Who wants to buy a house out in Methville, when you can't get a job and you will be lucky if most of your employees have completed high school?

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