Governor signs bill requiring annual child abuse reporting training

Spurred by more than two years of this newspaper's reports on school employees failing to properly report child abuse, Assembly Bill 1432 will change state law from "strongly encouraging" training to making it mandatory within the first six weeks of each year for certificated and classified workers. 
Fight at Friday's game against Center High leads to Encinal forfeiting this week's Island Bowl to Alameda High, district says  
 
Laura A. Oda
The free speech movement made an unmistakable stamp on UC Berkeley, a campus that now prides itself on its legacy of social activism.  
 
Gary Reyes, Bay Area News Group
UC, CSU to start loan program for students who entered the country illegally  
 
To make transgender students and employees feel more welcome on campus, the University of California will add preferred names to student records and convert single-stall restrooms into gender-neutral facilities, UC's president announced Monday.  
 
Signed into law Sunday, Senate Bill 850 would allow 15 colleges across the state to start bachelor's degree programs -- just one each -- not offered at California State University or the University of California.  
 
A programming snafu in the Santa Clara Registrar of Voters' office is forcing the registrar to mail out errata sheets to thousands of voters in Gilroy and Santa Clara who received incomplete sample ballots in school board races.  
 
Two incumbents and one challenger are running for two seats on the Hayward Unified board.  
 
Senate Bill 967, signed into law Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown, states that a person's silence or lack of resistance does not imply a green light, that consent can be withdrawn at any time, and that it's the responsibility of both -- or all -- involved to be sure a sexual act is desired.  
 
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law to prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities.  
 
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass picks: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Hurray for the Riff Raff

Hurray for the Riff Raff and Thao and the Get Down Stay Down are among the best bets for the 14th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco.