El Cerrito: Relocating middle school plans tribute to its past

08/27/2015 03:52 PM PDT
The Portola Junior High History Celebration is 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 26 at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. Volunteers are also organizing memorabilia to display at the new Fred T. Korematsu Middle School campus 
California's plan to absorb medically fragile children into managed care proves controversial
08/27/2015 08:02 PM PDT - Beginning next year, state officials essentially want to fold the $2 billion program, which serves an estimated 180,000 children younger than 21, into its vast system of Medi-Cal managed care.  

Fremont offers back to school safety tips for drivers, parents, children
08/27/2015 11:19 AM PDT - Police to add patrols for first week 

Former Stanford, 49ers tackle says he tried to kill himself 'on multiple occasions'
08/27/2015 12:41 PM PDT - Former Stanford and 49ers tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in pro football led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others.  

Antioch: Tobinworld special ed campuses suspended by state
08/27/2015 07:50 PM PDT - State inspectors have suspended the certification of two Antioch special education schools after investigations found administrators lied to California education monitors, fudged background and tuberculosis tests, and allowed a controversial special education figure linked to shock therapy to engage in behavioral health plans for students. 

Antioch will negotiate exclusively with one downtown developer
08/26/2015 06:34 PM PDT - City moves forward to begin talks with one of the four parties that had submitted development proposals; event center hopefuls say they will fight back. 

Alameda author writes sci-fi book for youths
08/27/2015 11:53 AM PDT - "Lizardmen, Anidea, call them lizardmen," says the book's plucky -- but unlikely -- protagonist, 14-year-old Tom, who leads the motley crew of school kids who have to save the world from invading aliens. "People they are not. You do not have to be politically correct when talking about invading aliens from outer space." 

Newsweek ranks Piedmont High 25th best in U.S.
08/27/2015 01:04 PM PDT - Gretchen Whitney High, a public high school in Cerritos, was the only high school in the state to place higher on the list as No. 6. Oxford Academy in Cypress was right behind PHS, placing 26th. Eight other high schools in California ranked 38th down to 94th on the list. 

New UCSF research: Childhood brain cancer survivors have high risk of recurrent strokes
08/27/2015 07:31 AM PDT - Research shows that people treated with radiation for brain tumors as youngsters are 30 times more likely to suffer a stroke in their 20s, 30s and 40s compared to their siblings -- a fact that is unknown to many survivors of childhood brain cancer.  

East Bay football: Players to watch
08/26/2015 01:32 PM PDT - From De La Salle to Pittsburg to El Cerrito and elsewhere, here are 15 players to watch 

New: submit your high school results online
08/26/2015 01:30 PM PDT - Coaches may submit scores online on our new website portal 

New Facebook page for East Bay preps
08/26/2015 01:29 PM PDT - We have started an East Bay preps sports page on Facebook 

De La Salle, James Logan football previews
08/26/2015 12:23 PM PDT - A look at De La Salle and James Logan, independent high school football programs 

San Jose: Molest suspect worked at community centers, Christmas in the Park
08/26/2015 01:34 PM PDT - The San Jose recreation leader suspected of annoying and molesting a 15-year-old girl he met online and sending her lewd images recently worked at the Camden and Bascom community centers and previously supervised teen volunteers at Christmas in the Park, according to police reports.  

Photos: Free haircuts for East Bay kids getting ready for school at Urban Barber College
08/27/2015 05:39 PM PDT - Helping to defray back-to-school expenses for families, youngsters up to the age of 17 got free haircuts from barbers at the Urban Barber College in Concord. 

Martinez students caught in diploma limbo
08/26/2015 11:26 AM PDT - Governor to sign bill eliminating exit exam  

Antioch High students back in class after suspicious device prompts evacuation
08/26/2015 05:23 PM PDT - Students and school officials at Antioch High School returned to class Wednesday morning after a suspicious device found in a room proved not to be dangerous, police said. 

Oakland School District considering teacher housing proposal for controversial city-owned land near Lake Merritt
08/26/2015 08:40 AM PDT - Oakland is accepting affordable housing proposals for prime real estate near Lake Merritt until Sept. 12. 

New details on UC Berkeley police chief's auto burglary
08/26/2015 08:39 AM PDT - BERKELEY -- UC Berkeley's vice chancellor's office is looking into whether any applicable codes or policies were violated when the UC Berkeley police chief's gun, ammunition, badge and ID card, and other items were stolen from an unmarked police vehicle last week, a UC Berkeley police spokesman 

UC Berkeley police seek sex assault suspect
08/26/2015 08:38 AM PDT - BERKELEY -- Police said they are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect in a sexual assault that happened earlier this month on campus.In a statement released Tuesday, police said they were informed Aug.