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Four elected to University of the Pacific Board of Regents

Four elected to University of the Pacific Board of Regents

University of the Pacific's Board of Regents voted to add four new members who bring complementary professional skills and leadership experience to the University's governing body. The four new Regents were elected in a special session on July 17. Each will serve a three-year term extending through June 30, 2017.

The new Regents come from varied walks of life: Norman E. Allen is a partner and senior vice president of a major San Francisco-based insurance firm; Charles Berolzheimer is a prominent Stockton businessman; Dr. Virginia Chen is president of a Covina pharmacy; and Janet Y. Spears had a long career in engineering and marketing before heading an East Bay Area nonprofit organization. All are graduates of University of the Pacific or have had family graduate from Pacific. Each has shown an unwavering support of the University.

Delta College to Award $179,000 in Scholarships, August 14

Delta College to Award $179,000 in Scholarships, August 14

San Joaquin Delta College will award over $179,000 in scholarships at its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Thursday, August 14, 3 p.m. in Atherton Auditorium.

The public is welcome!

A reception to honor the recipients will follow in Danner Hall.

This year, almost 300 awards will be made to 171 students, with many receiving multiple scholarships. Students are awarded scholarship money under various criteria, including grade point average (GPA) and demonstrated financial need. Awards range from $100 to $2,000. Delta's Scholarship Awards Ceremony has been an annual event since 1980, when the first program awarded $43,000 in scholarships. During the past 34 years, Delta's scholarship program has awarded an amazing $5,603,000 in scholarships.

This event recognizes the achievements of San Joaquin Delta College students and the generosity of many local individuals and organizations whose financial support makes the Scholarship Awards Ceremony possible.

Old vine, old time Six Hands Chenin Blanc from Cresci Vineyard

Old vine, old time Six Hands Chenin Blanc from Cresci Vineyard

Six Hands’ desert dry Chenin Blanc with rocks from Cresci Vineyard

Six Hands Winery has just released a 2013 Six Hands Cresci Vineyard Lodi Chenin Blanc ($16) that is as dry as a desert, yet gushy in varietal perfumes of wild honey, green melon, white flowers and underlying minerality... Read More

Family of Manteca man killed in Gaza strike

Family of Manteca man killed in Gaza strike


Even as the violence escalates following the breakdown of Friday's ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, some Palestinian-Americans are slowly learning about family members affected by earlier incidents.

Like many Palestinian-Americans, Manteca's Mohammad Elfarra has been watching the news from Gaza closely, but the worst report came in the form of a phone call from a friend in the West Bank.

"He said, 'hey give me a call back. We just saw something on the news that reported a family of eight from the Elfarra family in the Gaza Strip in Khan Younis, which is our home town, that they were killed in one air strike,'" Elfarra recalled.

Soon other family members began confirming the reports.

"There's no words for it until you experience it," Elfarra said. "You have nothing that can describe that pain and that hurt."

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Project Love Presents: Our 3rd Annual Back to School Bash Saturday August 16,2014 from 5-8pm.

Project Love Presents: Our 3rd Annual Back to School Bash Saturday August 16,2014 from 5-8pm.

Project Love is holding our annual Back to school bash on August 16th from 5-8pm.Location: History Makers Community Center 550 industrial way Galt,Ca.This event is for the needy children of Galt, Herald and Thorton.

We will be offering any child in need with a parent presant, Free dinner, backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, clothes and shoes. We want to send the kids in the Galt community to school in style and with a smile on their face. We are in need of volunteers and donations of new and gently used clothes, shoes, underwear, socks, backpacks, binders, binder paper, graph paper, index cards, rulers, pencils, pens, colored pencils, markers, scissors, calculators, note books, pencil sharpeners, pencil boxes,etc. If interested in donating items they can be dropped off at 256 Lincoln Way Galt,Ca. Would you like to volunteer for our wonderful event call Kim (209)210-7306

 

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Zoo fans and community members that were unable to participate in this year’s sold out “Zoo After Dark” programs are being given one last chance to enjoy Micke Grove Zoo after dark this summer. “S’more Zoo” is a one-time campfire themed program set to occur at Micke Grove Zoo on Saturday, August 23 from 7:00-9:00PM. Participants must purchase tickets online before Friday, August 22 at www.mgzoo.com in order to join in on the evening fun.

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Click HERE for details and to register!

When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, Registration: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Ending Event: 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.