At the end of June 2012, the city of Stockton, in California, filed for bankruptcy.
According to Wikipedia:
Stockton is the 65th largest city in the USA and was once the third largest city in California..
Stockton, California, from Robert N. Dennis collection 1870
In the February 2, 2011 issue of Forbes, Stockton was described as being the "most miserable" city in the USA.
According to a Gallup poll, Stockton was tied with Montgomery, Alabama for the most obese metro area in the United States of America with an obesity rate of 34.6 percent.
www.menglau.com...Stockton has a Khmer temple and lots of Khmers.
According to the city’s most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city reported a significant deficit with US$443.9 million in revenue and US$485.4 million in expenditures.
As of March, 2012, Stockton's unemployment rate is among the highest in the nation, at 20.1%.
On June 28, 2012, Stockton finally filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy after 'years of fiscal mismanagement and a housing market crash' left it unable to pay its workers, pensioners and bondholders.
On January 17, 1989, the Stockton Police Department received a threat against Cleveland Elementary School from an unknown person. Later that day, Patrick Purdy, who was later determined to be mentally ill, opened fire on the school's playground with a semi-automatic rifle, killing five children, all Cambodian or Vietnamese refugees, and wounding 29 others, and a teacher, before taking his own life. The event received national news coverage and is sometimes referred to as the Cleveland School massacre.
Popular singer and song writer Michael Jackson paid a visit to Cleveland Elementary School to see the children and families affected by this tragedy on February 7, 1989.
A number of motion pictures have been filmed in Stockton. including:
All the King's Men (1949)
Atlanta Child Murders (1985)
The Big Country (1958)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)