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2008-07-11 09:00:48

By Ben Aguirre Jr., The Argus, Fremont, Calif. Jul. 11--UNION CITY -- A 2-by-2-foot brass plaque memorializing assassinated Union City Police Chief William Cann has been stolen from the park that bears his name, and authorities fear that it could be heading for a recycling center. Because of the material of which the plaque is made, it could fetch between $40 and $60 at a recycling center, said Cpl. Howard Baron of the police department's property crimes unit. But officers say it is...

2008-07-04 09:00:37

By Linh Tat, The Argus, Fremont, Calif. Jul. 4--NEWARK -- With the resignation of two principals and the retirements of the superintendent and chief business official, the Newark Unified School District is in for major leadership changes for the next school year. The district also needs to hire a new chief business official and an assistant principal for the high school, according to job postings on its Web site. Tim Erwin, director of human resources in Newark, said he's not worried...

2008-07-03 15:00:34

By Todd R. Brown, The Argus, Fremont, Calif. Jul. 3--FREMONT -- Ohlone College has received an official warning from an accrediting commission that the school's trustees need to set aside their differences, delegate policy work to staff and ensure stability and empowerment in the Ohlone community -- or risk the college's academic standing. "A warning is a sanction issued by the commission," said Gari Browning, Ohlone's new president/superintendent. "If we were to ignore the commission and...

2008-06-21 12:00:20

By Todd R. Brown, The Argus, Fremont, Calif. Jun. 21--NEWARK -- Pointing to new state standards for sex education, local school officials are strengthening their case for teaching fifth-graders about the urge to merge. "We need to provide information to students early and quickly," said Katherine Keleher, coordinator of education services for Newark schools. "We do have a relatively high teen pregnancy rate in our district." Keleher gave the school board an update last week on what...

2008-06-21 12:00:15

By Todd R. Brown, The Argus, Fremont, Calif. Jun. 21--A Fremont-linked Hindu rights group that got a last-minute screening of "The Love Guru," had few kind words about the new Mike Myers comedy, which pokes fun at enigmatic Indian spiritual guidance. "The film was vulgar, crude and -- in the opinion of many of our attendees -- too often tasteless in its puerile choice of humor," said Aseem Shukla, a board member of the Hindu American Foundation. "Very few of the Hindus viewing the film,...

2008-06-15 15:00:40

By The Argus, Fremont, Calif. Jun. 15--UNION CITY -- Two women from outside the Tri-City area may be joining the New Haven Unified School District this fall as principals of Eastin and Emanuele elementary schools in Union City. The candidate for the Eastin post is Penny Loetterle, principal of an elementary school in Orinda that was named a California Distinguished School this year. The candidate for the Emanuele post is Heidi Green, head of Skyline High School, the largest high school...

2008-06-14 09:00:35

By Linh Tat, The Argus, Fremont, Calif. Jun. 14--FREMONT -- They're used to being leaders: One girl was student-body president of Ohlone College. Another has won state and national awards for her debate team. A third student helps run his family business. The fourth is working toward a martial arts black belt. And on Friday, the four students -- who form the entire class of 2008 -- showed themselves to be trailblazers, going down in history as the first class to graduate from Alsion...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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