Report: OC has 'growing underclass'

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Earlier this month, the Orange County Community Indicators Report painted a good and bad picture of life in OC. Put together by a coalition of government agencies, nonprofits and businesses, it found the county's economy more robust than its Southern California neighbors. But big problems remain. Housing prices remain a huge problem, along with the cost of living and a growing elderly community that's not being replaced. If such problems continue unabated, the report warns a "persistent and growing underclass" will undermine the Orange County dream. What can cities and residents do to stop the tide?



Benjamin Gottlieb