Daily Archives: August 20, 2013

Prisoners on hunger strike could be force-fed under order

Prisoners on hunger strike could be force-fed under order


prisonSACRAMENTO — California prison officials have obtained a federal court order to allow force feeding and other steps to keep hunger strikers alive, including those who have declared that they do not want such intervention.

The state argued in a Monday filing to U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson that there is a “risk that inmates may be or have been coerced into participating in the hunger strike” and signed such declarations against their will.

Henderson agreed, ordering that the state may feed all prisoners who signed a “do not resuscitate” directive just before the July 8 start of the protest or since then, including those it says were coerced.

The judge’s order also allows feeding of any prisoner who, according to a state doctor’s determination, “has become incompetent to give consent or make medical decisions.”

That includes inmates who may be unconscious, said Joyce Hayhoe, a spokeswoman for the…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 20, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was supposed to be back at work yesterday but he didn’t show. However he was spotted walking into a downtown office building yesterday and according to several television reports he was there for mediation about the multiple sexual harassment allegations he’s facing. Irene McCormack-Jackson, Filner’s former press secretary, who is now suing Filner and the city, was also seen walking into the building … though 45-minutes after the mayor. Also seen walking into the building was San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria and Councilman Kevin Faulconer

A woman’s body was found behind a dumpster and covered with plastic in Vista yesterday afternoon. San Diego County Sheriff was responding to a call about a suspicious device when they found the woman. Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating.

This afternoon at 2:00 in El Cajon’s courthouse Neomi Rodriguez is going to be sentenced for trying kill her 74-year-old mother. Rodriguez set her house on fire and then attempted to keep her mom from leaving the burning house.

And finally tonight at 5:30 the 24th annual Taste of Main Street Encinitas will impress foodies. 34 restaurants are handing out samples of their work along Maine street from Encinitas Boulevard to K Street.

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Ex-mayor tells Filner to resign

Ex-mayor tells Filner to resign


SAN DIEGO — A former mayor of San Diego who resigned amid a corruption scandal urged current Mayor Bob Filner to step down Monday in an open letter published the newspaper.

“Dear Bob, the time has come for you to resign as mayor of San Diego,” wrote Roger Hedgecock, who left office in 1985 after he was found guilty of campaign finance violations. His convictions were later overturned on appeal.

filner-web“You have lost something that cannot be regained,” Hedgecock wrote. “You have lost the bond of trust that must exist between at least a majority of San Diego city voters and the mayor. I lost that trust and I resigned.”

Hedgecock later became a radio talk show host and now pens a regular newspaper column.

You can feel when the trust is broken with a city, he wrote.

The city of San Diego will experience “many months of paralysis” if…

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Filner spotted at lawsuit negotiations, not City Hall

Filner spotted at lawsuit negotiations, not City Hall


SAN DIEGO — Instead of showing up at City Hall as promised, Mayor Bob Filner was spotted Monday entering a downtown office building, apparently to engage in settlement discussions involving a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former staff member.

Also entering the building were two members of the City Council and attorney Gloria Allred, who represents Filner’s former director of communications, Irene McCormack Jackson, in a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages from Filner and the city.

Council President Todd Gloria, a Democrat, and Councilman Kevin Faulconer, the council’s senior Republican, are set to meet with City Atty. Jan Goldsmith on Tuesday.

Goldsmith last week said that he expects Filner to either resign or be ousted and that he was working on a potential settlement to the lawsuit that would provide Filner with “an exit.”

Allred declined comment Monday on whether the settlement discussions involved the possibility that Filner would resign…

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Eastlake, Tijuana headed for possible showdown at Little League World Series

Eastlake, Tijuana headed for possible showdown at Little League World Series


CHULA VISTA, Calif. — The Eastlake All-Stars from Chula Vista appear to be unstoppable at the Little League World Series, but so does a group of Tijuana all-stars representing Mexico.

The Eastlake and Tijuana little leagues are separated by only 15 miles.  Players and coaches from both teams know each other and have played each other before.

Two more wins for each team and they face-off for the World Series title on Sunday — a dream matchup for local fans.

“Oh, I think they would be excited by that.  It’s going to get the hometown really excited.  We have enough support on both sides.  But people are going to have to make a decision on who to cheer for,” said Catanzaro.

Mexico has outscored opponents 25-0 and is one win away from the International Championship game.

Eastlake crushed four home runs Sunday, on their way to a 15-3 win over…

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DeMaio urges politicians to aid in Filner recall effort

DeMaio urges politicians to aid in Filner recall effort


[trib_ndn vid=25048172]SAN DIEGO — The ex-city councilman who lost the San Diego mayor’s race to Bob Filner last year called Monday on area politicians to get behind a recall effort in a tangible way.

Carl DeMaio, who is planning a congressional run against Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, next year, said council members and legislators should sign petitions to recall Filner, help collect signatures and back the effort with money.

Getting on the bandwagon once a recall qualifies is not good enough, DeMaio told reporters. He said some officeholders and organizations calling for the mayor to resign have been “silent” on the recall.

“The idea that elected officials and candidates, or would-be candidates for office, aren’t already engaged on day one in collecting signatures and supporting this effort is inexcusable,” DeMaio said. “If you claim to be a region leader, you ought to be actively, publicly, aggressively behind this effort…

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