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Upland has selected a new manager. Rod Butler, currently the city manager of Patterson in Northern California, will take over that position in Upland at the end of next month, according to a report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Butler, 50, has been city manager in Crescent City. He …

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Karthick Ramakrishnan, a professor of political science and public policy at UC Riverside, has been appointed to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs. Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, named Ramakrishnan to the 13-member panel, which advises then governor, state legislature and state agencies on issues …

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A lifelong Riverside resident has received the first-ever Riverside Business Week Young Entrepreneur Award from the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. Steffen Sommers was recognized for helping to create Lift Coffee Roasters, a gourmet coffee shop in Riverside, according to a report in The Press-Enterprise. Sommers, 26, opened the shop …

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Jeff Eason Sr. is back as president of the Barstow Senior Center. Eason returned days after being acquitted on embezzlement charges in connection with his management of the center, according to a report in the Barstow Desert Dispatch. Eason was charged with stealing $3,000, a washer-dryer and a refrigerator from …

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Jocelyn Millar, a professor of entomology at UC Riverside, has been awarded the Silver Medal for Career Achievement by the International Society of Chemical Ecology. The award, which is given out annually, recognizes noteworthy contributions chemical ecology, the study of chemicals that mediate interaction between living organisms, according to a …

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Cynthia Caruso has been named chief executive officer of the Southern California Fair. Caruso will be in charge of off-track wagering and will coordinate all non-fair activities, according to a statement. She will also be responsible for Harrison Hall, the fairgrounds’ banquet hall and wedding facility. Caruso’s appointment was announced …

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