The deadly and costly decline of PG&E

In September, Stockton’s council voted for the city to join an energy supplier other than PG&E. To my knowledge, no news outlet analyzed this step; all merely reported it. Life in a news desert. So, while city staff reports found few, if any, downsides to the deal, we should “power through” some knowledgeable sources in…

A message to our supporters

Dear Stocktonia readers: We’re guessing we’re not the only ones reaching out to you on #GivingTuesday (or what we prefer to call #GivingNewsDay!), so we’ll keep this brief. We’re joining over 300 organizations across the country in raising $50 million to sustain nonprofit news like ours—and to appeal to our supporters to help us in…

Stockton teacher raises more than $35,000 for food donations

Anne Swehla Garcia laughs when contemplating her obituary headline possibly reading something like “Turkey Lady dies at 98.” She would prefer a different epitaph.  “I’ve done a lot of things. I’ve been a teacher for a long time,” Swehla Garcia said. “I want it to be something else, like ‘she was kind most of the…