James Ryan, the university’s president, posted a statement on Facebook explaining that there were concerns about firing weapons on school property in light of recent school shootings.
He said there were two specific reasons.
“First, to minimize disruptions to classes, given that this event is located at the juncture of four primary academic buildings and is held at a time that classes are in session; and second, recognizing concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence that has happened across our nation, especially on school and university campuses,” the president wrote.
Firenze Sage: Oh snowflakes, remember that the honored dead died for you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pledging to crack down on school choice if elected, despite the fact that she sent her own son to an elite private school, publicly available records show.
The 2020 presidential candidate’s public education plan would ban for-profit charter schools — a proposal first backed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — and eliminate government incentives for opening new non-profit charter schools, even though Warren has praised charter schools in the past.
“To keep our traditional public school systems strong, we must resist efforts to divert public funds out of traditional public schools,” Warren stated in her plan.
The Austin Independent School District (ISD) school board approved a radical new sex-education curriculum for grades 3-8 that encourages all kinds of sex at young ages, urges kids to join LGBT “pride” parades, and aims to redefine biological sex and erase the words “mom” and “dad” from children’s vocabulary.
More than 100 people testified against the new curriculum on Monday night, and testimony lasted until after midnight. Yet the school board unanimously approved the new curriculum.
“This vote by the Austin ISD Board sends a clear message: people of faith and traditional moral values are not welcome in Austin ISD,” David Walls, vice president of Texas Values and a parent in Austin ISD, said in a statement. “By passing this curriculum, Austin ISD has broken the sacred trust that parents put in their children’s schools. Austin ISD parents have no reason to entrust their children to a school district that weaponizes education to indoctrinate children into the LGBT political movement.”
In a document revealing the radical nature of the curriculum, Texas Values drew attention to materials for the Grades 3-5 curriculum that encourage children to abandon the terms “mother” and “father” or “mom” and “dad.”
“Use Gender Inclusive Language,” the curriculum advises teachers. “It is important to avoid terms which refer only to ‘male’ and ‘female’ identities when speaking with young children as this can limit their understanding of gender into binaries and can exclude children who may not identify within these identities. For example, when discussing family members or adults they may have in their life, try not to only use terms like ‘mom’ or ‘dad’. Try integrating words like, ‘parents’ or, ‘guardians’ to include children whose parents might not fit into ‘traditional’ concepts of family structures.”
Annrae Angel says why she — not Ari Symons — should get your vote for Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge in 2020 elections. Egregious conduct by judge Symons running a red light is the issue, says Angel.
Read “the facts” of the Symons case as gathered by the CA state government Commission on Judicial Performance. The Commission meets behind closed doors and allows no questioning of “the facts” before reaching their “conclusions”. Closed door proceedings without input raise multiple red flags for me.
Ari Symons said that she ran the red light. Think of the Simon game many people have played.
Ari Symons clicked the Red and played the game straight. ‘I did it!’ she told people immediately. Symons told co-workers the truth. She ran the red.
When someone says repeatedly that they did it, that they ran the red light and that the moving vehicle violation ticket is their –how can that be a viewed by the watch dog government entity as a ‘cover up’ or considered ‘egregious behavior’?
Rather, overall this appears to be the Democrats in Sacramento targeting an individual. Perhaps it would be better if CA was not run by the Democrats?
Per the “facts” as stated by the Commission, Ari Symons told co-workers that she ran a red light that morning. Some time later Symons wrote letters saying she was the one who ran the red light. Later, things got muddled between spouse Michael and wife Ari. Not every spouse does what the other spouse wants, correct? So says Symons concerning overall handling of the red ticket. Ari Symons made mistakes how the matter was handled. Symons has admitted her mistakes.
Aptos Psychologist: These facts and the others listed by the Commission for Judicial Performance don’t add up to “egregious conduct” by Ari Symons.
And, the CA state government should not get away with wrongful behavior. Come on, government Commission for Judicial Performance Do better! Or disband, re-group, and re-fresh your standards. Don’t target individuals. Play the game straight.
This entity. the Commission on Judicial Performance, meets in San Francisco Dec. 4-5, 2019 and Jan 29-30, 2020. Phone: 415 557-1200 FAX 415 557-1266 Three members of the Commission — Nishimura, Capozzi and Torres — can be replaced immediately as they have exceeded the number of years they can serve.
Tell our state government to add new members to the Commission on Judicial Performance who will act honestly and with integrity. Make sense?
Can you help? Project Pajamas, started 10+ years by Judge Ari Symons, needs your help. Over the years, over 10,000 PJs have been distributed throughout Santa Cruz County.
Through Project Pajamas, all kids needing sheltering in Santa Cruz County receive a NEW pair of PJs the first night they are in emergency sheltering. All sizes for girls and boys — infant to teenage — are needed.
How you can help:
Drop off new PJs from Oct 1-18, 2019 at:
Santa Cruz County Bank locations (e.g., across from Safeway in Aptos, CA ) or
at Twin Lakes Church (barrels are located at entrance to the church sanctuary). Robin is the admin contact person at TLC.
