Piedmont schools name new athletic director from Atascadero


The Piedmont Unified School District has named Bradley Smet its new director of athletics, the district announced Oct. 15.

Smet served as the head baseball coach at Atascadero High School in San Luis Obispo County and earlier as an assistant baseball and football coach at Atascadero and Templeton high schools. He also worked as a special education teacher in the Atascadero Unified School District. Smet received his bachelor’s degree

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Shaler Area students digging in to high school’s new sustainability class

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Through tree-planting, trash pickup and much more, students in Shaler Area’s fledgling sustainability class are putting their newly learned skills to good use in their own neighborhood.

Classes are supporting the preservation of Girty’s Woods, a 155-acre parcel in Reserve, Millvale and Shaler that is slated for

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Return mail-in ballots at secure Berkeley drop boxes


Use one of six secure drop boxes throughout Berkeley to turn in your ballot anytime day or night until 8 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 3. This year, all registered voters are receiving a vote-by-mail ballot for the fall election.

To support expanded mail voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Registrar of Voters has added new drop boxes across Alameda County, including at four new locations in Berkeley. Twenty-four-hour drop

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Ann Arbor launches online budget survey, but some city officials question its value

ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor officials are asking for public input on city spending priorities as they begin budget planning for fiscal year 2021-22.

The city is encouraging residents to share their opinions via a 20-minute online survey by Nov. 24.

The survey is available in three languages:

City Council allocated $13,000 to hire the National Research Center/Polco to conduct the survey, but whether to do it was a

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GOP Goes After Amtrak Joe’s Chartered Train: Campaign Update

Republican lawmakers are criticizing Democratic nominee Joe Biden for chartering an Amtrak train. Biden and President Donald Trump are tied in the swing state of Iowa. And voters waited in long lines in Wisconsin as early voting began on Tuesday.

There are 13 days until the election and 54 days until the Electoral College meets.

Other Developments:

Republicans Criticize Biden’s Chartered Amtrak Train

Republican lawmakers want to make sure that

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Restless Americans map out road trips despite misgivings

Americans are flying less, and it looks like their vacation plans are still up in the air.

Nearly 7 out of 10, or 67%, who want to take a vacation by year-end aren’t sure they’ll actually be able to travel, and 1 in 5 expect to book at the last minute, within a week of departure.

That’s according to a recent survey by AAA of traveler attitudes amid pandemic-era travel

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Long Lines in Wisconsin as Early Voting Begins: Campaign Update

Voters waited in long lines in Wisconsin as early voting began on Tuesday. A popular young Democrat sought to get out the vote by playing a video game online. And Democratic nominee Joe Biden unveiled a set of Spanish-language ads.

There are 13 days until the election and 54 days until the Electoral College meets.

Other Developments:

Long Lines as Early Voting Begins in Wisconsin

While attention has been focused

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Everything you need to know about Election 2020

Knox County voters have more options than ever to cast their ballots for the 2020 general election, but those choices can be overwhelming. Knox News is committed to giving community members the information they need to vote.

We created this Knoxville voting guide to provide the information you need to know to make a voting plan and answer all your questions about this critical election. No matter how or when

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You’ll get smarter around this Eagle Scout and his birdhouses in a New Carlisle park | Life

Michael Lichkay of Rolling Prairie doesn’t like mosquitoes, but he admits, “I don’t hate them, either.”

He explains: “They only take blood to help them breed.”

He sees something beyond the nuisance.

If you’re weary of woodpeckers whacking away on trees or your siding, he’s quick to point out that they primarily look for dead wood: “They’re chipping away wood so they can find bugs.”

And he notes that they

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6 candidates for Statehouse seats representing Dubuque County share views at forum | Tri-state News

In an election reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, one standby event on the election year calendar continued, albeit entirely online — the Dubuque League of Women Voters candidate forum.

For nearly an hour and a half Tuesday night, six candidates for four Statehouse seats representing portions of Dubuque County answered the same list of questions, submitted by county residents. Several of these focused on COVID-19 relief needed in the 2021

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The Litchfield County Almanac for Oct. 23 | News

Friday, Oct. 23

KENT FARMERS MARKET: The Kent Farmers market, 3-6:30 p.m., Fridays, May 22 until the end of October. It is located on Route 7 in Kent, just south of the monument.

MARIO PAVONE CONCERT: Bassist/composer Mario Pavone turns 80 Nov. 11, and the Litchfield Jazz Festival is marking his birthday with a live performance and tribute concert from the Telefunken Sound stage, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. The online

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Folsom Lake CA speed limit down to 5 mph for low water levels

A 5 mph speed limit will go into effect Thursday on Folsom Lake as water levels drop, leaving most of the boat ramps dry and creating hazardous conditions for fast-moving watercraft, park officials said.

The low water level has left rocks on the lake bed closer to the surface, which could scratch boats or create worse damage in some of the more shallow areas, according to a news release from

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Jackson Public Schools equips school buses with WiFi for virtual learning

JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) – Jackson Public Schools (JPS) is making it easier for students to connect to the Internet for remote learning.

The district switched to remote learning Tuesday after the Jackson County Health Department told 20 staff members, mostly bus drivers, to quarantine after coming into contact with a co-worker infected with COVID-19.

However, school buses will still be seen throughout Jackson.

JPS installed WiFi on all 52 of

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Candy caravans: Here are events to celebrate Halloween in Dallas-Fort Worth

There are some socially-distant events planned in Dallas-Fort Worth, many of which are drive-thru style.

This story will be continually updated as events are announced.

It’s that season when ghouls and goblins come creeping out of corners, but this year is bound to look different during a global pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control is discouraging traditional trick-or-treating. Attending crowded costume parties or haunted houses, going on hayrides and traveling

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A little-known automaker just smashed speed records at 316 mph for world’s fastest production car | National News

A little-known American automaker has just snatched the title of world’s fastest production car.

SSC North America announced Monday that its Tuatara hypercar reached an average speed of 316.11 miles per hour during two record-breaking dashes outside Las Vegas.

The vehicle, which was tested on a seven-mile stretch of a Nevada highway on Saturday, also reached the highest speed ever achieved on a public road, at 331.15 miles per hour,

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