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Pacific in the Press | Dec. 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017

Quote of the week: We are basically talking about stupidity, sneakiness and greed --Michael Malloy, The Arizona Republic, Dec. 14, 2017

Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

"Once-high-flying Quepasa chief Jeff Peterson under fire as $9M gone in online startups," The Arizona Republic, Dec. 14, 2017: McGeorge's Michael Malloy, a former Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement lawyer, comment in this story about the fall of an internet entrepreneur. He said that there was an argument of mismanagement, leaving investors little hope of recovering their investments. "We are basically talking about stupidity, sneakiness and greed - and you get a different legal response depending on whether it's sneakiness or greed," Malloy told The Republic. "If it's stupidity, there's not a lot you can do."

"Proposition 64 allows marijuana crimes to be removed or reduced,"  NBC Bay Area (San Francisco), Dec. 18, 2017: Leslie Jacobs of McGeorge was interviewed for this story about the new recreational marijuana law, which allows for many pot crime convictions to be removed from a person's record or reduced. Many of those convictions came during the war on drugs, which many believe disproportionately affected minority communities. Jacobs said some district attorney's offices can help reduce or remove those convictions.

"More than $600K paid out in settlements involving California senators for bad behavior,"  KCRA (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Dec. 14, 2017: McGeorge's Leslie Jacobs comment on this story about settlements being paid to state workers filing claims against state senators for such behavior as sexual harassment, racial discrimination, age discrimination and other wrongdoing. Some of the settlements include confidentiality clauses preventing victims from revealing how much money they received. "Certainly from a transparency standpoint, it troubles me a lot," Jacobs told KCRA, and that the public and Capitol workers would benefit from more disclosure.

"Stockton-based dentist with 'huge heart for the underserved' receives humanitarian award," California Dental Association, Dec. 15, 2017: Lester Low '86, a Dugoni grad and the Give Kids a Smile Day dental clinic director, was featured in this story on his receipt of the 2017 CDA Foundation Humanitarian Award. Low is a Stockton-based dentist and volunteers for several groups helping the underserved throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

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