Come SAT., OCT 19, 2019 9 am-11 am to the Lobby of Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, CA. Help other volunteers sort, fold and ready for distribution of PJ’s which have been collected Fall 2019. You can sign up to help Project Pajamas at www.tlc.org/aok
Rotary Club Sunrise and Twin Lakes Church (Robin is the admin contact person) have been gathering PJs and publicizing. Many hands make light work.
Enjoy meeting other volunteers Sat. Oct. 19 and help bring comfort to kids needing sheltering in Santa Cruz County.
Started by Judge Ari Symons, over 10,000 PJ’s have been distributed since the program started. Wow!
Please help Project Pajamas to continue its mission: distributing brand new PJs to every child needing sheltering in Santa Cruz County. These kids, infant to age 18, need our love and support.
Section 1252(c) of the “Aliens and Nationality” laws is titled: “Authorizing State and local law enforcement officials to arrest and detain certain illegal aliens.” The section authorizes state and local law enforcement officials “to arrest and detain an individual who— (1) is an alien illegally present in the United States; and (2) has previously been convicted of a felony in the United States and deported or left the United States after such conviction.”
But in OZ:The city of New York’s Commission on Human Rights has decided that illegal aliens need more protection from the law than American citizens. So they passed an ordinance that not only makes it illegal to threaten to call immigration authorities on a suspected illegal, but you could be fined $250,000 just for saying “illegal alien.”
This is not The Onion.
You can call an American anything you want — any vile, vulgar, obscenity in the book — and not be punished for it. This ordinance would seem to grant extraordinary protections to those in the United States illegally.
What’s the fall out from years and years of Democrat Party policies on Santa Cruz and Watsonville, CA?
Some current 2019 impressions:
Kids kill other kids in Watsonville, CA. Take a look at crime statistics. Because Watsonville gang members routinely target younger kids, parents keep children inside their homes. Kids are not allowed to ‘hang out’ in their front yards in Watsonville, CA. So parents tell me.
North County Santa Cruz CA frequently ignores South County Watsonville CA issues. Watsonville and Santa Cruz are two different worlds joined by Highway 1.
Psychotic adults hang out and talk in loud voices to themselves at the McDonalds Restaurant on Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. The Watsonvile McDonalds are much more family centered and much cleaner.
Two ‘more than typical’ Progressives city officials face probable recall by 8000+ Santa Cruz City voters. The recall effort states that these two public officials ignored numerous public safety issues (needles, human feces and violence) posed by the Ross St encampment. And other issues. Click the recall effort link for more information.
‘Free’ Santa Cruz beaches are far dirtier than the CA County managed beaches which you pay to enter.
Idle adults hang out in droves near the Santa Cruz COSCO, close to the Ribele Family Shelter Building located at Highway 1 and River St. It does not ‘feel safe’ to drive near by.
Oh, my …… Oh my ….
There’s more control by city government of ‘the little things’ — such as can a business have a sign or an awning? — than the ‘big picture’ i.e, how can we work with the community to reduce violent crime and improve public safety?
Opps!!! Perhaps it’s time for a change from the Democrats and their policies?
“For Glover, the substantiated complaint, as described by hired consultant Joe Rose, was that Glover violated the city’s Respectful Workplace Conduct Policy when addressing Meyers Feb. 1 about shared conference room scheduling. According to Rose’s report, the timing of Glover’s “needlessly and unjustifiably antagonistic” response to Meyers’ overstaying her allotted time in a city conference room was “humiliating and embarrassing” to Meyers because it occurred in the presence of “important community partners.”
Glover responded in his Facebook post to the public group SCCCP – Santa Cruz and Central Coast Politics, saying, “the substantiated complaint was “due to a communication issue combined with the mishandling of the conflict by the other party involved as they did not come to speak to me first before filing a complaint.”
To be fair, let’s look at the report filed by consultant Joe Rose. Let the public read the report for themselves.
So who’s who in the Santa Cruz Sentinel article? The paper wrongly printed Santa Cruz Councilman Glover with Krohn’s face and Councilman Krohn with Glover’s face.
Glover is Afro-American, not Caucasian as portrayed in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. . Opps! Pictures are worth a thousand words.
So here’s an example of “wrong news” by our local paper.
Time to hold Amazon responsible for dangerous products, e.g., Chinese made motorcycle helmets which crack on impact and magnetic toys with no labels which children swallow? Eee-gads.
True story published in the Wall Street Journal: A mom bought a motorcycle helmet on Amazon for her son who died when he collided with a car. This motorcycle helmet was labeled safe according to USA federal standards. Not safe, the helmet was made in China and re-sold on Amazon by a tiny outfit in California When tested, these Chinese made motorcycle helmets crack on impact. There’s about 4,000+ of these helmets still in circulation.
Former Amazon employee Rachael Johnson Greer managed Amazon’s safety systems until 2015. For a number of years the safety section at Amazon consisted of three persons. Greer now advises third-party Amazon sellers.
Rachael Greer estimates that in 2017 roughly 80% of Amazon’s third-party sellers did not comply with federal, state or industry safety labeling and the vast majority of issues were not having proper warnings and labels.
For the complete story, check out the Wall Street Journal article week of 8/25/2019. Providing useful information concerning safety gives consumers choice and freedom.