Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County, is currently the 13th largest city in the U.S. state of California. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the population was 290,141.
Although historically an agriculturally based community, Stockton's economy has since diversified into many other areas. These include telecommunications and manufacturing among others. Because of the new focus on renewable energy, the proximity to agriculture will become even more important in the future as research and development combine agriculture with alternative fuels.
Stockton was disproportionately affected by the collapse of the sub-prime lending market in 2007, and led the United States in foreclosures for that year, with one out of every thirty homes posted for foreclosure. From September 2006 to September 2007, the value of a median-priced house in Stockton declined by 44%. Stockton's Weston Ranch neighborhood, a subdivision of modest tract homes built in the mid 1990s, had the worst foreclosure rate in the area according to ACORN, a national advocacy group for low and moderate-income families. Real estate in Stockton more than tripled in value between 1998 and 2005, but when the bubble burst in 2007, the ensuing financial crisis made Stockton one of the hardest-hit cities in America. Stockton was rated by Forbes in 2009 as America's fifth most dangerous city because of its crime rate. In 2010, mainly due to the aforementioned factors, Forbes named it one of the top three worst places to live.
The annual Apollo Night talent show draws about 1,500 people to the Stockton Civic Auditorium to watch performances by aspiring Northern California musicians. The Bob Hope Theatre, formerly known as the Fox California Theatre in downtown Stockton, is one of several movie palaces in the Central Valley. Bob Hope often came to Stockton to visit close friend and billionaire tycoon Alex Spanos, who donated much of the money to revitalize the theater after Hope's death.
In 2005, the Downtown Stockton Alliance began sponsoring a monthly art walk during the summer. The event features local artists exhibiting their work at downtown businesses and galleries as well as in some otherwise vacant storefronts. Musicians also perform throughout downtown as part of the event.
Stockton-based producers Hallway Productionz have created beats for well-known musicians, including Blackalicious, Ice Cube and WC.
Festivals Juneteenth Day Celebration (June), Stockton Asparagus Festival (April), Black Family Day (September)
Stockton has hot, dry summers and cool but mild, wet winters. In an average year, about 80% of the 13.8 inches of precipitation falls from October through April. Located in the Central Valley, the temperatures range is much greater than in the nearby Bay Area. Tule fog blankets the area during some winter days.
KYCC 90.1 FM Stockton, CA Religious
KWDC (LPFM) 93.5 FM Stockton, CA San Joaquin Delta College Variety
KHOP 95.1 FM Oakdale, CA Top-40
KWIN 97.7 FM Lodi, CA Top-40
K259AU (KAWZ) 99.7 FM Stockton, CA Religious
KMVQ 99.7 FM San Francisco, CA Top-40
KQOD 100.1 FM Stockton, CA Rhythmic Oldies
KZZO 100.5 FM Sacramento, CA Top-40
KSFM 102.5 FM Woodland, CA Hip Hop
KRVR 105.5 FM Copperopolis, CA Classic Hits
KMEL 106.1 FM San Francisco, CA Hip Hop
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Demographics of Stockton, California
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
African Beauty Supply -
939 E Bianchi Rd # E, Stockton, CA 95207 (209) 472-7351
Charter Way Beauty Supply -
518 E Charter Way, Stockton, CA 95206 (209) 469-8800
CURLS or Curly Q's Albert Clayton & Co -
4578 River Drive - Suite C1, Stockton, CA (209) 932-1076
Elegance Beauty Supply Store #1 -
1328 E. Harding Way, Stockton, CA 95205 (209) 941-2227
Royal Beauty Supply -
8014 Lower Sacramento Rd #C, Stockton, CA 95210 (209) 477-3666
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Stockton Black Family Day - CultureFest - Category: Family - Stockton Black Family Day is dedicated to promoting these Community Principles: Faith, Education, Health, Respect and Unity, while celebrating African American culture and its rich traditions through music, art, ethnic food and most importantly, family. Our 48th celebration is slated to take place on Labor Day, Monday September 5, 2016 at the Weber Point Event Center in downtown Stockton. - P.O. BOX 1079, Stockton, CA (209) 482-0505 - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Mommy & Me Program and Boutique - Category: Community Service - The Mommy & Me Program is a faith-based Non-Profit Community Organization, serving the needs of underserved and underemployed pregnant and parenting African American women in San Joaquin county by incenting and empowering women to achieve healthy pregnancies and healthy newborns. - 2064 E. Washington Street, Stockton, CA (209) 462-4350
Pastor Enaysha A. Thompson - Category: Event Planners - P O Box 31555, Stockton, CA 95213 (209) 463-1826 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Big Ro's Seafood - 2503 Waterloo Rd, Stockton, CA 95205 (209) 464-6213
Bottley's BBQ - 2210 Country Club Blvd, Stockton, CA 95204 (209) 467-4788
- (visit website)
Breadfruit Tree Restaurant - 8095 Rio Blanco Rd, Stockton, CA 95219 (209) 951-6921
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Catfish N Ribs - 1101 East March Lane, Stockton, CA (209) 951-3474 - (visit website)
D-licious BBQ and Soulfood - 323 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Stockton, CA (209) 932-9070
Drivers Soul Food & Barbecue - 28 South California Street, Stockton, CA 95202-3004 (209) 948-4247
Love Cafe Seafood & Barbeque - 3008 E Hammer Ln Ste 104, Stockton, CA 95212 (209) 477-4484
Soul Foods - 843 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA 95203 (209) 460-1473
CITY VIDEO CONNECTION
Stockton, Ca. 1000 Hoodie March & Peace Rally Short Film (Dedication To Trayvon Martin)
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