The market is better but the revival is deeply uneven, worsening divides and creating fissures
Mon, May 02, 2016 - 5:50 AM
DOWN THIS ROAD: Roads in an incomplete subdivision lead to empty lots in Stockton. When the US housing bubble burst, the community was left with bad mortgages, few high-skilled jobs and public debt that would eventually push the city into bankruptcy.
PHOTO: THE WASHINGTON POST
EAST of San Francisco, beyond the Bay Area's rabid housing market and high-tech office parks, is a different California where the air is hotter, the land is cheaper and the homeowners are enduring a more precarious version of the American dream.