To evaluate how well a city is managed over the long-term, 24/7 Wall St. looked at factors like the city’s credit rating, poverty, education, crime, unemployment and regional GDP.
6. Seattle, Wash.Population: 620,778Credit rating: Aaa, stable outlookViolent crime per 1,000 people: 5.93 (45th lowest)Unemployment rate: 7.5% (tied- 23rd lowest)
5. Fremont, Calif. Population: 216,912Credit rating: Not ratedViolent crime per 1,000 people: 1.77 (6th lowest)Unemployment rate: 7.5% (tied- 23rd lowest)
3. Irvine, Calif.Population: 215,511Credit rating: Not ratedViolent crime per 1,000 people: 0.56 (the lowest)Unemployment rate: 6.5% (tied- 11th lowest)
2. Madison, Wis.Population: 236,889Credit rating: Aaa, stableViolent crime per 1,000 people: 3.48 (15th lowest)Unemployment rate: 4.9% (2nd lowest)
1. Plano, TexasPopulation: 271,380Credit rating: Aaa, no outlookViolent crime per 1,000 people: 1.62 (2nd lowest)Unemployment rate: 6.9% (13th lowest)
Worst run cities:
6. Modesto, Calif.Population: 202,761Credit rating: not ratedViolent crime per 1,000 people: 6.94 (39th highest)Unemployment rate: 14.6% (7th highest)
5. Hialeah, Fla.
Population: 229,967Credit rating: not ratedViolent crime per 1,000 people: 3.78 (18th lowest)Unemployment rate: 14.1% (tied- 9th highest)
4. Detroit, Mich.Population: 706,640Credit rating: Caa1, negative outlookViolent crime per 1,000 people: 21.37 (the highest)Unemployment rate: 19.9% (2nd highest)
10. Stockton, Calif.Unemployment: 14.1%12-month unemployment change: -1.7 percentage pointsPct. below poverty line: 18.1%
2. Miami, Fla.Population: 408,760Credit rating: A2, negative outlookViolent crime per 1,000 people: 11.98 (12th highest)Unemployment rate: 12.4% (17th highest)
1. San Bernardino, Calif.Population: 213,008Credit rating: not ratedViolent crime per 1,000 people: 8.76 (27th highest)Unemployment rate: 17.6% (3rd highest)
The city filed for bankruptcy in 2012.
To see all the cities on the list, go to 247wallst.com.
Oxnard police are investigating the seventh homicide of the year.
Investigators with the Oxnard Police Department are now having to deal with Oxnard's seventh and eighth homicides of the year. The fatal shootings occurred on Saturday nearly six hours apart from each other in different parts of the City.
Cal Fire - SLO
An Italian restaurant in Pismo Beach was badly damaged in an early morning 2-alarm fire.
Emergency crews were busy Sunday morning with a solo vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 101 near the Tajiguas Landfill Road in the Gaviota area, that partially blocked one of the southbound lanes.
Without a rainy winter season, the lake may not be able to deliver water by next year.
A fire in Central California northeast of Bakersfield has ripped across 19,000 acres with zero containment, and more than 100 homes are a total loss.
Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire acreage remains at 7,474 acres with 93% containment as of Saturday morning.
Campers streamed into Refugio State Beach early Saturday morning.
West Virginia Department of Transportation
Heavy rain battered West Virginia early in the week, causing deadly flooding across the state that killed at least 25 people.
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In wake of the sit-in staged by House Democrats over gun-control legislation, celebrities have taken to social media to express their support.
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