Walden West: New molest charges against 'Papa Bear'

07/31/2015 07:04 AM PDT
Prosecutors added a second boy victim to the child molestation charges against former Walden West science camp aide. 
Make Susan Martin permanent at San Jose State
07/30/2015 12:18 PM PDT - This week I met Susan Martin, the newly named interim president of San Jose State. The 64-year-old academic from Michigan was on campus for a short visit before returning home to pack for her year here. 

Task force suggests potential safety improvements at Walden West Science Camp
07/30/2015 04:54 PM PDT - A progress report by the Walden West Task Force Wednesday night at the Santa Clara County Office of Education's board meeting revealed some behind-the-scenes changes that have already been made or could be made. 

Lafayette schools hammering out deal for old library site
07/30/2015 01:02 PM PDT - School district considering lease/purchase option of city-owned property to add classrooms, district office space 

Antioch gets big reimbursement windfall from state
07/29/2015 06:35 PM PDT - Antioch last month received a surprise $793,767 reimbursement from Sacramento for costs that it incurred over a decade ago in complying with mandates that the state imposed but didn't provide the money to carry out -- and now the City Council must decide what to do with the windfall.  

SJSU coach trying to keep players out of trouble
07/29/2015 01:16 PM PDT - After dismissing two incoming freshmen for off-field incidents, San Jose State football coach Ron Caragher might reorganize the Spartans' offseason program to have coaches on campus before fall camp begins to keep players out of trouble.  

How overparenting hurts even top college-bound children
07/31/2015 11:02 AM PDT - In a new book, Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims tells parents "How to Raise an Adult," and how and why to avoid the "overparenting trap." 

Valley Stars: Dublin high school student attends national tech conference
07/28/2015 11:59 AM PDT - AccomplishmentsQuarry Lane High student attends national tech conference: The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders recently met in Boston for honors-only high school students from around the United States. 

Principal's suicide, forged tests overshadow praise for experimental Harlem school
07/28/2015 10:40 AM PDT - NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeanene Worrell-Breeden had what she called a dream job running a public school linked with Columbia University's Teachers College when she killed herself by jumping in front of a subway car this spring. 

Cal's rigid academic standards pose tough challenge for athletics
07/28/2015 08:17 AM PDT - Cal will require 80 percent of all athletes to have a 3.0 grade-point average by 2017; standards exceeded only by Stanford. 

Bay Area tech innovators honored for helping the disabled
07/28/2015 07:12 AM PDT - In an often self-absorbed Silicon Valley, where startups attack first-world problems like delivering red wine-braised short ribs to every hungry hipster's doorstep, several Bay Area entrepreneurs were honored Monday in New York City for far more noble innovation. 

Search intensifies for San Francisco teacher 10 days missing
07/27/2015 12:21 PM PDT - The search is intensifying for a San Francisco teacher who has been been missing for 10 days.  

Search continues for SF high school teacher missing in El Dorado County
07/26/2015 09:52 AM PDT - Edward Cavanaugh hasn't been seen since disappearing July 17 on a dirt biking trip 

UC Berkeley ranked No. 1 public university in U.S.
07/26/2015 11:22 AM PDT - Center for World University Rankings rate the Berkeley campus as the number one public university in the United States; Stanford is number two in the world, behind only Harvard.  

Search underway for missing Bay Area teacher
07/26/2015 07:08 AM PDT - A search is underway for a Bay Area teacher last seen more than a week ago in the Rock Creek area of El Dorado County, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office. 

Charter schools: Division in some communities, others begin to embrace the independent campuses
07/26/2015 03:26 PM PDT - As charter schools are spreading in the East Bay and California, school districts and county offices of education are faced with challenges in deciding to approve or deny petitions, figuring out what level of oversight is appropriate, and trying to ensure that all students have access to a quality education. Although the state law allowing charters to operate in California was approved in 1992, charter petitions and renewals continue to be contentious in many communities.  

Oakland Public Library begins toy lending program
07/25/2015 09:14 AM PDT - The Oakland Public Library is now lending toys designed for children up to six years old, library officials said Friday. 

UC Santa Cruz petitioned by students who missed deadline
07/25/2015 07:24 AM PDT - SANTA CRUZ -- Students who failed to meet UC Santa Cruz's admissions deadlines have started an online petition calling for the university to reinstate hundreds of students who had their acceptances canceled. 

SJSU football dismisses another incoming freshman after on-campus incident
07/25/2015 07:23 AM PDT - Coach Ron Caragher kicked former McClymonds star Bomani Bassette-Hairston off the team after an incident earlier this week sent Spartans teammate Chad Miller to the hospital.  

Large Antioch preschool moves out; nowhere to go
07/25/2015 09:40 AM PDT - Kids' Club Preschool lost its lease and clock is ticking as it looks for another suitable site 

(Courtesy of Mike Gordon)
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J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.