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This 26-Year-Old Man Just Became The First Black Mayor Of Stockton, California

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 11.10.2016 | Black Voices

The election of councilman Michael Tubbs as Stockton, California’s first black mayor was one of the few silver linings in an otherwise horrific Tues...

California Mayor Sleeps In Cardboard Box For Night To 'Experience' Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.30.2014 | Impact

Stockton, Calif., Mayor Anthony Silva is determined to put an end to homelessness in his city, but before he could make any meaningful changes, he dec...

Documentary Follows 23-Year-Old's Inspiring Rise To Public Office

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Black Voices

This year at the Tribeca Film Festival, one documentary follows the inspiring electoral journey of a political underdog. Michael Tubbs of Stockton,...

Why We All Should Be Watching Detroit Carefully

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.06.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Talk of Detroit is all the rage these days, and not because their American League baseball team is far superior to ours. It's the talk because it's the largest U.S. city to have declared bankruptcy and the rest of the nation should be watching to see how that all turns out.

It Just Takes Everything We're Not Doing Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know how to make a positive difference in the lives of so many poor Black males. But we have to close the gap between what we know and what we do. We don't have to keep doing the things we're getting wrong.

Stockton To Enter Bankruptcy, Judge Rules

Reuters | Jonathan Weber | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 1 (Reuters) - The city of Stockton, California, is eligible for bankruptcy protection, a federal judge ruled on Monday, turn...

Bankrupt City's $100,000 Secret

Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

In the same year that Stockton, Calif., became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy, roughly one-fourth of the city’s employees e...

John Rudolf

Bankrupt California City Faces Cop 'Mass Exodus' During Crime Wave | John Rudolf | Posted 08.23.2012 | Crime

Bankrupt Stockton, Calif., faces a "mass exodus" of police officers in the midst of a crime wave if it is forced by creditors to slash pension benefit...

Bankrupt Town's City Manager: Retirement Benefits A 'Ponzi Scheme'

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2012 | Business

* City manager: Retirees' healthcare "a Ponzi scheme" * Police officers can retire at 50 years old with pension * No ear...

This Town Just Lost Its City Hall To Wells Fargo

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

How bad are things in Stockton, California? So bad that Wells Fargo just seized the building that was supposed to be the town's City Hall. Stockton...

John Rudolf

Stockton's Poor Mired In Violence After Police Cuts, Recession | John Rudolf | Posted 04.03.2012 | Crime

STOCKTON, Calif. –- Last year, Pablo Cano put to rest 12 murder victims, the most he's handled in four decades as an undertaker in this troubled cit...

Mother Faces Assault Charges For Attacking Principal Over This Shirt

Posted 10.30.2011 | Education

The mother of a Stockton, Calif. elementary school student is under arrest for physically attacking her son's school principal over a dress code viola...

California Dominates Forbes' Most Miserable Cities List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California wins the dubious honor of landing 8 cities on Forbes' "Most Miserable" list. To make matters worse, the list is only twenty cities long. ...

Cheapest House In California: SEE How Much The Stockon Home Costs

Mainstreet | Michael Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you're in the market for a house in Stockton, Calif., then we have a deal for you! There's a house on the market for $25,000....

My Wicked Bromance with Chris Isaak

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

In so much as one straight Jew from New Jersey can love a straight non-Jewish man from the wrong side of Stockton, California, I love Chris Isaak.