by Jerry Blair, Jennifer Fischer,
J. Greenberg, and Pat McConahay
Are the new economies
up and down the Valley really reflective of who we are? What does a
"new economy" mean to the people who live here? In search
of answers, we polled families living in the shadow of "New Valley
and Kai Wong have been married for 20 years, and live in
Sacramento. They have two adopted children: Katie, seven, from China,
and three-year old Hannah from Vietnam. Kai has worked for a computer
firm for five years. Susan is a substitute teacher and works part-time
at Coldwater Creek clothing store.
Archuleta is the single mother of two-and-a-half year old
Naomi. They have a one-bedroom apartment in Sacramento and Charlene
works as an office receptionist.
and Shirlee Fong have a home in the capitol city. He is a
lawyer; she is a Director of Marketing and Communications for AT&T
Broadband. They have two children, eight and three-years old.