‘There’s absolutely no way… that my mom could have bought a house’

Union leader Margarita Maldonado talks about the challenges her mother – a divorced waitress with four kids – faced to make ends meet in the ’70s, and how much harder it would be with today’s housing costs. She's pushing for a rent control ordinance.
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Union leader Margarita Maldonado talks about the challenges her mother – a divorced waitress with four kids – faced to make ends meet in the ’70s, and how much harder it would be with today’s housing costs. She's pushing for a rent control ordinance.
Marcos Bretón

Marcos Bretón

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Isn't Sacramento richer if you can afford to live here? She's fighting to make it so

June 17, 2018 12:01 AM

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Hello, my name is Marcos Bretón, and I'm the news columnist with The Sacramento Bee. What’s a columnist supposed to do? I’m supposed to make you think, make you laugh, make you mad or make you see an issue in a different way. I also write a weekly baseball column during the baseball season. I am a native of Northern California and the son of Mexican immigrants. I’ve been at The Bee for more than 20 years, and I love Sacramento.

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