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Monday notes: SJ General Plan, White House update, and Forbes

Today’s installment of news and notes includes the county’s update to its general plan, an update on President Obama’s pledge to help the country’s hardest-hit cities, and the 2013 release of the Forbes Most Miserable list. San Joaquin County General Plan to limit sprawl? The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors meet last week to […]

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Forbes’ folly: why the Most Miserable City rankings are useless

In recent weeks I have addressed how Stockton is depicted in national “rankings.” I looked at Gallup’s obesity index as well as a study ranking Stockton at the bottom of the “Most Literate Cities” list. In both cases, I argue that the results are misleading: Gallup’s rating seems to vary widely year to year and […]

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Where Stockton falls on Gallup’s Well-Being Index

Stockton gets a lot of bad press for rankings: Forbes miserable city “index”, FBI crime rankings, foreclosure lists, etc. Some of this publicity is valid, Stockton can’t hide the face that there is a high crime rate and foreclosures continue to hamstring the city, while others (I’m, looking at you, Forbes) don’t rely on actual […]

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