So what’s Ferris’ latest hobby? Running Marathons. He began with his first half-marathon (13.1 miles) July 27 at the San Francisco Marathon. “My son-in-law goaded me into it. He said, ‘Old man, you’re going to run the marathon’ and made me buy a pair of good running shoes. When I put them on I started to feel like a big shot. Ninety percent of running is looking the part. “Then he bought me an Asics shirt that wicks away the sweat and some spandex pants that looked obscene. So I got myself some running pants that were loose and breathable.”.
Mock ACT Exam: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m, Sept, 14, Teens can take the practice test which simulates actual test conditions, Participants should bring a calculator and two #2 pencils, and will receive a full SAT score, Register at http://www.kaptest.com/enroll/SAT/94519/events, ACT Results: 7-8:30 p.m, Sept, 23, Participants in the mock exam come back and review their results, Explore Music with the Blue Devils: 7-8 girl's jazz crochet ballet flat shoe p.m, Sept, 16, Visitors can see the Blue Devils color guard and musician demonstrations and then try it for themselves..
West Valley College Dinner Theater Gala: West Valley College theater, music and dance students present the musical “Pippin.” The evening, which also features appetizers, wine and dinner, will benefit educational and student support programs at WVC. A family-friendly event. April 28, 6:30-10 p.m. $45 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. West Valley College Theatre, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. 408-741-2097, http://westvalleycollege.eventbrite.com. Electronics Recycling Event: Celebrate Earth Day and recycle electronics responsibly. TVs, monitors, computers, printers, stereos, VCRs, and other consumer electronics will be accepted. April 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Christa McAuliffe School, 12211 Titus Ave., Saratoga. www.mcauliffek8.com, McAu liffeGreenTeam@gmail.com or 408-306-6612.
“Velveteen Rabbit”: ODC’s annual adaptation of the classic children’s fairy tale; Nov, 29-Dec, 15; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; $20-$75; www.odcdance.org, Carolina Lugo: The East Bay flamenco performer presents a holiday show; Dec, 1-29; Pena Pachamama, San Francisco; $15 (without dinner), $39.50 (with dinner); www.brownpapertickets.com, “Fiestas Navidenas”: A blend of Mexican song, dance and pageantry presented by Ballet Folklórico Costa de Oro; 7:30 p.m, Dec, 3; Bankhead Theater, Livermore; $15-$55; www.mylvpac.com; 3 and 7 p.m, Dec, 14, 3 p.m, Dec, 15; girl's jazz crochet ballet flat shoe San Leandro Performing Arts Center; $20; www.bfcostadeoro.com..
The district issued a prepared statement on Superintendent Bruce Harter’s letterhead after the announcement of an agreement between the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the district that included lengthy requirements designed to ensure compliance with Title IX, a 1972 law guaranteeing equal gender treatment, and reduce future instances of harassment or sexual violence. “While everyone in the West Contra Costa Unified School District regrets the circumstances and incidents that have led us to the resolution agreement with the (Office for Civil Rights), we’re pleased with the progress that we’ve made since 2009 in addressing the issues and school culture that existed then and to a lesser degree exists today,” the statement read.
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