UC Berkeley defends handling of sex harassment claims against astronomy professor Geoff Marcy

10/12/2015 08:42 PM PDT
As fury grows over reports that esteemed astronomer Geoff Marcy sexually harassed female students for years, UC Berkeley on Monday defended its sanctions against its professor. 
Governor signs foster and homeless youth's education rights bill
10/12/2015 02:28 PM PDT - The governor signs a bill that should help ensure that foster and homeless youth educational rights are enforced. 

Richmond: Picnic in the Point set for Saturday, October 17
10/12/2015 01:40 PM PDT - Enjoy food, drinks, games and live music by Trout Fishing in America at the Picnic in the Point on Saturday, October 17 in Point Richmond.  

Hercules: Police arrest student suspected of threatening to 'shoot up' campus
10/12/2015 08:41 AM PDT - Police arrested a 15-year-old male student after receiving a report that he said he was planning to "shoot up the school" on Friday, Cmdr. Thomas Koeppe said. 

Brown's school budget reform embraced, exploited
10/12/2015 08:50 AM PDT - Gov. Jerry Brown's experiment in empowering poor parents has brought long-desired help to schools, but it also allowed clear evasions of the mandate to help needy students. 

California's exit exam's demise revives dreams for thousands
10/12/2015 08:30 AM PDT - A law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week means thousands of former California students who were denied diplomas because they didn't pass the California High School Exit Exam may now graduate. 

FAQs about the new exit exam bill
10/12/2015 08:38 AM PDT - FAQ: What to know now that California has stricken its high school exit exam graduation requirement. 

A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids
10/09/2015 07:26 PM PDT - America's crushing surge of student debt, now at $1.2 trillion, has bred a disturbing new phenomenon: School loans that span multiple generations within families. Weighed down by their own loans, many parents lack the means to fund their children's educations without sinking even deeper into debt.  

Berkeley High lockdown lifted as police detain student
10/09/2015 08:12 AM PDT - No weapons were found when officers ordered a lockdown at Berkeley High School for about 30 minutes Thursday as they investigated reports of an armed student on campus, a police spokeswoman said. 

Fremont fossils unearthed during seismic work are donated to museum
10/09/2015 08:09 AM PDT - More than 50 fossils found during work on Hetch Hetchy water system will be housed at Children's Natural History Museum in Fremont.  

Northern Arizona University shooting: One dead, three wounded
10/09/2015 08:58 AM PDT - The university says shooter in custody and the campus was not on lockdown.  

Sunnyvale: Molestation victim's family files claim with school, county office
10/09/2015 07:36 AM PDT - An attorney for the family of a child allegedly molested on her Sunnyvale school's playground has filed two claims for damages, the precursors to a lawsuit. 

Richmond: West Contra Costa schools to explore parcel tax extension
10/08/2015 05:31 PM PDT - The aim would be to put a measure to extend the tax on the ballot in November of 2016 simultaneously with the U.S. presidential election, with the idea that a higher voter turnout would elevated the chances of meeting the 66.6 percent approval need to pass. 

Guest commentary: Offering free community college is an investment in the nation
10/09/2015 04:09 PM PDT - Recently, the University of California was widely celebrated by The New York Times for being "California's Upward Mobility Machine," based on effectively enrolling and graduating more middle and low-income students nationally. 

Lafayette: Tech-savvy teens help seniors learn to use electronic devices
10/08/2015 03:07 PM PDT - Young volunteers help adults learn how to use electronic devices 

Indiana University fraternity closed after explicit video release
10/08/2015 11:10 AM PDT - Alpha Tau Omega says it has revoked the charter and closed its Indiana University chapter following the release of a video purportedly showing a fraternity member performing a sex act on a woman.  

Magid: Cybersecurity and bullying prevention are linked
10/09/2015 07:22 PM PDT - If someone gets your social media credentials, it's possible for them to impersonate you and wreak all sorts of havoc ranging from saying mean things about others to committing crimes in your name. 

California vaccine law: Opponents' repeal effort fails, but fight goes on
10/09/2015 03:04 PM PDT - The fight to repeal California's controversial new mandatory vaccine law officially ended this week before it even got to the ballot box, as opponents on Wednesday conceded an ill-fated petition drive fell woefully short on signatures. 

California exit exam abolished, diplomas to be awarded
10/08/2015 10:29 AM PDT - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to award diplomas retroactively to thousands of young people who failed the California High School Exit Exam in the past decade. 

Number of California State University graduates at all time high
10/07/2015 12:24 PM PDT - The number of students graduating from the California State University schools is at an all time high according to a new report, CSU officials announced Monday.  

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Review: 'Proof' mostly adds up at TheatreWorks

The revival of David Auburn's prizewinning play features an all-black cast, but despite strong performances, the drama loses some of its depth of emotion. 
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Randy Quaid back in American jail

The “Independence Day” actor and wife spent five years in Canada, after fleeing American authorities.