CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1992 |
Palmdale carpenter Bruce Davis once pitied the desperate crowds of immigrants on street corners who were willing to haul bricks or pound nails at the booming tract developments of the Antelope Valley for next to nothing. For every truck that pulled over in search of a few strong hands, mobs of men would swarm, begging for a chance to work at $5 an hour. The unlucky would be left on the sidewalk in the hot sun.