Daily Archives: June 20, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 20, 2013


In Vista’s courthouse the parolee accused of beating his girlfriend then kidnapping the couple’s 5-month-old child will be arraigned this afternoon. 42-year-old Kenneth Wayne Welch is being charged with Child endangerment, domestic violence, assault, attempted murder, evading police, and violating the terms of his parole.

Today is National Dump the Pump Day. There are events happening all over the county today. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is celebrating at two major transit centers. They will be at Old Town Transit Center and the Escondido Transit Center at 6:30 this morning thanking commuters for using public transport.

Then this evening SANDAG is hosting another public workshop for the Rose Creek Bikeway Project. This project would fill in a 2-mile gap in the regional bike network.

San Diego County will start its annual “Cool Zones” program at 2:00 this afternoon at La Mesa’s Adult Enrichment Center. The program provides over 100 air-conditioned hangouts for senior citizens to beat San Diego’s oppressive summer heat.

The city of San Diego has released its annual water quality report. To download your copy go to www.SanDiego.gov/water.

A winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Excalibur Liquor store in La Mesa. The ticket got five numbers (but not the Powerball number) and is worth over 943,000 dollars. Powerball is played in 43-state and the odds of matching five numbers is about 1 in 175 million.


And finally tonight at 7:00 Surfrider Foundation’s San Diego chapter is celebrating International Surfing Day. They are screening the original 1959 “Gidget” movie poolside at the Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club in North Park

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Gun owner arrested in boy’s shooting death

Gun owner arrested in boy’s shooting death


[trib_ndn vid=24895126]SAN DIEGO — A Scripps Ranch man whose pistol killed a neighbor boy as the fourth-grader played with the weapon two weeks ago has been arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and other charges, authorities reported Wednesday.

Todd Conrad Francis, 55, turned himself in to San Diego police Tuesday afternoon in connection with the death of 10-year-old Eric Klyaz, SDPD public- affairs Lt. Kevin Mayer said. Francis posted $100,000 bail and was released about 1:30 this morning, according to a jail clerk.

Late onBoy-Shot Eric Kylaz the afternoon of June 4, Eric was handling the 9-mm gun in a garage at a condominium complex in the 10900 block of Ivy Hill Drive along with Francis’ 9-year-old daughter when it went off.

The Dingeman Elementary School student suffered a bullet wound to the chest and died at Rady Children’s Hospital a short time later, homicide Lt. Jorge Duran said. The other child…

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Website shares how much community college degrees are worth

Website shares how much community college degrees are worth


[trib_ndn vid=24895177]EL CAJON, Calif. – A new tool for community college students to see how much their degree is worth went online Wednesday.

The California Community College system came up with a website “Salary Surfer” to provide perspective students the ability to check the average income of graduates from the most popular campus programs.

Anyone can log on and search their area of interest and navigate to a specific program.

The sWeb site shows how much degrees are worthite lists median annual salary two years before along with two and five years after graduation.

“It shows the tremendous return on investment of students when they enter these programs,” California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris said. “Students who complete an associate degree with one of our institutions practically double their income within two years after their graduation and they triple their income within the five years after they graduate.”

Ashley Ensminger is in the echo…

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Panga found with 250 bales of marijuana

Panga found with 250 bales of marijuana


SAN DIEGO — An open Mexican fishing boat carrying thousands of pounds of marijuana was captured by the U.S. Coast Guard off the coast of San Diego and turned over to the Mexican Navy, along with its crew, the Coast Guard reported.

The interdiction took place more than 100 miles southwest of San Diego on Tuesday, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Gawrelli, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman.

The outboard motorboat, known as a panga, had been spotted by the crew of a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft conducting surveillance off the coast, Gawrelli said. The Coast Guard cutter Edisto was then dispatched to intercept the vessel.

The panga’s crew members were throwing fuel barrels overboard when the Edisto approached, Gawrelli said, adding that they then immediately surrendered to the cutter’s crew and identified themselves as Mexican nationals.

An estimated 250 bales of pot were found still on board, with…

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