Monthly Archives: December 2013

AM Briefing from for December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Last night news came out that San Diego Charger’s linebacker Thomas Keiser was arrested Sunday after the Charger victory over Kansas City Chiefs. Reportedly the 24-year-old was in an argument that turned violent. San Diego Police were called and Keiser was arrested at 10:50 PM outside of a bar on 5th and G Street in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. According to the San Diego Union Tribune Keiser posted $8,000 bail on a misdemeanor battery charge.

One San Diego’s most famous non-human residents will be represented in tomorrow’s Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena. An animatronic version of Meatball the Bear will be riding aboard the city of Glendale float themed “Let’s Be Neighbors”. Meatball is a 400-pound black bear that was caught rummaging through a Los Angeles County neighborhood. He got his name because he was seen eating some frozen Costco meatballs. Since his capture Meatball has been living at the East San Diego County Lions Tigers & Bears animal sanctuary.

This morning at 9:30 in Del Mar surfing dog Ricochet is ringing in the New Year by surfing with disabled veterans. One of his wave buddies is a veteran who served two tours in Iraq.

And finally tonight San Diego County’s two main transit systems are offering expanded service to get you crazy New Year’s Eve partier’s home safe. There will be more buses and more trolleys. If you’re in North County check or If you’re in San Diego check

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AM Briefing from for December 30, 2013

Two arraignments of note this afternoon at 1:30.

First in San Diego’s courthouse former high school wrestling coach Jeret Thomas Needham is being arraigned for shooting an acquaintance.

Then in Vista’s courthouse Christopher Michael Johnson is being arraigned for firing several shoots off inside his apartment before engaging police in a standoff over Christmas

This morning at 9:00 the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade and all of the things that go with it start off … First with the Wiener National dog races … Then at 9:45 a five K run starts … And finally at 10:00 AM the balloons hit the parade route from the County administration building along North Harbor Drive to the Navy Complex.

Tonight 7:15 is kick-off time for the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Texas Tech will face Arizona State.

And finally tonight at 4:00 all of San Diego is invited to celebrate the life of long time broadcaster, journalist, and environmentalist Loren Nancarrow. Loren pasted away Sunday night. The family is asking those that want to remember Loren to meet at Seaside Reef beach in Cardiff. Bring a kayak or surfboard to for the paddle out or stay ashore and light a candle.

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Loren Nancarrow: September 27, 1953 – December 28, 2013

Loren Nancarrow: September 27, 1953 – December 28, 2013

The Nancarrow Project

Here I sit, 24 years old, writing my father’s obituary on his banged-up old macbook that boasts an array of cool stickers, including the kayaker symbol he also had tattooed on his right shoulder. ‘SUSIE’ was tattooed on his opposite side.  His stuff is all around me; a dad-scented sweatshirt across my lap, old photos of him with a big ol’ smile revealing his trademark diastema on the shelf to my right, his favorite headphones curled up on the table in front of me. But it’s not just his things that are here, he is here too.

Dad, we’re all going to be alright. We are at peace knowing you are now free. We miss you and love you forever and beyond.



September 27, 1953 – December 28, 2013

Loren Alan Nancarrow, longtime San Diego TV icon, organic gardener and conservationist, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at…

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TV Icon Loren Nancarrow has died

#SanDiego’s Loren Nancarrow has died

[trib_ndn vid=25480334]SAN DIEGO – We are deeply saddened to report that Loren Nancarrow has died at the age of 60.

He passed away shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening surrounded by his family.

Loren NancarrowLoren was diagnosed with stage III terminal brain cancer in early February 2013.

For more than 30 years, Loren Nancarrow educated and enlightened San Diego T.V. viewers with his vast knowledge of Earth and its climate on ABC 10 News, CBS 8 News, and more recently Fox 5 News.

Loren left an impression on everyone who crossed his path.

His blog, “The Nancarrow Project” was a way of sharing his journey with thousands of friends and supporters and despite going through intensive chemotherapy; he always kept the same personality that viewers fell in love with.

The Nancarrow family has been working with Scripps Health to establish a healing garden in Loren’s name to bring comfort…

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Target: Hackers took encrypted PIN data

Target: Hackers took encrypted PIN data

Target Corp. said the cyber-crooks who hacked their way to approximately 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts during the holiday season accessed “strongly encrypted” PIN information.

Still, the retailer said Friday that it remains “confident that PIN numbers are safe and secure.”

The PIN data is encrypted as it’s entered by a customer at a keypad at checkout, protected with what’s known as Triple DES encryption, according to Target.

The PIN information stays encrypted within Target’s system and “remained encrypted when it was removed,” the Minneapolis-based company said.

The code can only be cracked when the data is received by Target’s external, independent payment processor, according to the retailer.

target“What this means is that the ‘key’ necessary to decrypt that data has never existed within Target’s system and could not have been taken during this incident,” the company said Friday.

The retailer didn’t address the possibility that hackers…

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Group aims to overturn affordable housing fee increase

Group aims to overturn affordable housing fee increase

SAN DIEGO — A referendum drive aimed at overturning a fee increase imposed by the City Council on commercial building projects began Friday.

The campaign is being run by the Jobs Coalition, a group of more than 50 small businesses, organizations and community groups that oppose the 23-year- old fee, which helps fund affordable housing projects.

San Diego city moneyIf the group obtains enough signatures, the City Council will have to decide whether to rescind its action on the levy or place the issue before voters. The coalition needs to collect about 34,000 valid signatures by Jan. 23 to qualify to be placed on a ballot.

The council voted 5-4 in November to put the so-called “linkage fee” back to 1.5 percent of the total construction cost of a project. The rate was halved in 1996.

The increase — affirmed in a separate council vote two weeks ago — is to be phased…

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AM Briefing from for Friday December 27, 2013

At 10:30 this morning Interim Mayor Todd Gloria along and Caltrans representatives are talking to the press about making the Laurel Street bridge into Balboa Park pedestrian only.

Then at 11:00 AM near the ice rink at Horton Plaza a signature-gathering effort is starting to get rid of a one point five percent fee on new construction in San Diego. Money from the fee is used to build affordable housing. The fee was restored to its original one point five percent by a five to four city council vote. It was halved in 1996. Now developers want to take the issue to the voters. They say it amounts to a jobs tax and will hurt San Diego’s economy. While propionates say that’s an overreaction and the money is needed for affordable housing.

Finally at 8:00 tonight California’s Office of Traffic Safety is starting an anti-drunk driving campaign. They are offering free non-alcoholic drinks to drivers at participating bars.

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