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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

NEWS IN BRIEF

 

 

Vietnam veteran speaks for peac

Vietnam veteran Mike Boehm will present a slide presentation of his volunteer work in Vietnam on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

According to a press release, Boehm returned to Vietnam in 1992 to help build a small medical clinic.

“While there he began to come to terms with his own experiences in Vietnam…. He realized the tremendous capacity of people-to-people projects for building peace and reconciliation between our two societies,” the press release said.

Boehm, the chair of the My Lai Peace Park project and a member of Veterans for Peace, has returned to Vietnam 17 times since 1992 to work on projects with the Quakers of Madison, Wis.

The presentation will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, located 1.5 miles west of Highway 113 on Russell Boulevard. For more information call 756-6904.

 

Mental health advocates meet Wednesday

 

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness, will meet Wednesday for a potluck and free presentation called Drug Abuse and Mental Disorders: Double Trouble.

The presentation will be given by Dr. Jonathan Porteus and will begin at 7:30 p.m. after a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room in the Cesar Chavez housing complex at 1220 Olive Drive in Davis.

NAMI-Yolo provides education, advocacy and support for people living with mental illness. For more information on the group and its activities, call 756-8181 or visit namiyolo.org.

 

Davis residents appointed to state offices

 

Davis resident Scott Carney, 38, was appointed associate secretary of legislative affairs for the state’s Health and Human Services Agency, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Carney has served as deputy director of fiscal services for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2007.

Davis resident Thomas Gede, 60, was appointed to the board of directors for the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Gede has worked with Bingham Consulting Group and Bingham McCutchen, LLP. Gede earned his juris doctorate degree from the UC Hastings College of the Law.

 

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