Students from Galt High School were among those honored last week at the 2009 Student Educational Video Awards.
The winners were announced Thursday at the Crest Theater for SECC's 20th annual Award Night event. Sponsored by Comcast, nearly 1,000 students, teachers and family members arrived to greet the "paparazzi" and watch the show.
In all, there were 16 SEVAs and 15 honorable mentions announced. Galt High's Willoughby Douglas, Noelle Buckband and Travis Straub received an award for their public service announcement, titled "Helmet Rap," while Mike Jones and the GTV Crew took honorable mention in the school news category.
Clips of all the SEVAs can be viewed at www.secctv.org/seva-09.html.
Board may transfer park land from county to CSD
The Lockeford Community Services District board will hear an update in the process of San Joaquin County transferring ownership of four acres of proposed park land to the district at Thursday's board meeting.
The board will also consider a request by developer Jack Kautz to have his property annexed into the district so that it can receive water and sewer service. Kautz proposes a 300-home subdivision south of downtown Lockeford.
Thursday's meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Old Lockeford Schoolhouse, 19456 N. Jack Tone Road.
Berryhill, Buchanan added to committee
Assembly members Bill Berryhill, R-Ceres, and Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, are among six state legislators added to the Select Committee on Lowering the Dropout Rate.
Berryhill's district includes areas east of Lodi, while Buchanan represents Galt and Thornton. Lodi-area Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, D-El Dorado Hills, was previously appointed to chair the committee.
Other appointees include Assembly members Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica, Warren Furatani, D-Long Beach, Steve Knight, R-Lancaster, and Lori Saldana, D-San Diego.
The committee, which will conduct its first hearing in June, will focus on the 20.1 percent statewide dropout rate, Huber said in a prepared statement. Local educators, administrators, business leaders and others will be invited to offer their perspectives on the high dropout rate. Public comment will be welcome as well.
Creative leftover recipes sought
You've finished dinner. There are bits of leftovers from each dish of the meal. Now, you ask, "What do I do with this food?" Some make stews, soups or salads. What do you do with leftovers?
If you have a creative way to use up uneaten food, we would like to hear from you for an upcoming story. Send recipes to Pam Bauserman at P.O. Box 1360, Lodi, CA 95241 or e-mail them to email@example.com.