Daily Archives: December 3, 2013

Fast food workers to protest wages in San Diego

Fast food workers to protest wages in San Diego


STUDY: fast food workers cost government $7 billionSAN DIEGO – Fast food workers nationwide are preparing for another strike this week.


Employees in more than 100 cities are scheduled to protest this Thursday. The workers and their supporters are calling for higher wages.


A local protest will take place at noon outside the Wendy’s in downtown San Diego. It will be the second protest at the location this year.


During the last protest nearly a dozen fast food workers went on strike. About 100 community members showed up to support them, according to Lisa Maldonado Robinson with the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice.


“It seemed like they had reached a point where they just couldn’t do it any longer,” said Maldonado Robinson.


The push is for a national minimum wage of $15 per hour, but Maldonado Robinson said that’s still the bare minimum in San Diego.


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San Diego exploring bid for Olympics

San Diego exploring bid for Olympics


SAN DIEGO – The county Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution Tuesday to back the efforts of a committee that’s exploring whether San Diego should bid for the 2024 Olympics.

A successful bid would bring the summer and paralympic games to San Diego in 11 years.

The idea of San Diego bidding for the Olympics has been floated occasionally over the years, and was picked up more recently by former Mayor Bob Filner, who championed a binational games hosted by San Diego and Tijuana.

The dual-host idea ran afoul of Olympic rules, so the exploratory committee — chaired by local business leader Vince Mudd — refocused on having the city of San Diego serve as the official host, with events spread throughout the region.

A letter that Supervisors Greg Cox and Dave Roberts sent to their board colleagues takes note of San Diego County’s “beautiful climate nearly year-round,” ethnic…

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Activists warn of more mass illegal crossings at border

Activists warn of more mass illegal crossings at border


[trib_ndn vid=25409430]SAN YSIDRO, Calif. —  Over a week ago, a mob of more than 100 people crossed  into the US illegally in the Tijuana River channel only to be pushed back by Border Patrol agents, and a second incursion may be in the works.

Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 9.11.58 PMBorder Patrol agents believe the illegal crossing was a planned act of disobedience that took place the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Agents used non-lethal force including Tasers, pepper pellet guns, mace and tear gas to push the crowd back into Tijuana. But some are worried that a second mass illegal crossing may be in the planning stages.

“There are a few people saying they need to do it again,” said Bryan Chilian, a filmmaker who was working on a documentary about the homeless living near the border when he saw the crowd move to cross the border. Chilian filmed the incident.

Border agents didn’t use lethal force…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 3, 2013

San Diego Red Cross is kicking off their season of giving with “Giving Tuesday”. Red Cross CEO Tony Young is living in a mock shelter at Red Cross’s Kearny Mesa H-Q to bring awareness to the people they help and to raise money. He’s living in the shelter until the raise what they said was “enough” money. The Red Cross did not specify what “enough” is to them. The first 250 donors will get a free emergency kit. Red Cross Headquarters are at 3950 Calle Fortunada and they open up at 5:00 AM

Also this morning at 9:00 AM San Diego County Board of Supervisors and on the agenda … if San Diego should make a bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

At 11:00 AM San Diego County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister is reminding everyone about the first property tax deadline.

Rose Creek gets a new mural today at 11:00 AM. The Mike Gotch Memorial Bridge is the canvas to the 40 by 12-foot piece of public art.

San Diego County Registrar of Voters is opening up their new office this afternoon at 1:30 on Overland Drive.

San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting at 4:00 tonight about charter schools. Then at 6:00 PM the district is hosting a community talk about the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman shooting.

Court is busy this afternoon. Two sentencings and three arraignments all at 1:30

Fist in El Cajon’s courthouse Jeffery Roberson is hearing his fate for shooting his friend

Then Tyron Cannaday is being sentenced in Chula Vista’s courthouse for shooting a man during a robbery very near a child’s birthday party.

In Vista’s courthouse Richard Berumen is being arraigned for stealing a minivan, running from police and causing an accident that left other drivers seriously injured.

Also in Vista Javier Covarrubias is being arraigned and accused of stabbing a man at a Carlsbad mall.

And finally in Chula Vista’s courthouse Mark Edward Walters Jr. is being arraigned for the theft of some police equipment including a rifle and radios.

The Armed Forces YMCA is hosting its annual SuperParent Toy Drive at 11:00 AM. If you want to donate go to Geppetto’s Toys in the UTC Mall.

And finally tonight at 7:00 the Rancho Bernardo Community Council and Rancho de los Penasquitos town Council is hosting a mayoral candidate forum. Candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer will be at the Ed Brown Senior Center answering questions.

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