The public is invited to an evening highlighting the technology partnership between Jim Elliot High School and the Israeli Consulate of the Pacific Northwest. The 31 members of the school's robotics team will be traveling to Tel Aviv next month to participate in a competition.
Monday's non-fundraising event will include a demonstration of the school's newly built robot. It is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. in the school's gym, 801 S. Lower Sacramento Road.
The team will also compete in Altanta in April at the international championship of FIRST. For more information, visit www.usfirst.org.
Stockton no longer tops unflattering Forbes list
Last year, Stockton was named the most miserable city in the country by Forbes Magazine. This year, Cleveland, Ohio has replaced it at the top of the annual list. Stockton was listed second. Memphis, Tenn. and two Michigan cities, Detroit and Flint, rounded out the top five.
Stockton was given the No. 2 position on the list because of its violent crime statistics and the projection that the unemployment rate is expected to reach 18.5 percent in the city this year, according to Forbes.
Forbes takes into account inflation, taxes, unemployment rate, average commute times, crime rates, performance by the city's sports teams, pollution, weather and corruption by public officials in its ranking system.