Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto group awards 25 college scholarships
This year's recipients of the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship gather for a celebratory barbecue June 25. Photo courtesy of Dick Smallwood.
Los Angeles Times
Judges rule against letting public see LAUSD teachers' performance
L.A.Unified Supt. John Deasy contended that releasing names would lead to resentment and jealousy among teachers, spur "unhealthy" comparisons among staff, cause some instructors to leave the nation's second-largest school system, and interfere with teacher recruitment.
UC San Diego
Health System Retains No. 1 Ranking
UC San Diego Health System ranks among the nation's best, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 issue of "America's Best Hospitals."
Former Leader columnist dies
Walter Avery Meares Jr., a former Burbank Leader columnist who wrote about city issues during the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away peacefully in his Burbank home on July 9. He was 87. He wrote a column for more than five years covering everything from potholes to the Cold War and foreign relations.
Red Bluff Daily News
Gas prices in Red Bluff highest for Fourth of July since 2008
Motorists will be paying the highest price for a gallon of gasoline since over the holiday weekend since Fourth of July 2008.