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Where the drought has brought Head Start to a stop

Where the drought has brought Head Start to a stop

A plush Cookie Monster wearing overalls and a sparkling pony ridden by a doll with one eye permanently shut huddled against a living room wall with a contingent of other orphaned toys. Diana Toscano picked up a child's hat with a yellow puppy stitched on the front. She shook her head as she navigated around coloring books, puzzles and toy cars in the dirt-caked homes at the once-bustling farmworker camp. "They had kids. They had little kids. Lots of little kids," Toscano kept repeating to herself. The gutted cinder-block homes slated for demolition in the western Fresno County town of Five Points are a haunting symbol of Toscano's struggle during one of the worst...

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