Good News Briefs

Stockton Symphony opens 90th season!

The Stockton Symphony is the third oldest, continuously performing, orchestra in California, surpassed in longevity only by the San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
It began its 90th season Saturday with a champagne and appetizer reception prior to the grand opening concert featuring violinist Philippe Quint. Peter Jaffe (pictured left) is the music director and conductor. Saturday's concert also featured a "Birthday Song" arranged by Jaffe as well as Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture".

University of the Pacific housing project to pump $57M into Stockton’s economy

A 381-bed student housing project on University of the Pacific's Stockton campus will provide students with contemporary living while creating nearly 330 jobs and pumping $57 million into the regional economy the university says.
The university Wednesday broke ground to mark the start of construction of the 158,000-square-foot Upper Division Housing project that includes two four-story residence halls on campus north of the Calaveras River and south of Brookside Road. The $36 million project will be located on what had been the university's tennis courts and a small portion of an adjacent recreation field.
Tennis operations shifted in March to the newly constructed Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center south of the Calaveras River and closer to other Athletics facilities.
The new residence is the first phase of a four-phase housing master plan for the campus with a net increase of about 200 beds as buildings previously used