Firebaugh: Your Current State Does Not Determine Your Future State

Can a physical place be a source of comfort? Can it be a light in the midst of darkness? We explore these questions and more in this episode of Zip Code Economies, as we return to the community of Firebaugh. From the Firebaugh Police Department, which serves as a type of community hub, to the campus of West Hills Community College operating in a former bowling alley, we meet individuals living out the message: Your current state does not have to determine your future state.


  • Salvador Raygoza
  • Fernando Moreno
  • Raquel Tabares
  • Brady Jenkins
  • Angelic Salinas
  • Amber Myrick


  • Firebaugh Police Department
  • City of Firebaugh
  • Firebaugh High School
  • West Hills Community College