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Happy Birthday gathering on 9/15 at 4:30, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, open bar area.

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Santa Clara High School’s Culinary Students Prepare Sneaky Snacks  The Silicon Valley Voice

Santa Clara High School culinary students come up with the ideas for the Sneaky Snacks and also prepare the snacks benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Santa Clara High School Alumni Push to Bring Back Panther Mascot  The Silicon Valley Voice

There's a new push to bring back an old image back to Santa Clara. An alumnus of Santa Clara High School has started a petition on the Care2 website, asking ...

Realtors present scholarships to 18 local high school seniors  Los Altos Town Crier

The Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, recently awarded scholarships to 18 ...

Photos of the Week: Llamas at Mission College, Wilcox High Concert, Santa Clara High Concert  The Silicon Valley Voice

Santa Clara this week photos include llamas at Mission College, Santa Clara High School Concert Choir, and Wilcox Music Department's 2019 Spring Concert ...

Santa Clara High Schools’ Special Education Classes Hit the Court in Partnership with Special Olympics  The Silicon Valley Voice

The Wilcox High School gym was packed with spectators from both Santa Clara and Wilcox High Schools on Thursday, March 7. People were standing around ...

With Agnews Campus Underway Santa Clara Unified School District Seeks New School Boundaries  The Silicon Valley Voice

On March 12 and 13 the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) invited parents and community members to gatherings to discuss the creation of new ...

Wilcox High School Ranks as Top Bay Area School  The Silicon Valley Voice

Niche named Wilcox High School as a Top Bay Area School in their school rankings. Santa Clara High School also has good reviews on Niche.

Former City Council Member Dominic Caserta Sues Santa Clara Unified School District  The Silicon Valley Voice

Ousted City Council Member Dominic Caserta has officially filed suit against his former employer, Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD). The lawsuit also ...

Santa Clara Unified School District Responds to Lawsuit Filed by Dominic Caserta  The Silicon Valley Voice

The Santa Clara Unified School District has responded to the lawsuit filed by Dominic Caserta, who is on paid leave from his job at Santa Clara High School.

Santa Clara Saints win another CIF State Playoff game  KEYT

The rematch produced the same result, another Santa Clara High School boys basketball win over Sage Hill of Newport Beach.

Caserta Officially Sues Santa Clara Unified School District

By Robert Haugh. Disgraced former City Councilman Dominic Caserta is suing the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD), his former employer. This was ...

Santa Clara High School Senior Shares Love of Human Anatomy with Bay Area Youth  The Silicon Valley Voice

Santa Clara High School senior Ankith Maremanda believes that the human body is a miraculous thing, like a well-oiled machine that responds to the stimuli ...

Wilson High School Offers Extra Support for Students  The Silicon Valley Voice

Santa Clara's Wilson High School is an alternative high school aimed at helping students get their diploma and providing extra support.

Dominic Caserta, Former Santa Clara City Council Member, Takes Polygraph Regarding Sexual Misconduct Allegations  The Silicon Valley Voice

On Jan. 21, under the provisions of the attorney-client doctrine, former Santa Clara City Council Member Dominic Caserta participated in a polygraph ...

Don Callejon to Remain a K-8, Agnews Campus Attendance Boundaries Nailed Down  The Silicon Valley Voice

The School Board has decided on Don Callejon configuration and Agnews Capmus attendance areas. 4-H Homesteaders made a case for their Ranch.

Disney Villains Brought to Life at Santa Clara High Homecoming Parade  The Silicon Valley Voice

Santa Clara High brought Disney Villains to life with their decorated floats. They took their Homecoming Parade on the road to local elementary schools.

Santa Clara Teacher Receives $10,000 Surprise  The Silicon Valley Voice

Almost a month after receiving one of the biggest surprises of her life, Santa Clara school teacher Stacy Butler is still in shock. “I don't even know if it's settled in ...

Bond Projects Information Forums Update  The Silicon Valley Voice

Santa Clara Unified School District held a bond projects information forum regarding Measure BB that will be on the November ballot.

Legendary coach Lou Cvijanovich, who turned Santa Clara into a power, dies at age 92  Ventura County Star

Lou Cvijanovich coached CIF-SS titles in three different sports but is best known for turning the Santa Clara boys basketball team into a powerhouse.

Remembering Coach C: A winner in the game of life  Angelus News

His life could easily be defined by the hundreds of games and dozens of championships his Santa Clara High School teams won. But Lou Cvijanovich had a ...

Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From March 27  The Silicon Valley Voice

Headlines from Santa Clara history include a Flight Show, the Blossom Festival and an Underground Phone System. The SCUSD Board is also mentioned.

Looking Back: Santa Clara Headlines From March 13  The Silicon Valley Voice

Santa Clara news and Santa Clara headlines from history include a Buchser High event and Santa Clara High School Girls in Auto Accident.

A Tale of Two Stories: Santa Clara Weekly and San Jose Inside

By Robert Haugh. Some readers noticed that the Santa Clara News Online April Fools' story was based almost word for word on a press release that came out ...

Santa Clara Unified Says It Has No Record of Sexual Harassment Claims in Past 18 Years  San Jose Inside

Santa Clara Unified took nearly two months to respond to Fly's request for sexual harassment complaints by informing us that no such records exist. At least not ...

SCUSD Says Rising Wages Disqualify Students For Assistance, Aims to Support Homeless Students  The Silicon Valley Voice

The Santa Clara Unified School District points to rising wages as the reason less students qualify for lunch assistance programs. They have plans to support ...

Hank Roberts, Santa Clara High School, Awarded Week 2 Coach of the Week

The San Francisco 49ers Charlie Wedemeyer Coach of the Week award for week two goes to Hank Roberts from Santa Clara High School in Santa Clara, CA.

Caserta Caught on Camera By Neighbor “Illegally Dumping Garbage”

By Robert Haugh. A neighbor of disgraced former Councilman Dominic Caserta is not happy with him. Caserta was caught “illegally dumping garbage” in a ...

Former Council Member Dominic Caserta Prepares to Sue City, School District  The Silicon Valley Voice

Former City Council Member Dominic Caserta takes first steps towards a lawsuit against the City of Santa Clara and Santa Clara Unified School District.

SCUSD Superintendent Dr. Stanley Rose Announces Retirement  The Silicon Valley Voice

In early November, Dr. Stanley Rose announced that he will be retiring as Superintendent of the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) in June 2019.

Sutter and Montague Schools Lead District with Computer Science Immersion Programs  The Silicon Valley Voice

Sutter and Montague schools in Santa Clara had a Future Epic Showcase this month so show off their Computer Science Immersion programs.

2019 Public School Week Awards Recognizes Outstanding Student and Parent Volunteers  The Silicon Valley Voice

Back in April, the Santa Clara Unified School District recognized outstanding volunteers within the district at its 36th Public School Week Awards held at Santa ...

Karen Hardy: It Was Wrong of My Opponent to Criticize Wilcox High School and Math Scores

By Karen Hardy. Part of the pledge candidates made in order to have the city pay half of the cost of their ballot statement was no negative campaigning.

Dominic Caserta Files Complaint Against the School District and City for Over $38 Million and is Represented by Suspended Attorney John Mlnarik

By Robert Haugh. Disgraced former City Councilman Dominic Caserta believes the Santa Clara Unified School District and the City of Santa Clara ruined his ...

Santa Clara City Council: How Members Spent March  The Silicon Valley Voice

Santa Clara City Council held meetings with Related Companies, Police Activities League Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, Kylli, Inc. and Hunter Properties' ...

Learn to Say “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” at Washington Open Elementary School’s “Mary Poppins”  The Silicon Valley Voice

Washington Open Elementary School's drama program's actors share how they learned to work with the word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in Mary Poppins.

Wilcox 2018 Homecoming Floats Use Greener Construction  The Silicon Valley Voice

Santa Clara's Wilcox High School suggests students use greener practices when constructing this year's Homecoming floats.

Kindergarten Students Learn American Sign Language from High School Students  The Silicon Valley Voice

Kindergarten students at Central Park Elementary School have started to learn American Sign Language from an ASL class at Santa Clara High School.

Police search for missing Santa Clara woman, 69, with dementia  SFBay

Jennifer Wong was last seen at about 9:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of Benton Street near Santa Clara High School wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and glasses.

No charges filed in former Santa Clara city councilman Dominic Caserta sexual harassment scandal  The Mercury News

Prosecutors will not file charges against former Santa Clara city councilman Dominic Caserta in a series of sexual harassment allegations that derailed his ...

1 of 2 fatal crash victims was Santa Clara High School student

Counselors are available at Santa Clara High School Monday to help students, teachers and family members grieving the death of a 15-year-old boy who died ...

