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  • San Jose: Downtown College Prep, other schools, get 1-year reprieve from move
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:36:39 GMT
    Though Downtown College Prep High School was granted a one-year reprieve to stay on The Alameda, San Jose Unified schools trustees decided the charter school will move to a site near San Jose High in 2016-17. Despite impassioned pleas from DCP students and supporters, the board kept with its plan to move several charter schools and programs after the next school year....
  • Redwood City School Board permits KIPP and Rocketship charters to open on district campuses this fall
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:28:16 GMT
    At its meeting Wednesday night, the board voted 5-0 to allow KIPP Excelencia Preparatory to operate at Kennedy Middle School and Rocketship Education to set up at both Taft and Hoover elementary schools. The board also allowed Connect Community Charter School to stay on the Fair Oaks Community School campus for a third year....
  • talks & workshops
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:56:36 GMT
    "Help with Your Family Tree: Brainstorming with the Mavens." Bring genealogy questions for one-on-one guidance with experienced genealogists....
  • San Jose: Family of jogger killed by street race lashes out against defendant at arraignment
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:54:41 GMT
    Samir Mohan, uncle of Kiran Pabla, talks with the media outside the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 after one of two suspects were arraigned Wednesday for an alleged street race on Yerba Buena Road that ended with the tragic death of a jogger earlier this week. Manuel Maldonado-Avalos, 23, appeared in a San Jose courtroom to answer to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in connection with a Monday collision that killed 24-year-old Kiran P...
  • San Jose: Stone Church of Willow Glen partners with Veggielution to bring back orchard feel
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:04:38 GMT
    Gone are the days when cherry and apricot orchards sprawled across San Jose, but the Stone Church of Willow Glen has partnered with the nonprofit Veggielution so that fresh, locally grown fruit can make a comeback in the community. The church has donated funds for the purchase of 20 fruit trees that will be planted at Veggielution's community farm and education center at 647 S. King Road....
  • Willow Glen: Annual St. Christopher antique show is Feb. 6-8
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:02:26 GMT
    Steve Morgan pours drinks at the Confessional Bar at the 42nd Annual St. Christopher Ladies' Guild Antique Show back in 2012. This year marks the event's 45th anniversary and will run from Feb. 6 through Feb. 8. For discerning antiques collectors, Feb. 6-8 are red letter days....
  • Beall's office helps students find Cash for College
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:24:14 GMT
    High school seniors will tell you that applying for admission to college is a breeze compared to applying for funding for said higher education. To help college-bound seniors and their parents navigate the necessary paperwork, state Sen. Jim Beall is holding a series of Cash for College workshops at high schools in his 15th district....
  • Sports shorts: Los Gatos-Saratoga-Cupertino girls softball holds late registration
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:07:58 GMT
    The Los Gatos-Saratoga-Cupertino Girls Fastpitch Softball recreation league is holding late registration. The season runs from early March to mid-May, with practices and pre-season clinics starting earlier....
  • Judge Sets Bail For Defendant in Fatal Street Race
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:22:11 GMT
    Family and friends of the victim in the alleged street racing crash yelled and cursed at one of the drivers during his courtroom appearance on Wednesday. The outbursts and legal proceedings took place just hours before a family vigil set for later in the evening at the crash site in East San Jose....
  • Jogger Kiran Pabla killed by suspected San Jose street race, police say
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:24:10 GMT
    A woman who was jogging in San Jose was killed almost instantly when she was hit by a car that police suspect was street racing on Monday. Kiran Pabla, 24, of San Jose, was jogging on a sidewalk or in a bike lane along Yerba Buena Road when she was hit and pinned between a car and a tree....
  • San Jose: Jogger killed in suspected street race remembered for family devotion
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Right around noon Monday, the 24-year-old San Jose native was out on a jog and called her grandmother, who had been out of town the past couple of months visiting relatives in Bakersfield. Among those relatives was Pabla's aunt, Anu Mohan....
  • Police Blotter: Pallets found burning behind school, but no damage to buildings
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:05:45 GMT
    El Camino Real and Scott Boulevard, 9:35 p.m. Jan. 19 A male cyclist on probation was stopped, searched and arrested after his belongings were determined to include packaged baggies of a controlled substance, a digital scale, a pipe, razor blade and text messages related to drug sales. 900 block of Benton Street, 10:30 a.m.-1:51 p.m. Jan. 20 A residence was burglarized....
  • EdgeAll takes online math education for K-5
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:04:58 GMT
    This common core aligned, world-class, video lesson based math learning unlimited practice website for K-5 is completely free with no ads. Sunita Kumari, the founder, says that the depth of the math content and video lessons found on EdgeAll cannot be found on any other such website....
  • Google expanding fiber service to four Southeastern metro areas
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:54:05 GMT
    Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber-optic service, which can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average. The company said it will bring gigabit-speed service to Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta; and Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, N.C. Google officials said five Western cities previously identified as finalists remain in the running for fiber down the line....
  • San Jose Unified reverses course, proposes charter schools remain on their campuses
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:16:47 GMT
    Suddenly reversing course, San Jose Unified Superintendent Vincent Matthews has backed away from uprooting three charter schools -- including the popular and politically connected Downtown College Preparatory high school -- from their campuses next school year after an uproar from parents and the school's staff. But the schools would only get a one-year reprieve, with the district still planning to move them for the 2016-17 school year....
  • Cambrian shorts: A blood sugar workshop will take place Jan. 24 at St. Francis Church
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    LifeSport Fitness is holding a blood sugar workshop on Jan. 24 aimed at the large segment of adults estimated to be diabetic or pre-diabetic. The workshop will outline modest lifestyle changes to decrease the risk of Type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes....
  • Almaden: 16-year-old Leigh junior hopes to open a dance studio
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Katherine Labosky, 16, a junior at Leigh High School, is not only a ballet dancer but is training to teach her own classes at Capitol Dance Company in San Jose. Katherine Labosky, 16, a junior at Leigh High School, is not only a ballet dancer but is training to teach her own classes at Capitol Dance Company in San Jose....
  • San Jose: Bystander killed insuspected street race remembered for family devotion
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:37:18 GMT
    Right around noon Monday, the 24-year-old San Jose native was out on a jog and called her grandmother, who had been out of town the past couple of months visiting relatives in Bakersfield. Among those relatives was Pabla's aunt, Anu Mohan....
  • Memorial for Jogger Killed in Street Race
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:09:42 GMT
    Friends, family and strangers came out to mourn the loss of a young woman caught up in a possible street race in San Jose, killed as she was out jogging a mile from her home. But Kiran Pabla's brother, was too bereft to speak to NBC Bay Area on Tuesday morning, the day after his 24-year-old sister was killed on Yerba Buena Road near Edenwood Drive about noon....
  • San Jose: Woman hit and killed by vehicles suspected of racing on Yerba Buena Road
    published on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    A woman is dead and two drivers have been arrested after a suspected street race got wildly out of control on a downhill stretch of Yerba Buena Road that's long been a hotbed for speeding, authorities said. The fatal collision, San Jose's fourth this year involving a pedestrian, was reported just after noon Monday in the westbound lanes of Yerba Buena Road at Edenwood Drive, about a half-mile southeast of Silver Creek High School....