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LIST: Check out the Bay Area athletes playing in March Madness  KGO-TV

68 teams and hundreds of players will begin their quest for an NCAA Basketball Championship this month. 11 players in the big dance have ties to the Bay Area.



El Cerrito High's wellness center celebrates 20th anniversary  Richmond Standard

The James Morehouse Project at El Cerrito High, a wellness center providing on-campus access to medical and dental services, counseling, and youth ...



Ellen “Carol” Thulin Stubbs  Daily Herald

Ellen Carol was born in Albany California. She graduated from El Cerrito High School and received her Bachelor Degree in Education from Brigham Young ...



El Cerrito High School 2018 Commencement Slideshow  El Cerrito, CA Patch

El Cerrito High School 2018 Commencement Slideshow - El Cerrito, CA - Do you know someone who graduated? Look for their photo!



Bay Area calendar: Billy Idol tribute band, art exhibit and more  The Mercury News

Altered States: Through March 24, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Featuring artists across multiple generations ...



WCCUSD hosts recruitment fair to find teachers  Richmond Confidential

Edward Booth on February 5, 2019. On a rainy Saturday morning, prospective teachers trickled into the Alvarado Adult School to take part in a West Contra ...



'We're school shopping for mediocre:' Richmond's students and parents try to navigate a 'broken' education system  Richmond Confidential

Seventeen-year-old Phillip Poe starts his days early. He gets up at 5:45 a.m. so that he can catch a ride to BART with a family member. Then he takes a train to ...



Which 1970s rock group got its start at El Cerrito High? Five fun facts about the school  East Bay Times

Pumpsie Green with the Boston Red Sox. This is of of the few photo's that hang in Pumpsie's house in El Cerrito. (Contra Costa Times/Bob Larson) 1997.



El Cerrito High students share tech skills with senior citizens  The Mercury News

The students receive community *service* credit for graduation for the program held at the El Cerrito Open House Senior Center, and the seniors get one-on-one ...



El Cerrito High football coach George Austin dies  The Mercury News

George Austin, a popular figure around the El Cerrito High School campus who coached the football team to an 8-4 record last season, has died. According to El ...



New El Cerrito High Principal Announced  Patch.com

El Cerrito, CA - The District Board of Education has made eight management appointments to West Contra Costa Unified Schools.



Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019: Here’s what is happening in Bay Area  The Mercury News

People will be gathering all over San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Peninsula at Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. Here's a look at some top events.



Former high school football standout goes on trial in Richmond homicide  East Bay Times

MARTINEZ — The murder trial started Monday for a well-known former Contra Costa County football player accused of gunning down a Richmond man inside of ...



Murder case involving former East Bay prep football star goes to jury  Vallejo Times Herald

MARTINEZ — Jurors began deliberating Wednesday in the murder trial of a Dixon man accused of shooting a Richmond resident inside of a moving van.



The mayoral race: the traditional liberal versus the young progressives  Richmond Confidential

Betty Marquez Rosales on November 4, 2018. The race for mayor has featured constant debate between the two candidates about what is best for the future of ...



California schools help unaccompanied immigrant students combat trauma, language barriers  EdSource

José Sánchez crossed three borders on his own to get to Oakland, California when he was just 17. But once here, he found another barrier that proved even ...



Parents eye senior center to relieve crowded El Cerrito campus  East Bay Times

EL CERRITO — Parents of students at overcrowded Fairmont Elementary School are stepping up the pressure on the West Contra Costa school district by ...



WSU Football Recruiting: Cougs land 3-star CB Armauni Archie  CougCenter

Three star cornerback Armauni Archie has committed to Washington State University. The 2019 athlete hails from El Cerrito High School in California—the same ...



El Cerrito High student dies on BART tracks  San Francisco Chronicle

An El Cerrito High School student died Tuesday morning after being struck by a BART train, authorities said. Psychologists were at the school and on the ...



New El Cerrito High Principal Pledges Academic Push  Patch.com

El Cerrito, CA - The new principal for El Cerrito High, David Luongo, described his ambitious academic vision at an El Cerrito Rotary Club meeting Thursday.



