AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 13, 2013

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The price of gas keeps going up. Yesterday was the largest jump since May 14 and the price of gas has gone up four times in five days. The average price of a gallon of regular gas is now $3.97.

Firefighters are training for wild fires in Chula Vista’s back country. Beginning at 9:00 AM Chula Vista Fire Department will host multiple fire agencies in a live fire training exercises. Several acres will be burned; firefighters on the ground and in the air will train on fighting them. So if you see smoke in South East Chula Vista don’t panic

At 4:00 this afternoon San Diego Unified School District is celebrating the retirement of many of its teachers and staff including Superintendent Bill Kowba.

San Diego Association of Governments is busy this evening. First at 5:30 tonight SANDAG is hosting an open house about the Mid-City Rapid Bus Project. This will be a new express route from San Diego State University to downtown San Diego. At 6:00 tonight other representatives of SANDAG will be in Escondido taking public input of a bunch of topics: from land use to climate change to the environment.

This morning at the South Bay YMCA at 9:00 San Diego County official will remind parents about being safe at the pool and beach in the summer time.

At 10:00 the first applications for $500,000 dollars in grants from the county for enhancement projects is being reviewed by a new panel. For the first time the panel will give their grant recommendations to Supervisor Dave Roberts. In the past these grants have been seen as a way for supervisors to fund pet projects, and that’s why the panel was created.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LEGO SYSTEMS, INC. - Thousands gather in New York City's Times Square to watch the unveiling of the world's largest LEGO Model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter that took 32 Model Builders, 5.3 million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete, Thursday May 23, 2013. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for The LEGO Group)

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LEGO SYSTEMS, INC. – Thousands gather in New York City’s Times Square to watch the unveiling of the world’s largest LEGO Model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter that took 32 Model Builders, 5.3 million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete, Thursday May 23, 2013. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for The LEGO Group)

And finally at 8:45 AM at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad is the unveiling of a life sized Lego Star Wars X-Wing Fighter. It took 32 builders 17000 hours to assemble the 43-foot-long 11-foot-tall 46 thousand pound model out of about 5 million Legos. Nerds everywhere are shivering with excitement.

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