AM Briefing from for June 27, 2013

AM Briefing from 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 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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