Daily Archives: September 18, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 18, 2013

This morning at 7:30 former Assembly member and current Chair of the Sierra Club Lori Saldaña is going to make an announcement with mayoral candidate David Alvarez. Everyone believes it is going to be her endorsement.

In front of San Diego’s Police headquarters in downtown at 11:00 AM several law enforcement groups will give their mayoral endorsement.

San Diego’s City Council Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee will meet today and talk about San Diego’s ambulance contract.

Distracted driving is the topic of a 10:00 AM press conference at Rady Children’s Hospital. A father that lost his 5-year-old son because his sister crashed after getting a phone call while driving.

This morning at 7:30 at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce experts are talking with the committee about the Affordable Care Act. Another talk on the Act is also set for 6:00 tonight at the Health and Human Services in San Diego, and the Joselyn Senior Center.

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Starbucks CEO asks customers to leave guns at home

Starbucks CEO asks customers to leave guns at home

fox5sandiego.com

starbucksNEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has a message for gun owners: Please don’t bring your weapons into our stores.

Schultz told CNN that the company is not instituting a ban, and is simply making a request “through the lens of civility and respect.”

The company was roped into the gun debate last month when a group of gun owners announced plans online for a “Starbucks Appreciation Day” in recognition of the chain’s policy of allowing gun owners to bring in their weapons where permitted by state law.

In response, the Newtown Coalition For Corporate Responsibility — a group including family members of victims from last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School — published an open letter calling on Schultz to ban guns in all Starbucks stores.

“We’ve seen advocates on both sides of this debate use Starbucks as a staging ground,” Schultz said. The company…

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Before resigning Filner gave staff $86K in raises

Before resigning Filner gave staff $86K in raises

fox5sandiego.com

SAN DIEGO – Before leaving office former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner raised the salaries of several staffers by a total of $86,000.

The raises took effect as staff members were being interviewed by the city attorney’s office about the sexual harassment allegations that ultimately drove Filner to resign.

Interim Mayor Todd Gloria told Fox 5 he addressed the issue when he took office.

“We looked at this very critically and we made the adjustments to where I think it’s now appropriate and defensible,” said Gloria.

Filner gave his former press secretary, Lena Lewis, the largest raise. He moved her salary from $82,500 to $115,000. Gloria adjusted that salary to $95,000.

Binational affairs manager was given a raise of $15,000 moving the salary up to $85,000. Gloria adjusted the salary back to the original $70,000.

Filner moved his director of appointments and protocol’s salary from $50,000 to $65,000. Gloria adjusted…

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