Daily Archives: June 7, 2013

Nuke plant closure means 1,100 lost jobs

Nuke plant closure means 1,100 lost jobs


[trib_ndn vid=24869329]SAN ONOFRE, Calif. — Southern California Edison’s parent company announced Friday it is shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station just north of Camp Pendleton, a move that will leave about 1,100 workers unemployed.

San-Onofre-1Ted Craver, the chairman and CEO of Edison International, SCE’s corporate parent, cited uncertainty about when the two units at the plant, which were taken offline because of technical issues, would be allowed to restart.

“… We have concluded that the continuing uncertainty about when or if SONGS might return to service was not good for our customers, our investors, or the need to plan for our region’s long-term electricity needs,” he said in a statement released from the company’s headquarters in Rosemead.

The plant’s two reactor units, referred to as Unit 2 and Unit 3, have been offline since early 2012. Unit 1 was in operation from 1968 to 1992, when it was…

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Southern California Edison is closing the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

Southern California Edison announces they are “retiring” the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in a press release posted on the company website.

Chairman and COE Ted Craver says “SONGS has served this region for over 40 years … but we have concluded that the continuing uncertainty about when or if SONGS might return to service was not good for our customers, our investors, or the need to plan for our region’s long-term electricity needs.”

Reactors 2 and 3 have been shut down since January 2012. Reactor 2 was taken off line for routine maintenance and reactor 3 was shut when a steam generator malfunctioned.


AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 7, 2013


Sheriff’s Deputies discover a marijuana grow and two elderly women are under investigation. The two women aged 83 and 61, were living in tents near a burned down house in the East San Diego County community of Lakeside. The house burned down in the Cedar Fire back in 2003. Over 400 marijuana plants were seized, along with hash oil, and lab equipment.

Two notable things in court today…

First in San Diego’s courthouse at 9:00 AM the sentencing for Christine Padilla. She pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter for killing a nanny pushing a baby in a stroller.

And at 1:30 this afternoon the man accused of setting his own car on fire because he was being evicted from an Encinitas hotel will be arraigned in Vista’s courthouse.

At the Fashion Valley Mall’s California Pizza Kitchen the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is protesting at 1:00 this afternoon. The group says that the restaurants cheese supplier mistreats its cattle.

Also at 1:00 San Diego’s City Council is honoring the Central Library. The current building will close Sunday after 58-years. The new library will open in September.

And at noon on campus at University of California at San Diego it’s the 49th Annual Watermelon Drop. The pre-finals tradition began in 1965 when Professor Bob Swanson asked “What would be the terminal velocity of a watermelon dropped from the seventh floor of Urey Hall and how far would it splat?”. Today students will attempt to break the 1974 splat record of 167-feet 4-inches

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92 stolen cars, military gear recovered in sting

92 stolen cars, military gear recovered in sting


Undercover Auto Theft StingSAN DIEGO — An eight-month undercover operation in North County netted 92 stolen vehicles worth nearly $700,000, as well as guns, drugs and stolen military equipment such as gas masks and bullet-proof vests, authorities said Thursday.

Sixty-four defendants — including two active duty military personnel and six ex-military employees — were indicted as a result of “Operation Perfect Storm,” District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said.

The “indictments mean dozens of car thieves who were also trafficking guns and drugs in the North County have been shut down,” she said.

The suspects were invited to a undisclosed North County storefront to sale their wares and were recorded on video while selling undercover detectives stolen cars, firearms and ammunition.Operation Perfect Storm 2

The defendants, arrested Tuesday, face charges including insurance fraud, vehicle theft, drug sales and possession of military stolen property. The operation s done by the Regional Auto Theft Task Force in cooperation with Immigration…

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Father who left injured child at crash scene faces judge

Father who left injured child at crash scene faces judge


[trib_ndn vid=24868438]SAN DIEGO, CA – It was an emotional day outside a downtown courtroom as 40-year old Angelo Fabiani Arroyo was arraigned on charges of child endangerment and felony hit and run.

“Imagine your son falling from your arms?” cried family member Martha Tolles, as she made a public plea in Fabiani Arroyo’s defense, “please people  have sympathy.”

The 40-year-old father of two entered a plea of not guilty.

“He’s a beautiful father, great father, a loving father,” sobbed Tolles through tears. “This was a horrific accident. He tried to save the baby.”

Arroyo is charged with child endangerment and felony hit-and-run after crashing his truck over an embankment in the Midway area Sunday night and leaving his injured 4-year-old boy, Valentino.

“As soon as he fabiani arroyounbuckled the car seat the boy felt through the window 7 feet below on the concrete,” said deputy district attorney Teresa Santana.

And she…

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