More Cracks Found In Rods On New Bay Bridge, Integrity Of 400 Remaining Fasteners Called Into QuestionEngineers say the rods may need to be repaired or replaced if the problem is found to be widespread.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Changes Tune, Will Process Backlog Of Rape KitsLast week, Chief Suhr said the department didn’t have the resources to get it done, saying the crime lab was already “maxed out.”
High-Tech Vision Screening Program For Kids Launches In Silicon ValleyA vision screening pilot program for young children has launched in Silicon Valley and uses high-tech cameras, not the old hand-over-eye charts.
Vigil Marks 24 Years Since Hayward Girl Michaela Garecht DisappearedA vigil was held Monday front of the supermarket where Michaela Garecht was taken 24 years ago. Meanwhile, police said DNA test results on a bone fragment that possibly linked to the case will be delayed.
Phil Matier: State Senate Leader Pushes For Change In How Schools Are GradedState Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is pushing for a new bill that would put less emphasis on student test scores when doling out report cards for schools in the state.
Bay Area Air Monitors Not Equipped To Measure Pollutants From Refinery FiresThe monitors are not designed to test for many of the pollutants that surface following refinery fires like the recent one at the Chevron refinery in Richmond.
Bay Area Environmental Health Expert Questions Air Quality TestsThe tests looked at 23 compounds classified by the state as contaminants. The results showed 22 compounds came up safe and one didn’t. That one is called Acrolein, which is like a formaldehyde, a by-product of combustion that can cause eye, skin and breathing problems.
South San Francisco-Based Genentech Starts Clinical Trial On Alzheimer’sGenentech is studying whether intervention can stop Alzheimer’s from developing in people genetically predisposed to the disease.
Sonoma County Teacher Accused Of Helping Students Cheat; Will ResignA Northern California teacher who allegedly gave her students advance copies of questions on a state biology test is on paid administrative leave and will resign at the end of the school year.
California STAR Test Scores Rise For 9th Straight YearDespite deep cuts to public education, California’s standardized test scores have gone up for the ninth year in a row.
San Jose Medical Facility Tests Bionic LegsA San Jose hospital is one of ten across the country testing a new technology that could help paralyzed patients walk.
Palo Alto Parents Group Wants Less Homework For Overstressed StudentsSome Palo Alto parents want the school district to take immediate action to address academic stress among high school students. The group is called "We Can Do Better Palo Alto," and was formed after four Gunn High School students committed suicide in 2009.