Daily Archives: June 14, 2013

Tanker truck crash causes major traffic jam

Tanker truck crash causes major traffic jam

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SAN DIEGO — Southbound Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton turned into a virtual parking lot Friday after a crash involving a box truck, a propane tanker and a 99 Cent Only Store big rig blocked all lanes of the freeway, authorities said.

The crash in northern San Diego County near the shuttered San Onofre nuclear reactor happened about 7:10 a.m. on south I-5, just north of the scales, and quickly backed up traffic headed into San Diego County from Orange County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Tanker-TruckA 52-year-old man was driving the 2006 Freightliner pulling a 99 cent store trailer was approaching the commercial inspection facility and crashed into the propane tanker truck, CHP officer Jim Bettencourt said.

CHP said the tanker truck was then pushed into a flat bed truck and two box trucks waiting in line to enter the facility.

It took crews more than three hours…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 14, 2013

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Military firefighters will be conducting several controlled burns at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar today. It’s all part of the yearly effort to reduce wildfire risk. Smoke and flames may be visible to commuters and people living in the area

Two pro-immigration-reform events today

First at 10:00 this morning the “Nuns on the Bus” tour is ending its 15-state run at Friendship Park. Friendship Park is a bi-national park that has parts on both sides of the San Diego / Tijuana border. The Catholic Nuns began their 6,500 mile tour near Ellis Island in late May.

Then tonight at 6:30 The San Diego Dream Team along with religious leaders will hold a candle light vigil in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency at 1173 Front Street in downtown San Diego.

This afternoon at 1:00 the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are protesting at SeaWorld. PETA says SeaWorld miss-treats the animal under its care … SeaWorld disagrees.

One of the three people involved in a bank robbery turned shoot out will be arraigned this afternoon at 1:30 in San Diego’s downtown courthouse. Laura Elshire is accused of participating in the robbery that left one accomplice with a gunshot wound and the other on the run.

Tonight at 5:00 the University of California at San Diego will host its all-campus graduation. UCSD will eventually hand out over 8,000 diplomas.

And finally at 5:30 this evening the San Diego After-School All-Stars is hosting the seventh annual Celebrity Dodge ball Tournament. Local luminaries will be pummeling each other at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego to raise money for after-school programs.

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Parents of kidnapping victim speak out

Parents of kidnapping victim speak out

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[trib_ndn vid=24882470]ESCONDIDO, Calif. – The parents of a 14-year-old Escondido boy spoke Thursday about how alleged predator Tony McLeod targeted their son through an online game.

Escondido Police said McLeod initially contacted the teen through a Playstation game and their contact escalated to explicit text messages. The child’s parents said they found those text messages when doing a regular check of his phone.

“We feel we did what was possible,” said the victim’s father. “Taking immediate action and contacting the authorities upon finding out explicit details, texts and conversations.”

While that investigation was ongoing, the parents said they removed their son’s access to the internet and restricted his cell phone use. Despite precautions, investigators said McLeod was able to travel to Escondido Monday and take the child with him to Los Angeles International Airport.

“There is indication that there was planning involved and that they had communicated beforehand,” said Det. Damian…

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Edison files to shut down San Onofre reactors

Edison files to shut down San Onofre reactors

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SAN ONOFRE, Calif. — Southern California Edison announced Thursday that it has taken the formal administrative step necessary to retire the two reactors at the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

The majority owner and operator of the plant said it filed a Certification of Permanent Cessation of Power Operations with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Wednesday.

Edison announced last week that it would shutter the facility, which has been idle since January 2012 following a small, non-injury leak in one of the units. The other had been undergoing maintenance at the time.

An investigation determined that vibrations caused faster than expected deterioration in steam generator tubes. New generators had been installed in 2009 and 2010.

After a plan to restart the unit where the leak did not occur stalled before the NRC, Edison officials announced they would retire the reactors rather than impose further uncertainties on customers, investors and the…

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