Lack of BUSD Action is Cause for Concern

Since mid-January, Brentwood parents and others have been waiting for action by the Brentwood Union School District Board and to date, the public has...

“Whitener Girls” Raise $1,690 in Fathers Memory

It’s time to give Ben Whiteners two daughters and everyone who donated to Ella and Catherine Whitener a big round of applause for a...

Brentwood Council Recap: Community College Wanted ASAP

The Brentwood City Council voted 5-0 last night to move forward with trying to bring a community college to Brentwood.  They will now be...

BUSD also Lost Special Needs Court Case in Sept. 2012

While the $1 million settlement by the BUSD and a special needs child is receiving all the headlines, I was alerted to $2,250 reimbursement...

BUSD: Dina Holder Deposition Transcript

My opinion will be reserved until a later date. I wish to provide the transcript of Loma Vista teacher Dina Holder and allow readers...

BUSD: Lauri James Deposition Transcript

My opinion will be reserved until a later date. I wish to provide the transcript of Loma Vista Elementary Principal Lauri James and allow...

Ben Whitener’s Girls Hope to Raise $500 in Dads Memory

This one touches my heart as retired captain Ben Whiteners two girls, Ella and Catherine, are raising funds in memory of their father who...

BUSD Should Release Report Now, Not Feb. 13

There is a nice article in the Contra Costa Times by Paula King who is giving some well-deserved attention to the BUSD Concerned Parents...

Photos: Brentwood All Abilities Park Now Open

It was a special day in Brentwood yesterday as another park opened in East Contra Costa for children of all ages and ability. This...

Timeline: BUSD Teacher Abuse Incident

It’s been over two weeks since news broke of the nearly $1 million lawsuit settlement after a teacher abused a special needs child. Over...

4:00 pm Tonight: All Abilities Playground Grand Opening

Just a reminder that a fabulous event will be occurring tonight for the special needs community and children of all ages as The City...

Superintendent Grant Issues Public Letter

Brentwood Union School District Superintendent Merrill Grant issued a very uninspiring and unimpressive open letter today via the District Website along with a 7-slide...

If BUSD Board Won’t Fire Trio, Parents Should Implement “Sick Outs”

If the Brentwood Union School District wants to begin reestablishing any form of credibility, it will need to immediately fire Superintendent Merrill Grant, Loma...

Video: Remembering Ben Whitener

Kudos go out to Art Michel and the Brentwood Press for publishing a video to help remember Retired Captain Ben Whitener. The video offers...

Superintendent Merrill Grant Has Additional Explaining to Do

There is some pretty offensive rhetoric coming out of Brentwood Union School District Superintendent Merrill Grant this morning which needs to be addressed. I...

Brentwood Council’s Ethics Violation Rhetoric Should be Corrected

It’s pretty fascinating the rhetoric flying around in Brentwood towards Mayor Bob Taylor by Councilmember Erick Stonebarger who hinted at potential ethics violations...

Former Councilman Appointed to Planning Commission

This past Tuesday, the City of Brentwood voted to accept the recommendation of Mayor Bob Taylor and Vice Mayor Joel Bryant to appoint Robert...

Brentwood PAL To Host Youth Center Opening

On Monday January 14,  the Brentwood Police Activities League (PAL) Youth Center will host its official opening. The center is located next to the main...

Brentwood Appoints Three to ECCFPD as Suspicions are Confirmed

The Brentwood City Council has finally made its decision to appoint three to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board of Directors while...

Bryant Appointed Vice Mayor of Brentwood

A congratulations goes out to Brentwood Councilman Joel Bryant who was appointed Vice Mayor Tuesday after Mayor Bob Taylor made the appointment. The nomination...