AM Briefing from for August 12, 2013

San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner is out of rehab after one week and opponents are going to have a “Not Welcome Back” rally at Civic Center Plaza at noon today. While Filner finished the behavior modification therapy last Saturday he won’t be back at work for another week.

Every city council person is calling for his resignation, along with the San Diego Democratic Party, both of California’s Senators, and numerous civic groups. The recall effort is moving forward and trying to gather the 102,000 signatures needed for the recall election

Filner is also having problems with law enforcement. San Diego County Sheriff’s along with the California Attorney General’s office are investigating a trip to Paris that Filner took just after becoming Mayor.

Even the FBI is investigating Filner. They are looking into a $100,000 payment made by local developer Sunroad Enterprises to a civic group at the same time Mayor Filner did a 180 on their policy regarding a Sunroad apartment project.

Middle school teacher Ned Carter Walker is going to be sentenced today for bringing a loaded gun to class in San Diego’s downtown courthouse this afternoon at 1:30.

This morning at 8:00 the University of California San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies is giving about a 100 senior military officers a briefing. They are going to talk about s geopolitical and economic policies in Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Somalia, India, and Pakistan.

And finally at 9:00 AM the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation is hosting a fundraiser at which a group of junior lifeguards will jump off of the Ocean Beach Pier.

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