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Moreno new Delta College board president

Moreno new Delta College board president

STOCKTON — Stockton Unified School District employee Claudia Moreno has been selected to be San Joaquin Delta College’s board president for 2015-16.

Moreno, a Delta College alumna, has served as a trustee since December 2012. She calls the college her extended family... Read More

Stockton physician appointed to osteopathic medical board

Stockton physician appointed to osteopathic medical board

SACRAMENTO – Cyrus Fram Buhar has been appointed to the Osteopathic Medical Board of California by Governor Jerry Brown.

Buhari, a 41-year-old Stockton native, has been a physician at the San Joaquin Cardiology Medical Group since 2013. Buhari’s career from 2008 to 2013 included serving as an assistant clinical professor of medicine and physician at the Central California Faculty Medical Group, a physician in the Veterans Affairs Central California Healthcare System and at the Community Hospitalist Medical Group.

Buhari earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Western University of Health Sciences.

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New scholarship to honor William K Chase

New scholarship to honor William K Chase

STOCKTON – A new endowment at the University of the Pacific will honor the memory of William K Chase and establish a new scholarship to support the academic pursuits of students in its Community Involvement Program (CIP).

The family auto dealership’s gift of $250,000 was matched by the school’s Powell Fund, bringing the total endowment to $500,000.

“My father was a kind and generous man who passionately believed in paying it forward,” John W. Chase, the third-generation owner of Chase Chevrolet in Stockton said in a press release. “I wanted to pay tribute to him in a way that reinvests in the community and creates opportunities for local youth – with tremendous potential – for generations to come.”

The William K. Chase Scholarship will be awarded each year to two CIP students who exhibit a strong work ethic and noteworthy achievements despite socio-economic challenges... Read More

Eibeck to receive ATHENA Award

Eibeck to receive ATHENA Award

STOCKTON — The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce has chosen Pamela A. Eibeck, president of the University of the Pacific, as its 2015 ATHENA Award recipient and Brenna Butler Garcia, San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO, as the 2015 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award recipient.

The ATHENA Awards will be presented to Eibeck and Butler Garcia at the annual ATHENA Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 19 at the Stockton Golf and Country Club... Read More

Local radio personalities nominated for CMA award

Local radio personalities nominated for CMA award

“DJ Walker In The Morning” is a finalist for the Country Music Association (CMA) Broadcast Awards radio personality of the year.

Dennis Walker and Jim Wells of KATM are nominated, along with four personalities, in the medium market category.

The finalists were surprised by the two-time CMA Awards finalist when Kelsea Ballerini called under the pretense of talking about the nominations and then turned the tables.

“Radio has played such an important part in this amazing year that I jumped at the opportunity to call the stations to tell them they were nominated for a CMA Broadcast Award,” said Ballerini. “It has been an amazing day and I was really happy to share it with people who have contributed so much to my career.”... Read More

University of the Pacific ranks among best private colleges in California

University of the Pacific ranks among best private colleges in California

STOCKTON — The University of the Pacific ranked sixth among private colleges in California by U.S. News in its annual Best Colleges ratings of national universities, released Wednesday.

The university also rated high for ethnic diversity.

“University of the Pacific is deeply committed to our wonderfully diverse and engaged student body, and proud of the superb education we offer them,” said Pacific’s President Pamela A. Eibeck. “Today’s rankings reflect our commitment and our students’ success.”

Nationwide, Pacific ranked No. 108 among 268 institutions in the category, tied with USF, Illinois Institute of Technology, Iowa State University, University of Dayton, University of Oklahoma, and University of South Carolina... Read More

Air alert issued for Valley

Air alert issued for Valley

STOCKTON — Smoke has prompted air pollution officials to issue an air alert for much of the San Joaquin Valley, including San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties. The alert started Wednesday and is set to run through Friday.

Smoke from the Rough Wildfire burning in Tulare and Fresno Counties, high temperatures and an increase in vehicle traffic now that school is back in session are all contributing to very unhealthy air quality conditions in areas throughout the Valley, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District said.

“With smoke from the Rough fire pouring into the Valley, it is important that we limit any additional emissions wherever we can in addition to staying inside to protect our health.” said chief communications officer Jaime Holt.

Residents are asked to reduce their vehicle use to minimize smog-forming emissions by:... Read More