Daily Archives: June 4, 2013

Former San Diego congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham released from prison

Former San Diego congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham released from prison.


[trib_ndn vid=24863018]SAN DIEGO — Former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, R-San Diego, imprisoned in 2006 for bribery, fraud and tax evasion, was released Tuesday from a federal halfway house in New Orleans.

Cunningham, 71, was sentenced to eight years and four months behind bars, and spent most of that time at a prison in Tucson. He was sent to the halfway house in December.

Edmond Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons, told City News Service that Cunningham was freed according to terms of a release plan that was drawn up severRandy "Duke" Cunninghamal months ago — which is standard procedure. Release plans are not disclosed to the public, he said.

In a letter last year to U.S. District Judge Larry Burns, Cunningham said he planned to live out his days with his mother and brother in rural Arkansas, writing books. The judge denied a request for Cunningham to possess…

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Last day to register for San Diego’s Online Tax Sale Auction

Last day to register for San Diego’s Online Tax Sale Auction


online sales taxSAN DIEGO — Tuesday is the deadline to register to participate in San Diego County’s 2013 Online Tax Sale Auction, which will offer more than a score of of tax-defaulted properties to the highest bidders.

“We currently have a total of 28 tax-defaulted properties available for auction, including nine improved and 19 unimproved parcels,” Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister said in a statement.

Available properties are listed at www.bid4assets.org, which is hosting the auction and where participants need to register. The four-day online auction is scheduled to be held from Saturday to next Tuesday.

Registration is free but all would-be bidders are required to put down a $1,000 deposit. The deposit will be applied toward any successful bid or refunded to bidders who fail to obtain any property.

All properties going to the highest bidder have had an outstanding property tax liability for five years or more, McAllister said.


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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 4, 2013


Authorities are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that crashed on the 5 freeway then ran off leaving his severely hurt 4-year-old son behind. At around 8:00 PM last Sunday 40-year-old Angelo Fabiani Arroyo crashed his 2004 Nisan Titan while driving south on the five near Rosecrans. His truck slammed into a guardrail and palm tree then came to a stop on its side dangling off of a retaining wall. It’s thought that Arroyo tried to free his son causing the 4-year-old to fall at least 10-feet hitting his head. The toddler is in the hospital with severe head trauma. Anyone with any info on Arroyo’s whereabouts should call California Highway Patrol at 619-220-5492.

At 8:30 this morning the group Concerned Citizens of Southern California will hear from Japan’s former Prime Minister about nuclear safety. Naoto Kan will take part in a panel discussion on the future of nuclear power in the San Diego region. The talk is open to the public on the third floor of the San Diego County Supervisors building at 1600 Pacific Highway. It will also be streamed live on the internet.

This morning at 10:00 the American Civil Liberties Union is talking to the media about a class-action lawsuit they are filing. It is what they call “challenging a widespread and dangerous practice along the U.S.-Mexico border”.

Also at 10:00 AM San Diego City Council is meeting. Two big things on the agenda:
First limiting the amount of money political parties can contribute in local elections. Second the official designation of the “Little Saigon Cultural and Commercial District”

And tonight at 5:00 the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting. The agenda item getting the most attention is a proposal for cafeterias to have “Meatless Mondays”.

And finally two free CPR training events today. First in Oceanside at 9:00 AM at the both the Oceanside Lifeguard Headquarters on 301 North Strand and the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 2100 Vista Way. And the last at the Carlsbad Fire Department on the corner of Carlsbad Boulevard and Pine Avenue.

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5 Marines face dismissal over relationship

5 Marines face dismissal over relationship


Marine Corps Base Camp PendletonSAN DIEGO – Five male staff sergeants at Camp Pendleton face dismissal from the Marine Corps after being convicted of fraternization with a female lance corporal, Marine officials said Monday.

After a court-martial, one of the five received a bad conduct discharge. Another pleaded guilty to fraternization and adultery and waived his right to an administrative hearing to avoid being dismissed.

Three others were convicted of fraternization at court-martial and were recommended for administrative separation from the Marine Corps for “commission of a serious offense.” Those three have the right to a hearing before an administrative separation board consisting of officers and non-commissioned officers.

All five of the staff sergeants fraternized with the lance corporal over a period of months. Four of the five are married; at court-martial, three of those were found not guilty of adultery, the fourth pleaded guilty to the charge.

The five staff sergeants and the…

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Man suspected of leaving boy at crash ID’d

Man suspected of leaving boy at crash ID’d


[trib_ndn vid=24860181]SAN DIEGO — Authorities Monday released the name and photograph of a man suspected of  leaving behind his badly injured 4-year-old son after crashing a pickup truck on Interstate 5.

Angelo Fabiani ArroyoThe man was hauling a small water-craft trailer south with a 2004 Nissan Titan when he lost control near Rosecrans Street shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The truck hit a guardrail and a palm tree before coming to rest on its side on top of a concrete retaining wall above Jefferson Street, CHP Officer Tommy Doerr said.

According to the CHP, the driver got out of the pickup and unsuccessfully tried to pull out the boy, who was strapped in a child safety seat. The man then re-entered the damaged pickup and freed his son, who fell about 10 feet onto a concrete and dirt sidewalk below, according to Doerr. The man then…

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San Diego ranks among priciest cities to live

San Diego ranks among priciest cities to live


San Diego has the ninth highest cost-of-living in the United States, according to a study released Monday by Kiplinger.

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