Mendota, California shopkeeper Alicia Reyes slowly watches her American dream of running her thrift shop slip away in the struggling economy.
Mendota, California shopkeeper Alicia Reyes slowly watches her American dream of running her thrift shop slip away in the struggling economy. John Walker / Fresno Bee / MCT
Mendota, California shopkeeper Alicia Reyes slowly watches her American dream of running her thrift shop slip away in the struggling economy. John Walker / Fresno Bee / MCT

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March 30, 2009 2:31 PM

Life in Mendota, Calif., where the jobless rate is 41 percent

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