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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.

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
California concealed carry laws may change
Improv in San Diego
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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 19, 2013

Last night at 9:08 PM a man robbed the Church of the Most Precious Blood in Chula Vista. The church holds bingo night on Wednesdays at around 6:00 PM. He is described as a black male in his 30’s 6 feet tall medium build used a black hand gun … OH and he was wearing a X-mass hat with a charger bolt on it … yes I said the robber was wearing a Charger themed Santa hat. There were people inside but no word yet on if they were playing or finishing up a bingo game.

This morning at 9:00 AM in San Diego’s courthouse there is a hearing to determine if convicted rapist Alvin Ray Quarles is a sexually violent predator. Quarles is half way through a 50-year sentence and could be released. Prosecutors want to classify him a sexually violent predator and commit him, keeping him off the streets.

At 1:30 this afternoon also in San Diego’s courthouse Lucas Jubb is on the docket. He’s is being arraigned for raping a minor. Jubb is a mental health counselor at a continuation school.

And also at 1:30 but in Vista brothers Brandon and Stephen Erwin will be arraigned. They are accused of robbing two of their friends, at the friend’s home.

This morning at 10:00 interim Mayor Todd Gloria talks to the press in his weekly briefing.

At 10:00 AM the Council on American Islamic Relation is releasing a report about the bullying of Muslim students in California.

And finally lots more holiday cheer today.

First at 8:30 AM the California Highway Patrol is delivering toys to Hannalei Elementary School.

Then at 10:00 the kids at St. Vincent de Paul Villages are celebrating the holidays. Then at 3:30 this afternoon they get to go to the Old Town Trolley Christmas Festival.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for October 2, 2013

More than 100 cars had their windows broken over this past weekend in Chula Vista and a suspect or suspects are still on the loose. Chula Vista Police think a pellet gun was used and at least one man shot. The suspect vehicle is described as an older model green G-M-C van. Anyone with any info should call the Chula Vista Police Department at 619-691-5151.

San Diego City Council Budget Committee is meeting this morning at 9:00 about a report from the city’s Department of Information Technology and the agreement the city has with Sprint for wireless service.

El Cajon has a 1 point 4 million dollar grant to spend on community development and wants its residents to chime in on how to spend the money. They are meeting tonight at 6:00 at Renette Park Community Center.

San Diego State University is hosting a symposium about stem cell research and how it is advancing science starting at 5:30 tonight in the Donald P Shiley BioScience Center on campus.

Questions about the Syrian conflict will be answered by 5 University of California San Diego professors tonight at 5:00 at UCSD’s Robinson Auditorium.

And finally … tonight at 7:00 is the start of the 12th annual San Diego Film Festival. The first film is “12 Years as a Slave” after which there is a party at the Gaslamp Reading Theater.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 13, 2013

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The price of gas keeps going up. Yesterday was the largest jump since May 14 and the price of gas has gone up four times in five days. The average price of a gallon of regular gas is now $3.97.

Firefighters are training for wild fires in Chula Vista’s back country. Beginning at 9:00 AM Chula Vista Fire Department will host multiple fire agencies in a live fire training exercises. Several acres will be burned; firefighters on the ground and in the air will train on fighting them. So if you see smoke in South East Chula Vista don’t panic

At 4:00 this afternoon San Diego Unified School District is celebrating the retirement of many of its teachers and staff including Superintendent Bill Kowba.

San Diego Association of Governments is busy this evening. First at 5:30 tonight SANDAG is hosting an open house about the Mid-City Rapid Bus Project. This will be a new express route from San Diego State University to downtown San Diego. At 6:00 tonight other representatives of SANDAG will be in Escondido taking public input of a bunch of topics: from land use to climate change to the environment.

This morning at the South Bay YMCA at 9:00 San Diego County official will remind parents about being safe at the pool and beach in the summer time.

At 10:00 the first applications for $500,000 dollars in grants from the county for enhancement projects is being reviewed by a new panel. For the first time the panel will give their grant recommendations to Supervisor Dave Roberts. In the past these grants have been seen as a way for supervisors to fund pet projects, and that’s why the panel was created.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LEGO SYSTEMS, INC. - Thousands gather in New York City's Times Square to watch the unveiling of the world's largest LEGO Model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter that took 32 Model Builders, 5.3 million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete, Thursday May 23, 2013. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for The LEGO Group)

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And finally at 8:45 AM at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad is the unveiling of a life sized Lego Star Wars X-Wing Fighter. It took 32 builders 17000 hours to assemble the 43-foot-long 11-foot-tall 46 thousand pound model out of about 5 million Legos. Nerds everywhere are shivering with excitement.

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