Coyote or fox? Who’s visiting my backyard?  East Bay Times

CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device. DEAR JOAN: Last night, with the front door open to let in evening air, the porch ...



Celebrations Around The Bay Area On Martin Luther King Jr. Day  CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – From breakfast all the way through to the end of the day, the Bay Area is holding events to commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin ...



Former East Bay high school football star suspected in killing  SFGate

A former Bay Area high school football star was arrested in connection with the slaying of a 28-year-old Richmond man, who died after being found shot in Bay ...



Threats of violence force East Bay high school football games to be postponed, stopped  KGO-TV

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- There were more problems this weekend with high school football games in the East Bay. One was postponed and another was ...



Early Signing Period 2018: WSU inks first part of 2019 recruiting class  CougCenter

Follow along here on this live post as the letters of intent roll in.



West Contra Costa schools fail to improve on annual test, but leaders say student success is measured in a variety of ways  Richmond Confidential

Yutao Chen on November 11, 2017. West Contra Costa district schools failed to improve in California's annual test, with half of the students failing math and ...



El Cerrito Considers Charter City Status  Patch.com

El Cerrito Considers Charter City Status - El Cerrito, CA - Voter approval will be needed to make the change.



El Cerrito observance for King holiday is area’s oldest  East Bay Times

EL CERRITO — A Martin Luther King Day celebration that originated as a protest of El Cerrito's refusal to recognize the holiday is now being readied by its ...



Gay Fil-Am mayor is a first for El Cerrito, California  Inquirer.net

EL CERRITO, California — Councilmember Gabriel Quinto will be named mayor of this city for 2018 during the reorganization of the city council on Tuesday, ...



With 'Next to Normal,' YMTC adds depth to its program and repertoire  Berkeleyside

With its production, opening today, of the Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning musical 'Next to Normal,' YMTC breaks new ground.



El Cerrito selects new police chief  East Bay Times

The city is making interim Police Chief Paul Keith its full-fledged chief beginning Monday. Keith, a 15-year veteran of the El Cerrito force, was elevated from ...



New El Cerrito fencing school has Olympic connection  East Bay Times

EL CERRITO — East Bay residents have convenient access to championship level instruction and competition in the sport of fencing now that a new branch of ...



Once in coma, H.S. football player who was shot makes comeback  KTVU San Francisco

It was a highly-anticipated comeback for a high school football player. He was shot and left for dead three years ago and his family thought he'd never play ...



Keeping MLK's Dream Alive – Resilient In Our Resistance  oaklandpost.org

Apply now for FREE financial aid. The deadline is Friday, March 2, 2019 to apply for a Cal Grant or Middle Class Scholarship. You may be eligible for an award ...



El Cerrito Journal briefs: Folk music festival; Sundar Shadi film screening  East Bay Times

A full day of music, workshops, family activities and more await at the El Cerrito Free Folk Festival from noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 28, at El Cerrito High School, 540 ...



El Cerrito High Grad Dies at Cal Dorm  Patch.com

El Cerrito, CA - El Cerrito High School graduate Henry Treadway died Tuesday night in an apparent jump from his sixth-floor dorm room at UC Berkeley, where ...



Parents weigh in on school district spending  Richmond Confidential

Marylee Williams on October 15, 2015. Children from several schools were playing in the Richmond High School cafeteria the other evening. For the kids, this ...



High school students protest Trump, larger protests scheduled this evening  KTVU San Francisco

Students at Berkeley High School have staged a walkout and rally outside of the school this morning in opposition of the outcome of Tuesday's presidential ...



3.3 magnitude earthquake felt in East Bay  SFGate

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.3 hit the East Bay just after noon Wednesday. According to USGS, the earthquake was centered near El Cerrito ...



Europe Fans of Creedence: Their Day at El Cerrito High  Patch.com

El Cerrito, CA - We'd like to offer thanks to Kathie Weinstein for this report on the Feb. 8 visit to El Cerrito High by a dozen Creedence Clearwater Revival fans ...



Selfie-Taker Arrested In Alleged iPhone Robbery Of El Cerrito High School Student  CBS Local

EL CERRITO (CBS SF) — A woman who allegedly punched and robbed a high school student last month in El Cerrito and took selfies on the victim's stolen ...



