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Writing Art with Computer Code

Creating art by programming computers is cutting edge for both computer programming and art. The students in Margaret Noble’s art class at High Tech High’s Media Art Center are walking up to that edge and trying to push past it.

Not only did the students have to learn a computer language, but they also had to choose a subject on which to focus their art. More than 50 students chose subjects ranging from police brutality to noise pollution to post-traumatic stress.

And none of the young artists touched a paintbrush or pencil to create their art. The artworks were made one line of computer code at a time.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 7, 2014

Eight Marine recruits are diagnosed with meningitis. They are all at Naval Medical Center, San Diego for treatment and testing. The tests will determine if it is bacterial or viral. Regardless, all are being isolated.

San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies arrest an 18-year-old accused of over 300 graffiti crimes totaling nearly $90,000 worth of damage. Bladimir Alexis Lopez was caught at his house in the north county city of Vista. He was booked into Vista’s jail.

Several San Diego City Council candidates file their nominating papers.

David Alvarez, Myrtle Cole and Lorie Zapf all got the 100 required signatures needed to nominate themselves for re-election.

Alvarez will run for reelection in Distract 8 and so far he only has one opponent, retired iron worker Valley Coleman III

In District 4, Cole is up against Lemon Grove School District Trustee Blanca Lopez Brown, real estate agent Tony Villafranca and former district policy adviser Bruce Williams.

Zapf is hoping to move from District 6 to District 2 … taking over the seat left vacant by Kevin Faulconer after he won the Mayor’s seat. Sarah Boot a federal prosecutor, community activist Jim Morrison and organic fertilizer marketer Mark Schwatz are all hoping to beat Zapf.

And the seat left vacant by Zapf’s district move is up for grabs. Taxpayers Association Vice President Chris Cate, special education assistant Jane Glasson, education consultant Carol Kim, community and veterans activist De Le, and ex-San Diego Unified School District Trustee Mitz Lee are all going to slug it out for the District 6 seat.

Our new Mayor, Kevin Faulconer, has a lot going on today: the last day of his first week. First at 9:30 this morning Faulconer is going to Tijuana for his first official visit with Tijuana’s Mayor Jorge Astiazaran. They are talking trade and border infrastructure. Then at 1:30 Faulconer is back in San Diego talking with the press about his trip to Tijuana for those reporters unable to go with him.

At 9:00 AM the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ Educational Fund is meeting with 60 members from across the southwest at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. They are talking about education policies for the new accountability system.

At 5:30 tonight Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is honoring her districts “Woman of the Year” for their work in organized labor, healthcare and education.

There are two sentencings of note today.

First in San Diego’s courthouse at 9:00 AM Michael Tesfa is being sentenced for beating and raping a woman near San Diego’s Old Town.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon in Chula Vista’s court Miranda Mae Gallegos will hear her fate for stabbing and killing her ex-boyfriend.

Over 375 graduate and undergraduate students from San Diego State University are showing off their original research projects at SDSU’s Love Library. Some of the things on display are bacterial growth patterns in public bathrooms and treatment outcomes for minorities with breast cancer.

And finally at 6:00 tonight the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is hosting a symposium about the role of art and culture in city life.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 25, 2013

A man walks for help after being shot multiple times in the legs. At 6:22 last night San Diego County Sheriff’s was called to help a man that reported being shot while walking down the street. The 38-year-old Hispanic victim says he does not know the people that shot him three times while he was walking near 11th street and Cypress Avenue in Imperial Beach. The victim is expected to survive.

This afternoon at 1:30 in Vista’s courthouse 18-year-old Pedro Luis Padilla will be arraigned for $275,000 worth of graffiti damages. Padilla, also known as “Selik” is suspected of over 470 separate graffiti offences. The same day as Padilla’s arrest a 15-year-old was also arrested for 460 graffiti crimes of his own.

New airport security procedures and Thanksgiving holiday travel are the topic for a 7:30 AM press conference at the curb outside Lindbergh Field’s Terminal 1.

At 10:00 AM the Downtown San Diego Partnership is showing off its new donation stations and launching its Make Change Count Initiative. The donation stations look live red parking meters. They are set up around downtown and they take donations of change and credit cards to help the homeless. Organizers hope the program discourages pan-handling while giving people an opportunity to help.

Meals-on-Wheels is talking to reporters about the 2,000 meals it will serve to seniors this Thanksgiving at 11:00 AM.

At noon Wal-Mart is offering to talk to the media about their Black Friday preparations. However they are not allowing media inside the store, but they will give out video they shot of shoppers.

And finial at 4:30 tonight the 2013 Bravo Awards are honoring the best in San Diego’s artistic community. This year theater, dance, opera, and classical music is being recognized.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 6, 2013

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It is a rainy day in San Diego … sporadic showers and drizzle is making the AM commute a hassle.

Jury selection in the second trial of the man accused of shooting at people on the freeway is today. Stephen Dragasits is accused of shooting at random cars driving along some of San Diego’s freeway injuring a 21-year-old. That begins at 9:00 AM in San Diego’s downtown courthouse.

Also at 9:00 this morning San Diego’s City Council is continuing to review Mayor Bob Filner’s proposed budget. Budget items on the agenda for today are police, fire, libraries, and parks.

This afternoon at 3:30 Sweetwater Union High School District’s first annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math or STEAM Summit starts. They are showing off how student and teacher use iPads in class and in their robotics program. Also showing off is the Mayor’s Cup Cyber Challenge, Visual and Performing Arts projects that use art, music, and technology. It’s all free and open to the public at Otay Ranch High School.

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