stockton http://kvpr.org en Four Reasons Why Google Loves The San Joaquin Valley http://kvpr.org/post/four-reasons-why-google-loves-san-joaquin-valley <p>It's around 150 miles from Silicon Valley to Fresno, but over the last few years, Mountain View-based Google has quietly been increasing its presence in the San Joaquin Valley. In fact, the region that's known for its raisins and almonds is now home to some of Google's top research and development projects.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:47:47 +0000 Joe Moore 29353 at http://kvpr.org Four Reasons Why Google Loves The San Joaquin Valley California Cities Watch Closely as Stockton Bankruptcy Trial Begins http://kvpr.org/post/california-cities-watch-closely-stockton-bankruptcy-trial-begins <p></p><p>The city of Stockton has begun a four-day trial in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.&nbsp; At stake: whether the city should be eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.</p><p class="p1">The case has other local governments watching closely – particularly those that still face large budget deficits.&nbsp; Chris McKenzie with the League of California Cities says he believes cities will “move heaven and earth” to avoid future bankruptcies.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:53:17 +0000 Ben Adler 12652 at http://kvpr.org California Cities Watch Closely as Stockton Bankruptcy Trial Begins Moody's: More California Cities Could Declare Bankruptcy http://kvpr.org/post/moodys-more-california-cities-could-declare-bankruptcy <p>More California cities may file for bankruptcy and default on bonds in the coming months, according to a report released today by a major credit rating agency.</p><p>In a report titled <a href="http://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-examines-why-some-California-cities-are-choosing-bankruptcy--PR_253436">“Why Some California Cities Are Choosing Bankruptcy”</a> Moody’s Investors Service warned that the risk of more municipal bankruptcies in the state has gone up.</p><p>So far this year, three California cities have filed for bankruptcy, Stockton, San Bernadino and Mammoth Lakes.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 23:16:46 +0000 Joe Moore 2487 at http://kvpr.org Moody's: More California Cities Could Declare Bankruptcy For Stockton, Calif., Bankruptcy 'Freezes Everything' http://kvpr.org/post/stockton-calif-bankruptcy-freezes-everything Many cities around the country are faced with growing costs and shrinking revenue. Despite making sweeping cuts, Stockton, California recently became the largest city to file for bankruptcy. Host Michel Martin talks with Stockton Mayor Ann Johnston about how she's managing a city that's operating in the red. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:52:00 +0000 editor 663 at http://kvpr.org