Stockton to Forbes Magazine: We work harder to succeed because of where we came from. There are seven professional sports teams, four minor league teams, one of California's largest ports, and a productive agricultural scene. There are far worse places, and the magazine has done its job by drawing conversation and references form opposition. Stockton faces many challenges, drugs, crime, and home reposition, but it also is home to a diverse community that has a lot to be proud of.
Stockton has prepared me with the lens on the world that has allowed me to succeed because I worked harder knowing the challenges I faced. Stockton produces great people and attitudes for those driven to pursue their goals. I got a start in radio broadcasting because of KSTN 1420 AM Stockton. I got my first job with the Stockton Ports Baseball Club. I learned guitar because of the friends and influences around town. I gained an excellent education from Stockton schools.
From Forbes on Stockton being the most miserable city in the nation:
Stockton was ground zero for the housing boom and now the subsequent bust. Home prices more than tripled between 1998 and 2005 and then came crashing down last year. Stockton had the country's highest foreclosure rate last year at 9.5%, according to RealtyTrac, an online marketer of foreclosed property. Things are not looking much brighter in 2009 as housing prices are expected to fall another 36% on the heels of a 39% drop in 2008. Also, unemployment is expected to jump to 13.3% from 10.4%, according to economic research firm Moody's Economy.com.
"We are engaging the entire community and encouraging everyone to get involved and help us find solutions that meet the needs of our community," says Stockton Mayor Ann Johnston. "Volunteerism is encouraged, looking out for your neighbor, and taking personal responsibility where individuals can make a difference. We are partnering with all community organizations--schools, churches, non-profits-- to provide support services and help individuals and families get through these difficult times."
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1/1/11 - New interview with WWS Magazine
12/28/10 - Guitar Tabs posted on lyrics page
12/7/10 - Added Lyrics page
About Danny Hauger Music Danny Hauger is an independent artist that has been recording and touring California from Stockton to Los Angeles since 2002 giving away free self-produced music. Hauger's range from subtle acoustic instrumentals suitable for film soundtracks to reflective ballads and pop rock melodic jangle is a versatile thread of California's modern acoustic music. Hauger has been heard live around Orange, San Joaquin, and Los Angeles Counties.
Hauger's style is a modern mix of modern, alternative, acoustic, and instrumental genres influenced by bands like the Gin Blossoms, Oasis, Green Day, Guster, Ryan Adams, and Toad the Wet Sprocket. Hauger's music has aired on KSTN, KLAA, Titan Radio, and Dominican Radio. His acoustic led intuition for blending alternative and modern rock for a unique one man production live and recorded.
Past gigs... Saint Mary's High School - Stockton, CA Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA University of the Pacific - Stockton, CA The Blackwater Cafe - Stockton, CA San Joaquin Delta College - Stockton, CA Dominican University of California - San Rafael, CA Marnie's - Oakland, CA University of San Francisco dorms - SF, CA Pier 39, San Francisco, CA The Pier, Newport Beach, CA Titan Theater - Cal State Fullerton - Fullerton, CA Cantina Lounge - Fullerton, CA The Blue Cafe - Huntington Beach - CA Numii Lounge - Debut Show - Tustin, CA Borders Bookstore @ The District, Tustin, CA