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Posted: Friday, March 7, 2008 10:00 pm

Time after time, Stockton gets beat down for things like foreclosure rates, crime and unemployment. Most recently, Forbes magazine ranked Stockton as the second most miserable city in the United States. But maybe it's time to stop criticizing and celebrate the virtues that make our neighboring city great.

1. Stockton Fire Department ranks high nationally

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  • posted at 10:48 am on Mon, Mar 10, 2008.


    To "The Blimp" - Hilarious, I love it! Stockton has been going downhill for so long, it is very sad. And Carlos you forgot to mention the high amount of beautiful graffiti everywhere and the horribly rude nurses at Dameron Hospital who treat everyone like they are garbage (OK not all nurses). I'm sorry, but the BAD outweighs the "good" in Stockton.

  • posted at 9:57 am on Mon, Mar 10, 2008.


    I have passports from 3 different countries and have lived everywhere in the world except asia, though I've traveled there. One of the most amazing things about Stockton, that I've seen nowhere else in the world, is the incredible amount of spit everywhere. Stocktonians are world champion spitters. You really have to be careful walking around Stockton. And yes, there are things I like about Stockton, like some of the restaurants and Trader Joes.

  • posted at 7:45 am on Mon, Mar 10, 2008.


    Five Best Things About Stockton:
    5. People from Lodi work there.
    4. Shopping malls, so Lodi doesn't need to build any.
    3. An emergency sirens to wake you each morning.
    2. Down wind from Lodi.
    1. Having Lodi as a neighbor makes them look better.

  • posted at 2:41 am on Mon, Mar 10, 2008.


    Forbes ranked Detriot #1 and Flint,MI #3. I was in Michigan just a few weeks ago and let me tell you... Stockton is paradise compared to both places!!!! The state of MI is going bankrupt and the amount of slums in expanding. Stockton you keep your head up, Forbes was wrong.

  • posted at 4:56 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.


    Who can argue with Forbes?

    BTW, you could have least mentioned the fact that Hittle grew up in Lodi, graduated from Tokay, and still lives in Lodi.



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