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Veteran Martinez Teacher Honored

Veteran Martinez Teacher Honored

Brian Wheeler of Martinez Unified School District has been named one of two Teachers of the Year
Stanford-led Study Assesses the Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking

Stanford-led Study Assesses the Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking

Pros: clean natural gas replaces coal to generate electricity. Cons: health risk to neighbors of fracking.
Student Video Competition to Award $100K in Prizes

Student Video Competition to Award $100K in Prizes

The contest is being held by C-SPAN
Saint Mary's College Professor Chosen for Mahatma Gandhi Award

Saint Mary's College Professor Chosen for Mahatma Gandhi Award

She's being recognized for her leadership in interfaith activism.
CSU East Bay Reports Server Security Breach

CSU East Bay Reports Server Security Breach

More than 6,000 people are affected.
Chevron's 'Fuel Your School' Program Returns to Alameda, Contra Costa Counties

Chevron's 'Fuel Your School' Program Returns to Alameda, Contra Costa Counties

Innovative Collaboration with DonorsChoose.org will help generate up to $1 million for local public school teachers and students.
Joann Rossi Named Contra Costa County Office of Education 'Teacher of Year'

Joann Rossi Named Contra Costa County Office of Education 'Teacher of Year'

She devotes herself to children with vision, hearing, orthopedic challenges or other developmental disabilities.
Legislature Approves Community Colleges Giving 4-Year Degrees

Legislature Approves Community Colleges Giving 4-Year Degrees

The measure would allow the schools to offer the four-year degrees when a local workforce need for college graduates can be shown.
Comcast Offers Free Internet Services to Eligible Families for Back to School

Comcast Offers Free Internet Services to Eligible Families for Back to School

Read on to find out if your family qualifies for up to six months of free Internet service from Comcast.
How to Get Stanford University on Your Resume in a Weekend

How to Get Stanford University on Your Resume in a Weekend

No fudging—you can show potential employers that you’re serious about leadership skills and staying ahead of the curve.
Staples Offers Teacher Discounts This Weekend

Staples Offers Teacher Discounts This Weekend

It is "Teacher Appreciation Event" from Aug. 1-3 at all stores, including Concord and Pleasant Hill.
Study: Middle Schoolers Engaged in Sexting Six Times More Likely to Be Sexually Active

Study: Middle Schoolers Engaged in Sexting Six Times More Likely to Be Sexually Active

"Our results show that excessive, unlimited or unmonitored texting seems to enable sexting," says a USC professor and lead author of the study.
Alhambra High Teacher Is Finalist for Contra Costa Teacher of Year

Alhambra High Teacher Is Finalist for Contra Costa Teacher of Year

Brian Wheeler, who teaches automotive technology at the Martinez high school, is among four finalists throughout the county.
School, Community Mourns the Death of Teen Hit by Train

School, Community Mourns the Death of Teen Hit by Train

Jenna Betti, an eighth-grader at Martinez Junior High School, was struck at about 5 p.m. Sunday by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train on the railroad tracks near Old Orchard and Howe roads
Transgender Student Was Sexually Assaulted at a Nearby High School

Transgender Student Was Sexually Assaulted at a Nearby High School

The victim, a 15-year-old student who police said identifies as a transgender male, was leaving the bathroom when three other students confronted him on Monday.