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Clayton Valley High's 'football class' being investigated
In another potential hit to the highly successful Ugly Eagles football team, the North Coast Section is investigating a suspicious Clayton Valley Charter High School class geared toward football players that it believes might violate academic rules and could lead to postseason bans for one or more teams, or worse, this newspaper has learned.
The search for planets that can support life is taking place at UC Santa Cruz, in Jonathan Fortney's astronomy and astrophyics lab.
A bachelor's in beer? A master's in malt? Not quite. But these days some colleges such as Cal Poly Pomona and UC Davis are teaching students to make beer as part of their studies.
Santa Clara County saw a nearly 28 percent rise in binge drinking from 2002 to 2012, the biggest increase of any California county, according to a major new study of alcohol use.
Supporters of renaming the South Branch for Terea Hall Pittman lauded her place in history. Pittman (1903-1991), who lived as an adult just one block from the South Berkeley Library, was one of a handful of African Americans attending UC Berkeley in the early 1920s; she wasn't permitted to live in university housing.
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New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers
It's a homecoming for Rodrigo Cedeño , who has returned to his native Hayward to take over the role of executive chef at downtown's Bijou Restaurant & Bar. And chefs throughout the Bay Area are cooking for causes, including the Dining Out for Life AIDS fundraiser.
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'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Sawyer Sweeten reportedly commits suicide
Actor, 19, played Geoffrey Barone on hit CBS show, alongside real siblings Sullivan and Madilyn.