Stockton shows its magnificent side

3:49 PM, Apr 23, 2011   |    comments
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Thousand's attend "Love Stockton"

STOCKTON, CA - About a thousand people gathered on Stockton's Miracle Mile Saturday in response to Forbes magazine ranking Stockton as the nation's most miserable city.

The event was organized by the Miracle Mile business group and UOP professor Alan Ray.

People had no problem listing the reasons Stockton feels anything but miserable.

"We have fabulous weather and events every weekend with people listening to music and having a good time.  That's not miserable on anybody's index," said Wendi Maxwell.

"People are nice and friendly and it's affordable.  You don't have to pay seven dollars for a skinny latte," said Priscilla Silver.

"It's very, very important for people to see Stockton's not miserable by any means.  We've got a lot to offer and it's only getting better," said Ave owner Kevin Hernandez.

A group photo of the crowd was taken, to be sent to Forbes, and a top 10 most miserable magazine list was read to the gathering.   Not surprisingly, Forbes finished first.



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