Today features a pair of articles from the West Coast, plus a bonus (fun?) article at the end.
The LA Times publishes "A guide for the newly poor"... in Los Angeles. Goes through many of the social services available there.
"10% of U.S. homeowners in arrears or foreclosure." Pretty much says it all, things are not looking good for homeowners trying to make it right now.
Finally, some unexpected/unintentional/unusual consequences of the recent downturn in the economy (selling hair?):