Community Notes

Dr. Warren will give an overview of the history of “blackface” and why the NAACP San Diego was correct in the position we took concerning the Serra High School coaches at the NAACPGeneral Membership meeting on Thursday, November 07, at 6 pm at the BCA located at 6125 Imperial Avenue SD, CA 92114.
Dr. John Warren, is the Editor and Publisher of the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint
For those who are unable to make the meeting, I would like to thank those who stood strong with the NAACP SD as we had to educate the broader society on the offense of wearing “blackface”. SDUSD Supt. Cindy Marten will work towards diversity anti-bias training district wide. The NAACP will continue our partnership with SDUSD. If you have time please send a note of thanks and support to Supt.Cindy Marten.

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Have a smart kid you need to send to college but no money, check out these colleges.

U.S. institutions that are need-blind and full-need for U.S. applicants but need-aware for international applicants

A number of U.S. institutions of higher learning state that they offer both need-blind admissions and full-need for U.S. students. The following schools state they are need-blind and full-need:

Barnard College (need-aware for transfer students)[11]
Beloit College
Boston College
Bowdoin College (need-aware for transfer students)[12]
Brandeis University(need-aware for transfer students)[13]

Brown University (need-aware for international and transfer students)
California Institute of Technology
Claremont McKenna College
College of the Holy Cross
Columbia University (does not meet full-need for transfer students) [14]
Cooper Union
Cornell University
Davidson College
Duke University[15]
Emory University
Georgetown University
Grinnell College
Hamilton College[16]
Harvard College[17]
Haverford College
Harvey Mudd College[18]
Johns Hopkins University[19]
Knox College
Lawrence University
Macalester College[20]
Middlebury College
Northwestern University
Olin College[21]
Pomona College
Rice University[22]
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
University of Chicago
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [23]
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of Southern California[24]
University of Virginia[25]
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College[26]
Wellesley College
Williams College

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How Should the City’s Federal Funds Be Allocated?

Please attend this Forum. Please note the yellow outlined date and location. Areas of input needed and targeted for Community Development and Affordable Housing involving Federal funding which includes Community Development Black Grants,(CDBG). We all know we have needs. All to often we let these opportunities pass us by. Now is the time to show up and provide input.
There is also a survey that can be completed, see web site address: http://www.sandiego.gov/cdbg.
Take the time please and provide input, (explanation of CDBG funding; http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/communitydevelopment/programs )
Please call me if you have any questions; 619.392.0203.
See you there….. Brian Pollard

cdbg 2013

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Wednesday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m

Upcoming Lincoln Walk-through December 10, 8am-11:30am

Please pass this on to your lists we need all the community involvement and visibility we can get to improve Lincoln. The kids need our support!
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Lincoln walk-through 2013

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Harlem Renaissance Themed Event to Raise Money for San Diego Students in the Fields of STEM November 9, 2013
110913 STEM

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Please attend this Forum. Please note the yellow outlined date and location. Areas of input needed and targeted for Community Development and Affordable Housing involving Federal funding which includes Community Development Black Grants,(CDBG). We all know we have needs. All to often we let these opportunities pass us by. Now is the time to show up and provide input.
There is also a survey that can be completed, see web site address: http://www.sandiego.gov/cdbg.
Take the time please and provide input, (explanation of CDBG funding; http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/communitydevelopment/programs )
Please call me if you have any questions; 619.392.0203.
See you there…..

cdbg 2013

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4th District Headquarters 
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6431 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102
9:00am-1:00pm
For more information, please call or text Christina Griffin 619-755-2186.
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Unsolved murder of Chuck Owens: suspect composite released – $1,000 reward

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DATE OF MURDER: Sunday evening, October 13, 2013, about 7 p.m. Chuck Owens, age 28, was sitting on a bench in the park when a man walked up to him and shot him. Paramedics took Owens to a hospital, but he did not survive.
LOCATION OF MURDER: Marie Wideman Park at 6700 Imperial Avenue near Woodman Street
SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Hispanic male in his late 20’s to mid 30’s, approximately 5’05” to 5’06” tall and weighing about 175 pounds, with a thin mustache. The suspect was wearing all dark clothing.
San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit continue to look for leads in the recent unsolved murder of Chuck Owens. A composite drawing of the suspect has now been released.
Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the person/persons responsible for this crime is asked to call SDPD homicide at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via http://www.sdcrimestoppers.com.

Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 2:37 pm | Updated: 2:39 pm, Fri Oct 18, 2013. Brian Pollard

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Why Late Emergency Responses Happen in Southeastern San Diego

http://voiceofsandiego.org/2013/09/06/why-late-emergency-responses-happen-in-southeastern-san-diego/  <——- click there to read article Mr. Pollard  discusses below.
10/20/13 12:45 PM, “Brian Pollard”
Saw this article this morning  and it resonated with me because we all know this is happening and yet there has been no action on the community’s side to address this reoccurring issue. This is a shame. Everyone knows this happens and yet we have not demanded as a community, the required funding to occur. What are we waiting for? Please read the article and please join our collaborative action to address this issue.
I am willing to organize a collaborative effort to push this forward with our City Council. Are you and your organization willing to attend the Public Safety and neighborhood Services meeting. (The Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor downtown) and bring this up in the Public Comment session? Please pass this on to any organization that may be be willing to join us.Let me know.
This effort is not designed to single out any one Councilperson, but rather to let them know we are aware of what is going on and to let this issue continue is absurd and dangerous. It will support many on the Council that feels the same way, as well as the Fire Dept. since the issue appears to be funding.

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Eleanors Place Expo and Fashion Show
Greetings to you all,
Our 2nd annual fashion show and expo is fast approaching and we would be honored to have you come out and participate as a vendor this year. I have attached the necessary forms, please review and get back to us at your earliest convenience. The Early Bird Special is now over. I know some have already responded, if you have, please kindly disregard this email. If you have not, we still invite you to join us!
Thank you!
Dana Bryant
Founder/Executive Director
Eleanor’s Place Boutique
6760 University Avenue, Suite 220
San Diego, CA 92115
(619)546-7137 Office
(619)956-3133 Fax
(619)772-5318 Cell

2013 Save the Date Invite -Vendors

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The Legal Aid society and The Fair Housing Council Seek Volunteer Testers

Brian Pollard
Please share this folks with all. Good opportunity to experience affordable housing information for your neighborhoods and community. Knowledge=Power, anything else sells us short, and makes us “victims”!!!!!
bp
From: Mary Knoll
Subject: The Legal Aid society and The Fair Housing Council Seek Volunteer Testers
Good Morning Brian,
Hope you are well.
Please forward the attached information to your vast sea of contacts. I appreciate it much.
Time is of the essence b/c the required training activity is scheduled for this Thursday and Saturday.
Very truly yours,
Mary Scott Knoll
Mary Scott Knoll, M.ED., Juris Doctorate
Executive Director
The Fair Housing Council of San Diego
1764 San Diego Avenue Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 699-5888 Fax: (619) 699-5885
(619) 346-0308 (Cell and Best)
msk@fhcsd.com
http://www.fhcsd.com

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Skatepark support – deadline 1/15/2014 – $1,000 -$25,000 -online apps

Brian Pollard
Is this something we want to do folks? Please let me know…… Ideally a few groups can collaborate instead of separate efforts?
bp
Summary:
The purpose of this program is to encourage and facilitate the design, development, construction, and operation of new quality skateboard parks and facilities. Ultimately, this program intends to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth in disadvantaged communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles. Skateparks developed through this program must be permanent and located in low-income areas and/or areas with a high population of “at-risk” youth, as well as areas that currently don’t have skateboarding facilities. Additionally, this program primarily supports skatepark projects that:
Are designed and constructed by qualified and experienced skatepark contractors and include local skaters in the design process
Have a creative mix of street obstacles (rails, funboxes, launch ramps, etc.) and transition/vert terrain (quarterpipes, bowls, snake runs, halfpipes, etc.)
Don’t require skaters or their parents to sign waivers
Encourage skaters to look after their own safety and the safety of others without restricting their access to the park or over-regulating their use of it
Are open year-round during daylight hours
Avoid charging fees
Eligibility Notes:
Eligible applicants are:
501(c)(3) and 170(B)(1)(A) public charities
State or local agencies, including public projects
Public school systems
Previous award recipients that have received no more than $1,000 are eligible to reapply through this program.
Award recipients that received an award larger than $1,000 through this program for the same project are ineligible to apply.
Previous award recipients include:
Detroit (MI)
Cave Junction (OR)
Brockton (MA)
New Orleans (LA)
Refer to the Award file for additional information regarding previous award recipients.
Eligible Applicants:
Local Government
Non Profits
Schools/School Districts
State Government
Application Notes:
Applications will be accepted starting January 15, 2014, and must be received by February 3, 2014.
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/application, and a printed and signed copy of the online application and supporting documents must be mailed to the address provided in the Contact section. Applications submitted via fax, email, CD, or digital media will not be accepted.
The 2014 application worksheet is currently unavailable. The application components listed below include information from a previous fiscal year and should be used for reference purposes only. eCivis Grants Network will be updated with additional information upon the availability of the 2014 application, anticipated for release by January 15, 2014.

