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Pacific in the Press | April 18, 2017

Apr 18, 2017

quote of the week:Urban wildlife is really important. It’s right in your backyard --Ryan Hill, The Record, April 12, 2017
Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

Summaries

Sacramento Business Journal
Aerojet to 'relocate or eliminate' 1,100 positions in Sacramento region
April 10, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, provided context and insight for a story on the announcement that Aerojet Rocketdyne would be closing its Rancho Cordova facility, moving or eliminating 1,100 jobs. The rocket manufacturer had employed about 20,000 in the 1960s, according to the story. "Any time you are talking about the loss of 1,000 jobs it is significant to the economy, particularly when you are talking about manufacturing jobs," Michael told the Business Journal.
Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2017/04/10/aerojet-to-relocate-or-eliminate-1-100-positions.html
The story also appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal: http://assets-origin.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2017/04/11/aerojet-to-move-jobs-from-sacramento-to-los.html

KCRA (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Marijuana Jobs
April 10, 2017
A report by Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research last fall was the basis for this story on the potential for marijuana-related jobs in the Sacramento region and the challenges ahead for those wishing to jump into the industry.
Read more: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=1b7f9e9a-56dc-4ceb-91fb-a78ddf5d7b41
A version of the story was broadcast by NBC affiliate KSBW in Monterey: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=bbd4f635-1276-43b0-9a1a-d341b63f7c36
The study was also mentioned in an ABC 10 (KXTV) story on April 12.

The Record
From the Editor: Morris Chapel elicits heartfelt memories as it turns 75
April 16, 2017
Record readers shared their fondest memories of Morris Chapel as Pacific prepares to celebrate 75 years of the spiritual haven on campus. Judy Chambers, Larry Meredith, Dave Frederickson, and others offered their remembrances. The column was accompanied with several very nice photos of the chapel.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/opinion/20170415/from-editor-morris-chapel-elicits-heartfelt-memories-as-it-turns-75

The Modesto Bee
Held to answer for murder, Carson case outcome will end one career or another
April 10, 2017
McGeorge's John E.B. Myers commented on a homicide case against defense attorney Frank Carson in Stanislaus County. Carson is being held over for trial, which eliminates Carson's chances for suing to regain his reputation. "The odds of winning malicious prosecuting cases are almost nonexistent because prosecutors have so much discretion of who they charge," Myers told the Bee.
Read more: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/jeff-jardine/article143858284.html#storylink=cpy

CBS 13 (KOVR, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Video of Violent Sacramento Jaywalking Arrest Sparks Concerns Over Excessive Force
April 11, 2017
McGeorge's John E.B. Myers commented on the cellphone video of a Sacramento police officer making an arrest with what some say was excessive force. Myers provided insight as to possible legal actions. "If it appeared to this officer that he was about to be attacked, then he has the right to defend himself," Myers told CBS 13, but added that it could be trouble for the officer and the city if he used excessive force. "You can only sue the city if the city itself is responsible in some way. The normal way a lawyer does that is to argue that the city has a pattern or practice of tolerating police brutality. If you can prove that, then you can recover against the city."
Read more: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/04/11/video-of-violent-sacramento-jaywalking-arrest-sparks-concerns-over-excessive-force/

KPLA-FM (Columbia, Missouri)
Learn a musical instrument as an adult
April 14, 2017
Ruth Brittin, director of the Conservatory's music education program, was mentioned by John Tesh on his radio broadcast. Tesh agreed with Brittin that adults can learn to play a musical instrument as an adult and that it is better to learn from a music teacher than it is from video tutorials. Start out like Jimi Hendrix - with a ukulele. It has just four strings and it's portable. Then find others with whom to jam.
Hear the story: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=6189428a-35db-4393-8c18-1627406be046

Capital Public Radio (National Public Radio, Sacramento)
Cardboard Homeless Camp Sprung Up On UOP Campus For A Good Cause
April 13, 2017
Sacramento's National Public Radio station interviewed Pi Kappa Alpha President Franky Shepherd for a story on the group's "Hit of Reality" effort to raise awareness about homelessness in Stockton and to raise money for the Stockton Homeless Shelter. The story was also broadcast several times on April 14.
Hear the story: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=b8c22056-5eda-4158-a918-d4193a87acc6
KCRA (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto) also did a story on the effort: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=249979ef-fbba-4d95-9e1e-682ca27a260d

The Record
Giants nearly struck out in SF: Book chronicles turbulent history of baseball franchise
April 13, 2017
The George Moscone collection in the Holt-Atherton Special Collections played a central role in the writing of "Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants." Author Robert Garratt visited Pacific to read the papers in his research for his book. "For people interested in history, that's a real trove," Garratt told The Record of the collection. "I learned a lot about his involvement. He stepped in and said, 'Not on my watch.'" Garratt spoke about the collection and his book during an appearance on the Stockton Campus on April 14.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/entertainmentlife/20170412/giants-nearly-struck-out-in-sf-book-chronicles-turbulent-history-of-baseball-franchise

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The Record
'Right in your backyard': Nearly 80 bird species on overlooked river
April 12, 2017
Ryan Hill, an associate professor at Pacific, and several biology students were interviewed in this front-page story about what they have found during surveys along the section of the Calaveras River that flows through the Stockton Campus. Hill and his students have found a very diverse urban ecosystem with nearly 80 species of birds living along the river between Pacific and Pershing avenues. "Urban wildlife is really important," Hill told The Record. "It's right in your backyard. I wanted to have an activity to open (students') eyes to the local diversity."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170412/right-in-your-backyard-nearly-80-bird-species-on-overlooked-river

The Record
Acclaimed bassist adds 'global jazz' sound to Brubeck quintet
April 13, 2017
Patrick Langham, director of the Jazz Program and interim director of the Brubeck Institute, and the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet internally acclaimed bassist Essiet Okon Essiet for classes and performances at San Joaquin Delta College, Pacific and Take 5 at the Brew jazz club at Valley Brewing.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/entertainmentlife/20170412/acclaimed-bassist-adds-global-jazz-sound-to-brubeck-quintet

Los Altos Town Crier
From composition to concert: MVHS students create new music in 24 hours
April 12, 2017
Dana McDonnell '13, a graduate of the Conservatory of Music with a degree in music education, is testing her high school students with a 24-Hour Composers Concert. McDonnell, director of the Mountain View High school instrumental music program, wanted to give her students the same experience she had with a similar challenge as a Pacific student. "It gives them interest in doing more than 'I come to class, sit down and listen to the teacher,'" McDonnell told the Town Crier. "If they're experiencing this now, they're learning to push themselves. ... It motivates them to make themselves uncomfortable."
Read more: https://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/schools/210-school-features/55112-