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UC admission rates fall to lowest levels

07/02/2015 01:28 PM PDT
Admission rates for the University of California plummeted to their lowest levels this year, with figures released Thursday certain to fuel more criticism that the state's premier public university has become increasingly inaccessible to qualified applicants. Systemwide, the percentage of California resident freshmen applicants offered admission fell 2.9 percentage points. to 60 percent.  
Clayton Valley Charter athletes charged in robbery accept plea deal
07/01/2015 06:20 PM PDT - Current and former Clayton Valley Charter High students charged with robbing a drug dealer in Concord accepted a plea deal on Wednesday that resulted in a three-year sentence for Drew Crabbe, who used a gun during the crime. The other three defendants were sent to juvenile court and their adult court robbery charges are expected to be dropped next week. 

Albany planners approve St. Mary's High chapel plans
07/02/2015 09:05 AM PDT - Plans to construct a new chapel on the campus at St. Mary's College High School were approved June 24 by the Planning and Zoning Commission.  

Concord parents petition for a new charter school
07/01/2015 05:01 PM PDT - Over 1,100 Concord are asking the Mt. Diablo School District to approve a new public charter school join the Monument Corridor.  

Los Gatos district seeks trustee applicants
07/01/2015 12:43 PM PDT - The Los Gatos School District is seeking applicants to fill out the term of trustee Scott Broomfield, who is resigning effective July 15. 

Clayton Valley Charter High students offered plea deal
06/30/2015 09:51 PM PDT - Attorneys representing current and former Clayton Valley Charter High students charged with robbing a drug dealer in Concord said Tuesday that they expect all four involved to accept a plea deal on Wednesday. According to the attorneys, Drew Crabbe is expected to plead guilty to robbery, while the other three are expected to be charged with theft in juvenile court. 

Clayton Valley Charter High students offered plea deal
06/30/2015 08:27 PM PDT - Attorneys representing current and former Clayton Valley Charter High students charged with robbing a drug dealer in Concord said Tuesday that they expect all four involved to accept a plea deal on Wednesday. According to the attorneys, Drew Crabbe is expected to plead guilty to robbery, while the other three are expected to be charged with theft in juvenile court. 

Dublin school board approves plans to remedy overcrowding
06/30/2015 02:41 PM PDT - Measures include placing cap on enrollment at Fallon Middle School and fast-tracking construction of a new school at Jordan Ranch.  

Valley Stars: Livermore Cowboys win RoboPlay Challenge
06/30/2015 02:27 PM PDT - AccomplishmentsLivermore Cowboys win challenge: The Livermore High School's Cowboy Code Academy robotics team, 101 Coders, competed at UC Davis in the RoboPlay Challenge. 

Moraga cracking down on rowdy house parties
06/30/2015 12:48 PM PDT - Town leaders mulling higher fines, more citations following complaints from residents 

Kindergartner's haircut distracting, Peninsula Catholic school says
06/30/2015 08:31 AM PDT - Family of 5-year-old who was ordered to cut his hair alleges that Immaculate Heart of Mary School discriminated against Jalyn based on his race. 

Former UC Berkeley students outline claims in Title IX sexual assault lawsuit
06/29/2015 09:14 PM PDT - Attorneys for three former UC Berkeley students announced Monday that they have filed a lawsuit against the University of California Board of Regents, claiming their clients were sexually assaulted and that the university did not do enough to protect them. 

Supreme Court will re-hear Texas affirmative action
06/29/2015 06:57 AM PDT - The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education.  

'One week of normalcy': East Bay summer camp lets children with serious skin diseases be themselves
06/27/2015 09:26 PM PDT - For the 15th year, children from all over the country with rare and life-threatening skin diseases visited the weeklong Camp Wonder in Livermore to swim, play games, dance and commiserate with others just like them.  

Pinole school campus fire damages building
06/27/2015 09:25 PM PDT - Pinole fire at abandoned Seaview Elementary School damages building; arson investigator called 

Newark: Popular and effective superintendent given one-year contract extension
06/27/2015 09:13 PM PDT - Marken's new 12-month deal runs from Wednesday through next summer. The contracts for his top three managers -- Soleste Hilberg, Bryan Richards and Diane Manske -- also run through mid-2016. 

Mt. Diablo trustees and Walnut Creek City Council to meet
06/27/2015 04:43 PM PDT - The Mt. Diablo school board and Walnut Creek City Council will hold a joint meeting on Monday to discuss issues of mutual interest. The meeting will take place in the Little Theater at Northgate High School. 

Malala brings message of empowerment to San Jose audience
06/27/2015 09:56 PM PDT - In a nearly hourlong discussion with famed San Jose author Khaled Hosseini, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai showed no stage fright and never stumbled over her words -- qualities often abundantly clear in the average teenager. But Malala is not average. She is extraordinary. 

West Contra Costa district unveils 'Data Dashboard' full of information
06/27/2015 09:39 PM PDT - The West Contra Costa school district has created a Data Dashboard to provide staff, trustees and the public with information on demographics, student achievement engagement, school climate, its Local Control Accountability Plan and other services. The district plans to roll out a pilot parent portal in 2015-16. 

Stanford: Man charged with spray painting swastikas on student residences
06/26/2015 05:28 AM PDT - A 19-year-old man was arraigned Thursday in connection with the spray painting of swastikas and other graffiti on two student residences at Stanford University earlier this year. 

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Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.