Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Faces of the recession: snapshots of the economic funk around Bakersfield
It's hard to put a pretty face on this prolonged recession we're all enduring. Even the most optimistic economists don't expect us to begin to recover until late this year, and it could be a full year after that before there is anything that feels like "normal" around here. These photos are not impressive precisely because they have become the norm: the new Target at Valley Plaza Mall that was stopped in mid development, the long stalled McAllister Ranch, deals on new homes and folks trying to discard their toys.