Stanford law school professor named to California Supreme Court

Adding Latino legal scholar to California Supreme Court, Gov. Jerry Brown nominates Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to replace Justice Marvin Baxter on the state's high court 
The Bay Area may incubate techno-innovation, but it's fallen as flat as the rest of the country in one critical area: nurturing the next generation of cyber whizzes. Business and political leaders alike have harped on the need to teach kids computer programming and expand the traditional geek pool to include more girls, Latinos and African-Americans. From Oakland to Walnut Creek to San Jose, schools are introducing coding classes.  
 
The Santa Clara County Board of Education officially hired its new superintendent, Jon Gundry from Southern California, who will begin work Aug. 1. Departing from its practice with previous chiefs, the county board will not provide a housing loan to Gundry, who is superintendent of the Pasadena Unified School District. But the board will pay him $30,000 for relocation.  
 
Former U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald appointed to monitor compliance with shutdown and sale agreement with federal government.  
 
Former U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald appointed to monitor compliance with shutdown and sale agreement with federal government.  
 
RAY CHAVEZ/STAFFKids rub elbows with NFL playersSeattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch, center, and Michael Robinson, who has played for the Seahawks the past four seasons, sign autographs for kids after running drills during the eighth annual Fam 1st Family Foundation youth football camp at Oakland  
 
West Contra Costa School board president Charles Ramsey said Thursday he will ask the district to speed up plans to demolish an empty middle school campus where arsonists struck this week.  
 
Unexpected testimony comes amid parade of glowing defense witnesses during trial of Joseph Martin, 46, of Martinez. Martinez has pleaded not guilty to 150 molestation counts involving 14 former male students at Woodside Elementary School in Concord.  
 
Former U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald appointed to monitor compliance with shutdown and sale agreement with federal government.  
 
Representatives from several East Bay school districts, schools and academies will review resumes and conduct on-site interviews for single subject, multiple subject and special education teaching jobs at the free event. Teachers are advised to wear professional attire and bring their credentials.  
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.