Monthly Archives: August 2013

AM Briefing from for August 30, 2013

Today is disgraced San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s official last day. He is out of office at 5:00 PM and the City Council President Todd Gloria becomes the interim mayor until the special election on November 19th. There is no formal event set to for when Gloria takes over the mayor’s office.

Irene McCormack Jackson, the first woman to publicly accuse Bob Filner of sexual harassment and the first to file a law suit will return to her job as communication director in the San Diego Mayor’s Office once Filner is out of office.

Attorney Gloria Allred and at least two of the Filner accusers will talk to the press at 10:00 this morning to as she says “celebrate Mayor Bob Filner’s last”

In San Diego’s downtown courthouse the sentencing for Thomas Burleson is on this morning’s docket at 9:00. Burleson was convicted of stealing electronics, including iPads, from nine elementary schools.

Aniruddha Sherbow arrested by FBI in Tijuana

Also this morning in San Diego’s federal courthouse Aniruddha Sherbow will be in court at 10:30. The FBI arrested Sherbow in Tijuana. He’s accused of threatening U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.

And finally the U.S. Sand sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition will open this morning at 9:00 AM. Sand sculptors will be building their masterpieces on the B Street Pier along the San Diego Bay.

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AM Briefing from for August 29, 2013

Former San Diego City Councilman, Former mayoral Candidate, and current congressional candidate Carl Demaio responds to allegation that he was caught masturbating in a city hall men’s room. California State Senator Ben Hueso made the allegations that were published in a Voice of Orange County story. Hueso was a San Diego City Councilman at the time he’s claiming to have witnessed the incident in 2009.

DeMaio released a statement saying “On Friday, Voice of OC published a fatally-flawed story smearing Carl DeMaio using a completely unsubstantiated accusation.” DeMaio also says that his lawyer is demanding a retraction from the Voice of O.C.

In response Voice of OC Editor-in-Chief says “We stand by our story.”

Links to these stories should be popping up in the video now and will also be in the text of this story.


Also yesterday San Diego’s City Council picked a day for the special election of a new mayor. The city council chose November 19th. If no single candidate gets more than 50% of the votes then a run off will be scheduled for the top two vote getters.

San Diego’s infamous and soon to be former mayor Bob Filner’s resignation becomes final Friday evening, President of the City Council Todd Gloria becomes the interim Mayor, and the campaign goes into high gear.

In other less salacious news…

At 9:00 AM San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is going to break ground on a 3.3 million dollar Pine Valley substation.

This morning at 11:00 in San Diego’s Bay the annual Festival of Tall Ships is starting. The parade of ships will lead to their docking around 2:00 this afternoon near the Maritime Museum of San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive.

This evening at 5:00 in Balboa Park women’s suffrage is being remembered with a parade. Marchers in period garb will go from Sixth and Laurel through the park to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

And finally tonight at 7:00 in Chula Vista’s Sleep Train Amphitheatre a homecoming party for the Eastlake Little League All-Stars. They made it all the way to the final game of the Little League World Series. The event is free and open to the public

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DeMaio fires back at Hueso over allegations of inappropriate behavior

DeMaio fires back at Hueso over allegations of inappropriate behavior

SAN DIEGO – Carl DeMaio, former San Diego City Councilman and candidate for Congress, is firing back at state Sen. Ben Hueso over allegations of inappropriate behavior.

During a news conference Wednesday, DeMaio said this isn’t the first dirty attack that’s been leveled against him by his opponents. He said he doesn’t typically address such attacks.

“For the most part, I’ve always let this just roll off my back, but this time it’s different,” said DeMaio. “This lie crossed the line. It’s so gross, it’s so untrue, it’s so humiliating that it demands a response.”

Hueso told the Voice of OC, that in 2009 he witnessed then-Councilman DeMaio masturbating in a public City Hall bathroom, while a council meeting was underway. The article said when Hueso left the restroom he encountered Councilwoman Marti Emerald and told her what happened.

