AM Briefing from for August 16, 2013

Two more accuser steps forward accusing San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner of sexually harassment and inappropriate touching.

First … 67-year-old Peggy Shannon, a great-grandmother, says the 70-year-old mayor sexually harassed her. Her lawyer Gloria Allred says that he “came over to her and suddenly hugged her and kissed her on the lips”. Shannon says that “Every day that I went to work I had butterflies in my stomach because I did not know what was going to happen the next time the mayor came by my desk”.

Second … an attorney Kathryn Vaughn says that Filner touched her inappropriately 10-year-ago while he was in congress. Vaughn is also an organizer for an anti-Filner march this Sunday at San Diego Civic Center at 2:00 PM

Over the weekend some of San Diego’s key freeways are going to be closed for constructions. Crews will be closing the 805 freeway between State RouteS 54 and 905 on Sunday August 18th from 3:00 PM until 5:00 AM Monday. They will be demolishing a bridge that goes over the 805 to make room for what is called a Direct Access Ramp.

Officials have dubbed the closures DARmageddon. That’s a combination of the acronym for Direct Access Ramp combined with the word Armageddon. DARmageddon

So … steer clear of the 805 on Sunday

And finally tonight at 6:30 San Diego State University is celebrating the start of a one point six million dollar cancer research project. The study is about how patients, survivors, and families deal with all of the issues surrounding cancers. It’s called “Managing the Cancer Journey”

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