Hercules: Teen suspected of selling pot-laced cookies at school

A teenager was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly took chocolate chip cookies laced with marijuana to his school, police said. 
Rhett Krawitt fought the nausea, the baldness, the exhaustion from chemotherapy for more than half his life. Now that his leukemia is in remission, the 6-year-old faces a new worry: catching measles.  
 
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has appointed Livermore resident William Macedo to fill the vacancy on the district's Board of Trustees left when Dr. Barbara Mertes retired in December.  
 
Two still unidentified cyclists who interrupted a Stanford varsity swimmer who was allegedly raping a passed-out woman are being hailed as the models of "See Something, Say Something'' -- the watchwords for a nationwide campaign to change attitudes about campus rape.  
 
Constantine Maroulis, who was a finalist on the fourth season of "American Idol," received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in Broadway's "Rock of Ages" and a Drama League Award nomination for his starring role in "Jekyll and Hyde." He also has a long list of concert tours, television shows and albums to his credit.  
 
The upcoming special meeting at Island High School follows trustees narrowing a list of 19 candidates who applied for Spencer's seat down to 10 finalists during another special session on Jan. 22.  
 
Constantine Maroulis, who was a finalist on the fourth season of "American Idol," received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in Broadway's "Rock of Ages" and a Drama League Award nomination for his starring role in "Jekyll and Hyde." He also has a long list of concert tours, television shows and albums to his credit.  
 
The middle-school students -- who are part of a tech club named @SavvySpartans -- were invited to speak at the Google Apps for Educators summit in Napa on Jan. 10-11, a sold-out event for several hundred administrators and teachers.  
 
School board President Andrea Swenson, who was not at the meeting, speculated that so many people had completed the online survey asking for feedback about a new superintendent's qualifications that they did not feel the need to attend. Also, Swenson said, 40 other meetings were held with staff, students, city officials, teachers and parents to gather feedback.  
 
The handbook had not been updated since 2010. Superintendent Connie Hubbard noted that there are three purposes to the revisions: to conform with the passage in 2012 of Senate Bill 1404 (the Civic Center Act) that encourages all school districts to make accessible public school facilities to the community at large; to clarify the district's permit procedures; and to examine current fee schedules.  
 
( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
Women's purses: Readers divulge the craziest thing they're carrying around

We asked readers to tell us about the craziest thing they have stashed in the handbag. You think you're carting around something wild or funny? Read on.