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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.

13-year-old boy shot in head; Lodi police look for shooter


A 13-year-old boy is on life support after being shot in the head sometime overnight.

Lt. Sierra Brucia with the Lodi Police Department said the boy was left off at Lodi Memorial Hospital a little before 1:13 a.m. Due to the severity of his injuries, he was transported to an area trauma center hospital for care.

Hospital staff noted the license plate number of the vehicle that brought in the boy. Brucia said officers located the vehicle that had been abandoned in the 400 block of E. Locust Street. It was being checked for evidence.

Brucia said detectives do not yet have information on the shooter or shooters.

Persons with information about this shooting were urged to call Lodi Area Crimestoppers at (209) 333-6771. Callers do not have to give their name and they may be eligible for a cash reward.


13-year-old who was shot and dropped off at Lodi hospital dies


A 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head and left at Lodi Memorial Hospital Feb. 17 has died, Lodi police announced Monday on Facebook.

The boy died Saturday, police said. His friends said he joined a gang after a trip to a local prison as part of an intervention program.

Lodi police Lt. Sierra Brucia said the boy was left at Lodi Memorial Hospital at around 1:13 a.m. Feb. 17. Due to the severity of his injuries, he was transported to an area trauma center hospital for care.

Hospital staff noted the license plate number of the vehicle that brought in the boy. Brucia said officers located the vehicle abandoned in the 400 block of East Locust Street.

Persons with information about this shooting were urged to call Lodi Area Crimestoppers at (209) 333-6771. Callers do not have to give their name and they may be eligible for a cash reward.

Official: Lodi teen who was shot in head rejected gang intervention


Several times a year, Lodi boys at risk of joining a gang are taken to the state prison in Ione for serious discussions with hardened criminals.

"We've had some successes, kids who've stepped away, and kids where it didn't take and we see where it led one of them," Lodi's Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention (GRIP) program spokesperson Joseph Wood said.

Wood was talking about the 13-year-old boy sh

ot in the head early Sunday morning and is now on life support. Wood said the boy was taken to Mule Creek State Prison in January for discussions with inmates, designed to steer young people away from a life of crime.

It was a visit that didn't work as others have.

"We've been working with him for several months, to influence him the other way," Wood said. "He was 'jumped in' after our Mule Creek trip. It shows he was too far down the path."

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.

Lodi police: Suspect had explosives in her SUV


A woman was arrested in Lodi after the bomb squad detonated explosives found in her SUV Monday afternoon.

Olga Myshnova, 23, was booked into San Joaquin County Jail for possession of destructive devices and two counts of shoplifting, Lodi Police Lt. Sierra Brucia said.

Just after 1:35 p.m. Monday, Lodi police responded to Walmart on West Kettleman Lane for reports of a shoplifter. But, Myshnova left the store before officers arrived and went across the street to Marshalls. Brucia said Myshnova then allegedly stole more items from Marshalls and headed back to her SUV.

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Is a Lodi city park being used for commercial benefit?


A debate has developed in Lodi involving city park officials and a fitness business that occasionally uses a park for a fitness program.

The question: Should a business that could financially benefit from park use be allowed to use that park without payment or a permit?

City parks director Jeff Hood compares it to a food truck not having a permit while parked on a city street.

"Our thought is, it's the same philosophy in parks as well," Hood explained. "It's the cost the community pays for and not a place for a business to set up shop. It's a marketing experience, a tool for business."