Daily Archives: May 9, 2013

Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group sailing toward San Diego

Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group sailing toward San Diego


USS Green Bay SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The ships, sailors and Marines of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group will end an eight-month deployment next week and arrive in San Diego.

Members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are set to return to Camp Pendleton on Monday, the Navy said.

On Tuesday, the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu, the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay and amphibious dock landing USS Rushmore will pull into port at Naval Station San Diego.

The Peleliu ARG served as a reserve force in the Middle East and conducted exercises with allied militaries.

“The ARG has accomplished a lot in our eight months of deployment,” said Capt. Shawn Lobree, its commanding officer.

“Most significantly we helped maintain security in a volatile part of the world through missions which ranged from counter weapons proliferation, support to special forces, maritime security operations, and multilateral theater security cooperation exercises with countries including…

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Warning issued for Coronado beaches

#Warning issued for #Coronado beaches


Sewage contamination signCORONADO – – Authorities issued an ocean-pollution warning for the Silver Strand Wednesday due to an influx of storm-driven sewage out of the Tijuana River.

Northward-drifting wastewater sent into the sea by this week’s rains prompted the alert, which extended an existing contamination advisory off the coast of Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Imperial Beach, according to the county Department of Environmental Health.

Signs warning of sewage-contaminated surf will remain in place along the stretch of shoreline in southern Coronado until follow-up tests deem the area safe again for recreational use.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 9, 2013


San Diego’s City Council is continuing to examine Mayor Bob Filner’s budget proposal. This morning they examine the pension, Housing Commission, and Civic parts of the budget. This afternoon they look at the Convention Center funding.

In a related story … Just yesterday San Diego’s Independent Budget Analyst said that the Convention Center has over 31 million dollars of backlogged maintenance.

Mayor Filner is meeting with the press today at noon. It’s all part of his regular question-and-answer sessions. He’s open to talking about anything the press wants

At 10:00 this morning California state firefighters will open California Wildfire Awareness Week with a press conference. All week officials from Cal Fire will remind us about being prepared for a wild fire. The statewide series of events ends Saturday

In court this afternoon Tim Lambesis, a former Christian Rock star and current heavy metal’er will be arraigned for trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-wife.

And this evening the San Diego County Taxpayers Association is hosting its 18th annual Golden awards dinner. They recognize what they see at the best and worst of government spending. The festivities begin at 7:00 PM at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina.

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Filner rubs elbows with Arab royalty

Filner rubs elbows with Arab royalty


[trib_ndn vid=24808045]SAN DIEGO — In an effort to bring more jobs to America’s Finest City, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is looking to the Middle East.

Mayor Filner had a long lunch Wednesday with Prince Mired Zeid Raad Al-Hussein of Jordan.

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 9.46.21 PMAlso in the meeting were Qualcomm executives, healthcare CEO’s and businessmen and women who are looking to see what the Arab nation has to offer.

“Keep in mind Mexico is our biggest international business partner, but we have to expand around the world,” said Filner, who adds he happens to know the King and Queen of Jordan and has even visited the Middle Eastern country.

Filner said fostering a relationship between America’s Finest and the capital of Jordan, Amman, could be a win for San Diegans.

“Investments in Jordan and reverse that will create jobs in transportation, in the healthcare industry and in the capital markets,” the mayor said.

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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.