California Poverty on the Rise

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More than 6 million Californians are living in poverty, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. That's up more than 4 percent since before the recession began in 2006. Household income fell by the biggest margin on record -- and nearly one in four California children lives in poverty. We look at the numbers and the lives of those impacted by poverty.


Jean Ross, executive director of the California Budget Project, a public policy research group based in Sacramento

Poncho Guevara, executive director of Sacred Heart Community Service, an anti-poverty organization based in San Jose

Aimee Durfee, vice president for community investment at United Way of the Bay Area