San Jose school district goes on trial in molestation case
Families of former O.B. Whaley Elementary School students seek damages from school district accused of turning "blind eye" to former teacher's years of molestation
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.
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.
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Weekend Top 10: Les Claypool, Bay Area punk stars, team for benefit
Also on tap: San Jose Japantown celebrates anniversary; Hope Mohr Dance Company; S.F. International Arts Fest; Laurie Anderson
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.