AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 18, 2013

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The 36-year-old man accused of kidnapping at 14-year-old boy and taking him to Florida will face federal prosecution in San Diego. Authorities believe that Tony McLeod got the young teen to meet him through an internet video game. Authorities also say McLeod sent the boy pornographic text messages, he’s accused of meeting the boy and flying with him from Los Angeles to Tampa Bay Florida.

Lots of political news today

First at 9:00 AM the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is going to talk about supporting federal legislation to close a loophole in child sex trafficking laws and to speed up prosecution of the accused. The bill is called The Child Protection Act of 2013 will remove a requirement that suspects know the victims are minors.

At 10:00 this morning San Diego’s City Council is meeting about infrastructure needs, capping political party contributions, and art work to recognize Mission Bay as the birthplace of the triathlon.

More open houses for residents along the proposed trolley extension to La Jolla will be at Caltrans offices on Taylor Street this afternoon at 4:00.

And at 5:00 tonight the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about its two point five billion dollar budget for 2013/14 school year. The School Districts are now facing a 100 million dollar shortfall for 14/15 year and a 54 for the year after that.

Sir Richard Branson is speaking at the National Apartment Association Education Conference and Exposition this morning at 9:00 AM. The conference’s five-day run begins today at the San Diego Convention Center.

The proposed program for the Balboa Park centennial celebration will be announced this afternoon at 3:00. Mayor Bob Filner and the events producers will talk to the press about the 2015 party plans.

And finally this morning at 8:00 AM the City of El Cajon is participating in an attempt to stage to world’s largest swim lesson. Last year more than 24,000 people worldwide participated. If you want to join in go to the Fletcher Hills Pool at 2345 Center Place in El Cajon.

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