Today San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner enters a two-week intensive therapy meant to help him change his behavior in the wake of the eight sexual harassment allegations, two lecherous incident allegations, and even one incident of “weird” behavior.
Filner announced he is entering the therapy at a July 26 news conference. He said “I am responsible for my conduct and I must take responsibility”, However Filner still refuses to resign as mayor. All but one city councilperson is calling for his resignation, along with the San Diego Democratic Party, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, several civic and business groups, and even the former mayor Jerry Sanders thinks he should resign.
Two separate recall efforts have joined forces and hope to gather the 102,000 signatures to force a recall vote.
But Filner says that he’ll receive daily briefings while in therapy and he believes he is still able to run the city.
Former San Diego cafe singer Jewel is back in San Diego today for the Global Business Travel Association’s 2013 convention. She’s talking at a luncheon at 1:15 this afternoon at the Convention Center. Former first lady Laura Bush, and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are set to speak at the conference as well tomorrow and Wednesday.
The NFL and the San Diego Chargers are talking about new stadium security policies this morning at 10:30. The new policies change the kinds of and sizes of bags that fans can bring with them to games.
And finally this morning at 8:15 the giant panda Yun Zi is celebrating his 4th birthday with a frozen cake. You can watch that live on the San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cam.
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