Daily Archives: June 10, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 10, 2013


This afternoon at 1:30 two men accused of selling meth at a Mission Bay Sports Center, that hosts youth camps, will be arraigned in San Diego’s downtown courthouse. 32-year-old Spencer Nicholas Edmonds and 41-year-old Vincent Manuel Garcia are accused of dealing meth along with seven other people. There bail is set at $500,000

Also at 1:30 half of a pair accused of stealing computer equipment from an elementary school will be arraigned in El Cajon’s courthouse today.

Regional politicos will be busy today.

First at 9:00 AM the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is listening to the public about their proposed 4 point 97 billion dollar budget. The new budget increases spending by two and half percent.

And this afternoon at 2:00 the San Diego City Council votes on its 2 point 75 billion dollar spending plan. The new plan includes revisions from the Mayor and a five-year labor agreement.

Then this evening at 5:30 the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, is talking about construction for the Mid-City Bus Route and trolley expansion to La Jolla.

This morning at 10:45 Democratic Congressman Scott Peters is announcing he’s going to donate eight percent of his monthly income to the non-profit Senior Community Centers. Every month $1,300 will go to the non-profit that helps feed San Diego’s senior citizens. That means he make $195,000 a year

This afternoon starting at 1:00 thousands of San Diego Unified School District high school students are graduating.

And finally tonight at 6:30 at the Birch Aquarium Charlie Kennel the former Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography is giving a talk about the future of manned space travel. Kennel is now the chairman of the National Academies Space Studies Board.

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Ex-San Diego Charger, Shawne Merriman hospitalized

Ex-San Diego Charger, Shawne Merriman hospitalized


Shawne MerrimanLOS ANGELES — Retired San Diego Charger and NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Shawne Merriman, 29, was rushed to a hospital Sunday night after overdosing on alcohol and drugs at a Hollywood club, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

Merriman overdosed on a combination of alcohol and an unspecified drug, unidentified sources with knowledge of the case told the Los Angeles Times. The sources said Merriman was expected to recover.

Merriman was taken from The Colony nightclub in the 1700 block of N. Cahuenga Boulevard to Cedars Sinai Medical Center around 9:30 p.m., according to law enforcement sources familiar with the incident.

Merriman — nicknamed “Lights Out” in high school after he rendered four opposing players unconscious — announced his retirement from the NFL in March. He was drafted 12th overall by the Chargers in the 2005 NFL Draft and remained with the team until 2010, when he was picked up…

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Solar power generator hits record levels

Solar power generator hits record levels


SAN DIEGO — With Southern California’s largest electric generating station broken and scheduled for removal, solar generation levels have reached a record level in California, state officials said Sunday.

Solar power generation on California’s grid set a new all-time high output of 2,071 megawatts at 12:59 p.m. Friday, said officials at the California ISO, the state agency that balances customer demand on regulated power utilities with power generation from commercial vendors.

That nearly equals the 2,250 megawatts of nuclear-powered generation that was lost in January, 2012, when small amounts of radiation began leaking from Southern California Edison’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, at Camp Pendleton.

San Diego Gas & Electric owns 20 percent of San Onofre, and has historically received one fifth of its power from the iconic nuclear plant, 65 miles north of San Diego. SDG&E has reassured its customers it can import sufficient replacement power from natural gas…

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Old Central Library permanently closes doors

Old Central Library permanently closes doors


[trib_ndn vid=24872635]SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Central Library has closed for good to make room for a much larger facility several blocks away.

booksThe building at 820 E St. opened as the city’s main library in 1954.

For many who made one last visit Sunday, it was hard to say goodbye.

“It’s grown roots in the community. Everybody comes down here – knows this place,” said Chris Rogers, a frequent visitor and one-time library employee.

Library Department Director Deborah Barrow said Friday she visited the downtown library years ago as a high school student.

“Being able to come here and study with others was extremely important,” Barrow said.

However, a bigger facility has been needed for a long time, she said.

Margaret Kazmer, a former deputy library director, said she started working on planning for a new Central Library in 1983.

Grand opening for the new nine-story, $185 million…

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