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2008-10-08 21:00:22

By Sean Wright Did you know that Antioch Unified School District is going through education reform? Dr. Deborah Sims, superintendent, and the Antioch School Board have embarked upon an aggressive plan to reform the district according to national trends and best practices as stated in the first and only published copy of the Antioch Unified School District's quarterly reform update. Does this reform sound interesting, scary, or exciting? It depends on who you are and how you might be...

2008-10-03 21:00:11

By Hilary Costa ANTIOCH -- The California Energy Commission has begun a yearlong review of a 930-megawatt power plant proposed for land on the Antioch Delta. If approved, construction of Mirant Corporation's $800 million Marsh Landing Generating Station would begin in fall 2009, with completion about 2012. During this review the commission will vet the project California Environmental Quality Act compliance. The Marsh Landing power plant would be located on land currently occupied by...

2008-09-23 21:00:26

By Rowena Coetsee IF YOU GO WHAT: Public hearing on a proposed all-boys charter school in Antioch -- WHEN: 7 p.m. today -- WHERE: Antioch Unified School District headquarters, 510 G St. Unwilling to accept the story test scores are telling, two Antioch teachers want to help minority students catch up with their peers by establishing an all-boys school focusing on math and science. The public has a chance to weigh in on the idea of a specialized charter school tonight at Antioch...

2008-09-22 21:00:21

By Maris Bennett A couple of Sunday afternoons ago, my daughter and I attended an El Campanil Children's Theatre production, "Wagon Wheels a- Rollin'." After settling into my seat, I glanced at the stage props: several "wanted" posters; a general store with merchandise arranged outside; the "I'm OK, You're OK" and Sarasparilly saloons; hay bales; and a wooden fence. For those audience members not knowing what to expect, the props served as clues, leaving no uncertainty as to the play's...

2008-09-11 21:00:24

By East County Times Events Bread of Life Food Program -- Arrive 11 a.m. to receive a meal ticket for a hot lunch beginning noon every Saturday except holidays. After lunch, all those in need are invited to shop in the food pantry free of charge. Volunteers and donations are needed. 415, W. Sixth St., Antioch. For information about the program, how to become a volunteer or to make a donation, call 925-778-1639. Comedy Night Fundraiser -- 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Proceeds will benefit mission...

2008-09-10 21:00:21

By East County Times In a weekly feature called "e-views," we invite readers to answer a question via e-mail. Last week's question: Some schools in East County have instituted a uniform policy this school year. How is it working so far? Do you like the idea of a uniform clothes policy? Should other schools follow suit? I LOVE THE uniform policy. I think free dress is OK as well. I have a child in kindergarten who doesn't know the difference or doesn't seem to care. All he knows is...

2008-09-08 09:00:40

By Rowena Coetsee Antioch Unified School District trustees are among a handful of school boards around the country about to start two years of training in how to do their job more effectively. School board members Walter Ruehlig, Gary Agopian, Claire Smith, Joyce Seelinger and Teri Lynn Shaw have accepted an invitation, along with Superintendent Deborah Sims, to take lessons from a Texas nonprofit organization that teaches school boards to adopt effective policies by focusing on what...

2008-09-08 09:00:24

By Barbara Zivica Antioch Mayor Don Freitas, backed by Councilman Brian Kalinowski, was right to disagree with the Antioch Council's decision to extend the registration deadline for owners of RVs parked on Antioch property. Those RVers have until 5 p.m. today to verify their DMV registration with the city and pay a one-time registration fee of $25. Freitas called the decision precedent-setting and said it would affect future issues that Council passes ordinances on. The problem is not...

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By Lee Filas lfilas@@dailyherald.com Communities along the swollen Fox and Des Plaines rivers are bracing for flooding and closely watching weather reports. How much flooding will depend on the overnight rainfall. State officials warn that if National Weather Service predictions of an inch of rain hold true, parts of Lake, Cook, McHenry and Kane counties could be in for the second instance of significant flooding in eight months. Last August, more than 400 homes along the Fox River...

2008-09-01 21:00:33

By Contra Costa Times This week Opportunity Junction -- Job Training and Placement Program application sessions today through Sept. 4, 8-11 and 15-18. 12-week program begins Sept. 29. 3102 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. 925-776- 1133, www.opportunityjunction.org. -- East Bay Women's Network -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Speaker: Lee Ann Kleinfelter. The Englander Restaurant, 101 Parrot St., San Leandro. $15 members, $25 guests. 510-228-8973. -- East Bay Innovation Group -- "Open Source...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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