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Week in Review: Roosevelt Teacher Charged in Attack on Autistic Children to Stand Trial; Slain Ambassador had Local Ties

A round-up of major news stories from the past week.

Monday, Sept. 10

Sequoia remained unbeaten after trouncing Monta Vista of Cupertino 36-6 in a nonleague game on Sept. 7.

Dylan Anderson rushed for 72 yards on two carries and Cameron Greenough rushed for 61 yards on four carries to lead the rout.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Over the objections of community activist groups, Redwood City's seven member city council on Monday voted unanimously in support of the controversial Finger Avenue development project.

The developer hopes to break ground on the project within six months.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Slain U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was among four Americans killed in a violent attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday, had Bay Area ties. He attended Piedmont High School and UC Berkeley.

He was described by a former Piedmont High classmate as "a very funny, very smart guy but never got cynical."

 

Thursday, Sept. 13

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Sequoia High on Wednesday to kick off a cross-country bus tour highlighting the challenges facing our nation's education system.

The Peninsula high school got high marks from the cabinet secretary.

"It's no coincidence that we started here," he said. "This is an amazing school."

 

Friday, Sept. 14

A Roosevelt Elementary School teacher accused of a series of violent attacks on a small children who suffer from development disabilities will stand trial later this year, prosecutors said.

Alexia Alika Bogdis, 44 of Millbrae, is charged with five misdemeanor counts of child cruelty and four counts of battery on school grounds, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.

Bogdis is free on $15,000 bail. Her trial date is set for Dec. 17.

 

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