Barnidge: Do's and don'ts for teachers on Twitter

Now that common sense is a dead art, it's time for some policy guidelines. 
The number of homeless students in the state grew from about 220,700 in 2011 to nearly 270,000 in 2013, according to a report released earlier this week by the California Homeless Youth Project. In the Bay Area, the number of homeless students increased in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties but declined in Alameda and Contra Costa counties over the same two-year period.  
 
Krista Hodges, a Newark Memorial High School teacher, went on paid leave after revelation of tweets demeaning and making violent remarks about students drew national attention, local reprimand.  
 
The California attorney general's office released a report Friday documenting truancy in the state. This year, for the first time, the data was broken down by race and income level as well as geography.  
 
African-American elementary students in California were chronically truant at nearly four times the rate of all students during the last school year, according to a state report released Friday, that said poverty and suspensions were contributing factors.  
 
Tom Jones, Soundgarden, Norah Jones, Band of Horses among the other acts set to perform at Neil Young's Bridge benefit shows at Shoreline Amphitheatre  
 
Four UC Berkeley students smoking marijuana in People's Park were robbed at gunpoint on Sunday, authorities said.  
 
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Andrew Nisbet, 32, of Livermore, pleaded guilty in a Pleasanton courtroom to seven felonies, including three counts of murder solicitation,  
 
Karin Silva resigned as the college president's executive assistant after an audit showed she forged her boss' name on a credit card and charged the school $9,000 for her utility bills, traffic tickets and boxes of candy, which she sold for cash  
 
Girl uses training from firefighters to help her father escape blaze.  
 
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Quick Bite: The 3 B's at Buffalo in Mountain View

With its plastic-coated menus and counter-ordering system, Buffalo strives for a super-casual atmosphere. But with high-end Wagyu beef, multiple housemade aiolis and an extensive selection of craft beers, the menu is anything but casual. 
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Nicki Minaj says old high school doesn't want her back

“Anaconda” rapper denied a chance to talk to students at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.