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Did Pleasant Grove principal willingly retire, or was he forced out?

Henry "Hank" Meyer, Jr., the principal who was caught up in a firestorm of criticism after recent allegations of racism at Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, will retire at the end of the school year. Community activists say they have been pushing for him to be fired. An anonymous letter from school staff says he was prematurely retired.

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Students respond to Westboro protestors with heart-shaped stickers, rainbow pins

Westboro Baptist Church sent three of its members to protest at Sacramento-area schools this week. The views of the Topeka, Kan.-based church are widely viewed as hateful. Their first stop for the delegation was Sacramento State, where the trio waved signs saying "Repent or Perish," "God hates proud sinners," and "Mourn for your sins" in protest of the university's PRIDE Center, which offers support and services for the school's LGBT-plus community.

Take a stress break with these therapy dogs and their kid patients

Ella Petrinovich, 13, center, and Krystol Newton, 14, right, pet Eddy, a Pomeranian, as they participate in a de-stress with therapy dogs activity at the Elk Grove library on Tuesday, May 15.
Renée C. Byer