Santa Clara Unified School District Candidate: Vickie Fairchild  The Silicon Valley Voice

Vickie Fairchild is running for Santa Clara Unified School District's School Board. The election is in November of 2018.

Bruins Offense Can’t Bear Fruit in Shutout Loss  Savinder Singh

On the surface, a box score showing a 30-0 final score suggests the losing football team struggled on both sides of the ball. However, the Santa Clara Bruins' ...

Carmel boys run off with school’s first CCS basketball title  Monterey County Herald

SANTA CLARA — Being soaking wet had nothing to do with sweat. Carmel boys basketball coach Kurt Grahl got a water bucket shower as a gift from his players ...

Santa Clara Bruins Win Thriller at Levi’s Stadium  The Silicon Valley Voice

The Santa Clara High School Bruins took on the Saratoga High School Falcons in a football game at Levi's Stadium. The Bruins took the win.

Crews contain fire at Santa Clara High School snack shack  KGO-TV

Firefighters contained a small fire at a snack shack at Santa Clara High School this afternoon.

Teachers from Buchser Middle School Form Cross-Curricular Unit to Teach “The Martian”  The Silicon Valley Voice

Two teachers from Buchser Middle School — a science and an English teacher — formed a cross-curricular unit to teach The Martian.

Former mayor of Santa Clara dies  The Mercury News

Larry Marsalli, the former mayor of Santa Clara and a lifelong resident of the city, died Monday. He was 92. “My father was not only devoted to the city of Santa ...

Dominic Caserta Paid Mlnarik Law Group $40000 for Legal Services, Will They Sue Santa Clara Unified School District?

By Robert Haugh. Some interesting info is popping on FPPC 460 Forms. That's what campaigns have to file to disclose publicly what they've raised and spent.

49ers Partner with Learning by Giving Foundation to Help Local Students  The Silicon Valley Voice

The San Francisco 49ers partnered with the Learning by Giving Foundation to benefit Santa Clara Schools' 49ers STEM Leadership Institute.

Miller Middle School Celebrates the Lunar Year of the Pig  The Silicon Valley Voice

At Joaquin Miller Middle School, San Jose, the gym was a beehive of festivity on Feb. 8 as the school celebrated the Lunar New Year of the Pig with a Chinese ...

Santa Clara Holiday Historic Home Tour 2018  The Silicon Valley Voice

Tickets are avilable for purchase for the Santa Clara Historic Home Tour. Proceeds benefit the Harris Lass Museum, historic preservation projects, and more.

Bruins Softball Star Abigail Klahold Shines with Inspirational Season  The Silicon Valley Voice

The Santa Clara Bruins softball team's catcher, Abigail Klahold, has been going through treatment for hypothyroidism and cancer.

Santa Clara Unified Breaks Silence on Dominic Caserta's Sexual Harassment Scandal  San Jose Inside

Dominic Caserta is on paid leave pending an independent investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed and bullied students.

Chargers Best Bruins in Boys Water Polo  The Silicon Valley Voice

The Santa Clara High School Bruins took on the Wilcox High School Chargers in a water polo match. The Chargers win with 16-7.

Former Santa Clara Councilman Caserta On Leave From Teaching Job

Former Councilman Caserta On Leave From District - Cupertino, CA - "We are appalled and disappointed with these allegations," said Santa Clara Unified ...

Santa Clara Teacher Accused Of Statutory Rape, Condoms Found In Class  CBS Local

SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) – A Santa Clara High School teacher and track coach appeared in Superior Court in San Jose Thursday on charges of having sex with ...

SCUSD Continues to Pay Caserta $12000 a Month, Considers Paying Him Millions in Settlement

By Robert Haugh. Disgraced former City Councilman Dominic Caserta hasn't been in a classroom since May 2018. But the Santa Clara Unified School District is ...

Buchser Middle School’s “Shrek The Musical Jr.” Shows “How a Dream Comes True”  The Silicon Valley Voice

Santa Clara's Buchser Middle School's Drama Program presents Shrek the Musical Jr. The young actors share their views on their roles.

Chargers Charge Past Bruins 63-7  The Silicon Valley Voice

The annual Santa Clara and Wilcox rivalry football game churned out another win for the Chargers on Friday night. Wilcox took this one — a 63-7 victory.

Signs Point Toward Special Season for Chargers Basketball  The Silicon Valley Voice

The Wilcox High School Chargers have already won the Sandi Stober Classic, and their basketball season hasn't even started yet.

