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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Danville teacher pleads guilty to child pornography possession

A former Danville middle school teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to possession of child pornography, according...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Amber E., on Jul 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm | 8 comments | 2949 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Math teacher arrested for allegedly soliciting student for sex

Police arrested a Heritage High School teacher on Friday on suspicion of soliciting a female student for sex, Brentwood police...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by A Mathgeek, on Jan 28, 2010 at 8:50 pm | 7 comments | 2263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Admitted to your college? It's time for a fresh look

"I would bet that the Class of 2010 seniors will be spending some time at their mailboxes and checking their email messages...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by SAMUEL, on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:38 pm | 7 comments | 1753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Abusive Teacher

I visited a class in another school district last school year and observed the teacher being verbally abusive to a student....

Original post made by Vera on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by motherDanville, on Oct 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm | 7 comments | 1700 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sully helps promote safe driving habits for teens

When organizers of Street Smarts, a traffic safety program in the San Ramon Valley, decided they needed to do everything...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2010
Last comment by who, me?, on Oct 25, 2010 at 8:11 am | 7 comments | 1903 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board of Education decides to maintain class sizes

Class size in the K-3 grades will remain at 26 students while the number of students in freshman English and math classes...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2011
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Jul 20, 2011 at 4:11 pm | 7 comments | 1827 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who's who in the school board race?

Three people, including one incumbent, are in the running for two seats on the San Ramon Valley school board up for election...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Oct 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm | 7 comments | 3131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers, students respond to new standardized test

Students from nine San Ramon Valley Unified schools are piloting a new, computer-based standardized test. From excitement...

Original post made on May. 5, 2013
Last comment by concerned teacher, on May 17, 2013 at 10:56 am | 7 comments | 2021 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to weigh deal with teachers union

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider giving approval Tuesday to a tentative agreement with the local teachers...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by GD, on Mar 25, 2015 at 10:09 am | 7 comments | 2163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to talk enrollment projections, facilities impacts

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to receive a presentation on district enrollment projections and facilities options...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2015
Last comment by Stella, on Aug 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm | 7 comments | 1715 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SRVUSD closing pay-raise deals with classified unions

The San Ramon Valley school district appears on track to solidify new labor agreements with all of its classified workers...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2016
Last comment by To Danville Mommy, on Apr 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm | 7 comments | 1506 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cricket anyone?

It's true. Participation in cricket is growing rapidly, with the foundation at the middle school level. And one group in...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2016
Last comment by just playin', on May 5, 2016 at 9:04 am | 7 comments | 1337 Views

SPORTS

What a blast

The girls U12 Mustang Blast recently won the 2006 Placer United Cup Tournament held in Roseville for their age group. During...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2008
Last comment by eric, on Mar 14, 2008 at 1:20 pm | 7 comments | 2477 Views

SPORTS

MVHS wins second straight sectional title

The Monte Vista Mustangs repeated as North Coast Section (NCS) Division 1 boys basketball champions with a nail-biting 50-49...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Mar 11, 2015 at 12:29 pm | 7 comments | 3497 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Who is QUALIFIED to replace Ellen O. Tauscher?

Dear Dolores, Please read: http://www.contracostatimes.com/lisavorderbrueggen/ci_12019578?nclick_check=1 This morning's...

Original post made by Community courtesy on Mar. 29, 2009
Last comment by Campaigner, on Jul 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm | 7 comments | 3044 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

McNerney's veterans health bill passes House

Legislation authored by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) that would address the needs of veterans who suffered traumatic...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Jerry, on Apr 26, 2010 at 1:29 am | 7 comments | 1600 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Congressman McNerney bill to raise pay danger pay for Military passed house.

Provisions to raise certain types of pay for members of the armed forces passed the House of Representatives on Friday. The...

Original post made by Ron on May. 30, 2010
Last comment by Rick Pshaw, on May 31, 2010 at 1:15 pm | 7 comments | 1652 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Thank you CTA

One of us is a retired educator so we get mail from the California Teachers Association on a regular basis. This is especially...

Original post made by Treebeard on Sep. 16, 2010
Last comment by Sadie, on Sep 19, 2010 at 7:41 am | 7 comments | 1767 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Great News!! SF Chronicle DOES NOT endorse David Harmer

The SF Chron did not endorse David Harmer. This is a highly positive indicator for the Harmer campaign because it is proof...

Original post made by Rick Pshaw on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by jrm, on Oct 29, 2010 at 11:03 am | 7 comments | 1732 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Buchanan concedes State Senate race, endorses Bonilla in runoff

State Senate District 7 is poised for all-Democrat special runoff election this May between Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Julia, on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 4457 Views
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