Emerald released a statement Wednesday saying, “The article accurately reflected Hueso’s…

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New Escondido police chief to be sworn in

New Escondido police chief to be sworn in

escondido-police-crimeESCONDIDO — Craig Carter, a 21-year veteran of the Escondido Police Department, is scheduled to be sworn in as the agency’s new chief today.

He “will be an excellent police chief and will provide stability to the city’s and the police department’s working relationships with businesses, schools and community groups,” City Manager Clay Phillips said.

Carter, 50, is replacing former Chief Jim Maher, who became chief in 2006 and retired in December.

A badge-pinning ceremony for Carter, whose annual salary as chief will be $160,550, will take place later this afternoon during a City Council meeting, city spokeswoman Joyce Masterson said.

Carter holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bellevue University. He joined the Escondido Police Department as a trainee officer in 1992. He was promoted to sergeant in 1998, to lieutenant in 2005 and to captain five months ago, Masterson said.

Mike Garcia, head of the Escondido Police…

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SD City Council considering proposal to recruit and retain SDPD officers

SD City Council considering proposal to recruit and retain #SDPD officers

SAN DIEGO – The City Council is scheduled Wednesday to take up a proposed $2 million program to recruit and retain officers in the San Diego Police Department.

Large disparities in take-home pay between the SDPD and competing departments are causing San Diego to lose around eight to 10 officers a month, and recent recruiting efforts are barely making a dent in the problem, according to the San Diego Police Officers Association.

San Diego Police DepartmentA tentative agreement between the city and SDPOA seeks to close the take-home pay gap by raising a $900 annual uniform and equipment allowance by around $1,000 and ending a 12-month waiting period before police academy graduates can receive the allowance.

The city would also fund recruiting activities and promotional materials, at a cost of $35,000, according to the plan.

At a meeting in June, some council members said the city is paying $100,000 to train the officers…

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DiMaggio’s sister calls Hannah Anderson ‘trouble’

DiMaggio’s sister calls Hannah Anderson ‘trouble’

(CNN) — A few weeks before James DiMaggio allegedly kidnapped Hannah Anderson, his sister said she told him that the 16-year-old girl was “trouble” and that he needed to “watch out.”

In a sometimes contentious interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday night, Lora DiMaggio held out the possibly that her brother was a victim, saying there were “a lot of holes” in the case.

Sister, Lora DiMaggio“It’s very hard to believe that someone who was just so genuine and so dependable every single solitary day just woke up one day and decided to do this,” she said.

Instead, she cast doubt on Anderson.

“I remember very vividly telling my brother, ‘She’s trouble,'” she said. “I said, ‘You need to watch out for that one.'”

James DiMaggio allegedly kidnapped Hannah on August 4. Police later found the bodies of her mother and brother at his burned home, about an hour east of…

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AM Briefing from for August 28, 2013

Residents are being warned that heavy rain could cause flooding and mud flows in San Diego County’s mountain and desert communities. The San Diego County Department of Public Works is giving away free sandbags to people living in Julian and Borrego Springs.

This morning at 8:30 in El Cajon a bail review hearing is set for Sean Patrick Banks. He’s accused of raping two women, one that he met through the dating web site Christian Mingle.

San Diego City Council is meeting at 10:00 AM and topping the agenda is setting a date for the special election. Now that Bob Filner has resigned the council needs to call a special election to elect a new mayor. The council is also going to talk about a program to keep San Diego’s Police Officers working at the San Diego’s Police Department. SDPD loses officers to other departments because of better pay and benefits, they want to stop that.

Banning all single-use plastic bags is going to be the subject of a news conference this morning at 10:00 from Environmental leaders

Then at 1:00 this afternoon the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is going to meet about their climate plan.

And just before end of business today at 4:30 the Escondido City Council is going to swear in Craig Carter as Escondido Police Department’s newest Chief.

Finally the San Diego Chargers are holding a special practice on board the USS Ronald Reagan this morning around 11:00.

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