East Bay graduation rates rise slightly, while dropout rates decline
As high school students from the class of 2015 begin receiving their diplomas this month, they may help boost overall graduation rates for their schools and districts. Between 2013 and 2014, most districts improved their graduation rates and saw lower percentages of students dropping out of high school.
Startling new tools for diagnostic medicine: living biosensors made of bacteria that glow a particular color when they detect trouble. Scientists rewired the genetic circuitry inside bacterial cells so that the cells recognized tumors or abnormal glucose levels in urine, signaling diabetes.
A 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline where globs of oily goo washed ashore will remain closed until officials determine the water is safe for swimmers and surfers.
It's been the best of times for auto dealers since the recession. Those that survived picked up business from those that didn't. They reorganized their operations to be leaner and more efficient. Auto sales soared 59 percent to 16.5 million last year from the 2010 low point.
Special report on the chromium-tainted desert town made famous in "Erin Brockovich."
Get all the latest news and links to resources as the state battles another fiscal mess.
Review: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett delight fans in Concord
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett support 'Cheek to Cheek' at Concord Pavilion.
Dustin Diamond bar fight: Former TV star guilty of lesser charges
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.