Daily Archives: May 10, 2013

Talking Movies in a KSWB FOX5 Google Hangout


This was a great hangout. We talked about making books into movies. So many movies start their lives as books and are reinterpreted for the silver screen.

Some of my favorite books into movies are


The Sheltering Sky

The Lord of the Rings

Just to name a few…


‘Anchorman’ open casting call set for Saturday

‘Anchorman’ open casting call set for Saturday


Anchorman, will ferrellSAN DIEGO — An open casting call is scheduled Saturday for San Diegans and others who want to stay classy by appearing in background shots of the sequel to the 2004 comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”

The follow-up, titled “Anchorman: The Legend Continues,” is shooting around San Diego this month. The film stars comic Will Ferrell as a San Diego television news announcer.

The casting call is scheduled to take place at the DoubleTree Mission Valley hotel at Hazard Center.

Performers who belong to the Screen Actors Guild or the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists can arrive at 11 a.m. tomorrow, while nonunion actors are invited at noon.

Prospective actors need to bring identification that verifies their employment eligibility, according to Central Casting, the firm arranging the call.

The organizers said they are looking for men and women of all ages, types and ethnicities.

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Oceanside school warned about TB case

Oceanside school warned about TB case


tuberculosisOCEANSIDE, Calif. — A person at a middle school in Oceanside tested positive for tuberculosis and may have exposed students and employees earlier this year, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced Friday.

The potential exposure at Jefferson Middle School occurred between Feb. 4 and April 26, according to the HHSA.

“Symptoms of active TB include persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “TB usually requires many hours of close, indoor contact to spread to others, so most people who are exposed in classrooms do not get infected or develop the disease.”

According to the HHSA, tuberculosis is treatable with medication, but it’s important to identify who’s been sickened so that transmissions to others can be prevented.

The county has scheduled free testing May 21 for students and staff who may have been exposed. The testing…

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Search under way after panga lands in La Jolla

Search under way after panga lands in La Jolla


[trib_ndn vid=24812590]SAN DIEGO — Border Patrol agents took 14 people suspected of entering the country illegally into custody Friday after a panga landed in La Jolla, authorities said.

Panga Lands in La JollaA security guard at Children’s Pool reported seeing more than a dozen people get out of the open Mexican fishing boat at about 2:30 a.m.

Border agents quickly launched a search on the ground and in a helicopter. They took 13 men and one woman into custody. All were from Mexico, Border Patrol Agent Jerry Conlin said. They were taken to the local Border Patrol station.

Agents seized the vessel, and no narcotics or weapons were found, he said.

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Filner fires back

Filner fires back


Screen Shot 2013-05-10 at 8.39.02 AMSAN DIEGO, CA — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner spoke out against critics of his proposed hold to an $80 million bond, part of the city’s 5 year plan to put a dent on the $898 million backlog in infrastructure repairs.

“That’s 80 miles of roads that won’t get worked on,” said City Councilmember Kevin Faulconer.

“That’s just a misreading,” said Mayor Filner responding to the Councilmember’s statement.

Filner says the proposed delay on the borrowed cash which his staff says would last no more than 7 months, is meant to save the city as much as $5 million in debt payments.

And he added the city would have enough money during that time to keep up with scheduled repairs.

“We haven’t used all the money that we have authority for and to issue another bond and pay interest on it at a time when we have the cash to…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 10, 2013

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Breaking news…. This morning just before 4:00 AM a smuggling boat came ashore near the children’s pool in La Jolla. Reportedly over a dozen immigrants fled into the upscale neighborhood. Authorities called in the chopper … searched the neighborhood … arrested some…. more details will follow

Regional government is busy today.

First at 8:00 am the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is meeting to talk about its budget for next fiscal year.

Then this morning at 10:00 San Diego’s City Council is finishing up its examination of Mayor Bob Filner’s proposed budget, and then open discussion this afternoon.

Finally at 10:00 AM San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is meeting about the regional plan for the county.

A new Red Cross Blood Services Center is opening up this morning. The center will be a hub for planning community blood drives, recruiting blood donors and volunteers, and distribution. The grand opening is at 10:30 AM at 4229 Ponderosa Ave.

If you get out of work early drop by the Central Library at 2:30 PM and take in a movie. They are continuing their 2012 Oscar winner’s film series. Today they are showing Django Unchained.

Big concert weekend starting today.

First the 12th Annual Gator by the Bay Zydeco and Blues Festival starts this afternoon at 3:30. Over the next three days more than 60 acts are going to perform at Spanish Landing. It all starts this afternoon at 3:30

And finally Chula Vista’s own American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez is headlining Channel 933’s Summer Kickoff tonight at 6:00 in Chula Vista’s Sleep Train Amphitheatre.

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