District News Wrap-Up 9/5/19

New detections of West Nile Virus in California horses

The California Department of Food and Agriculture reported that seven horses have tested positive in recent weeks for Equine West Nile Virus — six of which were in the #CentralValley, including Stanislaus County. Read the release linked to below and familiar yourself with the signs, symptoms, and prevention methods. The diseases can be transmitted to humans, horses, birds, and other animals.

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California Wine Month

September is #CaliforniaWineMonth! California is America’s number one wine state and the fourth largest producer in the world. California’s wineries and vineyards provide quality jobs and are anchors for our local, state, and national economies. Our community and the greater Central Valley are lucky enough to high-quality wines and wineries.

Algal Blooms At San Luis Reservior

If you were planning on relaxing outdoors and enjoying water at the San Luis Reservoir, you may want to think again! San Luis Reservoir is still experiencing a harmful algal bloom. Please protect yourself, children, pets, and livestock. You can look for an alternative spot to visit and cool down here: https://mywaterquality.ca.gov/habs/data_viewer/

Golden Valley Health Centers Visit Capital

Representatives from the Golden Valley Health Centers visited Sacramento. They were advocating for both improving the quality of and lowering the cost of healthcare in our community.

Community Workshop For Real ID

On September 17, at the Los Banos Community Center, stop by to get more information about the REAL ID. Department of Motor Vehicles officials will be there to speak about REAL ID driver licenses and identification cards and the necessary documents to apply — mandatory to board a flight in the United States after October 1, 2020. Assembleymember Adam Gray’s team will also be hosting mobile office hours, should you need assistance with any state or local agency.

At UC Merced, a pipeline for more diverse faculty

Cognitive Science major Alejandra Santoyo outside of the Kolligan Library at UC Merced on August 2, 2019. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

“As universities around the country struggle to diversify their faculty, the youngest University of California campus is racking up an impressive record of preparing its students — many of them low-income, first-generation students of color — for academic careers. Its undergraduates are more likely to assist faculty with original research—a boon to graduate school applications—than those at any other UC campus, according to university surveys.”

Read more of the CalMatters article written by Felicia Mello here: https://bit.ly/2kkWfto