California IN BRIEF : WESTWOOD : 3 Finalists Chosen for 10th UC Campus
The regents of the University of California chose sites in Merced, Madera and Fresno counties as the three finalists for what may become the system’s 10th campus. A winner among those San Joaquin Valley locations will not be selected until at least next year and the campus probably will not be built until the year 2000, although UC President David P. Gardner warned that the school could be delayed or not built at all if the state’s financial picture does not improve. Chosen from eight semifinalists were these agricultural and grazing properties: Lake Yosemite, a 7,000-acre spread six miles from downtown Merced; Table Mountain, a 16,000-acre tract in Madera County on the banks of the San Joaquin River, 12 miles north of Fresno; and Academy, a 2,000-acre site near Clovis and 25 miles northeast of Fresno. UC officials refused to specify why those three were preferred.