Remembering coach Tom Kinnard  The Advocate

Longevity and charisma are a combination of traits that are not given to an individual, they are acquired by only the finest of people. Former Comet physical ...



Montes scores three times in Richmond High School's 3-1 win over El Cerrito in boys' soccer  Richmond Confidential

Stephen Hobbs on January 16, 2013. With the Richmond High School boys' soccer team clinging to a 2-1 lead, a strong attack by Richmond forward Eduardo ...



El Cerrito filmmaker’s ‘Kicks’ stars cities of Oakland and Richmond  The Mercury News

OAKLAND — Justin Tipping heard the word “no” a lot while trying to drum up interest in “Kicks,” his feature-length debut shot entirely in Oakland and Richmond.



California Coaching Legends: Helen Lehman-Winters  MileSplit

USF coach Helen Lehman-Winters is one of the few female coaches who now leads an NCAA Division I men\'s program. She got her start coaching HS teams in ...



Family, friends remember slain Richmond rapper Lil Buzz  SFGate

Richard Doss wanted his music heard. The aspiring hip-hop artist had dreams of stardom, but he didn't just want it for the fame. He also wanted to support his ...



List of Bay Area schools participating in National School Walkout  KRON4.com

Schools around the country are bracing for a series of student walkouts to protest gun violence, including in the Bay Area.



Accused takes stand in trial of killing of Gene Deshawn Grisby-Bell  Richmond Confidential

Robert Rogers on April 27, 2012. For Tyris Franklin, the rest of his life could depend on what was going through his 16-year-old mind when he shot Gene ...



Illinois Football: Illini flip defensive back Delano Ware  Writing Illini

The Illinois football team received a commitment last night. They flipped defensive back Delano Ware from the Nevada Wolfpack.



CA law requiring schools to accommodate transgender students in effect for past 2 years  KGO-TV

There has been a lot of controversy in other parts of the country, but in California a law requiring public schools to accommodate transgender students in public ...



Martin Luther King Jr. Day events: Here’s what’s scheduled in the Bay Area  The Mercury News

Find out about what's going on for MLK Day in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Oakland, Contra Costa and San Jose areas. We've got your guide and schedule to ...



Larkspur’s San Andreas High School receives state honor  Marin Independent Journal

Until his junior year at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, Oscar Corona was carrying a full academic load and playing defensive tackle for the Tam High ...



El Cerrito Hosts Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Rally  Patch.com

El Cerrito, CA - Community groups from around Oakland, Berkeley and El Cerrito will take part in the annual celebration.



West Contra Costa School Board President reflects on two decades of service  Richmond Confidential

Faviola Leyva and Zainab Khan on December 3, 2014. On a recent afternoon, Charles Ramsey, the outgoing West Contra Costa Unified School District ...



Obituary of Douglas DeWitt McCreary  The Union of Grass Valley

Douglas DeWitt McCreary, 72, died peacefully on Thursday, February 15th in Grass Valley, California. He was born on June 11, 1945 in San Mateo, to Harriet ...



A Man of No Importance  Diablo Magazine

March 9, 15, and 16 at 7:30 PM; March 10, 16, and 17 at 2:00 PM. Youth Musical Theater Company (YMTC) will present the award-winning musical, "A Man of ...



Teenaged shooter gets 50-to-life in murder of Gene Deshawn Grisby-Bell  Richmond Confidential

Robert Rogers on May 25, 2012. A 17-year-old Richmond resident was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison for the murder of Gene Deshawn ...



Guilty: Richmond teen faces life in prison in killing of Gene Deshawn Grisby-Bell  Richmond Confidential

Robert Rogers on May 3, 2012. Tyris Franklin was convicted of first degree murder with special circumstances Thursday in the killing of Gene Deshawn ...



Pro-charter school PACs flood West Contra Costa school board elections with spending  Richmond Confidential

Hannah Lawson and Zainab Khan on October 30, 2014. Richmond's City Council and Mayoral races won't be the only hot topics at the polls Tuesday, and ...



New Principal for Dougherty Valley High  Patch.com

San Ramon, CA - El Cerrito High School Principal Jason Reimann will become principal of Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon. A replacement has not ...



