AM Briefing from for November 21, 2013

It is raining today and in San Diego that’s news. Showers today with even heavier rain and thunderstorms are predicted for Friday into Saturday. Snow will fall in San Diego’s East County mountains at around 5,000 feet. So slow down on the commute the roads will be slick.

This morning at 7:10 the San Diego Unified School District is celebrating National Parent Involvement Day. The district is allowing parents to attend class with their kids at several San Diego high schools. Some elementary schools are giving special presentations about parent involvement in their child’s education.

San Diego’s City Council is having a special meeting this morning at 10:00 AM. On the agenda is possible water rate increases, the Tourism Marketing District, and the anticipated confirmation of the new Chief Financial Officer Mary Lewis. Then at 3:30 this afternoon the city council’s Budget Committee is having a special meeting of their own and looking at San Diego’s five-year budget projections.

Four things of note in San Diego County courts today.

In order of appearance.

First at 9:00 AM in Chula Vista’s courthouse John Edward Pantoja is being sentenced for opening fire on police officer just after robbing a CVS drug store.

Second at 10:30 this morning Leonard Francis is in federal court. Francis is a defense contractor accused of bribing top Navy officials with hookers, money, and trips.

Third in El Cajon’s courthouse at 1:25 this afternoon Thomas D. Guss III will be arraigned and accused of stabbing and killing his mother’s boyfriend.

And Fourth in San Diego’s courthouse at 1:30 PM Dale Edward Robison will hear his fate for beating his mother to death.

At 1:30 this afternoon San Diego County gets its first smoke-free apartment complex. The 300-unit President John Adams Manor Apartments complex is participating in a program that is helping apartment complexes in San Diego County become smoke free.

The Diary of Anne Frank is premiering tonight at 5:00 at the Theater School at North Coast Repertory Theater. Recently discovered writing from the famous diary are included in the play along with survivor stories.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the Broadway Heights Community Council is hosting a multicultural dinner called “Sate of the Community”. The District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is giving the keynote address.

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