South City Pre-Teen Invents Virus-Blocking, 'Safe Touch' Utility DeviceSaturday was officially "Mizan Rupan-Tompkins Day" in San Mateo County. Who is that, you ask? Well, Mizan is an early-teen entrepreneur who's determined to flatten the coronavirus-infection with his killer left (or right) hook.
College Bribery Scandal: Ross Couple Pleads Guilty To Paying $250,000 To Get Daughter Into USCA California couple agreed Friday to plead guilty to paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. According to the plea deal, Diane Blake will serve six weeks in prison and Todd Blake will serve four months. Both will pay a $125,000 fine.
San Jose Teachers Tell School District They Will Not Return to Classrooms in AugustSan Jose teachers will not return to the classroom for in-person teaching in August, the school district announced Friday.
Bay Area College Student, Foster Child Overcomes Challenge Of COVID-19 Shutdown Of CampusOdalis Millan's sophomore year at Sonoma State University began as the trip of a lifetime, as she left home to study abroad in Spain. Then COVID-19 hit and the country went into quarantine. The study abroad program shut down and Millan, along with her classmates, frantically made plans to get back to the United States.
California Will Sue Trump Administration Over International Student Visa PolicyThe state of California filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday over a policy that would bar international students from staying in the United States unless they were scheduled to take in-person classes.
UC Berkeley Looks At Removing Names Of Racist Figures From 2 HallsA University of California at Berkeley committee is seeking public comment on de-naming two halls because campus groups say one is named in part for a racist and the other for a person whose research denigrated Native Americans.
Teacher Fears For Health, Safety After Trump Threatens To Defund Schools That Don't ReopenPresident Trump on Wednesday publicly pushed schools to reopen this fall even as COVID-19 cases surge across the country. The threat has some Bay Area teachers even more concerned about the health and safety of themselves and their students
UC Berkeley COVID-19 Cases Jump; Series Of Fraternity, Sorority Parties BlamedThe University of California, Berkeley reported Wednesday a spike in students testing positive for the COVID-19 and is attributing the increase in cases to a series of fraternity and sorority parties.
University Of California To Sue Feds Over New COVID-19 Visa Policy Impacting International StudentsUniversity of California on Wednesday announced plans to sue the federal government over new rules requiring international college students to leave the U.S. unless they take some in-person classes during the pandemic.
School Reopening Plans Met With Skepticism From Teachers, ParentsOver the next few days, several Bay Area districts are going to be rolling out their plans for what the next school year might look like. Will students go to class? Maybe some, not all? Whatever it looks like, the implications for families are huge and the stakes are very high. So who makes the call?
University Of California Names First Black President - Dr. Michael DrakeUniversity of California has a new man in charge and he’s making history. Dr. Michael Drake has become the first Black president in the university’s 152-year history.
Santa Clara Special Needs College Teacher Accused Of Raping StudentA San Jose community college special needs teacher has been arrested for the alleged rape of one of his students, police said Tuesday.
Brentwood School Board Votes For 100% Distance Learning When School Resumes July 28Brentwood school officials voted Monday to continue distance learning when student learning resumes on July 28 during the pandemic.
Oakland Unified School District Leaders Share Scenarios For Reopening SchoolsNearly 2,600 families watched a presentation given Thursday night by Oakland Unified School District leaders, who described scenarios for reopening schools in the fall.
Proposition 16 Presents California Voters With Choice to End Affirmative Action BanCalls for racial justice during recent protests in California and across the country are bringing back a controversial push to reverse California’s ban on the consideration of race and sex in public education, employment and contracting.