Law firm offers to help out Encinitas school district — for free
An Encinitas-based law firm has offered to assist the Encinitas Union School District if it does get sued by parents upset over the district’s Jois Foundation-funded yoga program.
The North County Times had the story yesterday. (I was away from the computer all day — a rarity.) Here’s a bit from the piece:
“We are very proud of EUSD and believe the yoga program is a positive addition which fosters healthy lifestyles,” attorney David Peck wrote in an email. “While we are steadfastly opposed to the promotion of any religion in EUSD schools, we believe the yoga program is objectively devoid of religious influence.”
Several parents who support the yoga program approached the Coast Law Group after others complained to the district about the lessons, said Seyamack Kouretchian, a managing partner at the law firm.
The firm has offered to do the work pro bono.
As I suspected, the story has gotten attention around the country — although I’d say it didn’t go quite as big as it could have. (Maybe the presidential race is sucking up some of the oxygen that otherwise would have fueled this story.) Now that we have lawyers lined up on both sides… can it not end up in court?
Now, major left turn. A while back, I made a joke about setting up an Ashtangi dating site — I can’t for the life of me find the post; it was just an off-hand remark (something about adate.com or the like). Well… I’m too late:
OmSingles.com has today unveiled its new online dating website, designed for singles who share a passion for a healthy, balanced, and active lifestyle. OmSingles.com is the online destination for yogis and yoginis, and people that are into physical fitness, healthy eating, and balanced living to meet with, connect, and fall in love with like-minded individuals.
There goes my latest opportunity to be a bazillionaire. Oh well.
Posted by Steve