Daily Archives: June 27, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 27, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 27, 2013


San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner is going to give the organizers of the Over the Line Tournament special permits to serve alcohol. The group FreePB.org is suing the city saying that it can’t ban alcohol on the beach and at the same time let it be served during the famously raucous tournament. The Mayor will issue the special permit this morning at 10:00.

This afternoon at 12:00 members of Move On dot org are rallying and marching against possible student loan interest rate hikes. They say that student loan interest could double on July 1 if Congress fails to act. MoveOn also want the interest on federally subsidized loans to be lowered from 3.4 percent to 0.75 percent. They will be rallying near San Diego’s federal building at Front and F streets.

The San Diego Association of Governments (or SANDAG) is hold two meetings tonight. First in Oceanside’s Public Library at 5:30 they will listen to the public about plans to expand the Oceanside Transit Center’s platform. And at 6:00 at the La Mesa Community Center SANDAG will take input about regional plans like land use, housing, and the environment.

This morning at 11:00 AM construction for the $44 million dollar Mid-City Rapid Bus project will start. On the corner of El Cajon Blvd and 30th … the project includes some new bus station, signs, and even special traffic lanes for buses.

And finally tonight at 7:00 the San Diego Debate Club is talking about the DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court rulings. The forum will be at the Moose Lodge on Ruffin Road.

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Mayor to issue Over-the-Line tournament permits

Mayor to issue Over-the-Line tournament permits


[trib_ndn vid=24911088]SAN DIEGO — Mayor Bob Filner is scheduled to announce Wednesday that he will issue permits for next month’s Over-the-Line tournament, despite legal action against the long-standing San Diego tradition.

Screen Shot 2013-06-17 at 5.11.34 PMFreePB.org, a group that opposes the city’s ban on alcohol on city-run beaches, sued the city earlier this month, claiming it is playing favorite with permits.

The organization, which has staged drinking-oriented events at Mission Bay in the past, has been unable to obtain city permits. Its leaders point to heavy alcohol consumption at OTL, which is staged on Fiesta Island.

The 60th annual tournament, scheduled to take place July 13-14 and July 20-21, features thousands of three-person teams playing a modified form of softball.

The event is famous for beer drinking, scantily clad female spectators and lewd, but frequently clever, team names.

Filner’s office said he will issue the permits to the OTL organizers, the Old Mission Beach…

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Accused child predator extradited to San Diego

Accused child predator extradited to San Diego


SAN DIEGO – The Tampa man accused of kidnapping an Escondido teenager will be extradited to San Diego County, officials confirmed Wednesday.

According to the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office, Tony McLeod, 36, signed extradition papers a few days after his court hearing in Tampa where he faced several charges including absentia with state charges of child abduction, meeting with a minor to commit a sex offense, enticement of a minor, contact with a minor to commit a felony and enticing a minor to produce child pornography.

McLeod was in the custody of federal authorities and was taken from Florida, Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office said.

Investigators said McLeod sent the 14-year-old Escondido boy text messages with photographs and videos of himself. The family became aware of the alleged online relationship and notified the Escondido Police Department in late May.

In early June, the boy’s family reported that he failed to return…

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