AM Briefing from for January 14, 2013

Fire danger in San Diego County remains high today. 5% humidity and winds gusting up to 75-miles-per-hour is why the National Weather Service’s red flag warning is still in effect. They expect the elevated danger to last through Wednesday.

Local government is busy today. San Diego’s City Council is taking public comment starting at 9:00 AM. On the agenda are a $120 million dollar bond, special parking for electric cars, and a proclamation marking the 25th anniversary of San Diego’s famous rack ‘n roll night club the Casbah.

Then this afternoon at 2:00 the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is talking about an audit of the ports financials in a special meeting.

At 5:00 tonight the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about forming a coalition of large urban school districts in California and how to offer some high school’ers college level classes.

Councilman Kevin Faulconer is picking up another endorsement for his mayoral run this afternoon at 12:30 from an Asian-American business owners group.

Sustainability and the next mayor is what they’re talking about at a forum being hosted by the World Resource Sim Center tonight at 5:30.

F-Y-I San Diego special mayoral election is on Febuary 11th

On today’s legal calendar there’s lots going on…

At 9:00 AM in federal court the imprisonment of 14 accused gang member’s is being discussed in light of their arrest for sex-trafficking.

David Huberto Ortiz is being sentenced for murdering an 8-month-old girl this morning at 8:30 in El Cajon’s courthouse.

Then in Vista’s courthouse at 1:30 this afternoon Justin Gibson and Kenneth Hamilton will hear their fates for killing two teens at Libby Lake Park.

And in San Diego’s downtown courthouse also at 1:30 PM Esteban Nandin is being sentenced for raising an assault rifle at police officers.

The Surfrider Foundation is giving away 1000 free reusable shopping bags in honor of Day Without a Bag. The volunteers will be in front of the Pancho Villa’s Farmers Market at 3245 El Cajon Blvd.

And finally tonight at 6:00 enjoy a free movie at the San Diego Public Library with “Cold Souls” a 2011 film about a frustrated actor that is having his soul removed and put in frozen storage.

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