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The lesson from a California's charter school: Strict transparency needed


By Thomas Peele, tpeele@bayareanewsgroup.com © Copyright 2015, Bay Area News Group

In 2011, Lassen County’s district attorney requested a still-unanswered opinion by the state attorney general on whether California’s Public Records, Brown and Fair Political Practices acts apply to public charter schools. 765 more words

Clayton Valley Charter High School

California Budget, Take Two

June 19, 2015

Contra Costa Times

Summary: California lawmakers passed a $115 billion spending bill seen as something of a compromise despite California’s recently-deepened coffers. Governor Brown has previously warned against huge rises in spending in case another recession hits the state though some Republicans lamented slimmer allotments to aid the state’s developmentally challenged. 87 more words


High drama as Oakland charter school cuts ties with unsavory past

OAKLAND — In the 2½ years since American Indian Model Schools leader Ben Chavis left after a state audit showed he directed at least $3.8 million from the school to companies he owned, the school has paid him an additional $8.6 million to use his buildings. 1,398 more words

Clayton Valley Charter High School

Dissent and the Media

A few weeks ago a college student came to my door, asking me to support his dream to go to college by buying a six-month subscription to a local newspaper, the… 578 more words

Current Events

Raiders Withholding Coliseum Rent; Oakland Mayor Schaaf Not Concerned

OAKLAND (KCBS) — While the Oakland Raiders have vowed not to pay their O.Co Coliseum rent for last year’s season, Mayor Libby Schaaf said she isn’t concerned and neither should fans. 229 more words


What is Life's Simple 7?

What is Life’s Simple 7?

February 5, 2015

The American Heart Association’s annual Go Red For Women Campaign kicks off Friday, February 6th, Go Red Day. 451 more words

Heart Health

Award-winning journalist Stephanie O'Neill brings passion and energy to radio reporting

Local journalist Stephanie O’Neill is a multi-faceted reporter with a vast resume of experience in professional radio, print and television. She’s currently the Health Care Correspondent for Southern California Public Radio. 819 more words

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