San Jose State, Cisco high-tech deal ran into problem at outset

12/27/2014 01:32 PM PST
Careless tracking of valuable Cisco equipment exposed San Jose State to theft. 
Community college 4-year degrees sought at 7 Bay Area schools
12/26/2014 03:28 PM PST - Laney, Evergreen Valley, Foothill, Napa, Ohlone, Skyline and Solano and colleges have applied to start bachelor's degree programs as California eases restrictions that prevented community colleges from offering 4-year degrees. 

Longtime education advocate Rep. George Miller bids farewell
12/26/2014 05:18 PM PST - After representing Martinez, Concord and surrounding parts of Contra Costa and Solano counties for four decades, Rep. George Miller is saying goodbye to his elected office. He has left an indelible mark on education policy in the nation as one of the original crafters of the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Law (which he admits is flawed) and has also been a strong advocate for charter schools, despite controversy surrounding them. 

New state law reflects growing awareness of deadly food allergies
12/25/2014 03:04 PM PST - Similar laws have been passed in about 45 states nationwide. In addition, a federal law was passed last year that rewards states that make it mandatory that schools stock epinephrine by giving them preferential treatment in awarding certain grants. 

East Bay football player of the year: Antoine Custer, De La Salle
12/24/2014 08:23 PM PST - Antoine Custer is the East Bay football player of the year 

Donors turn Christmas from bleak to bright for needy San Ramon family
12/26/2014 12:23 PM PST - The Greenbrook Elementary School community in Danville and friends give gifts, money and an SUV to brighten the family's Christmas. 

Campus groups out to prove that kindness matters
12/23/2014 06:46 PM PST - While we are seemingly inundated with negative news, there are kindness movements all around the country, and even a World Kindness Day. Many clubs and schools in East Contra Costa County are implementing "kind campaigns." 

New state law reflects growing awareness of deadly food allergies
12/24/2014 10:04 PM PST - Similar laws have been passed in about 45 states nationwide. In addition, a federal law was passed last year that rewards states that make it mandatory that schools stock epinephrine by giving them preferential treatment in awarding certain grants. 

Valley Stars: Pleasanton golf course manager wins green award
12/23/2014 01:18 PM PST - accomplishmentsGolf Digest Magazine announces winner: CourseCo, the golf management and development company that oversees Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton, has been awarded an Environmental Leader in Golf Award for superior environmental stewardship for its water and resource 

Moraga: Longtime Campo athletic director Bob Wilson dies
12/22/2014 06:07 PM PST - Spent 15 years as school's athletic director; succumbs three days before Cougars win state football crown 

Teen survey: Marijuana use is down, but e-cigs are popular
12/22/2014 08:35 PM PST - A national study shows that marijuana use among teens declined from 26 percent in 2013 to 24 percent this year. However, the survey funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse also found that more teens used e-cigarettes than any other tobacco products in 2014. 

Hey coders, HACK UCSC offers $80,000 in prizes
12/22/2014 08:29 AM PST - Yes, Virginia, students who want to participate in the Jan. 9-11 hackathon hosted by UC Santa Cruz will have shot at $80,000 in prizes, but entrants will have to pay a $25 fee.  

UCSC art and science researchers partner to save Joshua tree
12/22/2014 07:13 AM PST - To save the Joshua tree, a desert plant in peril, UC Santa Cruz art research associate Geoffrey Thomas imagines a future with seed-spreading tarantula robots and genetically-engineered giant sloths.  

De La Salle's offense one of its best ever
12/21/2014 10:54 PM PST - State football champion De La Salle High finishes season with school record 5,660 rushing yards after 63-42 win over Centennial-Corona 

Stanford "lizard brains" create gecko-like paws that allow humans to scale glass walls
12/22/2014 10:47 AM PST - A team of mechanical engineers has used the same scientific principles employed by the sticky feet of geckos to create a superhero climbing device. With patents pending, they are poised to wrap their sticky fingers around some hard cash. 

Campolindo wins state football championship with amazing comeback
12/21/2014 01:46 PM 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 12:13 PM 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
12/21/2014 07:48 AM 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 08:36 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.