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‘Stockton Era’ Begins for Google Barge

March 6, 2014 | 3:25 pm

‘Stockton Era’ Begins for Google Barge

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Craft weighs anchor under cover of darkness and is towed east to new home on San Joaquin River.

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Judge Allows Stockton to Enter Bankruptcy

April 1, 2013 | 12:32 pm

Judge Allows Stockton to Enter Bankruptcy

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge accepted Stockton’s bankruptcy application on Monday, making it the most populous city in the nation to enter bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said the bankruptcy declaration was needed to allow the city to continue to provide basic services. “It’s apparent to me the city would not be able […]

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Stockton Is Broke – But Is It Bankrupt?

March 22, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Stockton Is Broke – But Is It Bankrupt?

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Stockton, California, lays claim to a lot of undesirable superlatives: it’s America’s foreclosure capital, an annual contender on the Forbes “Most Miserable” list, and the United States’ largest bankrupt city. But the city might lose that last claim, depending on the outcome of a federal court hearing scheduled to begin Monday. Stockton would still be broke […]

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6 Reasons to Live in ‘Miserable’ Stockton While Working in ‘America’s Best City’ San Francisco

September 28, 2012 | 1:20 pm

6 Reasons to Live in ‘Miserable’ Stockton While Working in ‘America’s Best City’ San Francisco

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I live in what’s been described as one of California’s most miserable and most violent communities. I work in what’s been described as America’s best city. My job is in San Francisco, which this week was named America’s best city for 2012 by Bloomberg Businessweek. Things are so good in the city by the Bay […]

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Video: ‘I’m Outta Here’ — A’s Pitcher Dallas Braden Leaving Stockton over Crime Fears

September 27, 2012 | 12:28 pm

Video: ‘I’m Outta Here’ — A’s Pitcher Dallas Braden Leaving Stockton over Crime Fears

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At a community anti-violence meeting at a Stockton park, hometown hero and Oakland A’s pitcher Dallas Braden attended with a bat.

He told Sacramento’s KXTV that he had been the victim of an attempted carjacking last week and that his grandmother’s apartment was robbed.

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Calif. Congressman Cardoza Announces Resignation

August 14, 2012 | 1:58 pm

Calif. Congressman Cardoza Announces Resignation

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MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A Congressman from California’s Central Valley is resigning. Democratic Rep. Dennis Cardoza, whose district includes Modesto, Stockton and Merced, announced his resignation in a statement on Tuesday. It takes effect at midnight. The statement does not cite a reason for the resignation. But in an interview with the Fresno Bee, Cardoza […]

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June 26, 2012 | 11:30 pm

Stockton City Council Approves Bankruptcy Plan

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Update Wednesday: From the Stockton Record this morning: The City Council put Stockton on an irreversible course toward bankruptcy Tuesday night, voting on a measure that will make it the nation’s largest city to seek Chapter 9 protection. Stockton’s filing with a federal bankruptcy court in Sacramento will come by the week’s end, City Manager […]

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Stockton Wobbles Toward Bankruptcy

June 22, 2012 | 4:42 pm

Stockton Wobbles Toward Bankruptcy

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Around the world, the dominoes of debt are teetering, and one of the biggest to hit the ground may be the City of Stockton. The city is hoping against hope that mediation with its bondholders, now underway, will result in a new deal by Monday. There’s scant room for maneuver after that date because the […]

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April 20, 2012 | 1:17 pm

Video: Stockton Ports Hit the Deck as Bees Invade Stadium

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There’s quite a buzz over what went on at the Stockton Ports game the other day. From the Stockton Record: It came from over the center-field wall during the top of the fourth inning, a dark cloud headed straight for home plate. Bees. Perhaps 20,000 of them. Players dived into the dirt or sprinted for […]

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April 22, 2011 | 3:59 pm

Stockton Fights “Most Miserable City” Title From Forbes

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On Saturday, some folks in Stockton are having a little party to celebrate the city while simultaneously sticking it to Forbes magazine, which crowned Stockton the Most Miserable City in America in February. Forbes wrote: Unemployment has averaged 14.3% the past three years, which is third worst in the country among the 200 largest metro […]

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