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Kyle Kearns threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns and the Foothill High football team's defense picked off five passes to open the season with a 30-12 win over San Leandro at Burrell Field on Friday night.  
 
The traditions of doughnuts, popsicles and ice cream were held once again for Piedmont Middle School and Piedmont High School students on the first day of school on Aug. 20.  
 
The estimated cost to increase the classified salaries is $130,092 per year, said Michael Brady, a Piedmont Unified School District assistant superintendent.  
 
Song Chin-Bendib's career path has included several school districts -- San Leandro Unified, South San Francisco Unified School District, Berkeley Unified, Tamalpais Union High School District, and as a senior accountant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education.  
 
The search for the suspects who were seen fleeing out a window of a home on Cambridge Way near the Oakland border resulted in one being arrested and a Piedmont elementary school going on lockdown.  
 
Piedmont among teams trying to be Tennyson's successor  
 
The new Piedmont Unified School District teachers were welcomed before the beginning of the school year Aug. 20 with lunch and an orientation.  
 
PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.  
 
Isadora Duncan, a 3-year-old, brown-and-black Chihuahua cross, is the East Bay SPCA's pet of the week. She's on the slim side, as dancers tend to be, just a little over 8½ pounds.