Daily Archives: December 9, 2013

Van riddled with bullets in Old Town

Van riddled with bullets in Old Town


SAN DIEGO — A gunman opened fire outside a gas station in Old Town early Sunday, striking a van four times but injuring no one, police said.

The shots were fired from the passenger side of a gold Honda Accord around 3:15 a.m., and struck the van outside the Arco station at the corner of Old Town Avenue and Moore Street, San Diego police Sgt. Ray Battrick said.

No arrests had been made in connection with the shooting as of late morning, Battrick said.

Police said the shooting was not related to the discovery of a dead pedestrian on Interstate 5 near Old Town Avenue, near the same location.

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Bob Filner faces sentencing on Monday

Bob Filner faces sentencing


SAN DIEGO – Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s criminal case will wrap up Monday as he is sentenced for sexual harassment.


WATCH LIVE: Filner sentencing at 9 a.m. Monday

In October, the 71-year-old politician pleaded guilty to grabbing and mistreating women while in office.

Under the plea deal, the Attorney General’s office said Filner will avoid jail time, but will be placed on probation for three years, and is expected to spend three months under home confinement.

Filner also will be barred from ever seeking or holding public office, and will be required to get mental health treatment under court supervision.

Interim mayor Todd Gloria, who is filling Filner’s seat until a newly elected mayor is chosen, said he is not focused on the case and is getting the city back on track.

“I’m not focused on that at all,” said Gloria. “The city has moved on, I have…

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City Council will consider new bike plan

City Council will consider new bike plan


bikesSAN DIEGO — The City Council Monday will consider adopting a Bicycle Master Plan that envisions the creation of a citywide bike network in San Diego over the next 20 years.

The plan would expand the existing bikeways network, define high priority projects, encourage bicycling as a transportation mode, increase funding sources and improving safety for commuter and recreational cyclists, according to Councilwoman Sherri Lightner’s office.

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf backs the plan, as do the two mayoral runoff candidates, David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer, also support the plan.

Alvarez plans to ride a bike to work — which he does frequently – with Andy Hanshaw, the executive director of San Diego Bicycle Coalition, Samantha Ollinger of BikeSD and other bicycle advocates.

Faulconer held a news conference with Hanshaw last week to express his support.

According to city documents, the goals are to make cycling a viable travel choice, particularly for…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 9, 2013

San Diego’s infamous former mayor Bob Filner will officially be sentenced this morning at 9:00. 71-year-old Filner pled guilty to grabbing and fondling three women while in office. Reportedly he’s going to be on probation for three years and spend three months in home confinement. Officially he is guilty of one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery. If he violates the terms of his probation Filner could spend six-months in jail. KSWB FOX5 plans to carry the sentencing live.

San Diego’s City Council is busy today. First at 9:00 AM the Infrastructure Committee is meeting about a report on our sidewalks. Then at 2:00 PM the whole council is meeting and on the agenda; San Diego’s five-year financial outlook and the first quarter budget report.

This afternoon at 3:30 salaries for San Diego’s City Council member and Mayor are top of the agenda for the City of San Diego Salary Setting Commission.

San Diego City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner and Lorie Zapf are talking to the press about creating a citywide bicycle network and the 45 recommendations from the Water Policy Implementation Task Force at 10:00 AM.

And finally at 11:00 AM many of San Diego’s law enforcement agencies are coming together to release their annual marijuana eradication campaign results. They focused on indoor grow operations and hash-oil extractions that caused explosions.

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