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Dublin High students sustain minor injuries after camping stove explodes
Two 16-year-old Dublin High School juniors received minor burns Friday afternoon after a butane-powered camping stove they were using during a school event exploded, fire officials confirmed.
As high school students from the class of 2015 begin receiving their diplomas this month, they may help boost overall graduation rates for their schools and districts. Between 2013 and 2014, most districts improved their graduation rates and saw lower percentages of students dropping out of high school.
Monday's workshop will focus on the fiscal 2015-2017 operating budget as well as the two-year Capital Improvement Program.
The June 4 panel, to include city and schools officials, will discuss nutrition issues, program funding, parent involvement, and the impact of the recently enacted city tax on the distribution of sodas and other sweetened beverages on school district nutrition programs.
The ongoing issue of bad air due to West Berkeley's asphalt and steel plants, traffic, and multiple construction sites was raised by several participants who said they have tried to work with the city and regulatory agencies without success.
One of the country's biggest real estate companies is betting that Oakland's economic boom will continue.
A man with paranoid schizophrenia who was arrested and put in mental hospitals nine times before he fatally beat a Berkeley homeowner in his own driveway was sentenced Friday to 33 years to life in a state mental hospital at a hearing where the victim's family demanded a systematic change in how the government treats the mental ill and violent.
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Weekend Top 10: Les Claypool, Bay Area punk stars, team for benefit
Also on tap: San Jose Japantown celebrates anniversary; Hope Mohr Dance Company; S.F. International Arts Fest; Laurie Anderson
Dustin Diamond bar fight: Former TV star guilty of lesser charges
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.