The OB Planning Board is meeting tonight, Monday, October 5th.
They usually meet on the first Wed. of every month. But due to scheduling problems, the Board will meet in the Crafts room at the OB Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave., at 6pm.
By Matthew Wood
Dozens of teachers, students and parents braved the rain this morning – Monday, Oct. 5th – to protest the loss of two teachers at Ocean Beach Elementary School.
Kindergarten teachers Amie Frank and Katy Amberg will be reassigned to different schools in the San Diego Unified School District.
“We’ve taken such a large, unexpected drop in enrollment,” OB Elementary Principal Marco Drapeau explained.
“After five years of growth, this caught us by surprise. The numbers don’t support the staff by the math.”
The teachers were chosen because they have the least amount of seniority at the school, per the teacher’s union contract. They will still have jobs, just not at OB Elementary. And they are not guaranteed teaching positions, wherever they may be sent.
By Jim Miller
Last week over at the San Diego Union-Tribune, Logan Jenkins had some fun pondering what might happen if the “Dems go dark” this upcoming mayoral election. His conclusion? It would push Faulconer to the top-tier of Republican candidates for Governor in 2018:
And, it should be deduced, a cakewalk sweetens Faulconer’s prospects in Sacramento.
In 18 months or so, Republicans will be looking for a governor candidate who can appeal to Latinos and independents as well as the conservative base. The Democrats have a long electable bench. Republicans? Not so much.
If Faulconer is re-elected by a landslide in a major Democratic city, he’s going to rise to the top tier of the GOP’s A+ list.
October Events in OB or at the Ocean Beach Green Center
From the good folks at the Ocean Beach Green Center, located at 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107 – firstname.lastname@example.org 619.225.1083
Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting
Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. – October 10th, October 17th, October 24th, October 31st Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street, 92107. Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. Contact: email@example.com
October 16th Friday 7 p.m. Film Night “Queen of the Sun”
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from award-winning filmmaker Taggart Siegel, director of REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN . Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature. Free of Charge :-)
Public Meeting at Liberty Station – Tuesday, Oct 6
Point Lomans are mobilizing against new airline flight paths being proposed for Lindbergh Field by the FAA.
Opponents of the changes say that the new flight paths would take most planes over Point Loma for a second time. Currently, most planes take-off from Lindbergh going west and fly over the Peninsula – but then take a U-turn south of the Point and continue east.
Maps made public either via the media or opponents show that their concerns are valid.
Point Loma residents crammed a September 11th community meeting with their complaints. Casey Schnoor of Hill Street has website against the FAA changes that includes an online petition – noplanenoise.web – and of this writing has nearly 2400 signatures.