California's cash for ideas contest open to entries

Caltrans, two other state agencies offer up to $25,000 in three separate contests seeking residents' ideas for improvements. One contest is for coders. 
Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.  
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Classes begin this week at the small private college in Moraga. The school has a long tradition, but stays current with several new classes and seminars concentrating on social changes impacting millennials.  
Goal is to mass produce flexible electronics projects  
Two recent incidents -- one in the South Bay and one on the peninsula -- have police and parents on alert after adults have been annoying students on their way to school or coming home from class.  
A Sacramento man who recorded underage girls on his cellphone at a swim meet has pleaded no contest to a felony child pornography charge, according to the Solano County District Attorney's Office.  
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Feminism is enjoying a pop culture resurgence as A-list celebrities, social media activists and college students proudly identify with and celebrate push for equality.  
Santa Rosa police are investigating a reported rape on the Santa Rosa Junior College campus last week.  
An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.  
The Sausalito Marin City School District became the first school district in the nation today to serve only organic and non-GMO meals, according to a nonprofit that helped launch a pilot program in the district in 2013.  
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VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud.