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  • Dense-breast notification laws creates confusion
    published on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:51:29 GMT
    Last month, Caryn Hoadley received an unexpected letter after a routine mammogram. It said her mammogram was clean but that she has dense breast tissue, which has been linked to higher rates of breast cancer and could make her mammogram harder to read....
  • Florida Gators look to continue tradition of feeding NFL draft's first round
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    The Florida Gators haven't won many games the last several seasons, but the school continues to operate as a first-round factory for the NFL draft. The Gators have produced at least one first-round selection in seven of the last eight drafts, and their 11 first-round picks over the last decade is good for fourth nationally....
  • Thoughts on the Run: An old movie stirs memories of Alameda
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:20:58 GMT
    A sign on a building in a 1957 movie I was watching on TV reminded me of the link between Tombstone, Arizona, and Alameda. The film was "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp....
  • Alameda: Special education teacher honored by school board
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:16:09 GMT
    "We have to interpret how he feels based on his behavior," Fairchild said. "He can be very clear if he dislikes something, but it's clear that he always wants to go to school."...
  • Dance performance to recall end of Vietnam War
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:11:18 GMT
    College of Alameda dance performers from top left, Nan Busse, Emily Mizuno, Lindsay Correy, Hien Tran, bottom left, Peggy DeCoursey, dance professor Danny Nguyen and Carolyne Melson are photographed during a rehearsal for "Boats Without Borders" at College of Alameda in Alameda, Calif., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The dance theater production and original choreography by Nguyen will be presented on April 30 at Laney College in Oakland....
  • Wrap Veteran Mini-Camp
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:55:31 GMT
    The Oakland Raiders veteran mini-camp concluded Thursday afternoon. The mini-camp was highlighted by high energy and 100 percent attendance....
  • benefits & social events
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:03:56 GMT
    "HUBad SoMa Shul." Chabad of S.F. happy hour followed by Shabbat services and dinner....
  • Bay Area on TV: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and 'Last Man on Earth' feature East Bay connections
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:55:54 GMT
    Los Angeles may be the entertainment capital of the world, but the Bay Area also looms large in the world of pop culture. "Homegrown" is a new weekly column highlighting local connections in current TV and film projects....
  • Fremont school looks to appeal county decision to reject charter renewal
    published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    In a last-ditch effort to keep Families of Alameda for Multi-Cultural/Multi-Lingual Education Charter School in business, school executives on Friday said they are not making plans to shut down the school yet and are mulling all possible legal options. Last week the Alameda County Board of Education voted unanimously to reject FAME's charter renewal, despite pleas from staff and more than 70 speakers....
  • Alameda: Nea to launch high school career training program
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 03:54:20 GMT
    Nea Community Learning Center will launch a career and technical education program beginning this fall as part of its high school curriculum, creating the first and only career training option among Alameda high schools. Nea is partnering with the Eden Area Regional Occupational Program to offer education in the areas of industrial technology, health and services and business and technology....
  • Notes From AUSD: Students mark Holocaust memorial day
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:51:03 GMT
    AUSD students often have opportunities to explore topics that are intellectually challenging and emotionally difficult. Some clear examples of that this month were the activities that two high schools undertook to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day....
  • Fremont: Orientation for FAME students slated May 11
    published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:16:48 GMT
    Now that the embattled FAME school appears headed for closure because its charter was not renewed, Fremont Unified will hold an orientation for students who must find a new public school in the fall. The district session slated next month aims to help FAME parents and students, encouraging them to attend one of Fremont's K-12 campuses....
  • Mitchell Nakahara shines in Alameda High baseball victory
    published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:30:31 GMT
    Alameda High School baseball player Mitchell Nakahara, shown pitching against Hayward on March 25, fired a complete-game eight-hitter with five strikeouts in a 6-1 win over San Lorenzo on April 17. Teammate Kyle Averitt was 2 for 3 at the plate, including a double, and scored two runs. Devin Nash also drove in three runs in the victory for Alameda, which improved to 13-3 overall and 7-1 in the West Alameda County Conference with the win....
  • Around The Horn: Taylor Elliott signs on with SJSU
    published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:28:33 GMT
    Head-Royce School baseball pitcher Jacob Patterson-Kohout threw a one-hitter with five strikeouts and no walks as the visiting Jawhawks edged El Cerrito 1-0 in a nonleague game on April 15. Reid Gibbs scored the winning run in the third inning, as Head-Royce improved to 9-4 overall with the victory. Patterson-Kohout was also 2 for 3 with a double in a 4-3 victory over Athenian on April 14. Teammate Nico Hoerner was 3 for 3 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in that game....
  • Alameda Students Invited to Compete in Harvey Milk Poem, Poster Contes
    published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:39:01 GMT
    Alameda students in grades 5-12 are invited to participate in a citywide poster and poem contest honoring Harvey Milk, the nation's first openly gay person elected to public office. Milk, who served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, fought for equality and inspired people around the world with his vision of civil and human rights for all....
  • The new, baffling world of dense breast diagnosis
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:10:39 GMT
    The letter said her mammogram was clean but that she has dense breast tissue, which has been linked to higher rates of breast cancer and could make her mammogram harder to read. "I honestly don't know what to think about the letter," said Hoadley, 45, who lives in Alameda, Calif....
  • Alameda County Board of Education rejects FAME charter renewal
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Parents, teachers and students from FAME Charter School expressed their disappointment as the board voted unanimously to not renew the school's charter on Tuesday night at the Alameda County Board of Education meeting. Photo by Aliyah Mohammed/Fremont Bulletin Alameda County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to reject Families of Alameda for Multi-Cultural/Multi-Lingual Education Charter School's charter renewal, after hearing from more than 70 speakers....
  • Young Fil-Ams tapped to preserve Boholano group
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:14:42 GMT
    ALAMEDA, California After more than 75 years, the leaders of one of the oldest Filipino organizations in California are looking to pass the torch on to the next generation. It was a night of laughter, dancing, and camaraderie among members of the Bohol Circle and their friends....
  • What Dense Breasts Mean for Cancer Risk
    published on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:30:00 GMT
    The letter said her mammogram was clean but that she has dense breast tissue, which has been linked to higher rates of breast cancer and could make her mammogram harder to read. "I honestly don't know what to think about the letter," said Hoadley, 45, who lives in Alameda, California....