Share the Spirit: Concord Child Care Center provides free care for working parents

11/29/2015 03:48 PM PST
The child care facility, which opened across the street from Meadow Homes Elementary School in 1972, serves 147 children ages 18 months to second grade, providing a full-day child care and development program and after school care. 
Richmond: City, school district racing the clock to set up Internet
11/29/2015 07:51 AM PST - The West Contra Costa school district has a plan to give every student a tablet to use at home. But the plan is complicated by the fact that in some neighborhoods, like the Iron Triangle, as many as 40 percent of residents don't have an Internet connection.  

Richmond: Meeting seeks resident input on future Berkeley Global Campus
11/28/2015 08:15 AM PST - Richmond residents and others curious to learn about the progress of the proposed Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay are invited to a community briefing, scheduled for Monday. 

SJSU police seeking donations, volunteers as yearly toy drive enters home stretch
11/28/2015 08:05 AM PST - As holiday burgeoning holiday shoppers commence their annual descent on the Bay Area's retailers, San Jose State University police hope that some of that spending can go toward their efforts to brighten the holidays for children in need in the campus community. 

New college grads entering a strong job market
11/28/2015 07:57 AM PST - According to a survey by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University, hiring of new grads is expected to jump 15 percent this year.  

California fitness: Only 1 in 3 seventh-graders pass
11/28/2015 09:05 AM PST - California students are less fit than they were in 2014, although they're marginally in better shape than five years ago. The percentage of students who met all six of the state's fitness goals declined in all three grades tested.  

Contra Costa Community college district toy drive kicks off
11/28/2015 08:18 AM PST - Contra Costa College police officers see their growing toy drive as spreading good cheer in myriad ways. The Bay Area Rescue Mission is a chief beneficiary and will give away toys at a Dec. 23 event.  

Students form global exchange to work on Earth's problems
11/26/2015 12:22 AM PST - Called "Hacking Space: A Student Exchange to Sustain Life on Earth," the project is being made possible by a U.S. State Department's Museums Connect grant that invites students to look toward their own communities, select an environmental problem and then work together and hack into space science and technology to develop innovations to solve it. 

Mt. Diablo school district files suit against county education board over performing arts charter
11/26/2015 03:09 PM PST - Mt. Diablo Unified has filed a lawsuit against the Contra Costa County Board of Education over its acceptance on appeal of the Contra Costa County School of Performing Arts charter school.  

Probe: College of Marin basketball coach paid player's tuition, helped others with rent
11/25/2015 12:34 PM PST - Former College of Marin basketball coach Dave Granucci, or one of his relatives, paid tuition for one talented player on his team and helped others pay for housing, according to an investigation commissioned by the college.  

JFK University wins grant for Hispanic education
11/25/2015 11:10 AM PST - JFK University wins grant for Hispanic educationJohn F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill has received a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Hispanic education. 

Guest column: Embrace school choice, not destroy it
11/25/2015 10:28 AM PST - Public charter schools are schools of choice allowing parents to determine what's in the best interest of their child. Throughout California, parents and community members are leading the effort to recognize school choice as an important factor in transforming the future of our public education 

Four UC Santa Cruz students robbed at knife point after kidnapping
11/25/2015 12:29 PM PST - Four UC Santa Cruz students were robbed and injured early Tuesday after one of the students was kidnapped in downtown Santa Cruz and brought to a dorm room at Oakes College, said UCSC Police Chief Nader Oweis. 

Northern California teacher charged after video shows him wrestling student
11/25/2015 08:23 AM PST - A Sacramento teacher who was caught on video wrestling a student last month has been charged with battery.  

Pleasanton students name presidential turkeys: 'Honest' and 'Abe'
11/25/2015 07:00 AM PST - Donlon Elementary School students come up with winning names for turkeys to be pardoned by President Obama -- 'Honest' and 'Abe.' 

Antioch Unified to swear in new board member next month
11/24/2015 04:09 PM PST - Fernando Navarro, 44, says he'll be coming in with the desire to get back to basics, but without an ego  

Guest Commentary: Barbara Cowan: Time for Antioch trustees to return to focusing on their real mission
11/24/2015 04:04 PM PST - On September 2015, I stood before my own school board to announce my resignation. This was the culmination of two years of exciting and productive progress and one subsequent year of agonizing defense of the prior good deeds of the superintendent, the staff and the district. 

Rape reported at SFSU dorm over the weekend
11/24/2015 11:16 AM PST - A person at San Francisco State University who was apparently incapable of consent reported being raped at a dorm on campus early Saturday morning, according to campus police.  

Facebook takes down UC Berkeley "White Student Union" hoax page, another surfaces
11/25/2015 07:17 AM PST - Dozens of similar fake pages mocking race-related campus activism cropped up over the weekend, including one using UC Berkeley's trademark. 

Mt. Diablo school district argues that former teacher Joseph Martin did not abuse kids
11/24/2015 07:07 AM PST - In a stunning defense against civil lawsuits filed against it, the Mt. Diablo school district plans to defend the actions of convicted child molester Joseph Martin, saying his fondling of boys' chests was not abuse but proper instruction, a court transcript shows.