Daily Archives: May 3, 2013

Suspensions for ‘twerking’ video questioned

Suspensions for ‘twerking’ video questioned


[trib_ndn vid=24788995]SAN DIEGO — Two members of the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education are questioning whether school officials acted appropriately by suspending more than 30 students at Scripps Ranch High School for appearing in a suggestive dance video.

twerkingTrustee Scott Barnett issued a statement through the district Thursday that called for a closed session discussion at the board’s next regular meeting on May 14. Wednesday, Trustee Kevin Beiser also called for a review of the suspensions by the school board.

Parents and other students told local media outlets that the dancers and videographer were suspended for five days and could miss prom and might not be allowed to walk at graduation.

The video shows the students gyrating and shaking their hips in a sexually suggestive manner, a dance move known as “twerking,” while doing handstands.

The video was uploaded to YouTube, where there are dozens of other…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 3, 2013


San Diego’s Red Flag Warning continues today. For all of Southern California the hot and dry weather warning is in effect until 6:00 tonight. At 10:00 AM Mayor Bob Filner and Fire Chief Javier Mainar are talking to the press about being prepared for wild-fire season.

San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is reviewing the punishment given to over 30 high school students for making a video of themselves “twerking”. For my fellow old fogies out there … Twerking is a new and sexual explicit dance.


The students made the video and put it on YouTube. Then someone at Scripps Ranch High School found out and suspended many of the students, forbade some from graduating and going to the prom.

At 10:00 propionates of AB 900 will talk to the press. AB 900 is a California Assembly Bill to exempt “skilled nursing facilities” from Medi-Cal cuts started in 2011.

In court two things of note

First at 8:00 AM the Arraignment of Lance Wright, he is an ex-security guard that is accused of falsely reporting that he got into a gun fight.

Then at 2:00 PM the sentencing for Kevin Kenniston … convicted of posing a police officer and pulling people over.

This afternoon at 2:30 the San Diego Public Library is beginning their Oscar 2012 film series. Today they are showing Argo.

And at 5:00 tonight the 30th annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo is starting its three day run. They’ve got all kinds of things going on celebrating Mexican culture in San Diego.

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‘Anchorman 2’ holds open casting call in San Diego

#Anchorman2 holds open #casting call in San Diego


[trib_ndn vid=24788281]SAN DIEGO – “Anchorman 2” is returning to America’s Finest City to cast San Diegans.

The open casting call will be in Mission Valley for an open casting call.

Anchorman, will ferrellThat means you can show up, and if you are lucky get your face in the film.

The casting session will be held on May 11 at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley at 7450 Hazard Center Drive from noon to 4 p.m.

Central Casting posted this tweet explaining what is needed at the casting call.

The movie is scheduled start shooting in late May.

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