Daily Archives: November 6, 2013

Suspect in baby abduction may be in San Diego

Suspect in baby abduction may be in San Diego


[trib_ndn vid=25330478]SAN DIEGO — A man suspected of abducted his 1-month-old son from Sunnyvale — prompting a statewide Amber Alert — was believed to have been in San Diego overnight, authorities said.

The suspect’s cell phone was “pinged” on Interstate 805 between Balboa Avenue and state Route 163 at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Catano. Guler’s vehicle was reportedly spotted early Wednesday in the Hillcrest neighborhood and later in National City, Catano told the Los Angeles Times.

Mesut Guler, 22, allegedly took infant Henry Guler-Romero from Sunnyvale around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect was described as Turkish, 6 feet tall and 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities said he may be driving a tan 2004 G-M-C Envoy with a large American eagle on the rear window and a license plate of 6HIL892.

Motorists who see the vehicle were asked to call 911…

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State lawmakers looking into jobless benefit delays

State lawmakers looking into jobless benefit delays


state capitol califSACRAMENTO – Panicked Californians inundated the state’s unemployment agency with 20 times the normal volume of phone calls after a botched computer upgrade delayed jobless checks and crippled parts of the department’s website.

Call attempts surged after the Labor Day launch of a new system to process ongoing benefits claims. At its peak, nearly 6 million calls were made in just one week. The crush of calls was so heavy that people had to dial an average of 40 times just to get through to a recorded message.

These are among the key findings of a legislative report that detailed problems with the California Employment Development Department’s rollout of a $110-million software upgrade. The report will be at the heart of a hearing Wednesday in Sacramento in which state lawmakers will delve into the cause of the meltdown.

“It’s unbelievable how bad this is,” said Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills)…

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City Council to consider plan to reduce landfill waste

City Council to consider plan to reduce landfill waste


zero wasteSAN DIEGO — A plan to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills in San Diego, and eventually stop it altogether, will be presented to the City Council’s Natural Resources and Culture Committee Wednesday afternoon.

City staff are proposing the zero waste initiative because the Miramar Landfill is running out of space, and because the state is requiring that 75 percent of waste be diverted from landfills by 2020. The diversion rate in San Diego in 2012 was 68 percent — almost unchanged over three years, according to city documents.

The plan also would have the city divert all waste from landfills by 2040 through conservation, recycling and composting.    In California, 15 cities and several large corporations have zero waste policies, according to a staff report.

The report proposes a multi-pronged approach, including expanding recycling of yard waste, developing infrastructure to divert food waste, developing regulations to…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 6, 2013

Early this morning California Highway Patrol issued Amber Alert for a 22-year-old Turkish man and a one-month-old baby. Last night at 11:55 Sunnyvale Police Department detected the suspect’s cell phone in the San Diego neighborhood of Kearney Mesa. The suspect is named Mesut Guler. He is of Turkish origin, 6 feet tall, 120 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes. Guler was driving a 2004 GMC Envoy with a large American eagle on the rear window license plate 6HIL892. The victim is one-month-old Henry Guler Romero

The National Weather Service says that because of low humidity and wind San Diego County is at a higher than normal risk for wild fires. Winds will gust up to 40 miles per hour, temps will reach the low 80’s is some areas, and very low humidity all come together to create the dangerous situation.

San Diego City Council is looking at a busy day ahead.

First thing at 9:00 AM the Rules and Economic Development Committee is meeting about the port, the bi-national affairs office, and the proposed open data policy.

Then in the afternoon at 2:00 the Natural Resources and Culture Committee is talking about the Balboa Park centennial calibration, the zero waste proposal, and the city’s climate plan.

In-between all of that at around 10:30 the Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and other city politicos are presenting a new energy and sustainability goal for Balboa Park. They want more of the park’s buildings to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as leaders in the green building movement.

At 9:00 Am the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is getting together to talk about land issues, like airport leases.

Also 9:00 this morning at the Camacho Recreation Center in National City more than 1,100 children from South Bay will get free eye exams from a team at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Two major emergency drills this evening.

First at 4:00 PM crews are participating in a simulated 6.6-magnatude earthquake drill. They’ll practice using heavy equipment to rescue victims from ruble set up at the Regional Public Safety Training Institute on Harbor Drive.

Then at 10:00 tonight other emergency crews are participating in a simulated trolley derailment near San Diego State University.

And finally tonight at 6:00 in the University of San Diego’s Shiley Theatre … a mayoral candidate form about the complicated issues facing San Diego’s Latino community.

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