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Budget cutbacks affecting local schools

Budget cutbacks affecting local schools

Budget cutbacks affecting local schools
TheReporter.com
According to The Reporter newspaper in Vacaville, 174 out of 1077 school districts in California are in financial distress, including the Vacaville Unified School District. Our district has had to lay teachers off and expand class sizes. ...

UC Davis veterinary school breaks ground for $58.5M research building

UC Davis veterinary school breaks ground for $58.5M research building

DAVIS - A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Friday at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine for a new four-story, 76,000-square-foot research building that will be dedicated to protecting and improving the health of animals, people and the environment.

The $58.5 million facility is the capstone for the first phase of the veterinary school's ambitious $354 million building program. The new building, initially to be known as Veterinary Medicine Research Facility 3B, is being constructed in the campus's health sciences district, northeast of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

"When complete in December 2012, Veterinary Medicine 3B will provide modern, innovative research facilities and a platform for the School of Veterinary Medicine to continue rising to even greater heights," said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B.

Vacaville High School swimming sweeps Fairfield

Vacaville High School swimming sweeps Fairfield

Vacaville High School swimming sweeps Fairfield
TheReporter.com
By Reporter Staff Vacaville's boys had several solid swims, including two individual wins by Pierre Archambeau (100-yard backstroke, 200 individual medley). Other winning times came from freshman Glenn Abernethy (100-yard butterfly), Joe Riggert (100 ...

UC Davis professor receives $4.8M to fight child obesity in Central Valley

UC Davis professor receives $4.8M to fight child obesity in Central Valley

DAVIS - UC Davis professor Adela de la Torre, a national expert on Chicano and Latino health issues, today received a five-year, $4.8 million federal grant to discover the best ways to help Mexican-heritage children in California maintain healthy weights.

The study, called "Ninos Sanos, Familia Sana" (Healthy Children, Healthy Family), will take place in the Central Valley towns of Firebaugh and San Joaquin.

"More than four in every 10 children born to parents of Mexican heritage are overweight or obese, and therefore at greater risk of early diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease," said de la Torre.

UC Davis to offer new olive oil production classes in May

UC Davis to offer new olive oil production classes in May

DAVIS - Two new olive-oil production courses will be offered May 10 and 11 at the University of California, Davis, coordinated by the UC Davis Olive Center.

The courses are open to the public, with a registration of $285 per person for each. More information and registration are available online at: http://olivecenter.ucdavis.edu/.

The first course will focus on the Business of Olive Oil Production. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the UC Davis Conference Center. The second course, titled Quality Olive Oil Production, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.

Vacaville High School's class of 1966 to gather Aug. 13

Vacaville High School's class of 1966 to gather Aug. 13

Vacaville High School's Class of 1966 to gather on Aug. 13
TheReporter.com
Vacaville High School's Class of 1966 is holding its 45th year reunion from 5 to 10 pm, Aug. 13 at the Pippo Ranch on Cantelow Road in Vacaville. It will be casual dress, outdoor event that will be combined with the Vaca High Alumni Association ...

UC Davis students to get inside look at wine industry April 18

UC Davis students to get inside look at wine industry April 18

DAVIS - An insider's glimpse of the wine industry will be offered Monday, April 18, by William "Bill" Price, owner of Durell Vineyards, during a special presentation at UC Davis' Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

Price's lecture, titled "Don't put your name on the label: Hard-earned lessons about making wine in the wine business," will be given from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the institute's Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater.