Today is the last day to file your papers to run for mayor of San Diego. So if you have your 200 signatures get yourself down to the city clerk’s office before 5:00 PM and get on the ballot. This afternoon at 3:15 candidates will take the stage at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter for the first San Diego Mayoral debate. The debate is part of the 2013 California Asian Business Summit. Former City Attorney Mike Aguirre, Councilman David Alvarez, and Councilman Kevin Faulconer are slated to participate. Candidate Nathan Fletcher is speaking at the summit but will not be taking part in the debate.
There is a lot happing in San Diego’s downtown courthouse this morning.
Three sentencing’s all at 9:00 AM
Matthew Motsenbocker is being sentenced for assault charges related to him dragging a U.S. Marshal down the street. All while trying to drive away after he was stopped for a warrant.
Jorge Sillas and Victor Gonzalez pleaded guilty to an Arellano Felix drug cartel murder for hire plot.
And Joe Bean pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine for sale. He was part of a nine person crew meth ring that was being run out of the Mission Bay Sports Center.
Then in San Diego’s downtown courthouse at 1:30 this afternoon Hans Petersen is being arraigned for two shooting in two different La Jolla homes hours apart.
In Chula Vista’s courthouse at 1:30 Thomas Garrett a retired firefighter and former commodore of the Coronado Yacht Club will be sentenced for molesting a neighbor girl.
And in federal court Leonard Glenn Francis the head of a multinational defense-contracting firm will have a detention hearing related to bribery charges.
At Naval Base San Diego at 12:45 this afternoon three destroyers will be named after three San Diego naval heroes. The new names will be the USS John Finn, USS Ralph Johnson, and USS Rafael Peralta. Family from all three will be in attendance.
One of San Diego’s Chief Deputy City Attorney’s Joe Cordileone will be awarded the Silver Star this morning at 7:45. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is giving him the award for his actions during the Vietnam War in 1967.
And finally at 6:00 tonight the San Diego Beer Festival is raising money for cancer research. The fundraiser will have over 100 craft beers on tap.
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