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  • Teacher to Curry: Dona t ever visit my high schoola
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 21:35:10 GMT
    Matt Amaral wants the world to know when he wrote a letter asking Stephen Curry not to visit his high school in Hayward, he was just trying to make a point. The English teacher at Mt....
  • What's Happening: Aces Foundation Camp at Oakland Tech
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:57:08 GMT
    Aces Foundation Camp -- Lorenzo Alexander's Aces Foundation holding its annual free Football Skills Training Camp. June 6-7 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Oakland Tech High School, 4351 Broadway Ave., Oakland....
  • Job prospects for adults with autism
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Michael Bernick carries a long-standing passion for anything and everything related to the California job market, which preceded and followed his days as director of the state's Employment Development Department during the administration of Gov. Gray Davis. His latest work focuses on a segment of the workforce with particular challenges, as outlined in "The Autism Job Club," a book that Bernick co-authored with Richard Holden, a former research director with the EDD and a former regional commiss...
  • "Dear Steph Curry, Don't Visit My School": Blog Goes Viral
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 20:17:54 GMT
    Teacher Matt Amaral has been blogging about issues of class, race and what he calls "invisible barriers" that face people of lower socioeconomic status for the last five years. Then he wrote a blog last month asking Warriors guard Steph Curry not to come to Mt....
  • Government Worker Doesn't Lilke Private Sector Worker: Bay Area...
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 02:37:46 GMT
    Prep Rally reports: Steph Curry is one of the most inspirational players in the National Basketball Association. The newly crowned Western Conference champion is a humble leader, a family man, a team player whose work ethic is second-to-none....
  • San Lorenzo Educators Negotiate Contracts
    published on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:18:18 GMT
    Bargaining Update-5/29/15 [Part 3 -- SLEA Proposals} SLEA Salary Proposal This is our second attempt at a salary proposal. Our first proposal was on May 1, and all of our ideas were rejected....
  • Safe or not? A lane-splitting bill divides bikers, drivers
    published on Sat, 30 May 2015 06:04:04 GMT
    "It's horrible," said Macha, 60, who witnesses good and bad driving firsthand as the office manager at Safety 1st Driving School in Irvine and has taught drivers. California is poised to be the first state to sanction lane-splitting....
  • Lane-splitting for motorcycles is safe, says landmark Berkeley study
    published on Fri, 29 May 2015 21:44:00 GMT
    A new study has concluded that lane-splitting is relatively safe, and that lane-splitters are better riders than their non-lane-splitting counterparts. A new study has concluded that lane-splitting is relatively safe, and that lane-splitters are better riders than their non-lane-splitting counterparts....
  • Woman Hit By School Bus, Critically Injured In Hayward
    published on Fri, 29 May 2015 02:52:39 GMT
    A woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a school bus while walking in Hayward on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The woman in her 60s was crossing Santa Clara Street in a crosswalk near Elmhurst Street at about 12:10 p.m. when she was hit by a Hayward Unified School District bus, police said....
  • Hayward woman hit by school bus, critically injured
    published on Thu, 28 May 2015 23:24:45 GMT
    A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a school bus while walking in Hayward Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The woman in her 60s was crossing Santa Clara Street in a crosswalk near Elmhurst Street at about 12:10 p.m. when she was hit by a Hayward Unified School District bus, police said....
  • Pedestrian hit, critically injured by school bus in Hayward
    published on Thu, 28 May 2015 22:59:19 GMT
    Officers responded at 12:10 p.m. to the intersection of Elmhurst and Santa Clara streets for a report of a woman who'd been hit by a vehicle near the U.S. Post Office at 24438 Santa Clara St., Sgt. Ryan Cantrell said Thursday....
  • Ohlone College graduates record number of students
    published on Thu, 28 May 2015 18:22:18 GMT
    Ohlone awarded 876 associate degrees to 748 graduates this year -- an increase of 282 degrees compared to 2014. The college expects to award an additional 170 associate of arts and associate of science degrees by the end of summer term....
  • Michael Woodworth propels Hornets to playoff title win
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 23:40:08 GMT
    Alameda High School baseball player Michael Woodworth , shown tagging out Hayward's Raymond Davis in a game on March 25, scored the winning out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Hornets defeated Bishop O'Dowd 5-4 in the championship game of the West Alameda County Conference-Foothill League playoffs. Woodworth was 4 for 4 at the plate with a double, a walk, a run scored and an RBI in the game on May 21 at Laney College....
  • Hayward: Public toilet access dominates new library, arboretum discussion
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 23:46:22 GMT
    That was the focus of much of the public comment Tuesday as the City Council approved plans to build a $63 million main library downtown and demolish the old one, converting that site into a park. Several speakers at the meeting objected that the plans do not include restrooms in the new park....
  • Homeroom: Hayward students finalists in national math contest
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 16:39:36 GMT
    Bret Harte Middle School students Ameen Safi, Caitlin Hamilton, Kento Logan and Mai Nguy created a math video based on Common Core. The team was one of four finalists competing May 7-10 in Boston....
  • Thomas Haney grad wins on pro golf tour
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 21:16:27 GMT
    Former Thomas Haney Thunder golfer Justin Shin became the first Canadian to win on the PGA Tour China circuit, firing a final round three-under 69 to capture the United Investment Real Estate WuHan Open. The win nets the 25-year-old Shin a cheque for $40,000 and moved him to third place overall in the PGA Tour China points standings....
  • Review: Thornton Wilder's absurdist 'Skin of Our Teeth' shines in Hayward
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 21:09:51 GMT
    Having already won Pulitzer Prizes for his 1927 novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and his 1938 play "Our Town," Berkeley High School alumnus Thornton Wilder won a third Pulitzer in 1942 for "The Skin of Our Teeth." If your only exposure to Wilder was "Our Town," his ubiquitous paean to small-town life, you might not know what to make of this latter play, although they share a fondness for metatheatrical devices and grand ruminations on the meaning of life....
  • Do police sketches look like the suspects? You be the judge
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 18:47:48 GMT
    Thomas Cunningham was accused of killing a man in Hayward after taking exception to one of the victim's dogs sniffing at his leg. Sagar Patel, a Cal State East Bay student, tried to kidnap high school girls in Hayward, sheriff's investigators alleged....
  • Bay Area community colleges look to take in former Heald, Corinthian students
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 17:59:52 GMT
    Many of the thousands of Heald College students left high and dry when all its campuses shut down abruptly in late April have been scrambling since then to transfer their credits and resume their pursuits of two-year degrees. The Bay Area's community colleges have been quick to help students whose courses of study mesh with what those schools offer, generally focusing on business and computer science courses that were the educational backbone at Heald....
  • Review: Thornton Wilder's absurdist 'Skin of Our Teeth' shines in Hayward
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 17:47:02 GMT
    Having already won Pulitzer Prizes for his 1927 novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and his 1938 play "Our Town," Berkeley High School alumnus Thornton Wilder won a third Pulitzer in 1942 for "The Skin of Our Teeth." If your only exposure to Wilder was "Our Town," his ubiquitous paean to small-town life, you might not know what to make of this latter play, although they share a fondness for metatheatrical devices and grand ruminations on the meaning of life....