Daily Archives: January 9, 2014

Political Podcast with Matt Awbrey

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For this Bowler’s Desk political podcast I met up with Matt Awbrey. Matt is mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer’s Communications Director. He’s a nice guy. Everyone likes Matt. We talked a bit about where this young gun came from. Matt just turned 30 and he’s already running mayoral campaigns.

We talked about:

Who this Matt Awbrey guy is and where he’s from.

How he knows Faulconer.

San Diego republicanism and how he (Matt) fits into that.

And a lot more.

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Cops shoot suspect after high-speed chase

Cops shoot suspect after high-speed chase


[trib_ndn vid=25510738]SAN DIEGO — A high-speed chase ended Thursday morning when police shot the driver and took a woman passenger into custody, authorities said.

MountHopeOISThe chase began at 54th and Grape streets in the Oak Park neighborhood at about 8:30 a.m., according San Diego police Lt. Kevin Mayer. An officer pulled the car over because the driver was talking on a cell phone. When the officer ran the license plate of the 2002 two-door Saturn sedan, her learned it was connected to an assault on Jan. 6 in Mountain View neighborhood in which two people were shot.

The driver took off with police in hot pursuit. The chase, which reached speed of more than 80 mph in heavy traffic, went on for almost an hour.

During the pursuit, the man ran red lights and weaved throughout several neighborhoods, including Oak Park, National City, Bonita and Paradise Hills, according to Mayer…

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Local man loses 400 lbs. with diet, exercise

Local man loses 400 lbs. with diet, exercise


[trib_ndn vid=25507700]ESCONDIDO, Calif. – An Escondido man is celebrating his 400-pound weight loss with the entire world  after being featured in People magazine.

Michael Holcomb, 26, was shocked when the popular magazine contacted him about featuring the story of his amazing transformation.

Michael-Holcomb’s-weight-loss“I thought they were yanking my chain,” said Holcomb.  “I thought, ‘Yeah, right.'”

He started his weight-loss journey when he carried 607 pounds on his 6-foot-3-inch frame.  He admits to spending most of his days eating 15,000 calories full of simple carbohydrates like pasta, rice and sugar.

“If I walked to my kitchen I’d have to take a break at the couch,” he said.  “And then I’d relax and get up again to continue.”

Holcomb was a heavy child and teen, and as he grew into adulthood he continued to gain weight.  One day he saw his reflection in the television monitor as he was lying on the…

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Fisherman reels in gun from OB Pier

Fisherman reels in gun from OB Pier


OCEAN BEACH, CALIF — A local man who set out to catch a few fish off the Ocean Beach pier ended up reeling in something with a lot more bite.

Covered in mud and seaweed, he pulled up a gun. And this is no fish tale. It happened Wednesday morning. The fisherman cast out and then reeled in not the usual mackerel or grouper but a revolver.

“Yes, I heard!,” said another local fisherman. “He reeled in a gun! Very strange!”

Pictures of what looked like a Smith & Wesson .357 magnum revolver were posted on the popular social website, Reddit.  The gun was turned into the San Diego Police Department Western Division around 11 a.m.

“The gun was in pretty poor condition,” said SDPD Lt. Kevin Mayer. “It had been in the ocean for a while. It had some growth on it —  rust.”

The gun is now…

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Wanted Person – Lance Jeremy Rodgers

From San Diego County Sheriff’s Department …

Wanted Person - Lance Jeremy Rodgers

Wanted Person – Lance Jeremy Rodgers

Take a good look at this photo. Lance Jeremy Rodgers is a suspect in a string of commercial and residential burglaries. He ran away from deputies in the 1500 block of Fargo Avenue in El Cajon on January 9th. Sheriff’s Detectives also recovered firearms in the house.

If you see Rodgers, DO NOT APPROACH HIM. He should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

Anyone with information on Rodgers is urged to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line. You could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call 888-580-8477.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 9, 2014

The federal government names 24 people in a federal indictment and accuses them of being a sex trafficking gang. According to the feds these suspects are part of a nationwide gang that they also accuse of racketeering, murder, kidnapping, robbery, and drug crimes. Authorities say the gang called B-M-S worked with lower level street gangs like Neighborhood Crips, the Lincoln Park Crips and the West Coast Crips. U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy says “The kind of sex trafficking described in this indictment is nothing less than modern-day slavery”. Nearly all of those arrested will be in San Diego’s federal court this afternoon at 1:30.

Governor Jerry Brown is pitching his Budget proposal all across the state today. He’ll be in San Diego’s City Hall media room at 12:30 this afternoon.

Ray Mabus the Secretary of the Navy is all over San Diego today. First he’s on base at North Island Naval Base for San Diego Military Advisory Council’s monthly breakfast meeting at 7:30 AM. Then he’s off to the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard to talk to the workers there at 10:30. And he ends his world wind with a 1:00 talk with some of the sailors at Naval Base Coronado.

San Diego’s sidewalk conditions are the subject of a 12:45 PM news conference with San Diego interim Mayor Todd Gloria and Councilman Mark Kersey. They are hoping to get an accurate picture of which sidewalks need repair, how much it’ll cost, and where to start.

At 11:00 AM San Diego Unified School District Board of Education President Kevin Beiser is talking to the American Society for Industrial Security about safety and security at San Diego schools. They’re meeting at the Admiral Baker Golf Course.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the public can hear the San Diego County Water Authority talking about some preliminary plans to manage their capital projects and climate change.

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24 San Diego gang members indicted for sex trafficking

24 San Diego gang members indicted for sex trafficking


[trib_ndn vid=25509055]SAN DIEGO — A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday names 24 alleged North Park gang members in a sex trafficking conspiracy involving dozens of underage girls and women.

According to the federal grand jury indictment, the local suspects are part of a nationwide gang involved in prostitution in 46 cities across 23 states. The racketeering conspiracy also involved murder, kidnapping, robber and drug crimes, according to federal prosecutors.

Gang Members Accused Of ‘Modern Day Slavery’ RingThe nation organization is known as BMS, a combination of “Black MOB” and “Skanless” gangs, according to the indictment. It is affiliated with local street gangs including the Neighborhood Crips, the Lincoln Park Crips and the West Coast Crips, the indictment said.

DOCUMENTS: North Park Gang Indicted In Racketeering Conspiracy

The local gang members recruited girls and women from El Cajon Boulevard and other areas to work as prostitutes using social media including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to recruit young girls…

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