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2011-05-03 16:58:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doubletree Airport Hotel in San Jose was abuzz this weekend as some 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students converged for the National History Day - California State Finals competition. Judges for the competition ranged from student teachers to university professors and museum curators. Students presented an impressive array of papers, performances, websites, documentaries and exhibits around the 2011 National History Day...

2009-01-09 20:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is "a moment in history" in the battle against Lung Cancer -- the Number One Cancer Killer, thanks to California Assembly Member Tom Torlakson (D-11th District). His compassion and tireless efforts working with our Foundation, doctors, patients and researchers to get legislation fighting this killer cancer, became reality with the introduction of Assembly Bill (AB 89) in the California legislature, today. (Photo:...

2009-01-08 16:22:00

California Assembly Member Tom Torlakson Introduces AB 89 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance-California (LCA-CA), hailed California Assembly Member Tom Torlakson (D-11th District) for his continued leadership in introducing legislation providing funding for lung cancer research. For the third consecutive year, legislation that would fund lung cancer research is being considered in the California Legislature. (Logo:...

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...


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