The Gold Ribbon awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include, the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. Cities team up for Geary Road improvements. A joint project of the cities of Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek will mean improvements for traffic signals at the two major intersections of Putnam Boulevard/Buena Vista Avenue/Geary Road and Pleasant Hill Road/Geary Road, and completing storm drain improvements along the Walnut Creek side (south side) of Geary Road.
Spotify stained glass, ballet shoes, to order is playing into two weaknesses of most college students – the lack of money and a love for music, Starting now, Spotify is cutting its monthly membership price in half from, $10 to $5, for students enrolled in four-year or two-year colleges, The offer is good for up to four years, but beware: Spotify will verify enrollment, Read more: Spotify pitches college kids: Half off subscriptions while you’re in school(re/code), 3, If you’re still on vinyl – you can Shazam the album..
After I climbed into the Oracle Extra stunt plane — saddled with a parachute, buckled into a five-point harness, and proudly donning an official-looking pilot’s headset — I laughed uncomfortably when aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker’s assistant handed me a Ziplock baggie and said: “This is your fun bag.”. “How often do people use these?” I asked apprehensively. “Oh, not too often,” she said breezily. Tucker, a 62-year-old Salinas resident who started off his career as a crop-duster before taking a class in stunt flying and becoming one of the best in the world, was gentlemanly and reassuring. To be sure photos shot by Bay Area News Group photographer Jane Tyska and an Oracle photographer in an accompanying plane would look their best, he instructed his assistant to give me an extra cushion to sit on to elevate me in the cockpit.
Want to make a day of it? Plan in advance to take a scenic ride on the Niles Canyon Railway, It lasts around 90 minutes, Tickets: $13 adults, seniors $10 and children $7 (ages 3-7), Details: 510-996-8420, or www.ncry.org, And film buffs may wish to visit the Essanay Silent Film Museum, 37417 Niles Blvd., for an astonishing journey back in time, Specifics: 510-494-1411, Worthy causes: The Campbell Museum Foundation and the Campbell Kiwanis will host two nights of murder, mystery and merriment Sept, 15-16, There is stained glass, ballet shoes, to order no need fretting, however, as would-be participants are “dying” to celebrate these worthy community causes..
Considering all the ancient artifacts — from bronze urns to terra-cotta warriors — unearthed in China and sent on tour to museums around the world, can there be anything left to dig up?. Yes there can, some items excavated as recently as six years ago from royal mausoleums built into a mountainside in Jiangsu province, near present-day Shanghai. They represent the Han dynasty, which may not be well-known to museum-goers, but once was noted for great prosperity and cultural richness. That dynasty, which existed for 426 years beginning in 206 B.C., “marked the first apex of Chinese civilization,” as curators at the Asian Art Museum describe it. A sampling of artifacts from that civilization is dramatically displayed, through May 28, at the museum in San Francisco.