Originally Posted by longbeachnik
Seconded. Though it has its nicer neighborhoods north of Hwy. 210, most of the city is pretty decrepit. Downtown SB is an absolute tragedy right now. Hopefully the city's redevelopment plans come to some fruition.
And I actually like Bakersfield somewhat. I spent a week there for work about a year ago. Downtown looks really cool in the rain, and most of the city seems like fairly nice suburbia.
...But I have never
heard anything nice about Stockton.