Newsweek magazine released its ranking of the nation’s top 1,300 public high schools last week. Two Santa Barbara County schools placed: Santa Barbara High Schoolwhich rose to 807, up from 918 last yearand Goleta’s Dos Pueblos High School, which placed at 944, down from 771 last year. (/newsweekschools)

Some 500 UCSB service workers belonging to the American Federal State County Municipal Employee Union (AFSCME) plan to strike on 6/4 and 6/5, following 10 months of negotiations resulting in an offer of a 39-cent raise over a three-year period. The UC system responded to the strike plans with tenders to bargain further, but AFSCME leaders said they will not accept any offer they consider indecent. (/ucstrike)


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