Larry Marsalli: 1926-2018  Savinder Singh

Lawrence “Larry” Marsalli, one of Santa Clara's most beloved patriarchs, died Monday at the age of 92.Marsalli served on the Santa Clara City Council.

Parents and Students Shop for School Year  Savinder Singh

It's the last few days before summer break ends and both parents and students alike are scrambling with their back-to-school shopping.

Bruins Water Polo Knocks Off Rival Chargers  The Silicon Valley Voice

The Santa Clara High School Bruins took on their rival, the Wilcox High School Chagers, in a water polo match. Bruins take the win 14-9.

Spartans’ Speed Stymies Chargers  The Silicon Valley Voice

The Wilcox Chargers played with the Mountain View Spartans. Softball players Serena Cadena and Deena Pederson had notable plays.

Silicon Valley High School Introduces STEM Lab, Program  T.H.E. Journal

Contributions from the 49ers Foundation, Chevron and Silicon Valley Education Foundation have been used to building a high-tech STEM lab and program at ...

Custodian who recruited student models to be fired by Santa Clara high school  San Jose Mercury News

Santa Clara's school district, already rocked by a scandal over a teacher's alleged sexual relationship with a student, is moving to fire a popular custodian who ...

Meet Amanda McDowell: Corner Infielder, Outside Hitter and Center  The Silicon Valley Voice

Amanda McDowell is a triple-threat teenager. This sophomore at Wilcox High School plays basketball, softball, and volleyball.

Santa Clara Mayor Calls On Councilman To Resign

Santa Clara Mayor Calls On Councilman To Resign - Cupertino, CA - Allegations of potential sexual abuse by city councilman and teacher Dominic Caserta ...

Football: Pioneer Valley coach John Ruiz steps down after four seasons  Santa Maria Times

Pioneer Valley High School head football coach John Ruiz has resigned after four seasons, the school district announced Monday.

Wilcox State Champion Paul Rosa Receives Post-Season Honors  The Silicon Valley Voice

Champion Junior Paul Rosa is has been named CCS Junior of the Year and is in the running for Nor-Cal Football: People's Player of the Year.

Freak tragedy at Santa Clara High: School nurse dies after performing CPR on coach  San Jose Mercury News

School nurse Eileen Bowden dropped to her knees and began performing CPR on the stricken softball coach. He had just collapsed during practice Tuesday at ...

Dominic Caserta accusers speak at Santa Clara City Council meeting  KGO-TV

The Santa Clara City Council voted unanimously to accept Dominic Caserta's unconditional resignation. Had he not resigned Tuesday morning and would have ...

Six candidates jump into race for three Sunnyvale City Council seats  The Mercury News

Two incumbents and four challengers who portray themselves as tenant rights advocates will compete for three seats on the Sunnyvale City Council this ...

Santa Clara council member resigns amid sexual harassment claims  San Francisco Chronicle

A Santa Clara city councilman facing a spate of sexual harassment allegations resigned from office and suspended his campaign for Santa Clara County ...

The 14 Bay Area killers who won Christmas clemency from Jerry Brown  The Mercury News

California Gov. Jerry Brown granted 143 pardons and 131 commutations on Christmas Eve, including reductions of sentences for 14 Bay Area killers.

Embattled Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta Resigns From Office  CBS San Francisco Bay Area

SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — City Councilman Dominic Caserta, who is being investigated for numerous allegations of potential sexual abuse and improper ...

Purim Celebration Remembers Story of Survival  The Silicon Valley Voice

RabRabbi Yigal Rosenberg and Santa Clara Chabad got into their costumes for Purim Celebration, a Jewish holiday on March 21 at the Jamison Brown House.

9 people file police reports against embattled Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta  The Mercury News

Mayor Lisa Gillmor said she is "sickened" by reports alleging the councilman, who is running for a county supervisor seat, has sexually harassed multiple ...

County Supe Candidate Walked Around in Just a Bath Towel, Former Campaign Staffer Says  San Jose Inside

A former campaign staffer accuses ex-boss Dominic Caserta of parading around in nothing but a bath towel and other impropriety.

Ellenberg and Oliverio apparently to square off in November for District 4 supervisor seat  The Mercury News

In a hotly contested primary race for Santa Clara County District 4 supervisor where accusations of sexual harassment sometimes drowned out a discussion of ...

