Daily Archives: May 14, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 14, 2013


Police are on the lookout for an armed man that tried to kidnap a San Diego State University student over the weekend. According to authorities the suspect… armed with a black handgun … tried to kidnap a 19-year-old girl but the young woman turned and ran away escaping her attacker. He is described as a white man, 30’s or 40’s, clean shaven, about 6-feet tall, 180-pounds, with short blond hair, blue eyes, wearing rectangular framed glasses, jeans, blue T-shirt, a tan jacket. Anyone with any info should call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

San Diego’s Board of Education is going to take up the Twerking video controversy today. 3 male high school students of color and 28 white female high school students were suspended for making a video in which the young ladies were performing the provocative dance. Today the school board is going to talk about the severity of the sentence and the public can comment as well. Public comment will be held at some time after 2:00 pm at the Eugene Brucker Education Center, Room 2249, 4100 Normal St.

And in other government today both San Diego’s City Council and the County Board of Supervisors are meeting.

The Council is talking about changing some of its rules for outdoor dining and letting microbreweries have restaurants.

The Board is talking about incentive programs for people that put solar panels at their homes.

Sailors and Marines in the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group return from an eight-month deployment today. While on deployment the group worked with many countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates. Coming into port are the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu, the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay, and amphibious dock landing USS Rushmore.

Conversely this afternoon at 1:00 the amphibious landing ship USS Pearl Harbor is deploying for four-months. They are slated to help with humanitarian missions in countries like Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga.

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Ice-Age bison fossil found in North County

Ice-Age bison fossil found in North County


[trib_ndn vid=24818706]SAN DIEGO – Fossil bones of a bison dating back to the Ice Age found in North County are now on display in Balboa Park.

The fossil was found in April during construction in Bonsall of the on-ramp at the Interstate 15 and State Route 76 interchange.

“It’s very exciting in that this is the first time we’ve found this kind of fossil in our region,” said Tom Demere, curator at the San Diego Natural History Museum where the fossils are on display.

bison fossils“We knew from our studies before-hand that there may be some finds there so we had a paleontological monitor from the San Diego Natural History Museum,” said Laurie Berman, Caltrans district director.  “What they found was quite a bit more than what they were expecting.”

Preliminary evidence suggests the fossil is around 200,000 years old.  It’s believed the bison carcass was scavenged since some of the…

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Activists pleased with judges’ ruling on San Onofre hearing

Activists pleased with judges’ ruling on San Onofre hearing


SAN ONOFRE, Calif. — An anti-nuclear group fighting plans to restart the idled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station deserves a hearing over a license amendment for the northern San Diego County plant’s operator and majority owner, Southern California Edison, the Atomic Safety Licensing Board ruled Monday.

The ASLB, a panel of three independent judges for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, suspended NRC board proceedings on San Onofre for now.

Rosemead-based SCE had hoped to restart one of San Onofre’s two reactors at 70 percent by June 1. That reactor was undergoing maintenance in January 2012 when a small, non-injury leak was discovered in the other unit.

An investigation subsequently found that sonic vibrations caused premature wearing of steam generator tubes in the reactors. Edison contends that the vibrations would not occur at the lowered power level.

The utility issued a statement Monday afternoon saying that SCE would have no comment until…

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City Council looks to help local breweries grow

City Council looks to help local breweries grow


[trib_ndn vid=24819073]SAN DIEGO — In an effort to help build one of San Diego’s largest industries, City Council will consider a measure that would allow bigger craft breweries to have restaurants and larger tasting rooms.

CraftBeersUnder the city’s land development code, breweries in industrial zones aren’t allowed to have restaurants or tasting rooms bigger than 3,000 square feet.

City council member Todd Gloria believes it’s time for those restrictions to be lifted.

“What we’ve really enjoyed is this renaissance of the beer culture here in San Diego.  We don’t want to lose those people.  We don’t want to lose the taxes they create, the jobs they create,” said Gloria.

A recent study showed local breweries and brewpubs employ more than 1,600 people while generating $680 million in sales a year.

“In a struggling economy where we’re looking to grab any job that we can, I think it’s really wise for…

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