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These are the top California high schools for 2023, study says

(NEXSTAR) – After the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted traditional learning and left schools scrambling for instructors and bus drivers – all while juggling lesson plans and health protocols – one company has sorted through the data to determine the top high schools in California for 2023. On Tuesday,...
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Stanford Daily

Students look up, notice trees during campus-wide blackout

A power outage left students floundering on the main Stanford campus this Sunday. With phones, laptops and game consoles dying just one day before the fall quarter started, students had no option but to look away from their screens for the first time. “I was astonished by what I saw...

VIDEO: Wheelchair business burglarized in San Jose on Monday

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — A small business owner in the heart of San Jose is picking up the pieces after a break-in on Monday left a trail of broken glass behind. A security video caught view of a person loitering around the front of a business called Re-Mobilizers on early Monday morning. Not long […]

Santa Cruz Dismantles Camp of Hundreds of the Houseless

Santa Cruz Dismantles Camp of Hundreds of Homeless People. In a move called a “crime against humanity,” the city of Santa Cruz, CA is evicting an estimated 300 people living in wall-to-wall tents running along a riverbed right next to this largely wealthy city’s downtown. The City has divided the camp into sections separated by fences and is dismantling the camp one section at time. On the first day a young man was seen pulling his few possessions in a wheeled cart with a broken bike. A woman was dragging a large suitcase. Another woman was wrapping a scarf around her head without the convenience of a mirror, on her way to work.

Conversations with Jody: 'I have never had such a horrible experience as I did this past year in the Santa Cruz jail'

Crystal Ross has spent six of the past 10 years in the Santa Cruz and Monterey county jails. She describes her experiences here in a lengthy "Conversation with Jody," which offers a peek at life "inside." She describes women wailing to see their children, "unhygienic" facilities, rampant untreated addiction and mental health issues and a system unprepared to meet people's needs, despite all the money we have thrown at it. Hers is not an easy read, but it's an important one. Sober now and free since Sept. 17, Crystal says she is working to be an advocate and a voice for others still in jail.
NBC Bay Area

San Jose's Christmas in the Park to Return Without Ice Rink

The winter holidays are still a ways away but there’s already a big change coming for one longtime South Bay tradition. The Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice Rink, a fixture near San Jose’s Christmas in the Park, won’t be part of the festivities this year. The traditional ice...

Upscale Los Altos Mexican restaurant from chef Traci Des Jardins abruptly closes after just six months

The upscale Mexican restaurant in the Peninsula town of Los Altos, opened by celebrity chef Traci Des Jardins, has suddenly and mysteriously closed just six months after it opened. El Alto started serving its Cal-Mex dishes on March 24th as the anchor tenant inside the State Street Market food hall. Palo Alto Online was the first to report that El Alto’s website and social media pages posted a statement saying, “as of September 23, 2022, el Alto has ceased operations. Thank you to all that have supported the restaurant through this time, especially our wonderfully supportive guests and our staff.”

Tens of thousands of soccer fans to flock to Levi’s Stadium

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KRON) – It’s Tuesday night football at Levi’s Stadium — but it won’t involve the Niners or any American football team for that matter. The world calls it football; we call it soccer. The Mexican Men’s National Soccer Team will be facing the Columbian National Soccer Team at 7 p.m. tonight, and […]

Fremont collision with big-rig leaves one dead

FREMONT, Calif. (BCN) — One person is dead following a collision involving a big-rig early Monday morning in Fremont, police said. Officers were sent at 4:15 a.m. to Stewart Avenue and Boyce Road for a collision. A passenger vehicle was traveling west on Stewart Avenue and as it entered the intersection it collided with a […]

Cal Poly student awarded PG&E STEM scholarship

Scholarship recipient Victor Petrov of Union City, Calif. is attending Cal Poly, majoring in computer engineering. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced this week that 40 students from hometowns across its service area will receive scholarships totaling $250,000 from the 2022 Better Together STEM Scholarship Program. The PG&E...

Fall quarter welcome

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne shares how Stanford is ramping up efforts on important initiatives this year, while also focusing on building a strong and supportive community. Welcome to fall quarter! I hope you all took time to rest, relax, and explore your interests during the summer, and that you’ve returned reinvigorated for a new academic year.

San Mateo District Attorney drops charges in Batmobile case

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KRON) — A wealthy Silicon Valley real estate agent lost a legal battle involving a Batmobile in San Mateo County this week. District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe announced Monday that he is dropping all criminal charges against Batmobile builder Mark Racop. A Menlo Park-based estate agent, Sam Anagnostou, accused Racop of failing to […]

These hilarious team photos of the Santa Clara cross country team will make your day

Most people's images of athletes are that they're strong, serious and confident. And team photos normally display that essence of strong and disciplined personalities. However, the Santa Clara Men’s Cross Country team opted to go in a different direction with their team headshots. Citius Mag, which documents the sport of distance running, collaborated with the team and produced a series of photos that show the humorous and playful side of its star athletes, reported SB Nation. The headshots were filled with smoldering expressions, frightening eyes and distinct mustaches. Each team member understood the humor and played along with these headshots, which became viral on the internet.
Morgan Hill Times

Local Scene: South Valley Symphony plays Oct. 9; Pumpkin Patch open now

South Valley Symphony will open its 49th season Sunday, Oct. 9 with a concert of music entirely by American composers. Maestro Anthony Quartuccio will lead the orchestra in a “Made in America!” program that will open with the National Anthem and include Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” music from Aaron Copland’s “Our Town,” Leonard Bernstein’s Suite from “West Side Story,” “A Festival Prelude” by Alfred Reed, “Behind Me Dips Eternity” by Henry Mollicone, selections from “The Force Awakens” by John Williams, and a salute to TV and cinema arranger Carl Strommen.