AM Briefing from for August 19, 2013

Today is San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s first day back at work after leaving for “intensive therapy” to deal with his problems with woman. So far 16-woman have come forward and accused Filner of things ranging from sexual harassment, putting them in headlocks and trying to kiss them, to acting bizarrely towards them. Mayor Filner was supposed to be in therapy for two weeks of “intensive therapy” but he left a week early and spent the second week off.

Yesterday marked the beginning of the recall Filner signature drive. They need 102,000 signatures to get the recall on the ballot and they have less than a month to get them

This morning at 9:30 in federal court Eduardo Arellano Felix will be sentenced for money laundering. For over 20-years Eduardo and his brothers ran the infamous Arellano Felix drug cartel in Tijuana. The cartel is controlled drug smuggling into the United States from Tijuana and they made hundreds of millions of dollars for their efforts.

At 8:00 Thousands of students are back at class in San Diego’s community colleges. This marks San Diego City College’s 100th year and Mesa College’s 50th.

And finally today at 11:30 AM Olympian Erin Hamlin from USA luge team is doing some testing in the San Diego Air and Space Museum’s wind tunnel. Hamlin is training for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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