Campolindo wins state football championship with amazing comeback

12/21/2014 06:33 AM PST
Campolindo Cougars win CIF Division III state bowl championship, rallying to beat El Capitan 
De La Salle beats Centennial in record-setting state bowl game
12/21/2014 06:30 AM PST - In state Open Division title game, De La Salle wins 63-42 in record for combined points in a CIF bowl game 

Drugging our kids: A bold step away from heavy medication
12/20/2014 04:38 PM PST - Part 4 of the series: One doctor's daring approach allowed a troubled girl to emerge from years of a drug-induced haze. Could the success of that experiment provide a model for California to reconsider the use of psychiatric meds on foster children?  

Comedian Bill Maher speaks amid handful of protesters at UC Berkeley commencement
12/21/2014 06:08 AM PST - Outspoken talk-show host Bill Maher appeared Saturday at UC Berkeley's December graduation, greeted by a handful of silent demonstrators protesting the comedian's statements about Islam. Maher delivered the keynote speech at the commencement ceremony, where about 500 students were honored.  

UC President Janet Napolitano named as public policy professor
12/20/2014 10:07 AM PST - University of California President Janet Napolitano has been appointed as a tenured faculty member at UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy.  

UC Santa Cruz police seek man suspected of attempting to kidnap student at knifepoint
12/20/2014 09:39 AM PST - UC Santa Cruz police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap a student at knifepoint when he surprised her from the backseat of her car in a university parking lot Thursday night.  

Stanford fraternity loses housing privileges following sexual harassment probe
12/20/2014 07:24 AM PST - Stanford University has suspended the on-campus housing privileges of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for the next two academic years as a result of a sexual harassment investigation. 

Contra Costa County makes history with three state bowl teams
12/20/2014 06:56 AM PST - De La Salle, Clayton Valley Charter, Campolindo all undefeated heading into Saturday's state bowl championship games 

Barnidge: Throughout his 18 years as superintendent, Ovick's focus was on putting kids first
12/20/2014 06:54 AM PST - The county's highest-ranking public education official calls it quits after a 45-year career. 

School districts' local accountability plans need improvement, watchdog group says
12/19/2014 06:18 PM PST - Although new local control accountability plans required by the state are a good first step toward engaging with and informing the public about how money is spent in school districts throughout the state, the Education Trust-West student advocacy group recommends several improvements to make them easier to understand.  

San Jose colleges under federal investigation for campus sexual assault response
12/20/2014 07:20 AM PST - The San Jose-Evergreen Community College District is the subject of faculty complaints, federal probe into prevention and handling of sexual assaults. 

West Contra Costa schools project shrinking enrollment and revenue
12/19/2014 06:37 AM PST - Finance director Sheri Gamba attributed about two-thirds of the enrollment loss to the district's approval of three new charter schools in December and the rest to data from a recent population survey. The district also faces increased costs for retirement contributions and health care costs for current and former employees.  

Moraga: Creating a town of kindness
12/18/2014 02:58 PM PST - Schools, Scouts, town leaders join to stop bullying, and to make programs like "iKind" and "No More Walking Away" more aligned with one another 

CSU East Bay hires vice presidents for student affairs, university advancement
12/18/2014 12:30 PM PST - CSU East Bay hires Julie Wong and Tanya Hauck for top jobs in the administration 

Ellen Corbett goes to work for Hayward school district
12/18/2014 12:17 PM PST - Former state Senate Majority Ellen Corbett is the Hayward Unified School District's new executive director of institutional advancement, communications and government relations. 

Oakland nonprofits to battle asthma with $600,000 EPA grant
12/18/2014 06:26 AM PST - Organizations will help school health clinics educate students and parents about asthma triggers 

Big donation for nonprofit education organization that suffered computer theft
12/18/2014 06:48 AM PST - Just weeks after the ALearn offices in Santa Clara were burglarized and seven laptops stolen, a collaboration between a local radio station and a local organization have allowed the education-based nonprofit to get back on their feet. 

Player pianos are Stanford's latest history project
12/17/2014 12:46 PM PST - Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms long before there were cassettes, compact discs or iPods. 

Cal Maritime in Vallejo ranked among best colleges for 'bang for the buck'
12/17/2014 11:54 AM PST - According to the recently released Washington Monthly's College Guide, California Maritime Academy ranks among best colleges nationally for best "bang for the buck."  

Entrepreneur Sean Parker pledges $24 million for creation of allergy research center at Stanford
12/17/2014 07:00 AM PST - Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker announced today that he will donate $24 million over the next two years to the Stanford University School of Medicine to establish an allergy research center.