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Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 26, 2014 at 03:30 PM
I am covering about 16 Patch sites right now so I am always happy to get tips. Can you send me the Read Morelink where you sent it? Sadly, there are a lot of folks who get arrested in our county and I am not able to follow up on every single one like we used to. autumn.johnson@patch.com
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM
School Board Changes Hiring Process of Teachers in Wake of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Teacher Read Morehttp://elcerrito.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/school-board-changes-hiring-process-of-teachers-in-wake-of-sexual-abuse-allegations-against-teacher
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 25, 2014 at 03:43 PM
Very cool news! Thanks for posting on the site.
marshahebden March 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Keith Johnson was one of four teachers selected by the WCCUSD as winners of the prestigious Teacher Read MoreExcellence Award.
Swami Wheelo March 17, 2014 at 08:32 PM
Most likely East Bay Bike Party. Sounds like their M.O. Looks like a lot ofRead Morefun. http://eastbaybi keparty.wordpress.com/
wendyrona March 18, 2014 at 12:44 AM
Thank you. I looked up the web site They ride the second Friday of each month. So that must it.Read MoreThan ks. it was amazing to see and hear.
mdaroner March 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM
They came down Ashbury Ave. also, and it was wonderful to see and hear! Better than the program IRead Morewa s watching. Miriam
Giorgio C. February 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Not true! Patch is not dead yet! It has a few more death throes left. Be patient.
Frank Ocean March 02, 2014 at 11:59 AM
the patch has been a total waste of time for months. its long gone. you can tell based on theRead Moretotal lack of comments on attached articles. people have moved on.
Carl Petersen III February 24, 2014 at 07:05 PM
A response to a comment that is misquoted. One of the quotes that I focus on in this week's blog:Read Moreht tp://goo.gl/L5mPCw
Bobby D February 18, 2014 at 08:45 AM
While I understand you angst, because I have a 17 year old, once a person is 18 they are an adultRead Moreby law, not a student and the rules that you think they should be following do not exist in CA law. You have no more right to know what's going on with a police investigation than does anyone else, relative or not. So what they did in that regard is lawful. But it is understandable that you were not comfortable with the situation.
scottie smith February 27, 2014 at 06:41 PM
Ms. Gaskin, sorry to read about the profiling of your son. I am not sure of the law, but, sinceRead Morethey were questioning your son about an incident that happen when he would have been a minor, only the DA or the court could determine if his legal rights were violated. Also, even as an adult, one has the right to ask for an attorney and the questioning must stop. Therefore, as a student, one can easily think that the school staff should be informed before the police pull a student out of class and that a staff person should have had the responsibility of being present at the time of the questions; and at the least notify the parents. I need not go into the profiling and murdering of young black men by the police, but it is sad they can go into a class room and remove a student without the school's involvement.
Jahan Byrne March 12, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Contact the ACLU office in San Francisco. It has a lot of experience with these sorts of incidentsRead Morei n high schools. It also has helpful tips for young people who are being interrogated by police (e.g., NEVER provide police with your mobile phone password without a subpeona), and a handy wallet card with responses. Your son should have refused all questioning until he could contact you or an attorney.
Giorgio C. February 06, 2014 at 09:09 AM
Someone shared the following words with me, "There are many reasons for the decline in revenue Read Morefor the hospital. Here's the most current one: the Affordable Care Act which is cutting what Medicare and Medi-Cal will pay for services. Also the ACA doesn't address the uninsured illegal immigrants. It also allows more people to go on Medi-Cal by lowering the income standards. People on Medi-Cal DO NOT pay for their insurance."
Kevin February 08, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Great question. YES, Supervisor Gioia is enabling an irresponsible approach to spending money. Read MoreFor those who need a reminder, adults look at how much they earned the past year and use that number to decide how much they can spend in the next year. This acceptance of a finite amount of money to spend allows adults to then carefully decide what to spend their money on -- it's called budgeting. People of Contra Costa should expect an increase in property tax every 4 years to support this hospital until they learn and become involved in local and state budgeting. Two side notes on budgeting to consider: (1) is it rational budgeting to use bond measures (loans) to pay for ongoing operational expenses? (2) is the hospital using money efficiently and how can this be measured? --how about comparing the number of employee vehicles parked in the hospital parking lot on weekends with the number on weekdays? are all the managers (who do not work on weekends) necessary?
firemonkey14 January 30, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Such a loss to our community. Nicole and Charles, I wish you the very best in finding a new (andRead Moremor e rewarding) outlet for your gifts!
Autumn Johnson (Editor) January 30, 2014 at 04:56 PM
Hi, all: I am covering EC now as well as 19 other cities in the East Bay. Patch is still here butRead Morege tting a nice overhaul. I have been with Patch for over two years now and will do my best to keep up during that period! :) Feel free to send info to me at autumn.johnson@patch.com
Rodney Paul January 31, 2014 at 05:05 PM
Charles Burress served our community very well and is clearly a very talented journalist. I'm very Read Moresorry to hear this news and wish him the best of luck.