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  • Budget-cutter Gov. Brown could do more to restore UC's health
    published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:00:00 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a UC Board of Regents meeting in 2013. On Thursday, the board voted to increase tuition by 5% each of the next five years despite Brown's objections....
  • Solano men's basketball preview: Young Falcons soar into 2014-15 season
    published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:12:43 GMT
    Solano Community College men's basketball coach John Nagle looks at his 2014-15 team and doesn't see a lot of familiar faces. Guard Donovan Smith is the lone returning starter and forward Kyle Osterstock is the only other Falcon who saw playing time last season....
  • Sunde, Meagan C.
    published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Meagan C. Sunde Born: July 4, 1968 Died: Nov. 19, 2014 Meagan Colleen Sunde, age 46 of Huntley, IL, peacefully joined her family in heaven on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014. Meagan was an incredibly beautiful woman whose life will forever be remembered as an inspiration of love, faith, hope, courage and fun....
  • Monte Vista girls volleyball team wins NCS Division I title
    published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:25:48 GMT
    The Monte Vista High girls volleyball team won the battle of Danville Saturday night, along with its first North Coast Section championship in 19 years. The host Mustangs swept rival San Ramon Valley 25-19, 25-13, 25-19 in the Division I final in front of a packed house....
  • Summer Matters Evaluation of LCAPs Show Summer Emerging as Key Strategy
    published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:51:25 GMT
    As California adjusts to the new Local Control Funding Formula adopted by the state in 2013, an evaluation of first year of LCAP filings by the Summer Matters campaign shows overwhelming momentum toward funding summer programming via Local Control and Accountability Plans . Summer Matters is the first-ever statewide campaign focused on creating and expanding access to summer learning opportunities for all California students....
  • Ex-Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg heads to Senate with long-term goals
    published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:41:01 GMT
    Bob Hertzberg, a newly elected California state senator, in his Van Nuys home. He's had a 12-year break from public office....
  • Teacher charged, on leave for dragging...
    published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:21:21 GMT
    A Central California physical education teacher was charged with a misdemeanor and put on leave after he tried to drag a 14-year-old girl across the concrete and into the high school's pool. Denny Peterson , a teacher at Edison High School in Stockton, was charged this week with a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a child, the Stockton Record reported Friday....
  • Teacher charged, on leave for dragging student
    published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:05:16 GMT
    A Central California physical education teacher has been charged with a misdemeanor and put on leave after he tried to drag a 14-year-old girl across the concrete and into the high school's pool. The Stockton Record reports Friday Denny Peterson, a teacher at Edison High School in Stockton, was charged this week with a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a child....
  • Federal grand jury indicts Durham residents for interstate marijuana trafficking
    published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:39:05 GMT
    Sacramento >> A federal grand jury has indicted two Durham residents on charges of conspiring to grow and distribute marijuana throughout the country. Defendants David Wayne Schell, 54, and Teri Janelle Schell, 59, were both charged in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California for manufacture of marijuana and conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana....
  • a Sacramento region adds 8,000 jobs, mostly in public sector
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:16:14 GMT
    The four-county Sacramento region added 8,000 jobs in October, with gains mostly driven by public education and state government. Sacramento's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent, an amount unchanged from September, reported the state Employment Development Department on Friday....
  • Students barking up the wrong tree
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:18:48 GMT
    As the regents of the University of California considered, and then approved, a plan to increase tuition by 5 percent a year for five years, student protests hit not only the regents' meetings themselves, but UC Davis and other campuses in the largest public university system in the country. ULTIMATELY, while the rage against the immediate decision-makers is understandable, the students - and voters concerned with the future of UC - may be better served by turning their focus away from the local...
  • "Harry Potter" Yule Ball
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:35:20 GMT
    Dress in your finest robes and bring your witch and wizard friends to dance the winter away at Sacramento Public Library's first-ever Yule Ball. Dec. 19, Friday, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Yule Ball Central Library 828 I St. Free event....
  • California tuition hike fight shifts to Sacramento
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO >> University of California President Janet Napolitano prevailed Thursday in persuading the university's governing board to authorize five years' of tuition increases, a deliberate but politically risky move likely to ignite months of debate to determine if the costs ultimately fall on students or taxpayers. Over the shouts of demonstrators and the opposition of Gov. Jerry Brown, the UC Board of Regents voted 14-7 to approve tuition increases of as much as 5 percent in each of the ...
  • ACTFL Announces 2015 National Language Teacher of the Year
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:48:48 GMT
    San Antonio, TX-The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce the 2015 National Language Teacher of the Year has been awarded to Nicole Naditz, a French language teacher from Bella Vista High School in Sacramento, California and a member of the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching. The award presentation was held during the Opening General Session of the 2014 ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo in San Antonio, TX....
  • BioEnergy Bytes
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:26:38 GMT
    In this edition of the Ethanol Report, Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association president talks about a new E85 price study and photo contest. The Oleofuels 2015 conference will take place June 10-11, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany....
  • Charter schools that require volunteering are breaking the law
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:14:59 GMT
    Scores of public charter schools throughout California, including the San Carlos Charter Learning Center and Everest Public High School in Redwood City, are violating state law by forcing families to volunteer or pay a fee as a condition of enrollment, according to a report released Thursday. Public Advocates Inc., which has offices in San Francisco and Sacramento, investigated 555 of the state's 1,130 charter schools and found that one-third explicitly require unpaid "service hours."...
  • George Skelton: Gov. Brown's unnecessary fundraising is certainly legal -- but a turnoff
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:10:22 GMT
    It's not that Gov. Jerry Brown did anything illegal. It clearly was within the law....
  • Protesters Convene in Storke Plaza for Rally on Tuition
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:47:48 GMT
    Students and community members protest in Storke Plaza Thursday at a rally against the recently-approved UC tuition plan. Stephen Manga/Daily Nexus Students and faculty rallied at Storke Tower Thursday to protest the recently approved the UC tuition increase plan, which caps potential yearly increases at five percent over the next five years, in an event hosted by Associated Students....
  • Stuart Waldman: California's economy threatened by rise of foreign patent trolls
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    California's innovation economy faces constant challenges in striking a balance between fostering economic growth and sensible government oversight. Yet in recent years, a new and very serious threat has arisen not from Sacramento, but from overseas....
  • Increased higher education funding critically needed
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:40:16 GMT
    Last Friday I attended the Public Policy Institute of California meeting on "Higher Education Finance in California," sponsored by The James Irvine Foundation and held at the CSAC Conference Center in Sacramento. The PPIC "is dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research."...