Saturday, August 16, 2003

Vallejo Elementary Schools Selected Scores:

ENGLISH Grades 2, 3, 4, 5 (Advanced/Proficient/Basic)
Glen Cove 72 67 71 79
Wardlaw 76 74 63 77
Cave 71 69 64 67
Wideman 71 69 64 67

MATH Grades 2, 3, 4, 5 (Advanced/Proficient/Basic)
Wardlaw 81 72 73 60
Glen Cove 67 67 72 71
Cave 74 81 66 48
Wideman 74 81 66 48

STATE SCHOOLS CHIEF O’CONNELL APPLAUDS 2003 STAR RESULTS Results from the California Standards Tests (CSTs) reveal significant increases in the percentage of students demonstrating “proficiency” or above in English-language arts in all grades except for eighth. The greatest increase occurred in grade nine, where 10 percent more students scored at “proficient” or “advanced” this year than in 2001.Press Release

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Vallejoan drowned in Lake Tahoe: "On Saturday, a 24-year-old Vallejo man drowned in 16 feet of water a quarter mile from Ski Run Marina after the man grew tired after jumping into the water from a rented ski boat" Tahoe Daily Tribune

Hit-and-run suspect nabbed on Highway 121: "A two-vehicle crash Sunday ended with a Vallejo man facing several misdemeanor charges. Eduardo Castro Arellano, 36, fled the scene of an accident on Sunday afternoon on Highway 121, north of Cuttings Wharf Road." Napa Valley Register

Supes vote to support regional growth compact : "Solano County supervisors endorse a Bay Area that preserves open space, revitalizes neighborhoods, has affordable housing and thriving businesses, and reduces single-passenger car trips, among other things." Fairfield Daily Republic

Teitgen jury likely to start deliberations soon : "Teitgen, who faces a possible death penalty if he is convicted of the premeditated killing of Vallejo Police Officer Jeffrey Azuar, isn't going to take the witness stand in his own defense and, barring some last minute change, his attorneys are likely to rest their case when jurors return to court Thursday morning." Fairfield Daily Republic