Many Californians say their personal fortunes haven't recovered from the recession. A Times/USC Dornsife Poll shows that they're cutting household expenses, avoiding extras and forgoing home improvements.
The Delgado family is putting off plumbing repairs to their San Marcos home. Estela Saucevo's teeth hurt, but she's trying to avoid a costly trip to the dentist. Teachers William and Kathy Jones, struggling with pay cuts, are getting by without the little extras they used to enjoy.
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