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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Lost Hills Found: A Poor, Farm Community Is Getting Assistance From Agriculture's Power Couple - Forbes

Lost Hills Found: A Poor, Farm Community Is Getting Assistance From Agriculture's Power Couple - Forbes: Lost Hills, California was best known for years as the town 30 minutes southeast from where James Dean crashed his Porsche in 1955. That’s not saying much. Unincorporated and historically impoverished, it’s a gritty town of 2,412 people, most of whom are Hispanic farm workers. Driving through, one passes a ramshackle tire shop and pool hall. But unlike the other small communities that dot California’s Central Valley, this one is just miles away from thousands of pistachio and almond acres owned by billionaire couple Stewart and Lynda Resnick, which has been a boon for the town lately.