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dorthy manser April 7, 2014 at 09:55 am
Unfortunately, Susan, there are far too many otherwise intelligent people who believe nonsense aboutRead More vaccinations and find loopholes. It would seem that it will take many deaths from preventable diseases before people wake up to the danger posed by pseudoscientific clap-trap peddled by celebrity know-nothings like Jenny "University of Google" McCarthy.
Susan April 7, 2014 at 01:17 pm
you are SO right.
dorthy manser April 7, 2014 at 01:23 pm
And of course the real tragedy is that they are putting those who are most venerable, theRead More immunocompromised and the very young at the greatest risk. Sometimes ignorance and superstition is relatively harmless, but in this case it is downright dangerous.
Marcus Walton
Nick April 6, 2014 at 10:08 am
Marcus is great. He is a graduate of Pinole Valley so it's nice to see him back in the district.
Giorgio C. April 7, 2014 at 07:51 pm
Welcome Marcus!
HERCULES, Ca: Hercules High School
Maurice Duenas March 4, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Nothing happened there was no attacks on anyones in Hercule. it was a faker and a hoaxer. there wasRead More no assalt and I hope now the police charge the tranny with filing a false police reports and send him or her or whatever it is to juvenile prison for creating histeria and causing unneeded hatred and worry for everyone. He, she, it just set thems back by 50 years with this false claims. http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/police-transgender-student-admits-assault-was-fake/nd5rB/
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 4, 2014 at 08:13 pm
Hoax: Transgender High Schooler Recants Sexual Assault AccusationRead More http://pinole-hercules.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/hoax-transgender-high-schooler-recants-sexual-assault-accusation
Maurice Duenas March 5, 2014 at 06:06 am
Whats this tranny did is a crime and he/she/it needs to be punished in the courts and sent toRead More juvenile prison. That person created histeria anger and the hatred to many peoples. They is lucky that he/she/it did not actualy name any body as the people who did the attacks. this 15 year old waisted the time, moneies and valuable resources of the school and police to gets the attention. They should not be rewarded or excused for that behavior but should be punished to the fullest extents of the law.
Ted Agu Photo Credit: Cal Athletics
Ann W. February 13, 2014 at 08:10 am
JSanders... why don't you explain what you think "Destined for Greatness" means to you? IfRead More you have watched the news and seen the interviews with many of his fellow students and coaches, it seems as though this young man had an upbeat and inspiring personality that affected those around him in a positive way. In my book that is greatness. To be a person who brings out the best in others is truly rare. I imagine my definition of greatness is likely different than yours, simply because there is not much that I have ever agreed with you when I see your postings on this site. The negative comments that I read sadden me, and even more so the number of recommendations following those comments. It says a lot about the negativity either of this community or the followers on this website. Pearson Lyverse gave a personal perspective which I certainly appreciated, why do you need to refer to it as a "rant." It is simply disrespectful. The REAL topic here is a life lost too soon.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) February 13, 2014 at 09:10 am
"He was destined for greatness" is a quote from one of the people posting online about hisRead More death. scroll through the Storify curation and you will see what I am referring to.
Ann W. February 13, 2014 at 09:20 am
I would still like to hear JSanders definition of "Greatness." He seems to have the needRead More to diminish the perspective of those who actually knew him.
Hercules High School junior Jewlyes Gutierrez (second from left) with her family. (Photo Credit: Valerie Poquiz, Change.org petition)
Giorgio C. February 8, 2014 at 09:49 am
The CCC DA will not prosecute the former Hercules city employee who allegedly sent us into financialRead More chaos, nor will they prosecute the former City Council member who committed election fraud. With the latter case, the State elections fraud office recommended prosecution, but the DA declined. Both incidents had victims numbering close to 25,000 citizens. But the DA has no problem prosecuting a 16 year old?
Hyacinth Smith February 8, 2014 at 01:10 pm
Parents build your children, so that they will not find it necessary to have the approval of theirRead More peers. If being like other children is not important to them, they will find it easier to say no when they are supposed to say no. Children are incapable of solving the problem because it’s about power, and each time a bully picks on someone, the bully’s power is enforced.Victims of bullying spare themselves distress, by detachment; denying their ability to experience happiness. For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Keep safe bring protection with you check this out at http://bit.ly/1nctEuL.
