Video: Kern County's economy gains as commodity prices rise

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times, May 2011
Filed under: Video

The run-up in gold and silver prices leads to the reopening of a mine near Mojave, and higher crude prices give a boost to the county's oil fields. Crops such as cotton also are soaring in value. But some workers feel left behind.

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