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San Diego Youth Symphony, Qualcomm Honored For STEAM Education

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The hot new movement in education is combining science, technology, engineering, art and math — also known as STEAM education.

Two San Diego organizations — San Diego Youth Symphony and Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab — were honored Wednesday for their work on STEAM programs in San Diego schools.

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Big Changes, High Hopes For Sweetwater School Board This Election

All five of the Sweetwater Union High School District’s Board of Trustee seats are up for grabs in November and many hope the new candidates will bring a fresh start to a district plagued with corruption scandals.

The scandals involving the Sweetwater board of trustees began to unfold almost three years ago. Jill Galvez is a Chula Vista voter and former city council candidate. She said the entire district is still recovering from the humiliation.

“Our community has a black eye because of our crooked board members,” Galvez said. “It’s been an embarrassment, frankly, for the whole South Bay.”

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Chula Vista School District Failed To Accommodate Learning Disabilities

Next spring, kindergarten through 12th-grade students across California will be tested to see if they meet new Common Core standards, and many districts will also continue testing for their own local standards.

Last spring, Chula Vista Elementary School District gave two big tests to its students, and they might have violated state mandates to make testing modifications for students with disabilities.

Testing dominates the school year now. Students like fourth grader Abby Eten feel the stress. Abby said she feels like a rubber band.

“If I keep on stretching it and stretching it, it’s going to break,” she said.

Abby has more challenges than other fourth graders: She’s dyslexic. Abby’s mother, Justina Eten, said she’s always surprised by how smart her daughter is.

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Southwestern College Touts New Football Field, Classroom Building

“Schools love to show off their new buildings, and Southwestern College in Chula Vista has one that will open later this month that it’s particularly proud of.

The $25 million Fieldhouse Classroom and DeVore Stadium will be dedicated on Aug. 15 at a free public event from 3:30 to 5 p.m. And then it will be ready for students and faculty when fall classes start Aug. 18.

Funding for the project came from the $389 million Proposition R, a bond measure voters approved in 2008.”

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Chula Vista Teachers Enter Mediation With District

The Chula Vista Elementary School District and its teacher’s union are attempting to end a contract impasse through mediation.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 25, 2014

Politicos all across San Diego County are super busy today.

First at 9:00 AM the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting and on the agenda are: The way health risk assessments are taken for deputy sheriffs, Buying the Sheriff’s department a new helicopter, Getting the land for a new Lakeside Sheriff’s substation, and making it easier for venders to sell stuff at farmers markets.

San Diego City Council is meeting this morning at 10:00. The big things on the agenda are: Honoring former fire department Public Information Officer Maurice Luque, And medical marijuana dispensary regulations.

The new group Coalition for Local Education through Accountability of Resources, or CLEAR is hosting their first press conference this morning at 10:20. They want more transparency in San Diego County school districts. Support for their group is coming from the American Civil Liberties Union, Barrio Logan College Institute, League of Women Voters, and Urban League.

At noon the San Diego County Taxpayers Association is talking about new state stormwater regulations in a luncheon panel at the San Diego Foundation.

Tonight at 5:00 the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about: parental involvement in schools, honoring Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, and financial reports on construction bonds.

Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox is giving her “State of the City” speech at 6:00 PM in Chula Vista’s council chambers.

In court two noteworthy things, both at 1:30 this afternoon.

In San Diego’s courthouse it’s the arraignment for one of the male nurses accused of engaging in sex with another male nurse. All while caring for a 99-year-old incapacitated stroke victim.

And in El Cajon’s courthouse the sentencing for Troy Perott for slashing a friend with a box cutter.

And finally … Tonight at 7:00 the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 143’d anniversary.
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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 14, 2014

An early morning crash shuts down the Northbound 125 and leaves at least one dead. At around 1:40 AM reports came in that 3 cars collided then about 5 minutes later a fourth one smashed into the wreckage. California Highway Patrol has the Northbound 125 shutdown from H Street to the 54. Traffic is being diverted onto surface streets. Just avoid this area all together.

Yesterday a federal court reversed a lower court decision that denied a San Diego journalist the right to carry a concealed gun. The three-judge panel from 9th Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2 to 1 overturning the lower court’s ruling and sending the case back down to the lower courts. The appeals court says that San Diego’s policy requiring a specific reason for wanting the gun is too restrictive. Judge O’Scannlain says “Given this requirement, the `typical’ responsible, law-abiding citizen in San Diego County cannot bear arms in public for self-defense.”

It is Valentine’s Day and the San Diego County Clerk’s office says they will be open at 8:00 AM and take walk in’s for anyone that wants to get married. Only the main office is taking walk in’s. So if you want to get married today and you don’t have an appointment take your $70 and head over to 1600 Pacific Highway in Downtown San Diego. If you don’t have a witness to come with you bring along and extra $18.

This morning is Vista’s courthouse Javier Covarrubias is hearing his fate for stabbing two people during a gang fight outside a mall in Carlsbad the day after Thanksgiving .

The Salvation Army is hosting a senior citizen Valentine’s Day lunch at their Chula Vista location.

And finally tonight at 7:00 the inaugural San Diego Improv Festival kicks off with two dozen improv teams from all over the U.S. All the fun is at Finest City Improv at 4250 Louisiana St.

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Major crash shuts down 125 from Chula Vista to San Diego
Where to get married today
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