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  • Fresno's debt policies shine brightly in eyes of state agency
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:20:20 GMT
    Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, GOP candidate for state controller, speaks at a Sacramento Press Club event in August in Sacramento. That the hurrahs come as the political campaign season draws to a close has to be a happy coincidence for Ashley Swearengin....
  • Five candidates in Saratoga school board race
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:20:39 GMT
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, candidates for the the Saratoga Union School District board of trustees are preparing to wrap up a busy campaign season. Among priorities for this group of candidates are improving communication between the board and the community and continuing to provide a quality education despite challenges within the school district....
  • Utah football: Devontae Booker is driving Utah's offense
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:10:55 GMT
    Without fail, The Beast says, he carves out a few minutes each day to hear baby chatter from a toddler. Junior running back Devontae Booker hasn't seen his son, who lives with his mother in California, for a month now, but thanks to FaceTime and Skype he's able to watch Deashon grow and learn....
  • Sacramento State could change 'commuter campus' image under master plan
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:47:01 GMT
    A master plan for Sacramento State calls for a bioswale to collect and filter rainwater and recharge the aquifer for campus use. The next couple of decades at California State University Sacramento could see not only quite a bit of new construction on campus, but a new image for the university emerging as a result....
  • The Death of Harry Major: Readers Respond
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:22:02 GMT
    Hillel Aron's look at the life and death of Harry Major, a Hollywood High teacher with a penchant for taking in ex-cons, had readers riveted last week . Anon can't wait for the movie version, saying, "Great story and writing....
  • Pacific President Eibeck to lead state college association Updated at
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:14:32 GMT
    University of the Pacific President Pamela Eibeck will be the next leader of the organization that represents the state's 77 private, nonprofit colleges and universities. On Oct. 24, Eibeck will begin her two-year term as chairwoman of the executive committee of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, a 59-year-old organization based in Sacramento....
  • Screening Committee Meeting Notice for the Instructional Quality Commission Appointment
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:05:00 GMT
    The purpose of this meeting is to interview candidates for appointment to the Instructional Quality Commission. The Screening Committee will decide which candidates it will recommend to the full State Board of Education at the November 2014 meeting....
  • Screening Committee Meeting Notice for the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools Appointment
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:05:00 GMT
    The purpose of this meeting is to interview candidates for appointment to the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools. The Screening Committee will decide which candidates it will recommend to the full State Board of Education at the November 2014 meeting....
  • SoCal Woman Named California Teacher of the Year
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:48:39 GMT
    Adrian Arambulo reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. At Manhattan Beach Middle School, a teacher's efforts to instill a love of science in her students has earned her a top California educator award....
  • Marin IJ Readers' Forum for Oct. 23
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:51:17 GMT
    The IJ could save a lot of ink by simply stating, "The IJ endorses all Democrats running in the November 2014 election." As an independent voter, I would have hoped for a more balanced approach, and clearly there are candidates that are not only very qualified, but could also bring a new perspective to the sad situation in Sacramento....
  • Applications Invited for Appointment to the Child Nutrition Advisory Council
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:36:49 GMT
    The State Board of Education is currently seeking applications for appointments to serve on the Child Nutrition Advisory Council . The CNAC supports the SBE by providing proactive leadership in health and nutrition for California's youth, including recommending plans and guidelines for school and child care meal service and nutrition education programs....
  • Charter school purchases existing Roseville campus
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:15:46 GMT
    John Adams Academy, a Roseville charter school, has purchased its existing campus, and is moving forward with plans to open a second location in Lincoln. A Roseville charter school has purchased its existing campus, and is moving forward with plans to open a second location....
  • Shooting Threat at Sacramento Area School
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:28:54 GMT
    Local and federal authorities are beefing up security at Rio Americano High School after a school shooting threat was found Friday. A school employee found graffiti on a campus restroom that warned of a shooting today, and a note was found later that day saying the shooting had been rescheduled for yesterday....
  • EPA: Native American Tribes Hit Hard by Climate Change
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:22:51 GMT
    Drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest aren't letting up. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency forecasts that while there may be some improvement in Nevada and Arizona, the lack of rain will likely continue through the winter in California....
  • An Evidence-Based Manual on Complete Cleft Care
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:33:24 GMT
    "Complete Cleft Care," recently published by Thieme, is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the assessment and treatment of patients suffering from cleft and velopharyngeal disorders. The book includes videos, available online at Thieme's Media Center, that demonstrate specific techniques used in each treatment procedure....
  • California Department of Public Health Defines Roles in the Prevention of Ebola Spread
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:43:44 GMT
    Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health today is reiterating the notification process in the event someone is believed to be showing symptoms of Ebola virus disease. Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH director and state health officer, says, "There are protocols in place throughout the state public health system to protect Californians from the spread of this disease....
  • Dome, Setting a Torrid Pace in Sacramento, CA, With an Augmented Set of Offerings
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:25:25 GMT
    Sometimes the need for change can be subtle, marked by a gradual shift in market conditions. Now and then, however, agents for change can storm your printing castle, waving blunt and heavy objects in a menacing manner....
  • Vacaville Christian High School homecoming football game canceled
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:43:34 GMT
    A homecoming football contest Friday night between Vacaville Christian High School and Encina Preparatory High School has been canceled because the Sacramento-based school has ended its football program. Paul Harrell, the head of Vacaville Christian Schools, said Encina officials, meeting Monday, made a decision to terminate the program....
  • San Rafael seeks applicants to fill Damon Connolly's seat
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:57:08 GMT
    Before Damon Connolly is sworn-in as the newest Marin County supervisor in January, the San Rafael City Council will appoint someone to serve the remainder of his council term. Connolly, an attorney who served two terms on the City Council following a stint on the Dixie school board, beat Supervisor Susan Adams in the June primary election....
  • School shooting threats taken seriously at Rio Americano High School
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:12:20 GMT
    Local law enforcement, Homeland Security, and the FBI are all on alert this week after Rio Americano High School employees discovered School shooting threats taken seriously at Rio Americano High School SACRAMENTO - Local law enforcement, Homeland Security, and the FBI are all on alert this week after Rio Americano High School employees discovered Check out this story on news10.net: http://on.news10.net/1tJP7Uw SACRAMENTO - Local law enforcement, Homeland Security, and the FBI are all on alert t...