Mt. Diablo school board reorganizes and appoints general counsel
12/12/2013 03:46 PM PST
Trustees selected Barbara Oaks as president and Brian Lawrence as vice president during annual reorganization. In addition, the board appointed a part-time general counsel, along with several other administrators.
UC Berkeley head: Cal has 'serious work to do' to help its student-athletes
12/12/2013 04:05 PM PST - New Chancellor Nicholas Dirks talks in campus video about Cal football graduation rate, declares faith in a robust athletics program.
Lamorinda Sun School Notes: Lafayette resident wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship
12/12/2013 03:56 PM PST - Lafayette resident wins prestigious Marshall ScholarshipLafayette resident Emily Shearer has been named one of 34 winners of a scholarship that will allow her to study in the United Kingdom for up to three years.
Budget outlook, prospects for bond measure brighten for West Contra Costa schools
12/12/2013 11:35 AM PST - District could see a $17 million gain in revenues at the end of the 2015-16 school year thanks to new funding formula; poll shows voters are willing to support a new bond measure
San Jose business donates 600 coats to Vallejo schools
12/12/2013 10:33 AM PST - High school students in Vallejo can spend winter break a little bit warmer than last year, thanks to the donation of nearly 600 coats by a San Jose business.
San Francisco Giants provide $100K in education grants for 25 Bay Area schools
12/12/2013 08:59 AM PST - SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Giants have partnered with Wells Fargo to provide $100,000 in education grants to 25 Bay Area schools. Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and bank representatives presented the checks to principals, teachers and students at a ceremony at AT&T Park this morning.
Parents, golf community express shock at child-molestation charges for 'well-respected' Livermore coach
12/12/2013 11:17 AM PST - Before his arrest on 65 counts of child molestation, Andrew Nisbet, 31, was a highly respected youth golfing coach who guided hundreds of junior golfers to college scholarships.
Literacy program for low-income children expands to Contra Costa County
12/12/2013 06:29 AM PST - In January, Raising a Reader San Francisco and Alameda Counties will start bringing books to child care centers and kindergarten classes in Contra Costa County to encourage parents to read to their children. The expansion is funded by First 5 Contra Costa and others.
Bay Area students become budding computer programmers
12/12/2013 10:11 AM PST - From Walnut Creek to San Jose and beyond, K-12 students are spending an hour this week learning how to program computers as part of the Hour of Code campaign during Computer Science Education Week. Walnut Acres Elementary students in Walnut Creek learned Scratch computer programming Wednesday, while students at Bagby Elementary in San Jose created holiday cards using a program app developed by LearnStreet and Edmodo.
San Jose State faculty condemn alleged hate crime, criticize administration
12/11/2013 03:18 PM PST - A resolution passed by SJSU's academic senate condemns racial bullying of black student by white roommates. The faculty "implores" the administration to bring back two diversity initiatives it shelved.
Walnut Creek School Notes: Car show generates thousands for Las Lomas senior event
12/11/2013 11:23 AM PST - Walnut Creek revved those engines for the. More than 100 cars were entered in the fall Las Lomas Classic Car Show, with proceeds going to benefit the senior classes' "All Knighter Safe & Sober Graduation Night.
Popular Bay Area youth golf pro charged with 65 counts of child molestation
12/11/2013 09:39 AM PST - Andrew Nisbet, 31, worked at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore and was charged with 65 counts of child molestation after police say he abused at least two students.
Was this 5th-grader's hand gesture worth a suspension?
12/11/2013 07:27 AM PST - A civil liberties organization is asking a Pennsylvania school to rescind the suspension of a fifth-grade student after he pretended to shoot an arrow at a classmate with his hands.
West Contra Costa trustees may decide on new ballot measure
12/10/2013 06:58 PM PST - The school board expects to hear the results of a recent voter survey and give direction to staff about whether and when a new tax measure should be pursued. Trustees also expect to approve a collective bargaining agreement with district administrators.
San Jose State: Top academic administrator departing for Southern California post
12/10/2013 06:25 PM PST - San Jose State University provost Ellen Junn is leaving the campus next month, having accepted a similar post at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, officials announced Tuesday.
Mt. Diablo school board to appoint general counsel, approve contracts
12/10/2013 06:24 PM PST - Trustees expect to change reporting structure for top attorney and to ratify a tentative agreement with maintenance and operations Local 1 union workers that would provide a 3 percent pay raise and one-time 2 percent bonus. In addition, the board will vote on its president, vice president and future meeting dates.
Hundreds of teens attend Computer Science Education Day at Cal
12/11/2013 12:02 PM PST - Students from throughout the Bay Area learned the language of computers, through hands-on and 'minds-on' activities designed to interest them in the fast-growing field. Although some said computer programming was hard, others said they enjoyed figuring out how to transfer their ideas onto the small screen.
San Ramon Valley schools get more federal scrutiny after discrimination complaints
12/11/2013 07:17 AM PST - The district will be monitored by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for up to two years as part of a resolution to a special education discrimination complaint.
Valley Stars: Livermore honors longtime Thanksgiving hosts
12/10/2013 12:58 PM PST - accomplishmentsLivermore Proclamation: The City of Livermore has honored Lurline and Randy Moore with a Proclamation for their special community service.
Former Raider Napoleon Kaufman named Bishop O'Dowd's football coach
12/10/2013 06:17 AM PST - Former Oakland Raiders running back Napoleon Kaufman has been hired as Bishop O'Dowd High's head football coach, taking over for Hardy Nickerson
Reminder: Muhammad Ali was able to do amazing things
Even at age 35, the best boxer in the world still had it. Full Story
'Anchorman 2' super tickets for $33: Absurd or shrewd?
'Anchorman 2' super tickets allow fans to see the movie before its release. But will the high price of these tickets become the norm for other blockbusters, such as 'Iron Man'?
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Julie Chen criticizes Jenny McCarthy
'The Talk’ hosts says 'The View’ should not have hired the former Playboy model.