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  • Heald College Parent Company Files Bankruptcy Today
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 00:34:04 GMT
    Santa Ana-based Corinthian Schools Inc. filed for bankruptcy in Delaware today, a week after the company shut down all of its California campuses. The company operated Everest, WyoTech and Heald College in California with Heald College campuses in San Francisco, Hayward, Concord and Milpitas/San Jose, among others....
  • San Lorenzo Education Chair Pens Disappointed Letter on Bargaining
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 17:51:54 GMT
    One of our biggest disappointments this year at Negotiations has been the failure, so far, of Superintendent Brill's team to recognize the importance of developing a long-term investment plan to address the need for competitive compensation. With few exceptions, San Lorenzo teacher salaries lag 5%-15% behind our nearest neighbors....
  • Sonny Lee Poor
    published on Sun, 03 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Born in Hayward, California on November 19, 1954, he grew up in the Delaware County community while attending Delta High School....
  • Catherine D. Dow
    published on Sat, 02 May 2015 23:37:02 GMT
    Funeral services for Catherine D. Dow, age 61 of Lisbon will be held on Sunday at 2:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor Floyd McCallum officiating. Burial will be at a later date at White Church Cemetery in Lisbon....
  • More than 400 Bay Area educators receive pensions over $100,000
    published on Sat, 02 May 2015 01:01:09 GMT
    More than 400 retired Bay Area educators received pension payments of $100,000 or more in 2014, according to the nonprofit California Policy Center think tank. Mark Bucher, president of the center, said many taxpayers don't realize that a large chunk of the money they think is funding classroom instruction actually pays teachers who are no longer working....
  • In this Issue
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 22:27:28 GMT
    The Catholic Voice asked East Bay Catholics to suggest some of the Catholic outstanding women who make a difference for the Church. In the May 18 issue we'd like to recognize some of the diocese's hard-working men and women volunteers....
  • 15 Bay Area students named Gates Millennium Scholar
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 22:21:47 GMT
    The senior from Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland was on a plane returning from a college visit to Washington when she got an email saying she was named a Gates Millennium Scholar, an award that pays all college and graduate school costs. "I started squealing and yelling," said Bui, 17, of Oakland, as other passengers stared at her....
  • NCS realignment plan passes
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 01:49:15 GMT
    The North Coast Section realignment, which begins with the 2016-17 school year, will create configuration questions for some leagues. Clayton Valley Charter High will be part of a new "super" league which consists of most of the current Diablo Foothill Athletic League and all current Diablo Valley Athletic League schools....
  • Blue Wing Gallery showcases car art on First Friday
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:36:12 GMT
    Blue Wing Gallery will showcase two artists inside the gallery and two artists in the lot adjacent to the gallery during the First Friday Art Walk. Featured will be Jeffrey Beckerleg and Bob Miller, whose art is centered on cars....
  • Heald College Students Shocked by School's Sudden Closure
    published on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:08:47 GMT
    Less than two weeks after a $30 million fine was levied by the federal government on for-profit college franchise Corinthian Colleges Inc., the company's 28 campuses, including Heald College in San Francisco, suddenly and permanently closed their doors Monday, leaving students worried about their academic futures. The U.S. Department of Education announced the fine against Corinthian Colleges Inc. after concluding that the company had misled students about job placement opportunities and loan re...
  • Don't Believe the Hype about Zaytuna College
    published on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    The accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges of tiny Zaytuna College , an Islamist project with seventeen professors and fifty students in Berkeley, California that has been called "America's first Muslim liberal arts college," has been lauded -- and misrepresented -- in the mainstream press. A Religion News Service article reprinted in the Washington Post and elsewhere, including the Christian Century , described Zaytuna as "A college that requires the study of both Word...
  • Troubled school shuts down campuses in San Francisco, San Jose, Hayward and Concord
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:58:30 GMT
    Troubled for-profit school operator Corinthian Colleges Inc. is shutting down 28 campuses in the U.S. including sites in San Francisco, San Jose, Hayward and Concord. Troubled for-profit school operator Corinthian Colleges Inc. is shutting down 28 campuses in the U.S. including sites in San Francisco, San Jose, Hayward and Concord, according to the San Francisco Chronicle ....
  • Corinthian Colleges
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:21:03 GMT
    The closure of 28 career-college campuses on Monday -- most of them in California -- marked the final chapter in the unprecedented collapse of a giant in the field, Corinthian Colleges, which for years has faced widespread allegations of fraud, deception and waste of taxpayer dollars. And as some 16,000 displaced students at Heald, Everest and WyoTech wonder what to do next, a bigger question looms: What will this mean for the for-profit college sector? "This is the first time we have seen a col...
  • p75NTR ectodomain is a physiological neuroprotective molecule against ...
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    E-mail: yanjiang_wang@tmmu.edu.cn or xin-fu.zhou@unisa.edu.au In Alzheimer’s disease , neurodegenerative signals such as amyloid-beta and the precursors of neurotrophins, outbalance neurotrophic signals, causing synaptic dysfunction and neurodegeneration. The neurotrophin receptor p75 is a receptor of Aβ and mediates Aβ-induced neurodegenerative signals....
  • Reputed Hayward gang member sentenced for murdering high school football star
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:06:23 GMT
    A known gang member was sentenced to 29 years to life today for the murder of a 17-year-old Neward High School student and football star more than 4 years ago. Prosecutor Elgin Lowe said Rafael Tovar, a 34-year-old batch mixer from Newark, was one of two people who fatally stabbed Justice Afoa near the intersection of Cedar Boulevard and Birch Street in Newark at about 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2010....
  • Corinthian Collegesa collapse sparks debate over future of for-profit colleges
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:06:38 GMT
    The closure of 28 career-college campuses on Monday - most of them in California - marked the final chapter in the unprecedented collapse of a giant in the field, Corinthian Colleges, which for years has faced widespread allegations of fraud, deception and waste of taxpayer dollars. And as some 16,000 displaced students at Heald, Everest and WyoTech wonder what to do next, a bigger question looms: What will this mean for the for-profit college sector? “This is the first time we have s...
  • Heald College In Hayward, Campuses Across CA Shut Doors
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:53:36 GMT
    A $30 million fine was pending for the parent company that allegedly misled students about job placement and school loans. The beleaguered for-profit college franchise, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., announced Sunday that it was closing its remaining campuses on Monday, including one in Concord and several in the Bay Area....
  • Hayward: Newark gang member sentenced for killing high school football star
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:44:50 GMT
    A Newark gang member was sentenced Monday to 29 years to life in prison in the 2010 killing of a Newark Memorial High School football star. Rafael Tovar, 34, was one of two men who fatally stabbed 17-year-old Justice Afoa on Dec. 15, 2010....
  • Corinthian students left hanging
    published on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:27:25 GMT
    This July 8, 2014 file photo shows an Everest Institute sign on an office building in Silver Spring, Md. Everest is one of the 28 remaining ground college campuses Corinthian Colleges will shut down, displacing about 16,000 students....
  • Corinthian students reeling from news of colleges' closure
    published on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:50:54 GMT
    For almost a year now, the impending collapse of career-college giant Corinthian Colleges has been widely publicized, worrying students who had taken out huge loans for a chance to better their lives. But on Sunday, when the final word hit students' email inboxes and cell phones that Corinthian's Heald, Everest and WyoTech campuses were closing for good, effective Monday, it still came as a shock to some, given the reassurances they had received from recruiters....