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    (Richmond Police Department)
    How can a teacher fired for molestation allegations get another job in classroom?

    04/20/2014 05:53 AM PDT
    East Bay educators and parents are trying to find out how Ron Guinto continued teaching children after being fired by a Richmond school following child sex abuse allegations. The answers reveal loopholes and blind spots a newly implemented law was supposed to fix.

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    Former Berkeley lab director Sessler dies at 85

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    BAY AREA NEWS
    (Richmond Police Department)
    How can a teacher fired for molestation allegations get another job in classroom?

    04/20/2014 05:53 AM PDT
    East Bay educators and parents are trying to find out how Ron Guinto continued teaching children after being fired by a Richmond school following child sex abuse allegations. The answers reveal loopholes and blind spots a newly implemented law was supposed to fix. 
    San Jose State racial bias fixes have long, unfulfilled history
    04/19/2014 04:59 PM PDT - San Jose State task force expects action on its new plan to combat racial bias and hate crimes but has concerns about previous plans, studies that were ignored 

    Oakland a welcome haven to city bees
    04/20/2014 08:10 AM PDT - Backyards and roofs are being turned into urban havens for the honeybee and its native cousin. 

    Oakland auditor sounds pension alarm
    04/20/2014 08:49 AM PDT - Report finds that city risks insolvency if it fails to do more to address rising pension costs. 

    Brentwood students melding art and technology
    04/18/2014 10:59 PM PDT - Heritage High School teacher is introducing teens to digital art, where the viewer needs a smartphone to fully appreciate a piece of work. 

    EBMUD drought plan: Voluntary savings plus new emergency supply
    04/18/2014 07:57 PM PDT - The East Bay Municipal Utility District Board on Tuesday will consider sticking with 10 percent voluntary water saving plan 

    Citywise: Oakland waits for Raiders letter on Coliseum City
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    This adorable baby squirrel is being nursed back to health

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