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Yolo Land Trust announces new board members

Yolo Land Trust announces new board members

WOODLAND - During its most recent Board of Directors meeting, the Yolo Land Trust elected its 2011 slate of officers and welcomed new board members Jessica Kilkenny, Bob Marr and Chris Scheuring. The new Board of Directors officers are:

President - Mary Kimball
Vice President - Chris Sinclair
Treasurer - Kathy Ward
Secretary - Kristen Bennett

Mary Kimball, the Executive Director of the Center for Land Based Learning, is serving her second term as president. Chris Sinclair, Walnut Manager of Woodside Electronics Corporation, becomes the vice president for his first term. Kathy Ward, Director of Research and Development Finance and Operations at Seminis Vegetable Seeds, moves to treasurer, and Kristen Bennett, Project Leader/Senior Scientist at Monsanto Company, continues as secretary.

Jessica Kilkenny is Vice President/Commercial Loan Manager at First Northern Bank where she manages the daily operations of the Winters Branch.

Yolo County Superior Court commits to assisting disabled

Yolo County Superior Court commits to assisting disabled

YOLO COUNTY - Kara Walker Clarkson, Yolo Superior Court Interpreter Coordinator, and Julie Ann Burton, Court Operations Supervisor and ADA Coordinator for the Yolo Superior Court, gave a presentation to the Hearing Loss Association of America, Woodland-Davis Chapter on Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Davis Senior Center. The presentation emphasized the court’s commitment to assist those with disabilities. Outreach efforts are extended to those needing special assistance when participating as a juror, witness, or party to an action.

According to Presiding Judge David Rosenberg, “It is the court’s policy to assure that qualified individuals with disabilities have equal and full access to the judicial system. The court does not discriminate on the admission and access to its services, programs, activities and employment.

Todd Green, UC Davis professor, wins science development award

Todd Green, UC Davis professor, wins science development award

DAVIS - The National Science Foundation has given an early career development award to Todd Green, assistant professor of computer science at UC Davis. The prestigious CAREER award is worth $550,000 over five years and will support Green's work on making better use of data warehouses -- huge repositories of data collected by businesses and other organizations.

Businesses want to use that data, such as sales records, to make better decisions, Green said. But the sheer scale of the data warehouses makes it difficult to query a database and get answers quickly. The results of queries are usually discarded.

Green's project, called "Scrapple," aims to save these query results and use them to generate answers to new, related queries.