AM Briefing from for June 25, 2013


Lots of big things in court today.

First at 9:00 am in San Diego’s downtown courthouse the closing arguments in a law suit to end yoga in Encinitas schools. The parents that brought the suit say yoga is religious

Three important arraignments in San Diego’s downtown courthouse this afternoon at 1:30.

First Todd Francis owned the gun that discharged killing a fourth-grader playing with it. He is being arraigned on involuntary manslaughter charges.

Second Richard Allen Perez the domestic violence suspect that ended up in a SWAT standoff for about five-hours will be arraigned.

Third Robbie Gillespie was the driver of a car that collided with a fire truck killing his teenage passenger. Authorities say an open alcoholic container was found in the wreck.

And in El Cajon’s courthouse at 1:30 pm 82-year-old Clyde Jay Hayen will be arraigned. He is charged with killing his wife of 54-years after she served him with diverse papers.

Local politicos have lots on their plates as well today.

First at 9:00 this morning the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting. They are talking budget and voting on a two year spending plan.

Then at 10:00 AM the San Diego City Council is meeting. On their agenda managed competition. This is a big deal because it’s the system that many contractors have to go through to bid on city funded projects. Then they are looking at a new Qualcomm Stadium security contract. And the last big thing on the agenda is the city’s proposed administrative budget.

Then the San Diego Unified Board of Education is meeting tonight at 5:00. They are expected to adopt the 2013-14 year’s $2.5 billion dollar budget and talk about making long term budget plans in the future.


Middle and high school student’s form over 30 schools are competing in the 16th International Robosub Competition this morning at 9:00. The contest pits underwater robot builder teams against each other at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific or SPAWAR Pacific TRANSDEC pool. Competition officials say they hope the contest will challenge “a new generation of engineers to perform realistic missions in an underwater environment.”

And finally at 5:30 this evening the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is giving out its Small Business Awards. Local small and micro businesses will be honored in categories like most innovative product, customer service, and marketing.

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