Oakland: Cal football assistant cited after arrest for soliciting prostitute

04/20/2015 03:50 PM PDT
Pierre Ingram, Cal's wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, was arrested as part of a prostitution sting. 
Stanford, Harvard researchers to share $500K medical prize
04/20/2015 12:47 PM PDT - Two scientists whose work on modern research technologies is expected to speed the pace of medical discoveries will share one of the richest prizes in medicine and science next month, officials at a New York hospital said Monday 

Hayward: Cal State East Bay starts bike-sharing program
04/20/2015 08:11 PM PDT - Cal State East Bay has started a bike-sharing program, where users can reserve a bicycle using an app on their smartphones or computers. 

A surge in federal funding for Mental Health First Aid could make it as popular as CPR
04/20/2015 06:01 AM PDT - Advocates say that a recent influx of Mental Health First Aid federal funding could make certification classes for Mental Health First Aid as widespread as CPR classes. 

50 years of warbling and bad puns in Piedmont
04/20/2015 06:41 AM PDT - Piedmont High School celebrates milestone for birdcalling contest. 

Mt. Diablo school board governance workshop, meeting regarding charter, bonds planned
04/18/2015 12:27 PM PDT - The Mt. Diablo school board will hold a governance workshop followed by a regular meeting on Monday. The governance workshop will include Brown Act training and other issues, and the meeting will include a public hearing on a proposed performing arts charter and a vote on three proposals to issue up to $77 million in remaining 2010 Measure C bonds. 

Walnut Creek: Teachers job fair Saturday at Brandman University
04/17/2015 10:29 PM PDT - Free job fair for educators will include representatives from several local school districts recruiting for a variety of teaching and other credentialed positions. Participants are encouraged to bring resumes and come prepared for on-site interviews.  

San Ramon Valley Excellence in Education awards honor staff, parents
04/17/2015 09:43 PM PDT - The ceremony culminated in a Lifetime Achievement Award for San Ramon Valley High English teacher Richard Ault, whose students shared their reflections on his impact on their lives. 

West Contra Costa students offer ideas for supplemental funds
04/17/2015 04:22 PM PDT - After hearing their spending options, students voted overwhelmingly to bolster programs that would help them become better prepared for college and careers. 

Contra Costa Times editorial: Court must block Acalanes absurd attempt to break promise to voters
04/20/2015 11:45 AM PDT - Nothing less than the integrity of the electoral process is at stake. For if the Acalanes high school district prevails, the message to voters will be that you can't trust the assurances written into measures local cities, schools and special districts put on the ballot. 

San Francisco Catholics call for removal of Archbishop
04/17/2015 11:15 AM PDT - Amid continuing controversy over proposed additions to the faculty handbook for Bay Area-based Catholic schools, a group of prominent Bay Area Catholics has called on Pope Francis to remove San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.  

Berkeley: Female victim alleges sexual assault at fraternity
04/17/2015 11:23 AM PDT - A University of California at Berkeley student alleged she was a victim of a sexual assault Saturday in Berkeley, university police said Thursday. 

Sentencing postponed for former Richmond coach convicted of molesting young girls
04/17/2015 12:54 PM PDT - Barron Edwards, convicted Feb. 27, now set to be sentenced May 1 for crimes involving three victims 

Oakland: Little Rock Nine members tell story of courage as they integrated school in 1957
04/17/2015 06:37 PM PDT - They were just going to school. It was 1957 and Minnijean Brown Trickey and Dr. Terrence Roberts had volunteered to be members of the Little Rock Nine. 

Dr. Oz should be booted from Columbia over 'quack treatments,' says Stanford doctor and colleagues
04/17/2015 09:45 AM PDT - NEW YORK (AP) -- Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments. 

Nancy Pelosi to give SJSU commencement speech
04/16/2015 04:43 PM PDT - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will give a commencement address at San Jose State University on Saturday, May 23. 

UC delays release of admissions data amid budget negotiations
04/17/2015 07:15 AM PDT - The University of California won't release its much-awaited admission rates until mid-May, saying the budget uncertainty and wait lists make the current figures inaccurate. 

Celebration of Emancipation Proclamation and End of Civil War to shed light on local heroes
04/17/2015 07:08 AM PDT - This weekend, a two-day symposium at San Jose State University about the Emancipation Proclamation and the Sesquicentennial end -- April 1865 -- of the War between the States, will focus on California and the Bay Area. 

Contra Costa Community College District to install surveillance cameras
04/16/2015 03:57 PM PDT - The district plans to install security cameras at the parking lots at its main campuses in Pleasant Hill, San Pablo and Pittsburg, the learning centers in East County and the administrative offices in downtown Martinez.  

The college class of 2015 should have lots of job opportunities
04/16/2015 01:06 PM PDT - Good news for college seniors and graduate students preparing to accept diplomas this spring: Signs say that new graduates will fare better than they did in 2014. The Labor Department reported on Thursday that the unemployment rate for Americans in their 20s who received a four-year or advanced degree last year rose to 12.4 percent from 10.9 percent in 2013.  

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Napa's City Winery rocks out as a music venue

Tosca may not reign supreme at the historic Napa Valley Opera House these days, but the space has morphed into a concert and dining venue dubbed City Winery. 
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin finalize 'uncoupling' with divorce

The actress and Coldplay frontman reportedly let their business managers negotiate the divorce settlement details.