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University of the Pacific to dedicate new San Francisco campus

University of the Pacific to dedicate new San Francisco campus

University of the Pacific today will dedicate its new San Francisco campus, expanding its presence in one of the world's great cities and marking one of the most important milestones in the university's 163-year history. The $151 million campus at 155 Fifth Street will educate dentists, audiologists and music therapists and offer such other academic programs as food studies and data analytics. State-of-the-art clinics located at the campus will deliver the highest-quality care to some 10,000 dental and audiology patients each year, and provide outreach to the Bay Area's most medically underserved communities. About 1,000 faculty, staff and students will work and study in the building, providing an infusion of energy and an economic boost to the South of Market neighborhood.

Several injured in 5-car crash in Stockton

Several injured in 5-car crash in Stockton


SACRAMENTO – Several people suffered minor injuries Friday morning in a collision involving five cars on southbound Interstate 5 in Stockton.

Initial California Highway Patrol reports show that the accident began when a car spun out while traveling south near the Monte Diablo exit. Lanes on the Interstate were temporarily closed.

Those who were injured were transported to Dameron Hospital.ID=5895461


Police make arrest in Stockton series of mail thefts


SACRAMENTO - Stockton police believe they've quashed a rash of mail thefts in the north part of town with the arrest of a suspect Tuesday night.

The police report stated a parole search made on the residence of Tommy Hon uncovered a large amount of mail reported stolen, as well as tools used to break into mailboxes.

The 26-year-old Hon was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and parole violation.


Lodi's F & M Bank Exec named to Federal Reserve Bank advisory panel

Lodi's F & M Bank Exec named to Federal Reserve Bank advisory panel

Kent Steinwert, chairman and CEO of of Farmers' & Merchants Bank of Central California (F&M Bank), has been named to the small bank advisory panel for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The panel, formally known as the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council, provides Fed leaders with input on the economy including lending conditions. Steinwert says he will be able to speak for the economic climate in the Central Valley. He joined F & M Bank, based in Lodi, in 1997 and has been president & CEO for 16 years. He became bank chairman in 2010.

River Islands announces the planned community's award-winning homebuilders

River Islands announces the planned community's award-winning homebuilders

When River Islands, the largest new master planned community in Northern California, opens in the late spring, home buyers will be able to walk through models from three of the state's leading homebuilders:Brookfield Residential, De Nova Homes, and Van Daele Development. Each of the home builders is bringing all-new floor plans and elevations to River Islands, with architectural styles and features that reflect the community's strong ties to the history of the area and to its vision of the future.

Brookside Country Club GM Obtains Highest Distinction

Brookside Country Club GM Obtains Highest Distinction

Alecia Escajeda, General Manager of Brookside Golf & Country Club in Stockton, has achieved the designation of “Certified Club Manager” CCM with the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).

Escajeda is the only Country Club General Manager in San Joaquin county to earn this designation and is among an elite group of  club managers worldwide to have achieved this hallmark professionalism.

Alecia Escajeda qualified for the CCM examination after fulfilling requirements in Club Management experience, education and association activity. The CCM examination require expertise in areas of leadership, communication, club governance, financial management, human and professional resources, food and beverage operations, facilities management, principals of management and recreation management.

San Joaquin County Supervisors appoint new Airport Director

San Joaquin County Supervisors appoint new Airport Director

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has announced its selection of Harry Mavrogenes as the new Director of the Stockton Metropolitan Airport effective February 14th. Mavrogenes has been acting as Interim Director of the Airport since July 2013. Mavrogenes has served as San Joaquin County's Chief Deputy County Administrator since November 2012.

During this time he developed an Economic Strategy for the County as well as establishing a strong presence for San Joaquin County in the Silicon Valley including the opening of an office in Santa Clara. He was also a key player in helping to establish the County as an Innovation Hub (iHub).