( RAY CHAVEZ )
Saint Mary's College values at heart of graduation

Inspirational speeches on community and service are highlights of the undergraduate commencement ceremony. 
Sporting decorative and expressive mortarboards, San Jose State University graduates wore their hearts and hopes on their heads Saturday at exuberant commencement ceremonies at Spartan Stadium where former U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, the minority leader, delivered the commencement speech.  
 
At the annual California League of Bond Oversight Committees conference in Sacramento, citizen watchdogs from around the state learned how to detect malfeasance from a certified fraud expert. Trust, he said, is not a control.  
 
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Hayward Unified School District reached a deal with the teachers union giving educators their first raise in eight years before the 2013-14 school year.  
 
Michael Bernick, currently an attorney with the Sedgwick law firm in San Francisco and a fellow for employment policy with the Milken Institute in Los Angeles, says challenges confront adults with autism but they can be overcome.  
 
The California Department of Education on Thursday unveiled the new score reports, a two-page sheet that will be mailed to all parents about three months after all their children's tests are completed, perhaps in late summer or early fall.  
 
By Fremont Bulletin Staff Mission San Jose High School sophomore Brian Tseng will join America's brightest emerging student physicists at Physics Boot Camp in College Park, Maryland, the American Association of Physics Teachers announced.  
 
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Four classrooms, play area will be constructed at elementary school  
 
33-acre property will accommodate future school as enrollments climb  
 
Donates 380 acres to park district, 10 to churches, 8 for park, as part of 500-home buildout  
 
( Jeffrey R. Staab )
David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.