Stockton

Stockton

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The Bank of Stockton building stands in Stockton California, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The beleaguered city of Stockton, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east of San Francisco, is fighting to avert bankruptcy by cutting staff, including a quarter of the roughly 425-member police force, and twice declaring a state of fiscal emergency since 2010 to force cuts on public employees.