Daily Archives: November 4, 2013

Political Podcast with San Diego Police Officers Association President Brian Marvel

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I’m Matthew Bowler from BowlersDesk.com.

This time Ric Epps and I sat down with the President of the San Diego Police Officers Association, Brian Marvel.

We spent about an hour chatting about San Diego Police Department and there roll in our community. Their mayoral endorsement and why they endorsed whom they did. And how the POA see’s itself when compared to other labor organizations, like the Service Employee International Union (SEIU). Also we spent a fair amount of time on pensions.

I have to apologize for a technical issue. My mic died on me just as started recording … I did lots to fix it and I think its OK. Brian and Ric both sound perfect. However I have a bit of an echo. I think its totally listenable but I just wanted to let you know so you wont think there’s something wrong with you.

Brian was great. He’s super friendly and like almost all the cops I’ve met, a great conversationalist.

So San Diego’s POA

You be the judge.

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Goldsmith maneuvered to force Filner from office

Goldsmith maneuvered to force Filner from office


SAN DIEGO — In Bob Filner ‘s final days as mayor, the city attorney was prepared to do something never before done here: plead with a judge that the mayor posed a threat to women and should be barred from City Hall.

A psychologist retained by City Atty. Jan Goldsmith was set to testify that, in her opinion, Filner fit the characteristics of a sociopath, was “without shame, empathy or compassion,” and believed no rules applied to him.

San Diego boxing ring Filner vs GoldsmithA court hearing was set for Aug. 21.

It was not necessary.

The night before the hearing, after two days of intense negotiations, Filner agreed to resign in exchange for the city paying most of his legal bills in a sexual harassment suit filed by Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of a former mayoral staffer.

For six weeks, Goldsmith had maneuvered to force Filner out of office — by squeezing…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 4, 2013

High surf and strong rip currents are scouring San Diego’s west facing beaches through noon Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Surf will be three to five feet with the occasional six footer. The big surf combined with the extra high tides is will combine to create the strong rip currents. Inexperienced swimmers should stay out of the water till this is over.

San Diego City Council is meeting all day today. First at 9:00 AM the Audit Committee is talking about an audit of police patrol performance. Then at 2:00 the full council gets together and top of the agenda is an increase in housing impact fees. This is a fee from non-residential construction that is used to help pay for affordable housing.

At noon San Diego County is releasing its Prescription Drug Abuse Report Card.

This morning at 8:00 AM the crime lab from Chula Vista’s Police Department is showing high school’ers how math is used to fight crime.

And finally at 6:30 tonight in the San Diego Public Library downtown the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg address is being honored with a re-reading of the famous speech by author and columnist Richard Lederer.

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