Hercules High School junior Jewlyes Gutierrez (second from left) with her family. (Photo Credit: Valerie Poquiz, Change.org petition)
Autumn Johnson (Editor) February 7, 2014 at 04:43 pm
Bullied Transgender Teen Facing Criminal Charges Allowed to Attend Conflict ResolutionRead More http://pinole-hercules.patch.com/groups/schools/p/court-offers-bullied-transgender-teen-facing-criminal-charges-to-participate-in-conflict-resolution-program
IlianaY January 31, 2014 at 04:43 pm
Great letter, Sarah. Thank you.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) February 7, 2014 at 04:43 pm
Bullied Transgender Teen Facing Criminal Charges Allowed to Attend Conflict ResolutionRead More http://pinole-hercules.patch.com/groups/schools/p/court-offers-bullied-transgender-teen-facing-criminal-charges-to-participate-in-conflict-resolution-program
IlianaY February 7, 2014 at 04:49 pm
Thanks for the update, Autumn.
Giorgio C. December 8, 2013 at 07:02 am
Thanks for the article, Alex. Recently, the SF Chron ran an article on "Parents and SchoolRead More Participation" found here <http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/California-parents-on-school-participation-5036766.php>. The article mentions that parents want to help, but that schools need to be more accommodating to the parents work schedules. I experienced that first hand with our School Site Council. A teacher seemed annoyed that parents couldn't attend a monthly 2:00 or 3:00 meeting. Gee whiz, that teacher is getting paid for a full day's work. When we attend these meetings, we are using our vacation time or are losing pay because we have to leave our jobs to attend these meetings. I couldn't believe this teacher found it a hardship to attend a 4:00 or 5:00 meeting. We pay her salary for crying out loud! Some schools offer their Site Council Meetings in the evening. I ask teachers to remember what it is like to be a parent. I have to miss work when my daughter is sick or for school minimum days and holidays. My supervisor and co-workers also have children and all of us are in situations where both parents work. We all are fighting for the same time off on our work calendar. It's totally nuts. If the public schools cannot accommodate parents, then I will be more likely to support charter and private schools. I know some parents who have this time. They have a spouse who is making a good buck or they have a very flexible work schedule. In some instances, you have one parent who is working on an H1b visa, which requires that their spouse not work, so you have one parent who can attend all school meetings. Most families do not fall into this category. Our public schools need to get on board with the modern family unit where both parents have less and less time to hang out at their child's school.
Giorgio C. December 5, 2013 at 08:59 am
The words of Jewlyes Gutierrez, a 16-year-old sophomore at Hercules High, and recent victim ofRead More bullying says "When you report something, it should be investigated and something should be done," Gutierrez said. "Putting them back in class doesn't really do anything."
Gloria R November 22, 2013 at 09:58 am
If children are taught kindness and tolerance as young as possible, it would be helpful in tryingRead More help combat bullying. The song “Be a Buddy, not a Bully” can be heard on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or7WPUtUnRo
Giorgio C. November 22, 2013 at 06:13 pm
What a great opportunity for using literature and drama/plays to teach our children just how wrongRead More bullying is. Is this currently being done?
University of California President Janet Napolitano. Photo courtesy of the University of California
Giorgio C. November 15, 2013 at 06:34 am
President Napolitano needs to clean up the corruption that comes with the athletics program as wasRead More reported in todays news at http://www.sfgate.com/collegesports/article/Cal-s-shockingly-low-athletic-admission-standards-4984721.php
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Patty O'Day November 11, 2013 at 08:50 am
I heard that under Common Core, students will no longer be taught to write in Script. Also, I heardRead More that spelling will no longer be taught. Apparently this is because so many people will be using computers and the computers have spell check. Sorry, this does not work for me. Have any of you ever seen that article where they misuse the words that sound the same? Common core is wrong for so many reasons. What we really need to do is fix the teachers pension plan. We also need to get rid of 2 year tenure for teachers.
John Loudermilk November 10, 2013 at 07:05 am
Bravo!
Selina Williams November 17, 2013 at 10:19 am
Brava! You are an awesome force for loving kindness. Thank you for all you do.
Mister Phillips November 17, 2013 at 01:26 pm
Congratulations, Sarah!