Daily Archives: June 28, 2013

City offers ‘Instant Justice’ during holiday week

City offers ‘Instant Justice’ during holiday week


gavelSAN DIEGO — People who receive citations in beach areas beginning Friday for certain non-traffic violations will have a chance to keep the offense off their record, according to the City Attorney’s Office.

The 10-day “Instant Justice” program, which is entering its third year, will be in place through July 7 for people ticketed in beach areas for violations like carrying an open container of alcohol, consuming alcohol in public, littering on the beach, having a dog off its leash, smoking in the park or urinating in public, according to City Attorney Jan Goldsmith.

On July 8, eligible violators will be assigned six hours of community service. The City Attorney’s office said it won’t file cases against those who complete their work.

“This is a chance to give tourists and locals alike enjoying the Fourth of July holiday a second chance,’ Goldsmith said. “Instead of traveling back to San Diego…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 28, 2013


It’s going to be hot today

Parts of San Diego County will top 100 degrees today. Starting at 6:00 AM there fire restrictions in the Cleveland National Forest because of high wild fire danger. That means no camp fires or open flame cooking and no smoking except for in your car or house.

Also San Diego County has several cool zones set up to help you beat the heat. There is a link to the list in the text of this Bowler’s Desk story. Or you can Google “San Diego County cool zones” and the first two links will take you to the list.

With many of us heading to the beach this weekend it’s good for you to keep in mind that if you get a ticket you can work it off in the City Attorney’s Instant Justice program. The Instant Justice program will start its third year today and run through July 7. In this program people that get certain non-traffic tickets can serve 8-hours of community service cleaning the beach in lieu of paying a fine. And the office will not appear on your record. Common offences are drinking in public, smoking in the park, littering, and urination in public. If your offence qualifies meet authorities at the Pacific Beach Shore Club 9:00 AM on July 8th with $40 dollars cash.

Three sentencing’s on the docket for today. The first two are in San Diego’s downtown courthouse

At 9:00 AM David Zepeda will be sentenced for his part in a multimillion-dollar foreclosure scam.

Also at 9:00 this morning Anthony McCarary will be sentenced for shooting a woman in the head after she rebuffed his advances

Then at 9:30 AM in Vista’s courthouse Fidel Perez Bernal will be sentenced for raping an intoxicated woman.

San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is getting together to talk about a yearly oversight committee report about Transnet tax funds. Then at noon San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner is meeting with the press in what he calls a “Pen and Paper” meeting.

Tonight at 7:30 the San Diego Symphony kicks off a special two night Summer Pops series featuring the music of the Rolling Stones.

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Video: ‘Madden NFL’ takes over USS Midway

Video: ‘Madden NFL’ takes over USS Midway


The deck of the USS Midway Museum has transformed into a football stadium for a special “Madden NFL 25” video game promotional shoot.

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