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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.

2008-09-26 06:00:28

By Theresa Harrington CONCORD -- A music teacher at Bristow Middle School in Brentwood is the 2008-09 "Teacher of the Year" in Contra Costa County. Mark Morello, who leads the school's band and choir, will go on to compete for the coveted state teacher title.

2008-09-15 21:00:09

By Theresa Harrington Like many couples engaged to be married, Christi Hockel and Austin Davenport look lovingly into each other's eyes as they talk about sharing their lives together. But unlike most couples, they share a disability that could complicate their marriage -- Down syndrome.

2008-08-28 06:01:09

By Theresa Harrington Together, John Muir Medical Center's campus expansions in Walnut Creek and Concord comprise one of the largest construction projects under way in Contra Costa County.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.