Daily Archives: November 13, 2013

Birch Aquarium


My Dad just recently came for a visit which means I get to hit up all my favorite San Diego sites fo’ free! Lucky for me he loves animal stuff so we usually go to the SD Zoo or the Safari Park. This time we had a free afternoon and we also got to hit up the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla. I brought my new camera so I could mess around with it and was surprised at how bad I am at working the damn thing. Immediately went home and signed up for a photography class. For every one of the pictures below I took about 30 more trying to focus or get a sea horse to pose for me (very difficult indeed.)

As for the aquarium, I was surprised at how small it was. But for all its space constraints it really does pack a good sea animal…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 13, 2013

The East San Diego County city of El Cajon has a new mayor today. Councilman Bill Wells was appointed by the El Cajon City Council yesterday. Wells will now finish out the term of former mayor Mark Lewis. Lewis left office is disgrace after he was recorded in an interview making insensitive comments about El Cajon’s Iraqi committee. El Cajon is home to nearly 50,000 Iraqi immigrants.

Tim Lambesis the lead singer for the Christian heavy metal band As I Lay Dying is back in Vista’s courthouse this morning at 8:30. He’s being arraigned on charges related to the District Attorneys accusation that he tried to hire a hit man to kill his ex-wife.

Chula Vista is breaking ground on an H Street extension this morning at 10:00. It’s going to connect Chula Vista’s water front to the rest of the city on the other side of 5 freeway.

Barrio Logan’s’ water front is top of the political pile today. Mayoral Candidate Kevin Faulconer is trying to keep the maritime industry in Barrio Logan. While some community members want to re-zone the area and make it residential only. Faulconer says that the business is good for the city and he’ll be out at the Albertsons in Allied Gardens gathering signatures to keep the maritime businesses in Barrio Logan.

FYI Barrio Logan is about 10 miles away from Allied Gardens. I wonder if Faulconer could get any signatures if he was at the North Gate Market next to Chicano Park in Barrio Logan.

At 4:30 tonight San Diego’s Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilwoman Myrtle Cole, and Councilman Scott Sherman are talking about city government’s role in our lives with the students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

San Diego Councilmen Mark Kersy and Kevin Faulconer are meeting with the public tonight at Cadman Elementary School at 6:00. It’s all part of a series of community meetings to get public input on San Diego infrastructure. That means pot holes and the like.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the San Diego Association of Governments is unveiling the design for a new San Ysidro transit center.

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New mayor appointed in El Cajon

New mayor appointed in El Cajon


[trib_ndn vid=25351226]EL CAJON, Calif. – The El Cajon City Council appointed a new mayor Tuesday to fill the seat left vacant when the former mayor resigned.

Mark Lewis stepped down in October amid accusations he made prejudiced comments towards the Chaldean community and other races.

On Tuesday, the El Cajon City Council decided to appoint Mayor pro-tem Bill Wells as the new mayor. Members now have 60 days to fill his seat on the City Council.

Tbill wellshe council had the option to appoint a new mayor or call a special election. Members made their decision after hearing comments from more than a dozen residents.

“I’m not worried about the public not being included, because the four of you were elected in that process,” said Neil Arthur, local developer. “You are the public’s choice.”

“I would like to go on record supporting the electoral process,” said Vicki Butcher, El Cajon…

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San Diego man fights world hunger with rare fruit

San Diego man fights world hunger with rare fruit


[trib_ndn vid=25350896]SAN DIEGO – A San Diego man is trying to grow breadfruit in some of the world’s poorest regions.

If you grew up in Hawaii or Puerto Rico, there’s a good chance you’ve had it before, but breadfruit is rare in most parts of the world.

Josh Schneider is a horticulturist who first came across the unconventional fruit in Hawaii.

“ItScreen Shot 2013-11-12 at 2.07.08 PM’s called breadfruit because in the tropics the people would chop up the plant and put it in a hole with banana leaves.  They’d let them ferment and then the ladies in the village would take a piece of it,” Schneider said.

“It’s like a sourdough loaf and it looks like bread, it smells like bread and it tastes like bread,” said Schneider. “It really is like a potato, anything you can do with a potato you can do with breadfruit.”

“I like it fried, you can make…

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Bottlenose dolphin born at SeaWorld

Bottlenose dolphin born at SeaWorld


SAN DIEGO — A Pacific bottlenose dolphin born at SeaWorld San Diego Tuesday appears to be in good health, as does its mother, park officials said.

The baby was born to 30-year-old Kolohe in a behind-the-scenes pool at SeaWorld following a one-year gestation period. The calf represents the 79th dolphin birth at the park.

Kolohe and her baby were swimming together and bonding in the pool following the birth around 12:30 p.m. The youngster weighs about 40 pounds. Its sex will be determined in a few weeks.

The baby and its mother will be monitored by animal care staff around the clock, according to SeaWorld. They will be watching for frequency of respiration and nursing.

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