From his first year teaching during the 2005-06 year, Moffitt documented reports of Golden acting inappropriately. “I said, ‘You know, little kids, they’re going to want to hug you and things like that. You’re a male teacher. It puts you in a really weird place,’ ” Moffitt testified to a grand jury, saying she instructed him to hug children from his side, not face to face. By his second year teaching, Golden was accused of touching the little girl and Moffitt came to his protection, according to school documents and the claim against the district. After dissuading the girl’s mother from reporting the allegations to police in December 2006, Moffitt met with the frustrated mother again in January 2007, and it did not go any better.
Shirley Temple Double Feature: “Heidi” screens May 5 at 1:30 p.m, and May 6 at 3:30 p.m, “The Little Princess” screens May 5 at 3:30 p.m, and May 6 at 1:30 p.m, The Retro Dome, 1694 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, 408-404-7711, www.The RetroDome.com, Flutes, Flicks and Fantasies: The San Jose Wind Symphony presents a program of musical fantasies, solo flute works and music composed for feature films, featuring world-renowned flutist Jim Walker, May 6 at ballet dancer rubber stamp mounted wood block art stamp 3 p.m, $5 students, $15 seniors and $20 general, McAfee Performing Arts Center, 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga, www.sjws.org or 408-927-7597..
One thought comforts Kimberly and David Gregory and Manuel and Maria Vega about the Oakland warehouse fire that claimed the lives of their children: the image of the young couple, embracing each other in their final moments. Michela Gregory and Alex Vega went to the Friday night event at the Ghost Ship to dance together. Authorities released Gregory’s name late Monday, and the Vegas got a visit they were dreading about their youngest son at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday from San Bruno police. “There were some folks that were found hugging each other,’’ David Gregory said through tears Tuesday. “I believe my daughter and Alex were hugging each other. To the end, they were together, trying to help each other, I’m sure. I know it.’.
imsb.org/event/speaker-series-eight-fold-path/2015-10-15, BalaGokulam: A class for children to learn and appreciate the roots of Indian American culture, spiritual growth via shlokas, mental growth via yoga meditation, pranayaam and physical growth ballet dancer rubber stamp mounted wood block art stamp via yoga and Surya Namaskar, Sundays, 2:30-4 p.m, Joan Pisani Community Center, 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga, Free, RSVP required to tinyurl.com/SaratogaClass, Testarossa University: Classes are taught by wine educator Bob Zamora, Light appetizers will be served, Wednesdays through Nov, 18, 6-7:30 p.m, Testarossa Winery, 300 College Ave., Los Gatos, For a full class schedule and prices, visit testarossa.com/testarossa-university..
It’s fairly obvious from the beginning of “King of the Yees” at San Francisco Playhouse that there are some kind of shenanigans afoot. It’s no surprise that when playwright Lauren Yee introduces her father onstage, there are actors playing each of them. This is a play, after all. But frequent theatergoers might notice that these actors are in fact not the actors cast as Lauren and father Larry in the play. And indeed, soon another Larry Yee comes barging into the theater, talking loudly and cheerfully on his cell phone. As Lauren struggles to get things back on track in the face of Larry’s all-consuming charisma hijacking the proceedings, she’s soon sucked into a madcap metatheatrical adventure to save her father.