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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 14, 2013

The Filner_Recall_Reply to the recall effort from San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner was released to yesterday by recall organizers. Organizers say the response was not complete because the Mayor didn’t sign it.

Now even San Diego’s Hooters restaurants are jumping on the anti-Filner bandwagon. Yesterday three San Diego area Hooters put up signs saying they wouldn’t serve Bob Filner because “we believe women should be treated with respect.”

And the Filner recall effort is having trouble now. One of its key organizers dials back her duties. Elisa Brent resigned as co-chairwoman of the campaign but will still help coordinate volunteers. Brent who describes herself as a housewife says and Michael Pallamary … the leader of the recall effort … have suffered a “complete breakdown in communication”

This morning San Diego gets two new medical facilities.

Fist at 9:00 Kaiser Permanente opens a 50,000 square foot building in Carmel Valley. It’s going to have 20 primary care offices along with 10 specialty care offices.

Then at 9:30 the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Rady Children’s Hospital is opening. It’s going to have the latest in medical technology including advanced patient monitoring, lab testing, and radiology exams

At 11:00 AM a new digital communications center for 60 rural fire stations is being activated. It’s going to use the High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network at University of California San Diego for its backbone.

Rio Foster Photo 2 lo res

And Finally the Helen Woodward Animal Center is looking for a special family to take in an ailing dog. Rio, a 5-year-old rescue from Hurricane Sandy has terminal lung cancer. If you’re interested call 858-756-4117

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Recall organizers pan Filner’s response

Recall organizers pan Filner’s response

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=25030038]SAN DIEGO — Organizers of an effort to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said his official response to the petition drive is unacceptable.

“Mayor Bob Filner obviously believes his policy initiatives excuse his being a sexual predator,” said recall organizer Mike Pallmary. “His reply is unacceptable. San Diegans want a mayor that doesn’t grope and demean women, who doesn’t abuse his office to satisfy a perverted quest for a sense of power, and who has the ability to lead our great city — an ability Filner can never, ever reclaim.”

Michael-PallamaryHe predicted residents of San Diego will move the city “beyond the great shame our mayor has brought” and recall him from office.

Filner released the a statement touting his accomplishments in office over the past eight months and repeating the goals he has for the rest of his term. The one-page response made no mention of the…

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Hooters bans Bob Filner

Hooters bans Bob Filner

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=25030138]SAN DIEGO — Four San Diego-area Hooters restaurants — known for waitresses who wear tight orange shorts and tank tops — have posted signs saying they will not serve San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who is fighting allegations of sexual harassment.

All four locations are owned by Hootwinc, which operates Hooters eateries on the West Coast.

“This establishment recognizes that we all have political differences and we serve people from all walks of life,” according to a sign posted in the window of the downtown location on Market Street. “We also believe it is imperative for people to have standards. The mayor of San Diego will not be served in this establishment. We believe women should be treated with respect.”

The decision gained national attention Tuesday afternoon following a tweet by Francis Barraza, executive director for the Republican Part of San Diego County. She was having lunch at the…

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