Stockton's Catholic Bishop says he will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday, making it the tenth in the United States to make such a filing.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton has been hit hard by parishioner lawsuits over sexual abuse by priests.
The diocese and its insurers have paid out more than 32 million dollars over the last 20 years.
Stockton Bishop Stephen Blaire says bankruptcy will allow the diocese to provide compensation for victims who have not yet had their day in court.
"We could probably put together a few bucks for one new case but what happens to all the others who come afterward."
~Bishop Stephen Blaire
Blaire says the parishes, cemetery, and Catholic schools are separate corporations within the Diocese so they will not be affected.
The nation’s youngest African-American mayor of a city over 300,000 gave his first State of the City address in Stockton Thursday.
Parking meters are disappearing in downtown Stockton. A thief, or thieves, are cutting them off and making off with the change.
The city council voted last Tuesday to establish a $50,000 fund to guarantee landlords won't get hit with lost rent or repair costs.
A two-year-old boy was shot Sunday on a street in Stockton. The young victim was caught in a wild hail of bullets.
The free event brings music, the arts, and of course, books, to children along with games, food, and other activities.