Daily Archives: November 18, 2013

BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast with Rory Pendergast

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For this Bowler’s Desk political podcast I met up with Rory Pendergast.

Rory is campaigning hard for the underdog in San Diego’s mayoral special election.

We sat in the back of David Alvarez’s tiny Encanto campaign office … Lots of kids, community members, and part activist excited to hit the streets and campaign for the dark horse candidate. No one thought his campaign would gain the momentum it has.

Last UT San Diego poll has him neck and neck with Nathan Fletcher.

Who is going to show up at the polls?

Who can rally their people?

Will the traditional San Diego Democrat get votes in San Diego?

Who is going to show up?

How did Alvarez gain so much ground in such a short time?

It’s interesting to me because Alvarez was such an underdog and now he’s a contender.

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Mayoral candidates hope for strong voter turnout

Mayoral candidates hope for strong voter turnout

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SAN DIEGO — The leading candidates for Mayor of San Diego are focused on getting people to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 19.
Democrat Nathan Fletcher spent Sunday calling those who have indicated they will vote for him. He says it’s still important to remind potential voters about the upcoming election.
“Now it comes down to turnout,” said Fletcher.
Democrat David Alvarez spent the day on a similar mission, reminding potential voters of the importance of this election.
“Local politics are closer to our everyday lives,” said Alvarez.
The third leading democrat, Mike Aguirre, spend his Sunday night talking about the plight of San Diego’s homeless population.
“There’s literally no reason the city couldn’t have five or six of these tents so they could provide shelter for the people who need it,” said Aguirre.
The leading republican candidate, Kevin Faulkner, veered away from talking politics, while at the…

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USS Preble returns from 7-month deployment

USS Preble returns from 7-month deployment

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USS PREBLE

SAN DIEGO — The guided missile destroyer USS Preble returned to San Diego Monday following a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East.

The vessel served with strike groups led by the aircraft carriers USS Nimitz and USS George Washington and was the flagship of Destroyer Squadron 15.

“I am incredibly proud of the dedicated professionals on board Preble,” said Cmdr. Robert Bryans, Preble’s commanding officer. “Each sailor performed with distinction throughout a challenging seven-month deployment that spanned more than 22,000 miles supporting two carrier strike groups. Our success is truly a testament of their courage, hard work and patriotism.’

The Preble and its crew of 300 departed its San Diego home port on April 19 for its first major deployment following an overhaul.

The vessel is the sixth named for Commodore Edward Preble, who led a squadron against the Barbary pirates and later formed the officer corps…

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Jimmie Johnson wins his 6th Sprint Cup

Jimmie Johnson wins his 6th Sprint Cup

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson began the 2013 NASCAR season celebrating a victory at the Daytona 500, accidentally tearing up his car during a celebratory burnout.

He finished the season in celebratory mode again Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, completing the perfect bookends to a 36-race grind by winning his sixth Sprint Cup season title.

“Yes, yes, yes!” Johnson screamed over the radio after the checkered flag.

Jimmie JohnsonDenny Hamlin’s first victory of the 2013 season was overshadowed by Johnson’s amazing “Six Pack” — a title that brings him within one championship of tying Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. for most Cup titles in the NASCARs history.

“There is nothing like this,” Johnson said in Victory Lane, choking back tears as he held the older of his young daughters while looking at his wife, Chandra.

Johnson’s “Six Pack” was no surprise. He led Matt Kenseth by 28 points going…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 18, 2013

Today is the final push into tomorrow’s mayoral primary. All the candidates are out and about today.

David Alvarez is out bright and early at 6:00 AM shaking hands at the 25th and Commercial trolley stop. Then from 2:30-4:30 this afternoon he’s knocking on doors in the Kearny Mesa area. And tonight at 5:00 he’s working the phones

Nathan Fletcher is at the Carpenters’ Union Headquarters at 9:30 this morning for a get out the vote rally. Then he’s going door to door in Kensington at 10:00 AM. And this morning at 11:00 another get out the vote rally at the Harbor Island Park.

And Kevin Faulconer is waving at morning commuters from 7:45-8:15 from the corner of Nimitz and Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Breach. Then from 10:20-11:00 AM he’s taking questions from high school seniors at the Monarch School on Newton Avenue.

At San Diego City Council this morning a proposed five year infrastructure plan is on the table at 9:00 AM. If the council’s Infrastructure Committee approves the plan there could be one billion dollars’ worth of city maintenance undertaken. Things like roads, storm water system, streets to name a few.

Andrew Oliver will be sentenced at 9:00 AM in Chula Vista’s courthouse for killing a man during a robbery very close to a child’s birthday party.

A guide to reducing obesity in children will be release by Chula Vista Elementary School District and San Diego County at 9:00 this morning.

And finally at 10:30 the USS Preble and its 300 crew members return home to San Diego after seven months at sea.

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