California's plan to absorb medically fragile children into managed care proves controversial
Beginning next year, state officials essentially want to fold the $2 billion program, which serves an estimated 180,000 children younger than 21, into its vast system of Medi-Cal managed care.
It was a scene of first-day excitement and anxiousness Monday by kindergartners, parents, guardians, other students, teachers and staff at Montclair Elementary School in Oakland.
"We welcome Adeeshela Hannah, who will teach the combined third-fourth grade class, and Camille Smith, who will teach kindergarten," Principal Ron Postma said. "Camille is very warm and bubbly and I know that the kids will just fall in love with her. Adeeshela has great ideas about how to reach out and challenge the students and also provide a warm classroom environment."
The expanded San Lorenzo Library has space for meetings and is filled with computers, tech features.
Work crews have been busy over the summer, carrying out repairs and upgrades funded through Measure I, the $179.5 million facilities bond that Island voters passed in November 2014. Among the projects completed was paving at Amelia Earhart, Henry Haight and Lum elementary schools, as well as at Lincoln Middle School.
If you're dropping a child off at school, please be mindful of the safety of other students and families around you, and follow all traffic laws, even if you're in a hurry. If you're a community member, please consider avoiding the streets around schools at pickup and drop-off times. If you do have to pass a school site, please drive slowly and watch carefully for pedestrians and bicyclists.
"Lizardmen, Anidea, call them lizardmen," says the book's plucky -- but unlikely -- protagonist, 14-year-old Tom, who leads the motley crew of school kids who have to save the world from invading aliens. "People they are not. You do not have to be politically correct when talking about invading aliens from outer space."
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Review: 'We Are Your Friends' a mixed bag
With its blasts of trippy cinematic tricks and a great performance from Wes Bentley, this late summer release has the bones of a decent movie.
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Virginia TV shooting delays 'Mr Robot' finale
USA Network says episode contains scene similar to Wednesday’s killing of two journalists on live TV and will pushed back out of respect for victims.