Features

'Word pedometer' aims to improve language development for children in Southwest Colorado - July 17, 2020

Language defines how we communicate with one another, how we interact with the world. But language development is just as vital, affecting our learning abilities and shaping how we think.

The next generation of farming? A millennial takes the mantle - Jan. 29, 2019

Two Mancos ranchers urge aging farmers to partner with youth to save the future of small, family-owned farms.

Your Muslim Neighbor - Sept. 7, 2017

A Pleasanton mosque reaches out to dispel misconceptions and engage the community amidst a changing political landscape.

Hive minds - July 26, 2018

Tri-Valley beekeepers continue to protect pollinators in face of national crisis.

Bridging linguistic barriers for parents in Oakland schools - May 9, 2016

Translation services are crucial in diverse districts like Oakland Unified. But it's not just about language.

Hanukkah fare - Dec. 7, 2017

The oil-centric stories behind the Jewish Festival of Lights.​

Profiles

The bird counter of Shadow Cliffs - May 17, 2018

To citizen scientist Bill Rose, monitoring bird colonies is a vital gauge on environmental health. "This is the canary in the Bay Area," he says.

My Valentine - Feb. 8, 2018

A Pleasanton couple's love spans 60 years, 5 states...and 435 kids.

Oakland’s Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue - Apr. 25, 2016

Lila Travis fosters orphaned animals and returns them to the wilds of the Bay Area.

A California nomad comes to town - Aug. 29, 2017

Mule has been traversing the West Coast on foot with his four-legged namesakes for decades, with a cause.

Education

Local teachers to march at the Colorado Capitol - Feb. 20, 2020

Educators from Southwest Colorado are joining the statewide fight for higher wages and supporting state legislation that aims to raise teacher pay.

Pleasanton 9-year-old heads to college- Aug. 6, 2018

Kairan Quazi, identified as "profoundly gifted," plans to double-major in math/chemistry at Las Positas, skip high school.

PUSD's enrollment quandary - Sept. 6, 2018

PUSD trustees consider creative ways to address urgent problem of increasing enrollment in northern Pleasanton, from K-8 models to redrawing school boundary lines.

Speakers protest reinstatement of SRVHS student leader at center of video controversy - May 24, 2017

Parents, students turn out in droves to protest reinstatement of  student body president after he created allegedly problematic campaign video.

Oakland schools make LGBTQ representation a priority in history curriculums - April 4, 2016

Teachers in OUSD work to implement the FAIR act in their classroom.

Environment and Health

Recycled water plant expansion complete, residential fill station not reopening - Aug. 21, 2018

A local water agency finishes up project greatly increasing its capacity to recycle water, though a favorite local program will not continue.

Zone 7 board approves new water rates, moves ozonation project forward - Oct. 19, 2017

An ozonation project that officials say is fundamental for water safety raises residents' concern on cost, scope.

Staying Healthy: Tri-Valley teacher reflects on life-saving skin grafts - Jan. 28, 2018

Amanda Cerro uses her own traumatic experience to advocate for organ donation.

Tri-Valley woman returns from deep sea exploration - March 4, 2018

Jen Runyan boards the Nautilus to connect researchers and marine life to a global audience.

San Ramon 10-year-old rescues father from drowning - Oct. 11, 2017

Tevin Kuruvilla proves that heroes can indeed come in all sizes, in the face of a near-disaster.

Politics

Assembly candidates air positions at Tri-Valley forum - Sept. 17, 2018

A "discussion" with the two candidates competing to represent California State Assembly District 16 ahead of the November 2018 midterms.

Swalwell 'considering' a presidential run - Aug. 17, 2018

Local Dublin congressman addresses rumors of presidential prospects, says he will wait until after midterms.

Gov. Brown signs BART housing bill - Oct. 1, 2018

After Tri-Valley leaders campaign against it, California's governor signs bill allowing transit authority to build thousands of housing units on their own land.

Court is in session - July 27, 2017

A new $147 million courthouse opens across the street from a county jail, which court officials say will improve efficiency and save money.

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