Daily Archives: May 24, 2013

San Diego a top destination for Memorial Day travelers

San Diego a top destination for Memorial Day travelers


downtown-san-diegoSAN DIEGO — San Diego is the top Memorial Day destination for Southern California travelers, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

San Diego wins out over four other top destinations, which are, in order, Las Vegas, San Francisco, the Central Coast and the Grand Canyon, the Auto Club reported. Top destinations were determined through a survey of Auto Club travel agents.

The Auto Club also reported that slightly fewer Southern California residents than in 2012 are taking Memorial Day weekend trips this year, but road traffic will be just as heavy.

About 2.53 million Southern Californians are projected to take holiday trips this weekend, compared to 2.59 million who traveled last year — a 2.1 percent decrease, the Auto Club said in a statement. Of those, 2.17 million are expected to drive to their holiday destinations, about the same as last year.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 24, 2013


This morning at 10:00 AM notorious Mexican cartel leader Eduardo Arellano Felix is expected to plead guilty in San Diego’s federal court. Eduardo is one of the four brothers that ran the Arellano Felix Organization or A-F-O. The 56-year-old is charged with money laundering, racketeering, drug trafficking, and he is believed to be responsible for at least three murders. Benjamin Arellano-Felix and Francisco Javier Arellano-Felix are in American prisons serving time for racketeering, drug trafficking and money laundering. One of the brothers … Francisco Rafael Arellano-Felix … is back in Mexico after he was imprisoned in the United States for six-years on cocaine charges.

This morning is the fifth annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. San Diego’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center is hosting the event. They will honor Oregon’s former Governor Barbara Roberts and writer Dustin Lance Black.

The Navy is getting 47 new officers today. Members of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps will get their commissions in a ceremony at the University of San Diego’s Jenny Craig Pavilion at 11 AM.

Two fun things to do tonight…First at 5:00 PM the San Diego Jazz Festival starts its three-day run at the La Costa Resort and Spa.

And finally tonight also at 5:00 the Helen Woodward Animal Center is hosting its Second Annual Puppy Prom. Puppies will compete in a Best Dressed King and Queen competition.

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