Daily Archives: May 15, 2013

Boat full of life jackets found on La Jolla beach

Boat full of life jackets found on La Jolla beach


[trib_ndn vid=24822113]LA JOLLA — A motorboat containing life jackets was found abandoned on a La Jolla beach early Wednesday, authorities said.

Beached BaylinerThe boat, a 19-foot Bayliner with an inboard motor, was discovered at the end of Nautilus Street around 5:40 a.m., according to a San Diego city lifeguard.

U.S. Border Patrol agents were called in to look into whether the vessel, which contained six life jackets, might have been used in international smuggling.

No contraband was found on the boat, which was turned over to Customs and Border Protection personnel for further investigation, USBP Agent Timothy Hamill said.

There were no arrests.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 15, 2013


San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is in the news a lot today.

First remember the 32 students suspended for participating in the now infamous twerking video?


Parents appealed for leniency and were denied. The School Board is upholding the “Sexual Harassment” suspensions of the 3 male students of color and 28 white girls. For more check out Sharon Chen’s story at fox5sandiego.com.

Second … Disappointing Mayor Bob Filner, the School Board voted 4 to 1 to sell some district land in Mission Beach for 18.5 million to developer McKeller Ashbrook. The Mayor wanted to city to buy the land for 11 million then to share future equity with the district. But the Board thinks they need the cash now.

And finally … The School Board changes its graduation requirements to include computer literacy. Students will now have to take a computer class and pass a test to graduate.

San Diego’s City Council is busy today too.

First they are looking at a proposal to limit political party contribution to local elections

Then they are going to talk about requiring contractors for the city to pay a prevailing wage in order to get city contract with a value over $10 million. Just so you know Wikipedia says a prevailing wage “is defined as the hourly wage, usual benefits and overtime, paid to the majority of workers, laborers, and mechanics within a particular area.”

At noon union janitors are protesting at San Diego’s Federal Building. They say new employment eligibility forms are a threat to their jobs.

Also at noon health care workers at University of California at San Diego Medical Center protesting for one-hour. They are upset about their pay and retirement.

And tonight at 7:00 the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is holding a silent memorial ride for those bicyclists killed on the road.

For more on these and other stories please check bowlersdedsk.com

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So you can be kept up to date on what matters.


Parents plead with school board on ‘twerking’ charges

Parents plead with school board on ‘twerking’ charges


[trib_ndn vid=24821516]SAN DIEGO –The city school board Tuesday listened to angry parents of students who were punished for taking part in a racy dance video, but board members let the disciplinary measures stand.

After meeting for more than two hours in closed session, board President John Lee Evans released a statement backing the suspensions of more than 30 students at Scripps Ranch High School. Board members also chose not to remove the charge of sexual harassment placed in student records.

Screen Shot 2013-05-14 at 5.18.49 PM“It is not the purview of the board, according to the California Education Code, to overturn any suspensions, only expulsions,” Evans said in the statement. He also said that questions about the loss of senior privileges by students involved in the video had already been resolved at the school level.

The two-minute video received national attention after it was posted on the Internet.  It shows dozens of female students shaking and…

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