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City of Tracy Announces Selection of New Public Works Director

City of Tracy Announces Selection of New Public Works Director

CITY OF TRACY ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF NEW PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

Tracy, Calif. – The City of Tracy is pleased to announce the selection of its new Public Works Director, Don Scholl. Scholl, 51, joined the City of Tracy in 1999 as a Parks Supervisor and was later promoted to Parks, Sports Fields & Trees Superintendent. Following the retirement of former Public Works Director, David Ferguson, in October 2015, Scholl was appointed as Interim Public Works Director. After a competitive recruitment process, Scholl was selected as the leading candidate for the position.

“Don has exceptional leadership experience in areas of employee management, budget preparation and oversight, community outreach, program coordination, landscape maintenance administration, and is very familiar with the operations of the Public Works Department,” stated Tracy City Manager, Troy Brown. “Don is well-regarded both within our organization and the community, and has a calm and approachable demeanor.”

San Jose Police Chief Selected as Tracy's New Chief of Police

San Jose Police Chief Selected as Tracy's New Chief of Police

SAN JOSE POLICE CHIEF SELECTED AS TRACY’S NEW CHIEF OF POLICE

Tracy, Calif. – Following a competitive four month national recruitment, the City of Tracy is pleased to announce the selection of its new Chief of Police, current San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel. Esquivel, 53, comes to the City of Tracy with more than 30 years of law enforcement experience with the City of San Jose. Esquivel will replace Tracy Police Chief and Public Safety Director, Gary Hampton, who announced his retirement in April 2015.

"Chief Hampton has served the City exceptionally well and we are fortunate to have Chief Esquivel serve as Tracy’s new Police Chief ’” stated Tracy City Manager, Troy Brown. “I am certain he will bring the same level of dedication and leadership to the City of Tracy as he did in San Jose.”

It’s Over. Say Goodbye. Get out and MOVE

It’s Over. Say Goodbye. Get out and MOVE

You heard me. Put it down. You don’t need that last Milky Way. No seriously, you don’t. Will one more kill you? No. But you don’t need it. Step away. Throw it away. Like deep down in the trash so you aren’t tempted to dig it out later in a moment of weakness. Is it in there? Deep down? Good. Now get out of the house and go for a walk. Crisis adverted.

You’re welcome.

I think we can officially welcome Autumn at this point since it doesn’t appear it will hit 90 degrees again in the coming weeks. So welcome beautiful cool, crisp, air. Bright, deep, gorgeous fall colors, and every holiday that center’s around eating. We here at Mama Bootcamp welcome you with open arms. (notice I did not say open mouths?) but open arms yes, because it is the most wonderful time of the year!

City of Tracy Appoints New Assistant City Manager

CITY OF TRACY APPOINTS NEW ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER
City of Alameda Administrative Services Director Selected

Tracy, Calif. – Following a competitive four month recruitment process, the City of Tracy is announcing the selection of its new Assistant City Manager. Stephanie Garrabrant- Sierra comes to Tracy from the City of Alameda where she currently serves as the Administrative Services Director. Prior to that role, she served as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Alameda.

"I am very excited to join the Tracy team and look forward to 'Thinking Inside the Triangle!’” stated Ms. Garrabrant-Sierra.

Ms. Garrabrant-Sierra is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and has been an attorney for almost 25-years, practicing mainly in employment, public contracting, business law and contract law. She began her career in the firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison as a litigator, and then worked with the Legal Aid Society of Alameda County.

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.

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

University of the Pacific awards more doctoral degrees to Asian American students than any other college in the country. Pacific alumni have the sixth-highest salaries among recent graduates who earned diplomas at West Coast colleges. And the university counts among the 15 most popular, 50 most beautiful, 50 smartest and 100 “coolest” campuses in the nation.

Those are just some of the rankings Pacific chalked up this year in assessments from popular magazines and websites, including Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Payscale.com, PolicyMic.com, Lumosity, Sierra Magazine and more.

“It’s wonderful when these rankings emphasize what we already know about Pacific,” said Provost Maria Pallavicini. “Pacific is a special place that prepares students for success through rigorous academics and superior teaching. While no ranking should be taken too seriously, we appreciate being recognized in so many areas.”

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University of the Pacific launches Northern California’s first audiology doctoral program

University of the Pacific launches Northern California’s first audiology doctoral program

Californians who may have lost some hearing listening to the Grateful Dead at The Fillmore have new assurance that they'll be able to see an audiologist when they need one.

University of the Pacific is launching the first audiology doctorate program in Northern California, one that is expected to educate nearly half of the estimated 55 new audiologists who will be needed each year to keep pace with anticipated statewide demand.

The program will be offered at Pacific's new downtown San Francisco campus at 155 Fifth Street, where the university is also opening new audiology patient clinics. When fully staffed, the state-of-the-art clinics will offer comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitation services to some 3,500 adults and children each year.

California now has only one other program that grants a doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) degree, a joint program of San Diego State and UC San Diego that turns out about 10 audiologists a year.