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Council approves first step of major Downtown Stockton project

Some Stocktonians have waited through decades of fights, busts and disappointment hoping to see the city’s downtown injected with new life. So it was fitting that an ambitious proposal won its first City Council approval only after an interminable, contentious and completely unrelated public comment period. 657 more words


The future of Downtown Stockton starts today

I first started SCL three years ago with a goal: to get people talking about the revitalization of Stockton, downtown in particular. My topics ranged from walkability, historic preservation and the economic benefits of investment in existing urban areas over paving over farm land. 619 more words

Community Commentary

Tragic shooting sheds light on need for comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans

Everyone loves to bash Stockton these days. The thing is, those of us that live here, love the city.  We know there are good parts, and parts that are struggling– like any other city.   575 more words


Biennial homeless census reveals deep need for affordable housing in San Joaquin County

According to a report released Tuesday, March 17, there are more homeless individuals than ever on the streets of San Joaquin County.

A point-in-time count conducted during the last week of January interviewed 541 people in the county who were staying on the streets, in a car, under an overpass, or in another place not meant for human habitation. 617 more words


How I Figured Out I Suck at Love: My First Love - Part One

My first real relationship was doomed from the start. I was well aware of this fact and to be honest it just added to the romanticism of it all for me. 1,701 more words

Wellness + Advice

Book Review: 'Everybody Knows Your Name' by Andrea Seigel and Brent Bradshaw

If you want to simplify things, Andrea Seigel & Brent Bradshaw’s Everybody Knows Your Name is a story about two teenagers from extremely different backgrounds, Magnolia and Ford, participating in an American Idol-style singing competition. 775 more words

TDQ Articles

5 Reasons why you should check out The CW's 'iZombie'!

Another zombie show is coming to your television, folks! I know what you’re thinking but before you flip the channel, we really suggest checking out The CW’s highly anticipated new series iZombie. 608 more words