Richmond Native to Compete at 2018 Miss California USA Pageant  oaklandpost.org

AlexIs Bradley, a Richmond native, recently announced she will compete in the 2018 Miss California USA Pageant. Bradley says she has...



Multiple Bay Area school districts to close schools on Friday  San Francisco Chronicle

UPDATED: Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:00 p.m.. Multiple school districts in the Bay Area, including those in the Pittsburg Unified School District, Vallejo City Unified ...



School Board Election 2012: Todd Groves  Richmond Confidential

Brittany Patterson on October 24, 2012. Todd Groves doesn't spend his days decoding the nervous systems of marine animals anymore, nor is he advocating ...



MLK Day events in the East Bay  East Bay Times

All events are Monday. ANTIOCH. “United by the Dream”: 1-3:30 p.m., Antioch High School, Beede Auditorium, 700 W. 18th St. A Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, ...



Whats Up With the Kensington Monastery?  Patch.com

El Cerrito, CA - No chimes and no trespassing, but phone calls are welcome.



At Kennedy High, awakening the next James Baldwin or Maya Angelou  Richmond Confidential

Candese Charles on November 9, 2014. A Kennedy High school classroom decorated with writing guidelines, inspiring quotes, and grammar cues was abuzz ...



Police Release Photo of Suspect in Officer-Involved Shooting  Patch.com

El Cerrito, CA - Police say Daniel Tolosa, 19, was transported to the hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.



Crime news from the SF Bay Area  San Francisco Chronicle

A 22-year-old man wanted in a double shooting that killed one man and injured another in Oakland this month has been arrested in Sparks, Nev.



Trial begins in 2011 shooting death of Gene Deshawn Grisby-Bell  Richmond Confidential

Robert Rogers on April 24, 2012. For Gene Deshawn Grisby-Bell, a toxic mixture of neighborhood feuds, searing juvenile emotions, a small-caliber handgun ...



YMTC's 'The Most Happy Fella'  Lamorindaweekly

Three Lamorinda youths are currently performing in "The Most Happy Fella," Frank Loesser's classic musical produced by Youth Musical Theater Company.



School board candidates: Where they stand  Richmond Confidential

Candese Charles, Zainab Khan, Hannah Lawson and Faviola Leyva on October 30, 2014. Ten candidates are running for the three seats up for election to the ...



Homecoming for the 'Hot Boy$': What the Cal game means for WSU's 'mean' secondary  Seattle Times

Seniors Marcellus Pippins and Robert Taylor constitute the Bay Area half of WSU's 'Hot Boy$' defensive secondary, and they're excited to play on the road but in ...



Obituary of Carol Ann Wood  The Union of Grass Valley

Carol WoodCarol Ann Wood left this world peacefully on Dec. 26, 2016 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was 76. A memorial *service* will be held ...



Kennedy High art teacher finalist for The Ed Fund  Richmond Confidential

Tyler Orsburn on March 19, 2013. Dozens of palm-sized faces hang from the ceiling in Steve Mainini's art classroom at Kennedy High School. The ceramic ...



Richmond High recruits writer coaches for the upcoming school year  Richmond Confidential

Tyler Orsburn on June 27, 2012. New coaches are coming to Richmond High School this year, but we're not talking about football, basketball and baseball ...



Hitsville High: The Unlikely Music Factory at Pinole Valley High School  SF Weekly

The lunch bell rings at Pinole Valley High School, and hordes of teenagers swarm out of squat, rectangular bungalows. Since the fall of 2013, Pinole...



New Mexico moves to close loophole on gun background checks  SF Gate

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Proposed legislation to expand background checks to nearly all private gun sales in New Mexico cleared its last major hurdle with ...



Richmond student shows off tech skills with dazzling Christmas display  East Bay Times

EAST RICHMOND HEIGHTS — Every night since Thanksgiving, visitors have flocked to a sound-and-light spectacle on a cul-de-sac in the East Bay hills, awed ...



Martin Luther King Jr. Day events  San Jose Mercury News

Alamo. King Celebration — Interfaith celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream of Nonviolence and Peace, 4 p.m. Monday, Wesley Center, San Ramon ...



