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Fighting obesity with smart growth: how Stockton’s sprawl contributes to the city’s high obesity rate

Back in 1972, Stockton was the backdrop for “Fat City,” a classic boxing movie. As it turns out, that movie title could just as easily refer to the city’s development pattern which has unknowingly contributed to Stockton’s obesity problem for the last 50 years.

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Stockton: Fat City? Probably not

2010 was not a good year for the City of Stockton in terms of titles as we were named most miserable, most illiterate* and most obese. If you look at these dubious distinctions, you probably come to the conclusion that Stockton is not a nice place to live. How could three reputable studies all separately […]

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