AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 15, 2013

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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?

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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.

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