Former Del Paso Heights resident Branddon Jones lives with his daughters, from left, Taiya, 3, Taniya, 8, and Kaiyah, 6. Jones, who is separated from his wife, believes his family is safer in Oklahoma City than in his old Sacramento neighborhood, saying that he prefers the occasional threat of a tornado to the sound of gunshots in the evening.
Former Del Paso Heights resident Branddon Jones lives with his daughters, from left, Taiya, 3, Taniya, 8, and Kaiyah, 6. Jones, who is separated from his wife, believes his family is safer in Oklahoma City than in his old Sacramento neighborhood, saying that he prefers the occasional threat of a tornado to the sound of gunshots in the evening. Manny Cristosomo / Sacramento Bee
Former Del Paso Heights resident Branddon Jones lives with his daughters, from left, Taiya, 3, Taniya, 8, and Kaiyah, 6. Jones, who is separated from his wife, believes his family is safer in Oklahoma City than in his old Sacramento neighborhood, saying that he prefers the occasional threat of a tornado to the sound of gunshots in the evening. Manny Cristosomo / Sacramento Bee

California's hard times driving people back to the 'Dust Bowl'

June 14, 2009 11:26 PM