Published: Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 4:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 18, 2012 at 5:02 p.m.
Dutton family to be honored by SRJC
Santa Rosa Junior College will be presenting the 2012 President’s Medallion of Honor to the Dutton family on May 31.
A reception will be held at 11 a.m. at SRJC’s Walter Haehl Pavilion, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.
For more than 130 years, the Dutton family has been farming Dutton Ranch in Sonoma County. The family is being recognized for its commitment to sustained agriculture, land preservation, and to the educational mission of Santa Rosa Junior College, the school said.
For information, contact the SRJC Foundation at 527-4248 or email email@example.com.
King named executive director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission
Camron King has been hired as executive director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission, replacing its longtime chief, Mark Chandler, who had led the organization since its formation in 1991.
Previously, King served as vice president of state government relations at the California Association of Winegrape Growers, where he had worked for eight years, and executive director of the Western Labor Coalition.
“The Commission has a well-deserved and established reputation within the industry for being at the forefront of sustainability, research, marketing and promotion and I look forward to building on the tradition of success here,” King said in a statement.
Chandler, who resigned from the Lodi Winegrape Commission last year and founded his own consulting firm, is now serving as marketing manager of the Society of Wine Educators, a nonprofit group working to advance wine education through professional development and certification.
Students to make wine in space
A pair of California high school students are hoping make wine where no one has made wine before: in space.
Their experiment was one of 11 aboard a rocket that was scheduled to blast off Saturday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., to the International Space Station. The young men are hoping to figure out how quickly grape juice turns into wine.
“We think it’s going to ferment faster,” Max Holden, a ninth-grader at Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, told the New York Times.
The spacecraft was built by Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, of Hawthorne. It was the first launch operated by a private company, rather than the government, to supply the space station.
The only scientific experiments on the mission are those devised by students as part of a program run by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education.
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