Editorial: Food, shelter crisis hits 'new poor': Us | December 19, 2008 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Spectrum - December 19, 2008

Editorial: Food, shelter crisis hits 'new poor': Us

A level of basic need unprecedented in our lifetimes is sweeping over Santa Clara and San Mateo counties — it is a test of our soul

While many of us share worries about the economy, getting home loans and what's happening to personal stock portfolios and retirement accounts, some today worry about dinner for their families, or where they can shelter against the bitter cold.

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