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Pacific in the Press | March 26, 2019

Mar 26, 2019

 

Quote of the Week


"Wildfires are a certainty of this area. The risks must be addressed systematically in land-use decisions and management to reduce the need for fuel reduction or firefighting."

John Kirlin, San Francisco Chronicle, March 19, 2019


Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

"Open Forum: Napa County's proposed land-use rules ignore wildfire risks," San Francisco Chronicle, March 19, 2019: McGeorge's John Kirlin authored an opinion piece on a land-use proposal in Napa County that does not consider wildland fires. "Wildfires are a certainty of this area. The risks must be addressed systematically in land-use decisions and management to reduce the need for fuel reduction or firefighting," concluded Kirlin.

"Migration sensation: Painted lady butterflies pass through Lodi area," Lodi News-Sentinel (Paywall), March 23, 2019: Biological sciences' Ryan Hill was quoted in this story about the migration of the painted lady butterfly. "A number of factors are attributed to the larger population that we see migrating from the southeast towards the northwest (this season)," Hill told the News-Sentinel. "Although the large swarm we are seeing currently is not directly linked to weather, this species of butterfly is known to thrive in the rain. Due to the rainfall, it has allowed the plants to thrive, which provides caterpillars with the food needed during their transformation from larvae to butterfly. ... We are not certain of their migration patterns, because there is little research on the painted lady butterflies because of the degree of difficulty in locating and tracking this specific species of butterfly." News-Sentinel subscribers can find the full story on its website.

"Report: Sacramento region to lead NorCal in job growth," KCRA, March 20, 2019: An economic forecast by Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research was featured in this story about job growth in the Sacramento region. The report projected that Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties combined will lead Northern California in job growth for 2019.

"Stockton Symphony Classics 4 concert will blend classic, romantic repertoire," The Record March 21, 2019: A concert by the Conservatory's Frank Wiens was featured in this story. He'll be accompanied by the Stockton Symphony. "It's always a treat. The Stockton Symphony is a wonderful orchestra," Wiens told The Record. "For a community this size to have not only one of the longest-surviving orchestras in California, when so many went under in financial hard times, Stockton hung in there strongly and has a fine orchestra made up of fine professional players. And Peter Jaffe is a wonderful addition to Stockton. He's a wonderful conductor, funny, a natural entertainer and a brilliant musician. It's always a treat working with Peter and the orchestra."

"Francke: Sunshine Week, Your Right to Know," Voice of OC, March 14, 2019: McGeorge alumnus Terry Francke authored this opinion piece to offer ways for people to advance their rights. "You don't have to be a lawyer, lobbyist or policy wonk to make improvements in how open your city council, county supervisors, school board or special district directors' meetings are, or in public access to government information," wrote Francke. "Californians Aware will be happy to help and to report the results of your project(s)."

"Yolo Community Foundation has a new board member," The Daily Democrat (Woodland), March 21, 2019: McGeorge alumna Jennie Bretschneider was named to the Yolo Community Foundation. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the YCF Board," she told The Daily Democrat. "It's so rewarding to connect people who want to give back to their communities with the causes they care most about - all in a flexible, streamlined and tax-efficient manner."

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