Daily Archives: September 5, 2013

San Diegans urged to support Miramar Air Show

San Diegans urged to support Miramar Air Show


[trib_ndn vid=25135014]SAN DIEGO — Civic and business leaders Thursday urged San Diegans to attend the Miramar Air Show Oct. 4-5 to support the military, even though the crowd-pleasing Blue Angels will not be flying.

“By coming out to the air show, not only are you going to have a great time with family and friends, but you’re also making a statement that you want the air show to continue, and I know that our friends in Washington, D.C., will hear that message loud and clear,” interim Mayor Gloria said.

U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels Perform Over Key WestThe 58th annual aerial extravaganza at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar took a body blow when the Defense Department announced the Navy’s flight team wouldn’t appear. Because of the automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration,” military involvement at air shows has been curtailed nationwide.

San Diegans have been trying to compensate, because the air show generates an estimated $17 million in…

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Alvarez enters mayor’s race

Alvarez enters mayor’s race


SAN DIEGO — Councilman David Alvarez joined that pack of candidate in the San Diego mayor’s race Thursday, giving progressives a candidate in a field led by a Republican and former member of the GOP.

Alvarez made the announcement via his Twitter account.

“I’m in,” Alvarez said. “Filed my intent to run. San Diego needs a mayor who cares about the future of working families and all of our neighborhoods.”

Alvarez, who represents Logan Heights, San Ysidro and other South San Diego neighborhoods, is in his third year on the City Council.

Political activists disappointed with the events leading to the resignation of disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner had tried to draft either Alvarez or ex-Assemblywoman Lori Saldana.

Alvarez had the closest working relationship with Filner of any of the council members. He helped craft a deal that ended a crisis over funding the city’s Tourism Marketing District.

He will…

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Students forced to sit in classroom as temps soar 95 degrees.

Students forced to sit in classroom as temps soar 95 degrees.


SAN DIEGO – Besides fan and air conditioners being sold out all over the county due to the heat wave, some parents are outraged that their kids are forced to sit in classrooms without air conditioning.

Parent-Faculty Association president Tracy Jewel said her son passed out after he stood up in class, hitting his head on the floor suffering a concussion.

“By the time I got to the nurses office he was sweating all over,” said Jewel. “His speech was slurred and he started vomiting.”

Her daughter Emily Jewel said it’s unbearable to sit in class at Scripps Ranch High School when the temperature hits 95 degrees.

“It gets really warm and you feel the sweat running down your body,” Emily Jewel said.

Gloria Tran’s son is a freshman at Scripps Ranch and has come home complaining of headaches. She said the school nurse has reported multiple cases of kids…

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Pet Store owner refuses to follow law banning sale of animals

Pet Store owner refuses to follow law banning sale of animals


[trib_ndn vid=25135042]SAN DIEGO – A pet store owner who refuses to follow a recently passed city law is in trouble with animal control officers.

San-Diego-PuppyDavid Salinas, CEO of San Diego Puppy in Grantville, shared video of a confrontation he had with San Diego County Animal Control officers at his store on Wednesday.

“We have to record this, because we know this is bogus,” said Salinas. “They’re strong-arming me, telling me I have to do business in a certain way. That is not our business model.”

Salinas’ store is allegedly in violation of a newly passed puppy ordinance, prohibiting any commercial sale of dogs, cats, or rabbits, unless the animal came from a local animal shelter.

The ordinance passed July 23 and was signed into law by then Mayor Bob Filner.  It became effective September 4.

Following a complaint lodged against San Diego Puppy, animal control officers visited the store Wednesday…

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$100K reward offered in I-8 freeway murder

$100K reward offered in I-8 freeway murder


LA MESA, Calif. — Authorities are offering  a $100,000 reward in the hopes that witnesses will come forward to help solve a car-to-car freeway shooting  that killed a 22-year-old man four months ago.

Xusah Brown Jr. died after being shot in the head while traveling eastbound on Interstate 8 near state Route 125 sometime before 2:30 a.m. on May 5, police said. Another man in the car with Brown was wounded in the arm. Police said Thursday that the shooting was the work of gang members who mistakenly thought Brown was in a rival gang.

“The La Mesa Police Department believes there are witnesses to this tragic incident that are reluctant to come forward, and we hope, with your help, they will change their minds and come forward and help us with this case,” La Mesa police Lt. Matt Nicholass said.

Brown was a member of the Sycuan Kumeyaay Tribe…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 5, 2013

Syria’s civil war will hit home for San Diegans today. San Diego Veterans for Peace have a protest planned for tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. They are going to hang banners off of the 6th Ave Bridge over the I-5 freeway in downtown protest potential American military strikes in Syria. They say “With no UN endorsement, no NATO endorsement, no support from England, no Arab-League or international approval, now (if ever) is not the time for the United States to get involved”

At 9:00 this morning La Mesa Police will announce a $90,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a freeway shooter. Xusha Brown Jr was riding in a car going east on the 8 freeway near the 125 interchange when someone pulled alongside him and shot into the car fatally injuring Brown. La Mesa Police believe that other drivers on the freeway at that time must have seen the incident and they hope the reward will entice them to come forward.

At 10:30 AM San Diego’s interim mayor Todd Gloria along with its former mayor and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce will announce several new parts of the Miramar Air Show. The air show generates about $17 million for local economy and San Diego politicos have been trying to find a way to use some of that to keep the airshow going after part of the funding for the show was cut because of the federal budget sequestration. The air show will go one this October 4th and 5th with some changes. It remains to be seen if the money can be raised to bring any or the cut flight demonstration teams. But there will still be plenty to look at and do. Like nightly concerts, a run/walk, drag racing, and family bike ride.

And finally tonight at 4:30 the Chargers are giving media a special preview of all the new food on offer at Qualcomm Stadium. It’s all in honor of tonight’s first official NFL game between the Denver Broncos and the World Champion Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff is at 5:30 PM

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