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UC prepares for deep budget cuts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The University of California's Board of Regents is meeting in San Francisco to develop plans to cope with another massive loss of state funding.

Gov. Brown has already signed legislation reducing support for the 10-campus system by $500 million to roughly $2.5 billion for the coming fiscal year.

When Brown issued his revised budget proposal Monday, he warned that UC could lose another $500 million if the state does not extend several temporary tax increases.

So far the governor doesn't have enough Republican support for the tax extensions. UC President Mark Yudof says a budget cut of that magnitude would likely force the university to raise tuition again.

At Wednesday's board meeting, UC administrators plan to lay out strategies to deal with the loss of state support.

UC Davis to begin Middle East lecture series May 11

UC Davis to begin Middle East lecture series May 11

DAVIS - On Wednesday, May 11, the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies Program will launch its Faris Saeed Lecture Series in Arab Studies with both UC Davis and guest scholars serving as panel speakers.

The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.

Looking for cuts in wrong places

Looking for cuts in wrong places
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Yolo County 'Local Government Workshop" planned for April 26

Yolo County 'Local Government Workshop" planned for April 26

WOODLAND - Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Matt Rexroad and his Chief of Staff Dotty Pritchard will host a Local Government Workshop on April 26 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., in the Board of Supervisors chambers located at 625 Court Street in Woodland.

The workshop will include a "behind the scenes" look at county government and a short walking tour of the county administration building.

"Yolo County recently completed another successful Resident’s Academy (Yolo 101) series," said Rexroad. "For those that participated and want just a little more, or for those that missed this series, this Local Government Workshop will allow you to visit county departments and learn how county government works for you."

There is no charge to attend the workshop. For more information or to sign-up for the workshop, contact Gary Engel at (530) 666-8044 or gary.engel@yolocounty.org.

UC Davis students organize panel to address state budget cuts

UC Davis students organize panel to address state budget cuts

DAVIS - Student groups at UC Davis will host a panel on Tuesday, March 8, to discuss how Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget cuts will affect the university. The event will be held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in Chemistry Lecture Hall 194 on campus.

The panel was organized to address any questions students have pertaining to the current budget crisis, how the proposed budget cuts will affect UC Davis, and what the plans are for the future of California.

Top members of the UC Davis administration will be included on the panel, along with student representatives.

Between 150-250 students, faculty and administrators are expected to the event.