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University of the Pacific launches Bay Area's first music therapy program

University of the Pacific launches Bay Area's first music therapy program

Until now, becoming a music therapist in California has meant competing for limited seats each year in music therapy programs at University of the Pacific’s Stockton campus or Cal State Northridge, the only two institutions statewide that have been accredited by the American Music Therapy Association.

But starting next fall, Pacific will launch the Bay Area’s first music therapy program at the university’s new state-of-the-art San Francisco campus at Fifth and Mission. Applications are being accepted now for the Music Therapy Equivalency Program.

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Free flu shots available at San Joaquin locations

Free flu shots available at San Joaquin locations

STOCKTON — While exotic diseases like Ebola take the headlines, it’s still the flu that is most likely to send people to the hospital. To help people avoid that fate, the San Joaquin Public Health Services department is offering two sets of free flu vaccination clinics for anyone 9 years and older.

The first set of clinics will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 28 in Stockton, Lodi and Thornton. The clinic in Stockton will be held at the Delta College Upper Danner Hall, 5151 Pacific Ave. Lodi’s clinic will be held at the California Human Development Office at 631 East Oak St. The clinic in Thornton will be held at the Thornton Community Center, at 26675, N. Sacramento Blvd... Read More

Crothall Laundry celebrates Manteca Grand Opening

Crothall Laundry celebrates Manteca Grand Opening

State's first Leed-certified laundry service opens less than a year after groundbreaking "We put out linens second to none!" proclaimed Morris Lacey, Crothall Healthcare Manteca operations General Manager during Grand Opening ceremonies October 23rd. He is happy and proud of this facility, and his sentiments were echoed by Senior Vice President Mike Barner, who said there is nothing like it in the world and the laundry is "energized by a diverse workforce." Crothall is the first major project in Manteca's CenterPoint Intermodal Center. The 60,150 square foot facility is an industrial laundry that employs 115 people and provides centralized laundry services for area healthcare facilities. The company broke ground on November 14, 2013 and initiated operations this past June. They are now capable of processing 21 million pounds of laundry annually with the capacity for 55 million pounds. They currently service 22 hospital accounts.

McGeorge students make law – and history

McGeorge students make law – and history

Revenge porn victims can get offensive material taken off the Internet using a pseudonym. Child care centers can consider job applicants' arrest warrants in hiring decisions. Prisoners can seek a new trial if the scientific evidence that convicted them is later discredited. And police will get training to recognize signs of elder abuse.

Californians won these new rights and protections thanks to four bills developed by students at Pacific McGeorge School of Law and signed into law by Gov. Brown.  

"It is rewarding to have our students not only studying the law on the books in the nation's most important state capital, but also helping to put those laws on the books," said Francis J. Mootz III, dean and professor of law at McGeorge.  

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Prepare to get HalloWILD at Micke Grove Zoo!

Prepare to get HalloWILD at Micke Grove Zoo!

San Joaquin County, CA – From 10AM-3PM on Saturday, October 25 Micke Grove Zoo will be taken over by miniature ghosts, goblins, and Disney’s Frozen characters for its annual Halloween event, “HalloWILD.” Hosted by the Micke Grove Zoological Society, HalloWILD is a safe, family-friendly event including Halloween and animal themed games, crafts, trick-or-treat stations, and live animal presentations.

VOTE for 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' on Halloween

VOTE for 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' on Halloween

With 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' News10 viewers get a chance to decide where News10 Mornings traffic reporter Melissa Crowley will be broadcasting live from 5-7 a.m. on Halloween, Friday, October 31.

The voting starts Friday, September 24 and ends Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m.

This week's Halloween picks are:

Lodi Chamber unveils Economic Vision for 2020

Lodi Chamber unveils Economic Vision for 2020

What are the "must haves" for Lodi's future? How attractive is it today? and what needs to be done to attract future employers? Those are just a few of the challenges the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce tackled in its recently released report, Vision 2020, a combined volunteer vision of what they would like to see the City of Lodi "Be like, look like and work like" in the year 2020.

Chamber President & CEO Pat Patrick presented the report to the San Joaquin Partnership Board of Directors at its regular monthly meeting on October 23rd. Patrick said their research unveiled that economic development in neighboring cities such as Elk Grove, Tracy and Manteca was far ahead of Lodi's, which only has 12 vacant industrial parcels east of Highway 99. He said according to a recent HUD report Lodi is the slowest growing city in the Valley and that equals less tax dollars.