Daily Archives: September 6, 2013

Triple-digit heat expected in parts of county

Triple-digit heat expected in parts of county

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[trib_ndn vid=25135409]SAN DIEGO — Triple-digit temperatures are expected to prevail in the inland valleys of San Diego County Friday while scattered thunderstorms capable of triggering flash flooding threaten the mountains and deserts.

Hot WorkerThe National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the inland valleys until 7 p.m., saying highs today would range from 97 to 107 degrees.

“High temperatures can cause heat-related illness,” the NWS said. “Those without air conditioning, those working or playing outdoors, the elderly, the young and those working with existing health conditions will be most vulnerable.”

In the mountains and deserts, a subtropical air mass will continue to linger today, making scattered thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall possible, according to the weather service.

A flash flood watch for the mountains and deserts is scheduled from noon to this evening.

“A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding,” the NWS…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 6, 2013

Today marks the start of the nominating period for mayoral candidates. They have to pick up the nominating papers, gather 200 signatures, and return the papers to the City Clerk’s office by September 20th. Out of the 23 candidates that have expressed interest the top two at this time are Nathan Fletcher and Kevin Faulconer. However former City Attorney Mike Aguirre and City Councilman David Alverez also say they intend to run. Among the 20 or so other lesser known candidates are Artist, Educator, Consultant and Community Organize Matthew “Eyeball” Islom, gun rights advocate Lincoln Pickard, and cab driver David Tasem.

This morning at 9:00 the University of California, San Diego is hosting the County’s annual flu summit. The County’s public health officer Dr.Wilma Wooten is a featured speaker along with other regional and national health experts.

It’s going to be HOT in San Diego today. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for San Diego County’s valley arias, like El Cajon. Temperatures are expected to be over 100 degrees.

Today there are a lot of fun things to do.

First at 2:00 this afternoon the San Diego Triathlon Classic’s sports and fitness expo will begin at Moment Cycle Sport.

Then at 6:00 tonight a special reception for the Woman in Mariachi exhibit at the Women’s Museum of California. They’ll even have woman mariachi performers. It’s all in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month

And finally at 7:30 tonight the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe will be read by performers from Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges. The two nights of creepy poetry can be heard in Room 220 at Grossmont College.

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Syrian refugees could come to San Diego

Syrian refugees could come to San Diego

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[trib_ndn vid=25135250]SAN DIEGO – As Congress continues to mull over whether or not to get involved in the Syrian conflict, San Diego is gearing up for a possible influx of Syrian refugees.

During the invasion of Iraq, roughly 800 refugees move to San Diego. Now, the region could soon become home to hundreds of refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict.

“We know now that the conflict has created 2 million refugees,” said Bob Montgomery, executive director for the International Rescue Committee in San Diego. “Four million have been displaced internally within Syria.”

Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 9.20.34 PMThe I.R.C. has helped thousands of war refugees rebuild their lives in the United States by helping them learn English, find jobs and a place to live.

The group is closely following the developments in Syria and making sure it’s ready for what may be to come.

“I can’t forget the view of the blood on the floor and…

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Chargers propose new stadium plan

Chargers propose new stadium plan

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SAN DIEGOgeneric — Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and San Diego Convention Center Corp. President and CEO Carol Wallace today reiterated their support for the current plan to expand the convention center, despite a new pitch by the Chargers to include a football stadium in the project.

The $520 million plan, which goes before the California Coastal Commission for approval next month, would create a total area of 2.75 million square feet — the most contiguous floor space on the West Coast.

Supporters of the project, including Gloria and Wallace, say San Diego is missing out on an estimated 25 major gatherings per year because it needs more connected space.

The alternative filed with the Coastal Commission by the Chargers would not include contiguous floor space, which team officials do not believe to be necessary.

“The current plan…is the product of years of study, analysis and public debate,” Gloria told reporters…

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