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BRIDGES OF RATTAN, BOLOS AND DAGGERS Dexter Labonog

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA, known for its productive agriculture and immigrant population before the turn of the millennium, thrives today as a city trying to survive post-bankruptcy, the homeless population, and the cycle of impoverished families that continue from generation to generation. The notoriety of the nation’s city with the most homicides in a single year, the city with the nation’s most foreclosed homes and still there are signs of optimistic hopes for the city, a new hockey arena and now a basketball team, a new baseball park in downtown, food festivals, community events, and the efforts of local groups trying to preserve the little positive history Stockton is proud to hang on to.