AM Briefing from for September 25, 2013

One man is dead and a high school wrestling coach is under arrest. San Diego Police say that Madison High School wrestling Coach 42-year-old Jeret Needham shot another man in the Bay Park neighborhood. Needham briefly barricaded himself in a house but he eventually surrendered to Police. San Diego Police will update the media at 9:00 am this morning.

San Diego’s politicos will be busy today.

First San Diego’s City Council’s Rules and Economic Development Committee is getting together at 9:00 AM. On the agenda a presentation from the City Clerk and election issues then a possible overhaul of the Council’s committee system.

Then at 2:00 the Council’s Natural Resource and Culture Committee will talk about our region’s water management plan.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting at 9:00 this morning to talk about renewable energy and improving the runway at McClellan-Palomar Airport.

And this afternoon at 1:00 Civic San Diego Board of Directors is talking about the convention center expansion and renovations at Horton Plaza.

Three big education stories this morning.

First San Diego Unified School District will learn if they won the 2013 Board Prize for Urban Education at 8:00 AM. SDUSD is one of four finalists for the $550,000 prize.

Second professor Phil Baran from the Scripps Research Institute is a MacArthur Fellow. The 36-year-old will get $625,000 over the next five years to help his chemistry research. Baran is most known for synthesizing natural products en masse.

And finally this morning at 10:30 San Diego Community College District is breaking ground for the new Cesar E. Chavez campus in Barrio Logan. When done the new facility will have 22 classrooms for all kinds of education from English as a second language to business technology.

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