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November 4, 1999 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Fountain still remembers the smell of tomato soup drifting from the downtown canneries into the lazy streets of this capital city. It was 1976, and the young economist had moved here from West Los Angeles to draw a paycheck from government, like practically every other worker in town. The city was, in every sense, "a plain vanilla government town," Fountain recalls. "It was two years before I saw a Rolls-Royce." Nowadays, Fountain is similarly incredulous.
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November 4, 1999 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Fountain still remembers the smell of tomato soup drifting from the downtown canneries into the lazy streets of this capital city. It was 1976, and the young economist had moved here from West Los Angeles to draw a paycheck from government, like practically every other worker in town. The city was, in every sense, "a plain vanilla government town," Fountain recalls. "It was two years before I saw a Rolls-Royce." Nowadays, Fountain is similarly incredulous.
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