Santa Clara pays $6.7 million to woman injured resisting warrantless police entry  East Bay Times

A San Jose woman will get a $6.7 million settlement from the city of Santa Clara after her leg was broken while trying to prevent police officers from entering her ...

Who are the six candidates gunning for Yeager’s seat?  The Mercury News

Six candidates remain in the contentious race for termed out Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager's District 4 seat. (Patrick Tehan/Staff). Mike Alvarado is ...

Parks and Recreation Department’s “The Nutcracker” Is What Sweet Dreams Are Made Of  The Silicon Valley Voice

Parks and Recreation Department's “The Nutcracker” was performed by young dancers. Ballet instructor Kimberly Davey shares her memories of the ballet.

Santa Clara settles police excessive force lawsuit for $6.7 million  KGO-TV

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara's City Council approved a $6.7 million settlement by the city's insurance carrier with a woman, identified as Danielle ...

“She Persisted, the Musical” Comes to Sunnyvale  The Silicon Valley Voice

Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger visited the cast of She Persisted, the Musical. The Musical is coming to Sunnyvale in April.

69-Year-Old Woman With Dementia Reported Missing  SFGate

A 69-year-old woman with dementia went missing Monday morning in Santa Clara, police said. Jennifer Wong was last seen at about 9:30 a.m. in the 3000 ...

Mission College Saints Settle for Split of Conference Title  The Silicon Valley Voice

Head Coach Corey Cafferata and the Mission College Saints have tied for the Coast Conference Title with the Cabrillo Seahawks.

Santa Clara accused in lawsuit of civil rights violations  SFGate

A San Jose woman filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Santa Clara, the police chief and five other Santa Clara officers alleging police used ...

Basketball: Creighton Lane, former Wilcox coach, dies of cancer at 56  San Jose Mercury News

SANTA CLARA — Creighton Lane, a longtime Wilcox basketball coach and mentor to many former and current students at the Santa Clara high school, has died ...

Santa Clara handyman found guilty three decades after killing classmate  San Jose Mercury News

For 31 years, Mary Quigley's mother waited for her 17-year-old daughter's rape and murder to be solved. For 31 years, Brendan Murry, who used to walk the ...

Cupertino, Sunnyvale: Local swimmers ready for CCS finals  The Mercury News

The best high school swimmers in the Santa Clara Valley will be diving into international waters this week when the annual Central Coast Section trials and ...

Still healing from Ventura County's first mass shooting 25 years before Borderline  Ventura County Star

On Dec. 2, 1993, an unemployed engineer killed four people in Ventura County's first random mass shooting. Survivors say the pain never goes away.

Coast Union High FFA students have excellent showing at California Mid-State Fair  The Tribune

Coast Union High School's 14 FFA students sold their pigs, goats and heifers for a total of $56900 — eclipsing 2017's $44868 livestock sales at the fair by 15 ...

SVCTE Students Win 13 Medals at SkillsUSA State Competition

Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) students won five gold medals, five silver medals, and three bronze medals during the SkillsUSA California ...

Fighting Words Poetry Contest winners finalists  Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Read the winning entries for the 2018 Fighting Words Poetry Contest, in which students wrote poems to amplify under-reported stories and make their voices ...

Roberta Jones Junior Theatre’s “James and the Giant Peach” Shakes It Up  Savinder Singh

At the July 24 dress rehearsal of Roberta Jones Junior Theatre's (RJJT) “James and the Giant Peach,” 58 cast members and 20 crew members put on a peachy ...

Indian American Youth Holds Fundraiser Concert Event for Human Anatomy Awareness  India West

An Indian American youngster in California, Ankith Maremanda, recently held a fundraiser concert event to raise awareness of the science of human anatomy at ...

California Virtual Academies: Is online charter school network cashing in on failure?  San Jose Mercury News

The TV ads pitch a new kind of school where the power of the Internet allows gifted and struggling students alike to “work at the level that's just right for them” ...

Milpitas: Trojans host ‘Spikefest’ volleyball tournament  The Mercury News

Featuring 32 teams from the Central Coast Section and other sections, the Milpitas High varsity volleyball team hosted the “Spikefest” tournament on Saturday.

Holiday boutique calendar  San Jose Mercury News

Christmas Belles Boutique. 29th year. Original handcrafted gifts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 25-27. 530 Pamlar Ave., San Jose. (408) 287-9256. Christmas Goose ...

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