Daily Archives: May 22, 2013

Expert witness testifies teaching yoga is a conspiracy

Expert witness testifies teaching yoga is a conspiracy


[trib_ndn vid=24835397]SAN DIEGO – Teaching yoga in public schools has come under fire in Encinitas and now a judge must decide whether or not yoga is a religion.

A lawsuit was filed by the National Center for Law and Policy on behalf of Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock, whose children attend one of the district’s nine schools, contends that Ashtanga yoga is religious in nature and that opting out costs students physical education time.

in court of yoga in schoolsControversy over the program erupted last year as the district began to develop a health and wellness curriculum that includes

“This is very intentional marketing,” said expert witness Dr. Candy Brown. “We lead with physical then introduce the spiritual aspect. I can give you quotations where people admit to this.”

Calling it camouflage and conspiracy, Dr. Brown described the practice of yoga.  She’s testifying in a case brought against the Encinitas School District by a small group…

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San Diego mobilizes to help tornado victims

San Diego mobilizes to help tornado victims


[trib_ndn vid=24835377]SAN DIEGO – In no small numbers, San Diegans are stepping up to help victims of massive tornadoes in Oklahoma.

“We clothes blanket’s water,” said Diana Noshang.

Noschang and her friend Melanie Voss are collecting donations to send to the Midwest.

“Our military wives have came, collected and brought everything over,” said Voss.

From diapers, to blankets to food, donations cover Noschang’s drive-way.   It was an effort sparked by a simple Facebook post between Diana and Melanie.

“My best friend is from there,” said Noschang.  “There’s so many people in need.”

“It’s home.  To see my family and friends there, you just want to help,” said Voss.

Military wives are not alone.  Screen Shot 2013-05-21 at 5.24.32 PMAcross town at the headquarters of Urban Search and Rescue, members of California’s Task Force 8 are loading up.

“Sledgehammers, there’s equipment for cutting concrete, for breaking concrete,” said Chris Webber, Battalion Chief and Project Manager.


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Mistakes you don’t want to make if disaster hits

Mistakes you don’t want to make if disaster hits


[trib_ndn vid=24835823]SCRIPPS RANCH, Calif. – Karen Reimus knows firsthand what the victims of the massive tornado in Oklahoma are going through.

“That’s why I feel so much for those people in Oklahoma,” said Remus.  “What they’re going through is horrible.”

tornado-damageAlmost  10 years ago, the Cedar Fire burned her Scripps Ranch Home to the ground.   She said she was devastated to discover she was underinsured.

“It was like being burned twice,” said Reimus, “first by the wildfire and second by the insurance company.”

Reimus was so upset, she became involved with United Policyholders, a nonprofit organization that educates people about insurance.  She learned the mistake she had made was a common one.

“When disaster hits, underinsurance is one of the most pervasive problems across the country,” said Reimus.

United Policyholders, conducted a survey after the 2007 fire storm in San Diego.

“The statics were mind-boggling,” said Reimus.

The survey revealed…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 22, 2013


Investigators are looking into several bomb threats made toward a Muslim school. An unknown woman left several threatening phone messages saying things like “I’m going to throw a bomb in your (expletive) school”. The school teaches kindergarten to eight-grade and is reviewing its security protocol.

Day two of the University of California health care workers protest starts at 6:00 AM. In San Diego and all across the state members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 will hit the picket lines. They want a new contract, better pay, and better retirement system.

This afternoon at 2:00 San Diego City Council’s Land Use and Housing Committee is meeting. They are talking about the proposed arts and entertainment district in downtown. Then at 6:00 tonight the council is taking public comment on Mayor Bob Filner’s proposed budget. Yesterday the Mayor said we’ll have 13.6 million dollars more in the budget than originally thought.

In San Diego County Courts today three things to note.

First the man accused of beating his dog to death for digging up a tree is being arraigned at 8:00 AM in the El Cajon courthouse.

Then in the San Diego Courthouse at 9:00 AM the accused freeway shooters defense begins its case

And also in San Diego a lawsuit continues over whether or not Yoga classes are religion therefore teaching them in public school violates the separation of church and state.

At 10:30 this morning Education experts are touring the San Diego Unified School District. The District is up for the $550,000 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education. Then at 11:15 a rep from the Broad Prize is talking to the press at Kearny High School.

Chula Vista is starting its free swim lessons today at 11:30 AM. Kids will learn to swim at “Operation Splash” at the Parkway Aquatic Center in Chula Vista.

Finally tonight at 5:00 Buzz Aldrin will be singing copies of his new book at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

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