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.  
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Officials report 99 percent attendance on first day of school  
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."  
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Former Stanford and 49ers tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in pro football led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others.  
State inspectors have suspended the certification of two Antioch special education schools after investigations found administrators lied to California education monitors, fudged background and tuberculosis tests, and allowed a controversial special education figure linked to shock therapy to engage in behavioral health plans for students.  
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.