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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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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 14, 2013

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Police are on the lookout for an armed man that tried to kidnap a San Diego State University student over the weekend. According to authorities the suspect… armed with a black handgun … tried to kidnap a 19-year-old girl but the young woman turned and ran away escaping her attacker. He is described as a white man, 30’s or 40’s, clean shaven, about 6-feet tall, 180-pounds, with short blond hair, blue eyes, wearing rectangular framed glasses, jeans, blue T-shirt, a tan jacket. Anyone with any info should call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

San Diego’s Board of Education is going to take up the Twerking video controversy today. 3 male high school students of color and 28 white female high school students were suspended for making a video in which the young ladies were performing the provocative dance. Today the school board is going to talk about the severity of the sentence and the public can comment as well. Public comment will be held at some time after 2:00 pm at the Eugene Brucker Education Center, Room 2249, 4100 Normal St.

And in other government today both San Diego’s City Council and the County Board of Supervisors are meeting.

The Council is talking about changing some of its rules for outdoor dining and letting microbreweries have restaurants.

The Board is talking about incentive programs for people that put solar panels at their homes.

Sailors and Marines in the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group return from an eight-month deployment today. While on deployment the group worked with many countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates. Coming into port are the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu, the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay, and amphibious dock landing USS Rushmore.

Conversely this afternoon at 1:00 the amphibious landing ship USS Pearl Harbor is deploying for four-months. They are slated to help with humanitarian missions in countries like Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga.

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The Twisted Logic Behind the Twerking Suspensions – Voice of San Diego: Education

Great story by Sara Libby on the twerking video controversy.

She hits all of the key points that we talked about in the Political Podcast.

However she didn’t go after the principal.

My inside sources say that could be a good line to follow for future investigations.

But great story.

Thoughtful reporting.

You should read it.

The Twisted Logic Behind the Twerking Suspensions – Voice of San Diego: Education.