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  • Californiaa s budget surplus soars to new heights; schools to benefit
    published on Wed, 06 May 2015 06:21:21 GMT
    SACRAMENTO >> In the clearest sign yet that the Great California Recovery is proceeding on pace, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins announced Tuesday that the state's budget surplus has climbed as much as $8 billion in the last four months. The state's public schools will receive the bulk of that windfall under Proposition 98, and Assembly Democrats hope it's used to increase average per-pupil spending and expand access to quality child care and preschool programs, the San Diego Democrat said....
  • San Rafael City Council supports Mark Day School renovation plan
    published on Wed, 06 May 2015 02:04:18 GMT
    Mark Day School in San Rafael has the green light to build a new $10 million administration and library building after receiving support from the City Council. Council members voted 4-0 Monday, with Councilwoman Kate Colin recusing herself, to support the school's plan to demolish an existing single-story 3,935-square-foot administration building and replace it with a new 11,270-square-foot two-story structure....
  • A a big daya for Yolo County nonprofits
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 23:57:15 GMT
    The Woodland Schools Foundation was one of several nonprofits featured at the Big Day of Giving lunchtime event. Alec Garcia, right, said they were focusing on helping ag programs at both high schools with their collected funds....
  • Ed Goldman: It's the Big Day Of Giving + Cinco de Mayo + Tuesday
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 22:45:03 GMT
    Today is the annual Big Day of Giving , during which members of volunteer boards swarm into their communities, congest phone lines and suffocate cyber space in search of donations. It's also one of the best ideas in fundraising since testimonial dinners....
  • Camp Verde wrestlers gain good outside coaching
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 16:17:00 GMT
    Wrestling is a year-around sport in Camp Verde. On Friday, some Camp Verde wrestlers got a clinic put on by an outside coach....
  • State legislation update
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 22:58:47 GMT
    Last week was California Bike Advocacy Day and I joined advocates from around the state to meet with your state assemblymembers and senators in Sacramento. Increase the Active Transportation Program by $100 million : Last year was the first year California combined several funding programs to create the Active Transportation Program for biking and walking projects....
  • Striving for Greatness with David Kniffin
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 22:39:06 GMT
    Playing in the finals of the MPSF Tournament with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line, a UCI volleyball player fumbles a routine pass in the middle of a rally. UCI head coach David Kniffin approaches the player with a smile, cracking a light-hearted joke and setting his mind at ease....
  • Westview, Stoller make final rounds at National Science Bowl
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 22:07:10 GMT
    The Westview High and Stoller Middle school teams were among the last 16 teams standing at the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl held April 30-May 4 in Washington, D.C. In all there were 48 middle school and 68 high school teams that had beaten regional competition to qualify for the national contest. Westview's team won its first match at nationals to advance to the final eight before being eliminated, while Stoller was knocked out after making the top 16. Neither team came h...
  • David Stone of Stone Consulting Group Named Chairman of The Resource Group Board of Directors
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 20:31:51 GMT
    The Resource Group is a Nationwide Network of Top Planners within Lincoln Financial Advisors Working Together to Drive Practice Development and Provide Industry-Leading Service to Clients David Stone, CFP , ChFC , CLU , CRPC , president of Stone Consulting Group in Roseville, Calif. and registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. , was named chairman of The Resource Group's 2015 Board of Directors during the group's annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nev....
  • Sacramento Public Library featured in National Geographic's Proof
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    National Geographic's PROOF photography blog has published photographs of homeless readers at the Sacramento Public Library. Fritz Hoffmann is a professional photojournalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Time and elsewhere....
  • The Bloom Project Collaborates With Rose Festival Court To Share The...
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    The Bloom Project has partnered with the Rose Festival Court to share the power of flowers with Providence Child Center. On Friday, May 8 from 9 a.m. through 11 a.m., all 15 Rose Festival Princesses will visit The Bloom Project's facilities at Teufel Holly Farms to process and arrange flowers, later gifting the flowers to the children at Providence Child Center....
  • Roadshow: Oregon's gas a lot cheaper than California's
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 08:19:07 GMT
    Q At the same time prices rose to $3.59 per gallon in Eureka last week, my wife was fueling up in Southern Oregon for $2.59. That's correct, a full dollar a gallon more here in Eureka....
  • Lodi cancer survivor to lead symbolic walk
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 06:40:57 GMT
    Walters was only 7 years old and in the second grade at Saint Peter's School in Lodi when doctors found a tumor inside her mouth during an examination for a sinus infection. Walters had stage 3 rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer made up of cells that normally develop into skeletal tissue sometimes found inside the nasal passages or throat....
  • Contra Costa Takes On Sugary Juices, Sports Drinks With 'Sugar Bites' TV Campaign
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 02:50:45 GMT
    Days after a bill to place warning labels on sugary drinks died in Sacramento, Contra Costa County's Sugar Bites campaign is launching provocative new television commercials challenging the deceptive marketing tactics used to trick parents into thinking sugary juice drinks are healthy beverages for young children. The commercials, available in English and Spanish, feature a young child pleading with her mother to purchase a juice drink in the grocery store....
  • CalFire chief seeks to change discipline after scandal
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 01:35:55 GMT
    Two captains demoted after a scandal at California's firefighting training academy were restored to their previous rank within a month, prompting the agency's chief to say Monday that he will try to demote them again. Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott also said he was working with the state's personnel department to develop better training after learning that the disciplinary reports filed against the two captains inadvertently allowed for the rapid reinstatements....
  • Meet Our Moms: Joan Aguon Charfauros
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 00:13:44 GMT
    She is my best friend, my biggest and toughest critic and my number one fan. Meet my mother, Josephine Muna Aguon - she is what I aspire to be: a kind-hearted, devoted, loving, and patient soul....
  • Read Full Article
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 22:18:25 GMT
    Students from Mira Loma High School in Sacramento are the winners after beating out 68 other schools in the 2015 US Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington DC....
  • Bills would hobble charters with new regs
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 22:06:31 GMT
    American Heritage Charter Schools students share a 51-foot, six-inch peanut butter and jelly sandwich outside of Escondido Charter High School, where students hoped to set a world record Monday. CREDIT: Escondido Charter High School American Heritage Charter Schools students share a 51-foot, six-inch peanut butter and jelly sandwich outside of Escondido Charter High School, where students hoped to set a world record Monday....
  • George Skelton: Venture capitalist Tim Draper takes another swing at reform
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 20:23:27 GMT
    The Silicon Valley venture capitalist pushed hard last year for his unworkable idea of splitting California into six states. It was a favorite of cartoonists, comedians and columnists....
  • Entisys Solutions and Agile360 Named to the 2015 CRN Tech Elite 250
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 19:11:10 GMT
    Entisys Solutions, Inc., which along with its Southern California division, Agile360 , is the West Coast's #1 expert in the deployment of advanced IT infrastructure solutions for the data center, all forms of end-user computing including mobile devices, and the public and private cloud, today announced that it has been named to The Channel Company's CRN Tech Elite 250. Annually, CRN recognizes an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn...