When Stockton becomes the largest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy, it will strike a hard blow to residents, especially city employees and retirees whose health benefits and pensions helped drive the city toward insolvency.
Officials in Stockton said Tuesday that mediation with the city’s creditors has failed, meaning it is set to become the largest American city ever to declare bankruptcy.
A Bay Area family is mourning the deaths of two cousins who drowned when their boat capsized in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta west of Stockton.
A Stockton man was arrested on Tuesday after not making himself available for tuberculosis treatment, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.
The co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union is among the 13 newest recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The National Weather Service said a tornado has touched down a few miles outside of Stockton. No injuries were reported.
Det. Joe Silva said the shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday as the Stockton officer attempted to carry out a police check on Colt Drive.
Two men were convicted Monday of about 60 felony counts each for a series of 12 home invasion robberies in Oakland over an eight-month period last year in which they mainly targeted Asian immigrants.
Stockton leaders have approved a series of emergency fiscal steps they hope will allow the city to avoid bankruptcy.
Six Northern California cities made Forbes’ list of the worst places to live in the country, including Sacramento at No. 5 for the second year in a row, according to the magazine.