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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.
You May Not Be Winning Lottery, But Apparently Schools Are

You May Not Be Winning Lottery, But Apparently Schools Are

Lottery officials report $20 million more than the previous year may be sent to California schools.
Golden Eagle Released in East Bay Park After 8 Months of Rehab

Golden Eagle Released in East Bay Park After 8 Months of Rehab

The eagle was suffering from an infestation of mites that left the bird covered in severe lesions and without plumage on its head, belly and legs.
One Week Left for Schoolkids' Mt. Diablo Photo Contest

One Week Left for Schoolkids' Mt. Diablo Photo Contest

All photographs due by April 30. Grand prize $1,000 Apple gift card.
Mt. Diablo School District Meets Monday with City of Martinez

Mt. Diablo School District Meets Monday with City of Martinez

The special session begins at 6:30 p.m.
Fundraising Dinner Set for Walnut Creek Debate Stars

Fundraising Dinner Set for Walnut Creek Debate Stars

Several local kids will be competing at the national level in Chicago. The fundraiser in April will hopefully help defray their travel costs.
Northgate in Top 4 of Contra Costa County’s High School Mock Trial Championships

Northgate in Top 4 of Contra Costa County’s High School Mock Trial Championships

The annual event is coordinated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education
Acalanes Board Moves Ahead With Parcel Tax Election

Acalanes Board Moves Ahead With Parcel Tax Election

The board will take a final vote Thursday morning on a ballot measure to extend the current $112 per parcel tax indefinitely
Olympian Brings Golden Message To Young Students

Olympian Brings Golden Message To Young Students

2012 Olympic synchronized swimmer Mariya Koroleva tells third graders to work hard, be courageous and never give up
Parkmead Neighborhood Activists Request For Stop Sign Is Denied

Parkmead Neighborhood Activists Request For Stop Sign Is Denied

Parents of Parkmead Elementary School students have been asking the county to put a stop sign along a dangerous curve on Newell Avenue
Northgate High Breaks Ground On New Aquatics Center

Northgate High Breaks Ground On New Aquatics Center

The $8 million center will have a pool, sports medicine facility and classroom
Jon-Michael Johnson Selected As Walnut Creek School Board President

Jon-Michael Johnson Selected As Walnut Creek School Board President

The first-term trustee will oversee the school board in 2014