Kindergartner's haircut distracting, Peninsula Catholic school says

Family of 5-year-old who was ordered to cut his hair alleges that Immaculate Heart of Mary School discriminated against Jalyn based on his race. 
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Attorneys for three former UC Berkeley students announced Monday that they have filed a lawsuit against the University of California Board of Regents, claiming their clients were sexually assaulted and that the university did not do enough to protect them.  
Ashley, who once starred at Bishop O'Dowd High in Oakland, did not get drafted by an NBA team  
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In a nearly hourlong discussion with famed San Jose author Khaled Hosseini, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai showed no stage fright and never stumbled over her words -- qualities often abundantly clear in the average teenager. But Malala is not average. She is extraordinary.  
Marken's new 12-month deal runs from Wednesday through next summer. The contracts for his top three managers -- Soleste Hilberg, Bryan Richards and Diane Manske -- also run through mid-2016.  
Deal calls for teachers to receive an ongoing 4 percent pay raise  
The West Contra Costa school district has created a Data Dashboard to provide staff, trustees and the public with information on demographics, student achievement engagement, school climate, its Local Control Accountability Plan and other services. The district plans to roll out a pilot parent portal in 2015-16.  
A 19-year-old man was arraigned Thursday in connection with the spray painting of swastikas and other graffiti on two student residences at Stanford University earlier this year.  
The Peralta Community College District trustees have unanimously approved a contract with Jowel Laguerre to serve as chancellor. Laguerre has served as the Superintendent-President of the Solano Community College District since 2009.  
Hayward's Words for Lunch fills ears and bellies.  
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Stars align to bring family, kitten together

It shouldn't have happened, but one lucky kitten was rescued by just the right family at just the right time.