12/06/2013 09:22 PM PST
A story Friday on the front page of the Local News section incorrectly spelled the name of Drummond McCunn, the Contra Costa Community College District's first superintendent.
Facelift under way for Contra Costa's community colleges
12/06/2013 08:19 PM PST - Multi-millions in construction projects under way at Los Medanos and Diablo Valley colleges; demolition work to take pace over winter break on one Contra Costa College building.
Do you know the code?
12/06/2013 06:20 PM PST - Millions of students around the world will participate in "The Hour of Code" from Dec. 9-15 through a program backed by Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and more than 100 other organizations and individuals. In the Bay Area, dozens of schools and programs plan to participate, including Granada High in Livermore.
Berkeley: Scientific collaboration seeks ultimate battery
12/06/2013 12:09 PM PST - Advancements made at the Berkeley lab in transportation technology will be made in the next decade says LBNL Director of Batteries Venkat Srinivasan
Kabam CEO cites love of Cal as reason for $18 million partnership
12/06/2013 08:21 AM PST - Mobile online game company will have Kabam name on the football field at Cal's Memorial Stadium for the next 15 years.
Contra Costa Community College District celebrates 65 years
12/06/2013 09:15 AM PST - Today, the Contra Costa Community College District is an integral part of the Bay Area's higher education landscape. But 65 years ago, the idea of a countywide "junior college" system was a tough sell.
San Jose State launches dorm hate crime probe
12/06/2013 08:25 AM PST - Ex-judge, civil rights advocate LaDoris H. Cordell will head task force probing racial bullying hate crime case in San Jose State dorms. The report is expected to be completed in January, SJSU President Mo Qayoumi announced Thursday.
Board names Las Positas College president
12/05/2013 03:46 PM PST - The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board has named Dr. Barry A. Russell as the sixth president of Las Positas College in Livermore.
UCSC students receive fake eviction notices
12/05/2013 10:19 AM PST - SANTA CRUZ -- More than 400 UC Santa Cruz students received fake eviction notices Tuesday night, an attempt by a student group to raise awareness about Palestinian displacement in Israel.
Survey shows many California parents unaware of new school funding law
12/05/2013 06:37 AM PST - Independent poll of 1,003 parents throughout California reveals most parents don't know about Local Control Funding Formula being implemented this year. The survey by EdSource also showed most would be willing to help guide how money is spent in their local schools.
Recycling success threatens funding for San Jose school
12/05/2013 05:10 PM PST - Without extending the bottle deposit to wine and hard-liquor bottles, funds that help support California s 14 conservation corps programs are at risk of drying up in June.
San Jose charter school helps salvage lives
12/05/2013 05:09 PM PST - San Jose Conservation Corps Charter School focuses on students who have dropped out of high school and have troubled backgrounds, but nearly three out of four of them get a high school diploma, as well as job skills.
Walnut Creek School Notes: Mt. Diablo district gears up for kindergarten enrollment
12/04/2013 11:19 AM PST - Preregistration of children eligible for transitional and regular kindergarten in August 2014 will be conducted at all Mt. Diablo Unified School District elementary schools on a first-come basis for most schools starting Tuesday, Feb.
UC researcher fights feds over "security risk" tag
12/04/2013 07:20 AM PST - UC-Santa Cruz researcher seeks millions of dollars in damages for government's public disclosure that FBI branded him a national security threat. In federal court trial set to begin Thursday,
West Contra Costa school board to revise bullying regulations
12/04/2013 06:59 PM PST - During a special meeting to address "school climate," trustees heard about existing programs to combat bullying, as well as complaints that more needs to be done. A transgender teen attacked at Hercules High last month said more support for students who are bullied is needed at the school.
Zuckerberg, Gates foundations give $9 million to improve schools' Net connections
12/04/2013 07:19 AM PST - $9 million grant from Zuckerberg, Gates foundations will help schools test and secure faster Net speeds and Wi-Fi connections. Nationwide, 70 percent of schools endure slow speeds or lack wireless. In San Mateo County, fewer than half of public schools are up to speed.
Valley Stars: Pleasanton teen wins Girl Scout Gold Award
12/03/2013 12:53 PM PST - accomplishmentsGirl Scout Gold Award. Amador Valley High School Senior Carly Krakauer recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award after completing a project for the Pleasanton Valley Humane Society.
Pleasanton: Amador Valley wind ensemble Chicago-bound
12/03/2013 12:52 PM PST - Amador Valley High is one of just two California high school wind ensembles over the last 40 years to be selected for the annual Midwest Clinic. The students are preparing for the Chicago trip from Dec. 17-21.
Valley Stars: Pleasanton teen wins Girl Scout Gold Award
12/03/2013 12:45 PM PST - accomplishmentsGirl Scout Gold Award. Amador Valley High School Senior Carly Krakauer recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award after completing a project for the Pleasanton Valley Humane Society.
Oakland teen set on fire last month returns to school
12/03/2013 04:01 PM PST - A Bay Area teen who was set on fire while riding a public bus last month has returned to school after nearly a month in the hospital.Eighteen-year-old Sasha Fleischman, who was born a male but does not identify as a man or woman, was asleep on an AC Transit bus on Nov.
Congress is now allowed to wish you a Merry Christmas
The rules about what members and staffers can and can't do are loosened. Full Story
(Gina Halferty/San Joaquin Herald)
Season of giving the perfect time to teach children about charity
Even simple acts of charity can touch children and teenagers who participate in giving. Readers share their stories.
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Evangeline Lilly upset with magazine's 'butt' reference
Women’s Health surprised “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” actress with her cover shot.