Statewide initiative (prop. 98) would bar rent control in trailer parks; culture clashes for South Asian immigrants (pull-out table shows Californians of South Asian ethnicities [East Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi] from 30-34% likely to have BA as against 17.1% for average Californian; would have been better to show as against average non-South Asian Californian, right?); rising health care costs have cut real wages even without a recession.

Lifestyle corner is “Doonesbury” vacation.