African dance company lights students' fire  San Francisco Chronicle

Add to that offspring "Mama Washington's" hundreds of students at Berkeley High School over the past decade-plus, many of whom have grown up to join ...



Days are numbered for giant Berkeley dirt pile  Berkeleyside

A 10-year-old, 53-foot pile of dirt in Berkeley's McLaughlin Eastshore State Park is set to be lowered by 15 feet and spread around the parkland as part of ...



Oakland teachers announce strike over pay, class sizes  SF Gate

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland teachers say they will strike starting Thursday. The union representing the 3,000 teachers announced the walkout Saturday, ...



Teen planned to shoot ex-girlfriend at school, documents say  SF Gate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A note found in a 16-year-old boy's pocket indicated that he had planned to kill his ex-girlfriend and others on Valentine's Day, ...



A year-by-year college-prep guide for high schoolers (and their parents)  SFGate

My friends and I like to bore our kids with stories about how we applied to college back in the Gen-X heyday: We had to pull forms off the back of college ...



Saturday's Scores  SFGate

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Oakesdale 56, Selkirk 33. Class 1A Bi-District 1/2= Championship= Lynden Christian 65, Seattle Academy 54. Class 1A CTL-NEA ...



The lives lost at Santa Fe High School  SFGate

At least 10 people were killed Friday in a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School, a deadly rampage that has forced the Southeast Texas community to become ...



Berkeley High grad Ethan Ostrow tackles cancer with a song in his heart  Berkeleyside

Pianist and Berkeley High graduate Ethan Ostrow presentx Hat's Off: A Benefit Concert for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Monday at Freight & Salvage ...



Bay Area air quality remains unhealthy; spare the air alert through Monday  KTVU San Francisco

Smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County, which has cast a pall over the entire Bay Area for more than a week, isn't expected to dissipate significantly until at ...



Christian student loses court challenge to school history lesson on Islam  SFGate

WASHINGTON - As a high school junior, Caleigh Wood refused to complete a history lesson on "The Muslim World" that she said forced her to embrace Islam in ...



What’s Happening: Alameda Little League registration for Farm division, T-Ball  San Jose Mercury News

To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email ccnsports@bayareanewsgroup.com to request a form. Put “What's Happening” in the subject line.



Washington's best public high schools 2019, ranked  SFGate

Whoa, how did it the school year sneak up on this so fast? Have you started shopping for binders and colored pencils yet? Ahead of the next school year, school ...



Team From California High School Wins Mock Trials Competition  SFGate

PLEASANT HILL (BCN). A mock trial team from San Ramon's California High School took first place in the county's high school mock trials competition, county ...



A teacher called a Native American teen a 'bloody Indian' and cut another's braid, students say  SFGate

When McKenzie Johnson walked into her Advanced Placement English class on Halloween, her teacher, Mary Eastin, was already in costume as the "Voodoo ...



After Parkland massacre, a death penalty case and multiple investigations examine what happened  SFGate

A year after an attacker in a Parkland, Florida, high school gunned down 17 students and faculty and wounded 17 others, the mass shooting - and what ...



In El Chapo's state, people see little change with verdict  SF Gate

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — U.S. officials are hailing the conviction of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a victory for the Mexican people, but in the drug lord's ...



Lauren English - backstage kid no more  San Francisco Chronicle

Lauren English has been bewitching audiences for more than half of her 32 years. But in "Bell, Book and Candle," her witchcraft casts an actual spell, or so she ...



Longtime Athletic Director Remembered  Lamorindaweekly

Bob Wilson, longtime Campolindo High School athletic director, teacher and coach, passed away on Dec. 17 after a three-year bout with cancer at the age of 62.



Robot vending machines are delivering snacks to students at California campus  SFGate

In one of the iconic scenes from the teen movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," sun-baked stoner Jeff Spicoli has a double cheese and sausage pizza ...



Suspect, deputy involved in Danville shooting identified  KTVU San Francisco

The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office has identified 33-year-old Laudemer Arboleda from Newark as the man police shot and killed in Danville over the ...



Weather service issues flooding advisory ahead of king tide  SFGate

The National Weather *Service* issued a flooding advisory for low-lying areas on the coast and bay on Saturday as Northern California is expected to see among ...



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