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University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music announces new music industry studies degree

University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music announces new music industry studies degree

Beginning in the fall, University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music will offer a bachelor of science in music industry studies designed to prepare students for success in today's music industry. The program is the first of its kind in the region.

"The Music Management Program has been very successful over the years in preparing students for careers in the music industry because the type of courses and experiences we offer has adapted as the industry has evolved," said Keith Hatschek, Music Management Program director who designed the music industry studies degree for the program.

Mayor, commission take on Stockton homeless problem


STOCKTON - Mayor Anthony Silva said Thursday it's in the city's best interest to help solve Stockton's homeless issue.

"I don't believe as a human being that we can let others suffer without trying to do as much as we can to make their lives a little bit better. Not only for them, it makes the city healthier in general, when you recognize the needs of the less fortunate," Silva said.

Silva ran the first meeting of the year for his Commission on the Homeless. A large group gathered at Stockton City Hall to hear evidence of problems, and discuss solutions.

It will be a difficult job, considering the streets near downtown attract so many people like 42-year-old Tabitha Melton.

"I smoke a little marijuana, smoke a little methamphetamine. I love my mom but we don't get along and been out here since. (How long?) Three and a half years," Melton said.

University of the Pacific names new vice president for external relations

University of the Pacific names new vice president for external relations

Stacy McAfee, an academic leader with broad experience in higher education, has been appointed associate vice president for external relations at University of the Pacific. She will split her time among the university’s campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco.

“I am so pleased to welcome Stacy to the Pacific family,” said Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck. “She understands how important it is for us to demonstrate shared values and responsibility to stakeholders within our communities. Her background, skills and passion will help to strengthen the support and engagement we will need as we develop into a more vibrant three-city university.”

McAfee will facilitate and strengthen ties between university leaders and corporate and community leaders and elected officials in the three cities, helping to ensure that the university understands and is a constructive member of each region.

One wounded in Stockton shooting


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Stockton police said a 25-year-old man was in stable condition at a hospital after being shot in north Stockton Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting was in the 1600 block of Tyrol Lane next to Stagg High School. The victim was riding his bike when he was shot, police said.

The gunman was described a a black man, 20 to 25 years old, with a goatee. When last seen, he wore a black hat, dark-colored shirt and blue jeans. Police were told he fled on foot on northbound Tyrol, jumped a fence and was headed toward a nearby shopping center.

A motive for the shooting wasn't immediately known.

Suspect shot, killed by Stockton police; investigation underway

Suspect shot, killed by Stockton police; investigation underway


The Stockton Police Department said a man who broke into a Stockton group home Tuesday afternoon was shot and killed by officers.

PAtrick Wetter, was described by police as a 25-year-old documented gang member. He was recently arrested twice for possessing a bladed weapon and resisting arrest.

Officer Joe Silva said the department was called at 3:41 p.m. regarding a man who appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs in front of a residence in the 800 block of Howard Street, just west of Interstate 5.

The man then kicked in the front door of the residence and went inside. The residents barricaded themselves inside the bedroom.

Silva said the suspect was inside the group home when two officers with a K9 arrived at the scene. Officers ordered the suspect to stop and surrender and when he did not comply they deployed the K9.

Police: Teen committed Stockton murder while on pass from juvenile hall

Police: Teen committed Stockton murder while on pass from juvenile hall


Stockton police said a 16-year-old boy was on a weekend pass from juvenile hall when he shot and killed a man Sunday.

The teen, who is in juvenile hall for an unrelated case, was charged with homicide and robbery, police said in a Facebook post Tuesday. His name was not released. The teen is accused of killing 30-year-old James Gorman.

Police said the 16-year-old and a 17-year-old male accomplice had robbed Gorman's sons earlier Sunday. The 17-year-old was booked into juvenile hall on robbery charges.

San Joaquin County Chief Probation Officer Stephanie James said the boy was in a program called Camp Peterson. James explained a judge usually sentences a juvenile to the 1-year program, which has four stages:

1) Orientation

2) Intensive Treatment

3) On-going treatment, where the juvenile can begin to earn 8- to 12-hour passes

Ice cream truck driver robbed, ordered to strip down to his underwear in Stockton

Ice cream truck driver robbed, ordered to strip down to his underwear in Stockton


Two suspects held a 54-year-old ice cream truck driver at gunpoint, forced him to strip down to his underwear, then robbed him Monday afternoon in Stockton according to Stockton police.

The two suspects involved in the incident are described as:

Suspect One: Black male between ages of 25-30 years old, 5 foot 8 inches and 160 pounds. Clean shaven and last seen wearing a black jacket armed with a black semi auto handgun.

Suspect Two: Black male between ages of 25-30 years old, 5 foot 8 inches and 160 pounds.

The incident happened in the 9000 block of Fox Creek in the Valley Oak District at 4:20 p.m. The victim was driving his ice cream truck on Fox Creek then was stopped by the two men in front of the call location.