Daily Archives: June 19, 2013

Morning this is the AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 19, 2013


San Diego City Council is meeting all day today. First at 9:00 AM the Rules Committee is meeting about prevailing wage laws and possible revisions to the council’s committee structure. Then this afternoon at 2:00 the Land Use and Housing Committee will meet about infrastructure, the bike sharing program, and how the city wants to improve bicycle safety.

San Diego’s County Board of Supervisors is meeting at 9:00 this morning. On the agenda for them the possible purchase of some land in unincorporated Escondido.

And this evening the San Diego Association of Governments is holding another open house. This time they want public input on plans for some new rapid bus stations.

At 10:00 this morning Brice Harris, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, is meeting with the press. He want to show off a new website that will display what they say is the median income of people with professional certificates and or degrees. I am very curious about the accuracy of that salary information. The San Diego Continuing Education web site offers some info about potential salary ranges. However that info comes from an average not a mean. As I’m sure you all know averages can be easily skewed.

Tonight at 5:00 DonorNation is honoring school volunteers of the year. Winners were chosen out or over 26,000 votes from 140 schools in San Diego

And final tonight at 6:00 the Salvation Army Kroc Center is celebrating its 11th birthday with a free pool party, open house, and movie.


They are showing “The Incredibles”. The Kroc Center is at 6845 University Ave.

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Council members worried about exodus of police officers

Council members worried about exodus of police officers


[trib_ndn vid=24892926]SAN DIEGO — Four members of the City Council called Tuesday for a quick hearing on a $2 million budget item meant to recruit and retain San Diego police officers, a request that is likely to be granted.

Council members Kevin Faulconer, Mark Kersey, Scott Sherman and Lorie Zapf held a news conference to urge the Budget Committee to hold a hearing next month on plans for the expenditure.

San Diego Police DepartmentWe need to move forward, and we need to move forward right away,” Faulconer said.

Todd Gloria, the council president and Budget Committee chairman, later agreed to the July meeting.

“I share my colleagues’ interest in developing a plan that actually addresses San Diego’s growing police retention challenges,” Gloria said.

The SDPD has been losing 10 officers a month to other agencies recently, according to the San Diego Police Officers Association. The police union says some of them are…

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Plans for Balboa Park Centennial revealed

Plans for Balboa Park Centennial revealed


[trib_ndn vid=24892903]SAN DIEGO – The 2015 Balboa Park Centennial Celebration will be based around four major shows that will hopefully draw international attention to San Diego, the producers of the events said Tuesday.

At a news conference to unveil programming plans for the 100th anniversary, producers Phil Green and Adam Burke said a series of “spectaculars” would anchor the celebration.

balboa.jpg“The big shows, elements that hundreds of thousands of people can participate in and watch — these are the ones that draw the eyes of the world to San Diego,” said Green.

Green and Burke are event producers working with Autonomy, the company hired to put on the year-long celebration.

Green revealed three of the major events — a water show to honor the Navy and Port of San Diego, a made-for-television concert at Friendship Park on the U.S.-Mexico border featuring musical acts from both countries, and a gala weekend with people dressed…

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Mystery surrounds skateboarder’s arrest, death

Mystery surrounds skateboarder’s arrest, death


[trib_ndn vid=24892888]OCEANSIDE, Calif. – A 25-year-old North County man was found dead on the beach after being released from five days in jail for a skateboarding ticket, and his parents want to know what caused the tragedy.

Kevin Fuzi was on his way to visit friends in Riverside County when he received a ticket for skateboarding at the Oceanside train station.

Kevin Fuzi, skateboarder in oceansideThe police report on the incident revealed that Fuzi refused to sign the ticket, prompting police to arrest him. He was taken to the Vista jail, where he served five days.

“We had no idea he was in jail,” said Frank Fuzi, Kevin’s dad. “We didn’t receive a phone call or anything.”

When Fuzi finally came home, his family members said he was “out of his mind. He was naked and he didn’t make any sense.”

“I’ve never seen him like that in all of my life. I couldn’t…

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Alleged kidnapper’s texts to teen revealed

Alleged kidnapper’s texts to teen revealed


SAN DIEGO – Newly released documents in the case against a Tampa man show the disturbing communication that led to the alleged kidnapping of an Escondido teen.

Tony McLeod is now facing a federal charge of enticement of a minor, along with the charges in Florida and California.

“He will be transported from the state of Florida here to San Diego to faces these charges in a San Diego courtroom,” said FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth.

The complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Monday and the search warrant from Hillsborough County, Florida are now providing insight into the weeks prior to the alleged kidnapping.

The communication between McLeod and the victim started through an online Playstation game, but eventually moved to text messages.

According to the search warrant, the victim’s aunt first discovered the text messages on the evening of May 26, when she observed “her nephew texting on his…

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