Applications must include:
Identification of applicant
Grant request
Qualifications of applicant
Proposed skatepark
Supporting documents:
IRS letter of determination (if applicable)
Community support evidence
Skatepark design
Designer
Builder/contractor information
Financial statements
Refer to the NOFA and Application files for detailed application information.
Match Required: Recommended
Match Type: Unspecified
Actual Funds: Unspecified
Award Range: $1,000 (Min) / $25,000 (Max)
Match Notes:
There are no stated matching requirements for this program; however, preference will be given to projects that demonstrate a strong commitment from the community, particularly in the form of fundraising efforts.
Funding Notes:
An unspecified amount of funding is available through this program to support awards ranging from $1,000 to $25,000.
Awards will be announced in March 2014.
Funds may not be used for:
Multiyear or continuation funding
Skateparks with temporary ramps made from steel or wood
Projects involving anything other than construction, including the expansion of an existing skatepark or amenities like bleachers or water fountains
Projects just getting off the ground that have not achieved any fundraising goals or secured a location
Projects without a preliminary design
Projects intending to limit hours of access, charge a fee, and/or require membership
Skateparks not located on public property, with the exception of skateparks built on private property that is then donated to a public entity
For FY 2013, a total of 12 recipients received awards ranging from $5,000 to $32,000. For FY 2012, a total of 18 recipients received awards ranging from $5,000 to $30,000. Refer to the Award file for details.
Contact:
Program Staff
(760) 477-2479
Mailing Address:
Tony Hawk Foundation
1611-A S. Melrose Drive #360
Vista, CA 92081
Contact Notes:
Questions should be directed to the program staff or submitted online at tonyhawkfoundation.org/contact/.
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/application, and a copy and supporting documents must be mailed to the address provided.
The funding agency’s board of directors information can be found online at http://www.tonyhawkfoundation.org/about/sponsors/.
Files:
Downloadable Pre-Award Files:
NOFA File: FD0283_NOFA_FY2014.pdf – 36.4 Kb
Application File: FD0283_Application_FY2014.doc – 66.5 Kb
Other Pre-Award File: FD0283_Eligibility_FY2014.pdf – 22.0 Kb, FD0283_FAQ_FY2014.pdf – 39.9 Kb
Downloadable Post-Award Files:
Award File: FD0283_Award_FY2014.pdf – 35.1 Kb
File Notes:
The NOFA file contains the solicitation and application guidelines for this program. The Application file contains a worksheet that can be used to prepare responses for the online application from a previous fiscal year and should be used for reference purposes only. The Eligibility file contains information on applicant and project eligibility. The FAQ file contains a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding this program. The Award file contains information on previous award recipients.

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Police Station Visitors Week 2013Brian Pollard
I received this from Officer Gonzalez, our community liaison officer inviting folks to the SE Division, please read and pass on. Sounds like this can be a good opportunity for a dialogue…….
Be well everyone and please try and attend.
bp

Hello Mr. Pollard,
The Police Station Visitors Week (PSVW) is a unique global event organized by the Altus Global Alliance. This event provides a platform for participants to assess the quality of service delivered in participating police departments, identify some of the best practices in use by police, and strengthen the relationships between local police and the communities they serve. The overarching goal of this program is to measurably improve the quality of police services, using international standards as a guide for visitors from local communities. The intended outcome of Police Stations Visitors Week is to improve trust and cooperation between police and communities, leading to greater reliance on police by crime victims, stronger police-community relationships, and improved access to justice for all.

From November 3 – 9, the San Diego Police Department will be participating in Police Station Visitors Week. Community members are invited to visit the Southeastern Division station during this week and fill out a simple questionnaire, focusing on areas including community orientation, physical conditions, transparency and accountability, treatment of the public, and detention conditions (where applicable). Overall station scores will be generated based on visitor feedback, and the top scoring station from North America will be honored at a global conference.
If you would like to participate or would like more information, please provide your full name, telephone number, and email address to Caitlin Gokey at cgokey@vera.org or visit http://www.altus.org
-Thank you
V/R
John C. Gonzalez #6433
San Diego Police Department
Community Liaison Officer
Southeastern Division
7222 Skyline Dr.
San Diego, CA. 92114
(619) 527-3570
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San Diego Leadership Alliance

Oct 8 (8 days ago)
to Brian
The San Diego Leadership Alliance, http://www.sdleadership.org is conducting an introduction to their organization designed for our next generation of leaders. If you know of any one that has showed an interest in Community /Neighborhood based leadership, this may be a good opportunity to ask questions and to help ensure all under-represented communities have a place at the table.
Review their website and RSVP to their upcoming event. They also have a Facebook Page and a scheduled upcoming “open house” style event later this month.
Please pass this around to your respective groups and let’s have a couple of representatives from our area in attendance. Keep an open mind and please pass this on.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 619.392.0203.
Thank you all.
bp

http://www.sdleadership.org

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