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  • Central Coast schools try to tackle food waste in cafeterias

    May 16, 2012 8:46 PM

    It's a California State Food Code. Anything that goes on a student's plate, touched or untouched, must be thrown away if uneaten. According to the California Department of Education, schools across the state are reimbursed $2.77 per student for free and reduced lunches; that's whether they're eaten or thrown... more »
  • Professor donates $10M to UC Irvine

    October 18, 2011 11:07 AM

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - A professor has donated $10 million to the University of California, Irvine, after earning a fortune in winemaking. Seventy-seven-year-old Francisco Ayala, who is one of the world's top molecular biologists, owns more than 2,000 acres of vineyards in northern San Joaquin and Sacramento counties. He's... more »
  • USC gets record $200M, unrestricted donation

    March 9, 2011 8:36 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The University of Southern California is getting a record $200 million unrestricted donation from a steel company chairman and his wife. The university says in a news release Wednesday that the gift goes to the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, which is being named after David... more »
  • Calif animal feed mogul donates $100M to UCLA

    January 26, 2011 10:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Animal feed mogul Meyer Luskin and his wife, Renee, have donated $100 million to the University of California, Los Angeles. Half the gift goes to the UCLA School of Public Affairs to support teaching and research in public policy, urban planning and social welfare. The rest goes... more »
  • Red Cross receives donation to support local youth groups

    May 3, 2010 2:31 PM

    The San Luis Obispo Red Cross recently received a donation from the Robert H. Janessen Foundation for $2,500. The foundation works to meet the needs of youth in San Luis Obispo County. The donation will be used to support the needs of the six local Red Cross Youth clubs... more »
  • Central Coast Suit Drive kicks off to help women in need

    February 24, 2010 3:00 AM

    Local realtors are helping women who are looking to find a job dress for success. The Central Coast Suit Drive kicked off Tuesday with a special party in Pismo Beach, and organizers need your help. They're hoping to collect new or gently used suits or other professional attire this week.... more »

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