Daily Archives: December 12, 2013

Carrier brings air crews home for holidays

Carrier brings air crews home for holidays


[trib_ndn vid=25438299]CORONADO, Calif. — The USS Nimitz pulled into Naval Air Station North Island Thursday morning, bringing dozens of Navy air crews home for the holidays after a nearly 9-month deployment.

USS Nimitz Docked at North IslandMembers of Carrier Air Wing 11 and Destroyer Squadron 23 will disembark from the carrier, which is the flagship for the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group.

After a short stay in San Diego Bay, the carrier will continue on to its homeport of Everett, Wash.

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Man reels in great white shark

Man reels in great white shark


[trib_ndn vid=25436619]SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – An avid angler undoubtedly documented his greatest catch on video: a 10-feet-long great white shark along the coastline of Camp Pendleton.

When Jeff Fangman cast out his reel from the shore last month, he never imagined he would hook one of nature’s most fierce and illusive predators. He nabbed a juvenile great white shark less than a hundred yards offshore.

“The great white — it was just unbelievable! Being able to touch such a magnificent creature is pretty special,” said Fangman. “When I 123 shark Screen Shot 2013-12-11 at 6.54.43 PM[1] copysaw it was a great white, it was just a shock, but at the same time I knew I had to get it back in the water.”

Fangman freed the endangered and protected great white into the ocean.

“I have never heard of a great white here being caught on a line,” said Nigella Hillgarth, executive director of Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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Lawyer creates ‘Filner headlock’ reenactment for lawsuit

Lawyer creates ‘Filner headlock’ reenactment for lawsuit


SAN DIEGO — A San Diego lawyer released a computer-generated video reenactment Wednesday of former Mayor Bob Filner placing a long-time city employee in a so-called “Filner headlock” and said he planned to introduce it as evidence in a harassment lawsuit.

Daniel Gilleon said the two-minute video is an accurate depiction of an encounter that his client, Stacy McKenzie, had with Filner at the Clairemont Day at the Bay event at Mission Bay on April 21.

The video shows McKenzie introducing herself the mayor, who asks her if she is married or has a boyfriend. She says no, and he then asks her for her business card and tells her he wants to take her out to lunch.

“Just to make this clear, this is not a business lunch. This is a date. I’m asking you out on a date,” the animated mayor says in the video.

Later, as McKenzie…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 12, 2013

After returning from an eight and a half month long deployment the USS Nimitz and its battle group made port in San Diego. This morning part of that battle group says good bye to the air craft carrier. The guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale and USS William P. Lawrence say good bye to the Nimitz as she heads to her home port Everett Washington. This is the last leg of a 10-month long deployment for the Nimitz.

Today at 7:30 AM San Diego County Taxpayers Association hosts a breakfast about open data and government transparency.

Then at 9:00 this morning the San Diego Unified Port District Board of Port Commissioners is work-shopping a port master plan.

This afternoon at 3:30 the Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association is delivering holiday gifts to some of the underprivileged children in Barrio Logan. They’re handing out the presents at the Barrio Station Youth Center on Newton Ave.

Tonight at 5:00 National City and its Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the 6th annual Christmas at Brick Row with a tree lighting.

It’s the annual Holiday Joy Ride for bicyclists from the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition tonight at 5:30. They’re riding through downtown San Diego starting at 753 15th St.

And finally at 7:30 tonight “Scrooge! the Musical” takes the stage at the C3 Performing Arts Center.

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