Al final de otro día de trabajo duro, Juana y Carolina atravesaron el frío y la creciente oscuridad para reunirse con el editor del periódico de la ciudad en el poco iluminado y casi vacío patio de La Piazza, justo al lado de la calle principal de Half Moon Bay. Dios sabe que tenían cosas mejores que hacer con su precioso tiempo libre.

Pero querían hablar de la vivienda. Del dolor de vivir en el lado equivocado de la línea que nos separa de ellos. Sobre la dignidad humana básica. Y esto después de otra jornada laboral de 10 horas limpiando casas y cocinando para una tienda de comestibles de lujo y cuidando de sus propios hijos en condiciones de hacinamiento ocultas en los huecos de los cañones de la Costa o a plena vista detrás de las mansiones relativas de gente que no las ve.

Clay Lambert is the editorial director for Coastside News Group. After years working at regional daily newspapers, he began as editor of the Half Moon Bay Review in 2004.

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