Helen Foster highly critical of office in which opponent Karen Monroe is the second in command  
 
Spurred by more than two years of this newspaper's reports on school employees failing to properly report child abuse, Assembly Bill 1432 will change state law from "strongly encouraging" training to making it mandatory within the first six weeks of each year for certificated and classified workers.  
 
Two Antioch middle school students hospitalized after running into each other during a physical education class were back home Tuesday and in good condition, according to school district official.  
 
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More than 100 dead fish seen in Oakley creek, but officials are still testing to determine what happened.  
 
Two Antioch middle school students were hospitalized Monday morning, one of them with "traumatic injuries," after they collided during a physical education class, public safety and school officials said.  
 
CONCORD -- Quarterback Mitch Daniels threw five touchdown passes, including three in a dominant third quarter, to lead the host Concord High football team to a 50-21 win over previously unbeaten Deer Valley on Friday night.  
 
WALNUT CREEK -- Sophomore Najee Harris ran for 159 yards on 14 carries, and senior wide receiver Kenneth Wilson Jr. caught two touchdown passes to lead Antioch (4-1) to a rout of Northgate (3-2)Harris, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound ball of quickness, carried 34 yards on the game's first play and went 39  
 
OAKLEY -- Sophomore Ronnie Rivers and the Freedom offensive line took over in the second half, propelling the Freedom High football team past visiting Wood-Vacaville 37-28.  
 
Amador Valley pulls away in the second half, downs Granada.  
 
(Courtesy of Andy Halperin)
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