Monthly Archives: June 2013

KSWB FOX5 newsroom time lapse


Fun time lapse of the KSWB FOX5 newsroom.


San Diego County Clerk’s office turns away same-sex couples

San Diego County no same sex weddings just yet ….

[trib_ndn vid=24916459]SAN DIEGO – Same-sex marriages are now taking place in parts of California, but Friday afternoon the San Diego County Clerk’s office was turning away couples.

A federal appeals court lifted a stay it had placed on the unions while the battle over Proposition 8 was pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Friday the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the marriages could begin immediately.

Laurence Watts and his fiancé, Fernando Buendia-Laysa Jr., rushed to the San Diego County Clerk’s Office to apply for a marriage license.

“We figured if they’re doing it up in San Francisco then they gotta be doing it here right?” said Watts.

However, the couple was told the San Diego County Clerk’s Office is not yet accepting marriage license applications from same-sex couples. County Clerk Val Wood said the office is ready, but is waiting on the official nod from the state’s…

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City offers ‘Instant Justice’ during holiday week

City offers ‘Instant Justice’ during holiday week

gavelSAN DIEGO — People who receive citations in beach areas beginning Friday for certain non-traffic violations will have a chance to keep the offense off their record, according to the City Attorney’s Office.

The 10-day “Instant Justice” program, which is entering its third year, will be in place through July 7 for people ticketed in beach areas for violations like carrying an open container of alcohol, consuming alcohol in public, littering on the beach, having a dog off its leash, smoking in the park or urinating in public, according to City Attorney Jan Goldsmith.

On July 8, eligible violators will be assigned six hours of community service. The City Attorney’s office said it won’t file cases against those who complete their work.

“This is a chance to give tourists and locals alike enjoying the Fourth of July holiday a second chance,’ Goldsmith said. “Instead of traveling back to San Diego…

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AM Briefing from for June 28, 2013


It’s going to be hot today

Parts of San Diego County will top 100 degrees today. Starting at 6:00 AM there fire restrictions in the Cleveland National Forest because of high wild fire danger. That means no camp fires or open flame cooking and no smoking except for in your car or house.

Also San Diego County has several cool zones set up to help you beat the heat. There is a link to the list in the text of this Bowler’s Desk story. Or you can Google “San Diego County cool zones” and the first two links will take you to the list.

With many of us heading to the beach this weekend it’s good for you to keep in mind that if you get a ticket you can work it off in the City Attorney’s Instant Justice program. The Instant Justice program will start its third year today and run through July 7. In this program people that get certain non-traffic tickets can serve 8-hours of community service cleaning the beach in lieu of paying a fine. And the office will not appear on your record. Common offences are drinking in public, smoking in the park, littering, and urination in public. If your offence qualifies meet authorities at the Pacific Beach Shore Club 9:00 AM on July 8th with $40 dollars cash.

Three sentencing’s on the docket for today. The first two are in San Diego’s downtown courthouse

At 9:00 AM David Zepeda will be sentenced for his part in a multimillion-dollar foreclosure scam.

Also at 9:00 this morning Anthony McCarary will be sentenced for shooting a woman in the head after she rebuffed his advances

Then at 9:30 AM in Vista’s courthouse Fidel Perez Bernal will be sentenced for raping an intoxicated woman.

San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is getting together to talk about a yearly oversight committee report about Transnet tax funds. Then at noon San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner is meeting with the press in what he calls a “Pen and Paper” meeting.

Tonight at 7:30 the San Diego Symphony kicks off a special two night Summer Pops series featuring the music of the Rolling Stones.

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Video: ‘Madden NFL’ takes over USS Midway

Video: ‘Madden NFL’ takes over USS Midway

The deck of the USS Midway Museum has transformed into a football stadium for a special “Madden NFL 25” video game promotional shoot.

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AM Briefing from for June 27, 2013

AM Briefing from for June 27, 2013


San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner is going to give the organizers of the Over the Line Tournament special permits to serve alcohol. The group is suing the city saying that it can’t ban alcohol on the beach and at the same time let it be served during the famously raucous tournament. The Mayor will issue the special permit this morning at 10:00.

This afternoon at 12:00 members of Move On dot org are rallying and marching against possible student loan interest rate hikes. They say that student loan interest could double on July 1 if Congress fails to act. MoveOn also want the interest on federally subsidized loans to be lowered from 3.4 percent to 0.75 percent. They will be rallying near San Diego’s federal building at Front and F streets.

The San Diego Association of Governments (or SANDAG) is hold two meetings tonight. First in Oceanside’s Public Library at 5:30 they will listen to the public about plans to expand the Oceanside Transit Center’s platform. And at 6:00 at the La Mesa Community Center SANDAG will take input about regional plans like land use, housing, and the environment.

This morning at 11:00 AM construction for the $44 million dollar Mid-City Rapid Bus project will start. On the corner of El Cajon Blvd and 30th … the project includes some new bus station, signs, and even special traffic lanes for buses.

And finally tonight at 7:00 the San Diego Debate Club is talking about the DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court rulings. The forum will be at the Moose Lodge on Ruffin Road.

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Mayor to issue Over-the-Line tournament permits

Mayor to issue Over-the-Line tournament permits

[trib_ndn vid=24911088]SAN DIEGO — Mayor Bob Filner is scheduled to announce Wednesday that he will issue permits for next month’s Over-the-Line tournament, despite legal action against the long-standing San Diego tradition.

Screen Shot 2013-06-17 at 5.11.34, a group that opposes the city’s ban on alcohol on city-run beaches, sued the city earlier this month, claiming it is playing favorite with permits.

The organization, which has staged drinking-oriented events at Mission Bay in the past, has been unable to obtain city permits. Its leaders point to heavy alcohol consumption at OTL, which is staged on Fiesta Island.

The 60th annual tournament, scheduled to take place July 13-14 and July 20-21, features thousands of three-person teams playing a modified form of softball.

The event is famous for beer drinking, scantily clad female spectators and lewd, but frequently clever, team names.

Filner’s office said he will issue the permits to the OTL organizers, the Old Mission Beach…

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