Contra Costa Times editorial: Transfer degree offers students big advantages
When California's master plan for higher education was spawned more than a half century ago it was not just innovative legislation but also a social compact establishing primacy of higher education in the Golden State.
He has, by our observation and from accounts of those who depend on him for information, done an excellent job leading the office since he was elected in 2010.
After 14 years as a school principal, Sakata has worked in the county Office of Education for the past six. She understands the complex policy issues facing a superintendent -- and the importance of keeping the job independent.
Ed board meets with Contra Costa Auditor-Controller candidates
Contra Costa Auditor-Controller incumbent Robert Campbell and challenger Ayore Riaunda make their best pitches to the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune Editorial Board.
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April 21 letters to the editor
Snake-waving pastor died due to religionThe Rev. Jamie Coots, pastor of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name church in Middleboro, Ky., literally believed this questionable teaching of Jesus: "In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and
Your Turn: Tell us your proud mom moments
Moms are invited to share stories about when they felt good about their parenting choices.
Timm Herdt: A top-drawer, down-ticket race
Maybe it's because there are only three opportunities to run for statewide office in California this year without having to take on an incumbent. Perhaps it's a desire to test the possibilities of California's new top-two primary system during its first application in contests for state
Ed board meets with Alameda County Superintendent of School candidates
The Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times editorial board hears from the five candidates vying to lead the Alameda County school system.
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Why was this teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom?
A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. Full Story
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Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens
As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too.
(Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP Images)
Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'
Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.