AM Briefing from for July 29, 2013


More Filner Fallout. Over the weekend more revelations came to light about San Diego’s Mayor. Christopher Baker an intern in the then congressman sent a declaration to KPBS saying Bob Filner would regularly “berate and belittle woman in the office”. He also says he noticed lots of physical contact between Filner and the women working in his office.

5:00 PM tonight is the deadline from the group called “Recall Bob Filner”. They say if the Mayor doesn’t resign by then they will begin the recall effort. The group will be at the Civic Center Plaza at 4:30 tonight to talk to the media in advance of the deadline.

San Diego’s City Council is set to meet at 2:00 this afternoon. They are going to talk about Mayor Filner’s new group of nominees for the pension system Board of Administration. Also on the agenda is the dissolution of the city’s Data Processing Corporation, and zoning changes that would make construction projects easier for Scripps Memorial Hospital.

Ramiro Espinoza is on the schedule to be arraigned at 8:00 AM in Chula Vista’s courthouse for the eight-hour SWAT stand-off in Imperial Beach

And today the San Diego Zoo is hosting a party for the first birthday of the giant panda cub Xiao Liwu. The birthday boy will get a special cake made of bamboo and fruit.

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