Palm trees line Las Palmas Avenue leading into Patterson, which has one of the highest foreclosure rates in Stanislaus County. Patterson also charges some of the highest special taxes in the county. (Joan Barnett Lee/The Modesto Bee)
Palm trees line Las Palmas Avenue leading into Patterson, which has one of the highest foreclosure rates in Stanislaus County. Patterson also charges some of the highest special taxes in the county. (Joan Barnett Lee/The Modesto Bee) Modesto Bee
Palm trees line Las Palmas Avenue leading into Patterson, which has one of the highest foreclosure rates in Stanislaus County. Patterson also charges some of the highest special taxes in the county. (Joan Barnett Lee/The Modesto Bee) Modesto Bee

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