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.
Traditionally, families have spent Thanksgiving morning at home getting turkey and trimmings ready for the big meal. Thousands of people in Stockton are developing a new tradition.
More than 2,000 families are expected to wait in line in Stockton Monday morning, hoping for free Thanksgiving baskets to take home.
The City of Stockton announced today the hiring of a new fire chief. The new chief brings 25 years of experience to the job.
Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris have shocked the world, particularly people who have visited the French capital. Capital Public Radio's Rich Ibarra spoke to a Stockton couple who were recently there.
Boaters and businesses in the Delta are plagued again this year by water hyacinth clogging rivers and marinas.