On top again

Stockton tops Forbes magazine’s “most miserable cities” list again. The Central Valley has a strong showing on the list, actually.

Here’s what Stockton City Manager Bob Deis told the magazine, according to the article:

“Stockton has issues that it needs to address, but an article like this is the equivalent of bayoneting the wounded,” says Bob Deis, Stockton city manager. “I find it unfair, and it does everybody a disservice. The people of Stockton are warm. The sense of community is fantastic. You have to come here and talk to leaders. The data is the data, but there is a richer story here.”

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