Monday, June 5, 2023

New York Times on the Horror that is Fresno--where the rich flee to Carmel, Pebble Beach, and Morro Bay


The one thing Northside and Southside [of Fresno] share, and it is no trivial feature, is air that is often ranked as the most polluted in the nation. But there’s a difference in this too. The lawyers, doctors, developers, nut growers and pesticide dealers have second homes along the coast, in Carmel and Pebble Beach and Morro Bay, to restore their sinuses and lungs. The farmworkers sit on their lawn chairs after picking the valley’s endless harvest and watch the poison-specked sunset turn the most glorious pink, orange and purple.


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