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2010-12-02 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Diablo Unified School District and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced an award to SunPower for the design, installation and maintenance of solar power systems at 51 schools, totaling 11.2 megawatts of solar capacity. Resulting from a rigorous selection process, the agreement is the largest contract issued to install solar by a school district in the U.S., and is expected to save the district $192 million over the...

2008-10-11 21:00:23

By Theresa Harrington CONCORD -- A contentious school board election is brewing in the Mt. Diablo district, where a longtime trustee and the teacher's union are working to defeat another incumbent amid months of controversy over management. The school board has cut $14 million from the district's budget in the past year and is likely to slash millions more in coming months. It is also facing an expired teacher's contract that could lead to a strike, if it goes unresolved much longer. On...

2008-10-08 21:00:27

By Jacquie Oliverius EACH WEEK, it seems that there is a different club or organization marking a major milestone, all of which emphasizes the long history of the groups, plus the high level of activity and the varied interests of Central County residents. One particularly crafty group -- the Valley Quail chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA) -- marked its 25th anniversary as an EGA chapter with a special celebration Sept. 13 in Walnut Creek. "President Sara Angle welcomed...

2008-09-10 06:00:24

By Anonymous The Mt. Diablo School District board recently appointed veteran educator Rose Lock as assistant superintendent of elementary education. Lock, who came to Mt. Diablo in 1990, has been principal of Walnut Acres Elementary since 1999. She replaces Roger Bylund, who left the district earlier this summer to become superintendent of the Paradise Unified School District. Lock spent 12 years teaching math to middle and high school students in Sacramento, San Mateo and San Leandro....

2008-09-05 21:00:21

By Kimberly S Wetzel; Rowena Coetsee Students who need a sports physical or tetanus shot will find those health services and more for free at several Mount Diablo and West Contra Costa schools this year. Officials from Contra Costa Health Services' Public Health department have increased the number of mobile clinics offering health services to some of the county's neediest students. The program, which started with a permanent health facility at Richmond High and later a mobile unit at...

2008-08-29 12:01:09

By Eric Louie A fifth-grade teacher from the San Ramon Valley school district is among the three finalists for the 2008-09 Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year award. Mary Dietler, an instructor at Alamo Elementary School, is in the running with Mark Morello, a teacher at Bristow Middle School in Brentwood, and Andreas Kaiser, a teacher at Pittsburg High School, the Contra Costa County Office of Education announced. The winner will be named on Sept. 25 at the Teacher of the Year...


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