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Craft-brewing leader gives $1 million to enhance UC Davis brewing facility

Craft-brewing leader gives $1 million to enhance UC Davis brewing facility

Carlos Alvarez, founder and owner of The Gambrinus Company of San Antonio, Texas, announced a $1 million gift to the brewing science program at UC Davis

The gift will fund new brewing and laboratory equipment at UC Davis to create the brewery of the future. The gift from Alvarez will build on previous investments and secure UC Davis’ position as a leader in brewing education.

Gambrinus is a leader in craft-brewing with three independent and distinctive breweries: the Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley, California; BridgePort Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon; and the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, which is home of the iconic Shiner Bock beer... Read More

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Woodland drug store break-in caught on camera


It was early Saturday morning when surveillance video recorded four men in hooded sweaters break into the Corner Drug Company store in Woodland.

"They came in, they were here for about a minute and a half, maybe two minutes," store owner and pharmacist Lisa Shelley said.

In that short time, the thieves were able to do major damage to the inside of the drug store. Aside from smashing a computer and cash register, the crooks were able to make off with some drugs.

"They split up and they went through the shelves and when they got through the liquid bottles, they all seemed to gather around and they put cough syrup bottles and some bottles of stool softener," Shelley said.

She believes the suspects were out for promethazine with codeine – a narcotic that can be abused to produce euphoric side effects.

Brassy! Brass Ensemble Concert

Brassy! Brass Ensemble Concert
Brassy! Brass Ensemble Concert
07-10-2015 - 07-10-2015
 
http://ww.natsoulas.com
Admission: Free
 
(530) 756-3938
 
Start Time(s): Fri 6pm-8pm
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts will host a free concert with the Brassy! brass ensemble Brassy! 
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Hackathon Coders Use California Health-Care Portal to Develop Apps

Hackathon Coders Use California Health-Care Portal to Develop Apps

A civic hackathon at UC Davis challenged participants to use health-care data from the California state government drew a big crowd of coders and produced apps that might have staying power... Read More

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Brewer donates $1 million to UC Davis beer science program


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The University of California Davis is using $1 million donated by a Texas-based brewer to buy new equipment for its beer science program.

The Sacramento bee reports (http://bit.ly/1SkjLMQ) Mexican immigrant Carlos Alvarez says in a university news release that opportunities in America have enabled him to donate to the education of future craft brewers.

A biochemical engineering graduate from Mexico's Monterrey Institute of Technology, Alvarez is a former Modelo export manager who led the launch of Corona in the United States.

Gambrinus Co. has a brewery each in Berkeley, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Shiner, Texas.

UC Davis started offering beer education in 1959. Since 2011, the program has been housed at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

Alvarez's donation funds the purchase of brewing and lab equipment.

Let Us Help You Find Your Next Good Book on June 20

Let Us Help You Find Your Next Good Book on June 20

Thinking about your summer reading list?  Want to read something different this summer rather than the same bestselling authors?  Come to the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library on Saturday, June 20, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and learn how to find your next good read.  Library staff will share insider tips on how we put together our personal summer reading list.

Davis Organizations Among Those Receiving Kaiser Permanente Grants

Davis Organizations Among Those Receiving Kaiser Permanente Grants

Kaiser Permanente in Greater Sacramento has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities, including those serving Davis and Yolo County.

The Community Benefit grants range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304. They are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.