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January 31, 1991 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lee and Julie Cook paid two different prices for their American Dream. One was moderate, in market terms--only $117,000 for a new, spacious single-story house in a safe, middle-class neighborhood. The other was severe, in mileage terms--slightly more than 100 miles one way to their jobs in the San Fernando Valley. The Cooks commute from Bakersfield. "I ask her every week," Lee Cook said, "if it's worth it. And yes, it is.
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January 31, 1991 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lee and Julie Cook paid two different prices for their American Dream. One was moderate, in market terms--only $117,000 for a new, spacious single-story house in a safe, middle-class neighborhood. The other was severe, in mileage terms--slightly more than 100 miles one way to their jobs in the San Fernando Valley. The Cooks commute from Bakersfield. "I ask her every week," Lee Cook said, "if it's worth it. And yes, it is.
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