Daily Archives: February 3, 2014

San Diego author and journalist Neil Morgan dies at 89

San Diego author and journalist Neil Morgan dies at 89


SAN DIEGO – Neil Morgan, noted journalist, author and civic force in San Diego for more than six decades, died Saturday at age 89.

Morgan died at home in La Jolla after a long illness, according to his wife, writer Judith Morgan.

With his column, first in the San Diego Daily Journal and later the San Diego Evening Tribune, Morgan chronicled the city’s coming-of-age beginning after World War II.

“In quite suddenly becoming a metropolitan area, San Diego has accepted the missile, the atom, the laboratory, the campus and even a casual California sophistication, which World War II visitors thought foreign to its nature,” he once wrote.

Morgan was named editor of the Tribune in 1981 and remained in that position until the newspaper merged with the other Copley family-owned newspaper, the San Diego Union, in 1992.

With Morgan at the helm, the Tribune was known as a “writer’s paper,”…

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Winter weather advisory for San Diego County

Winter weather advisory for San Diego County


[trib_ndn vid=25583607]SAN DIEGO — A band of light to moderate rain swept across coastal and valley areas of San Diego County and a dusting of snow in the East County mountains early Monday , bringing San Diego the first measurable precipitation of the year.

MtLagunaSnowThe National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the mountain areas above 4,500 feet until noon, saying two to four inches of snow accumulation was likely this morning.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will make travel difficult. Among the areas included in the advisory were Cuyamaca, Mount Laguna and Ranchita.

“Residents and travelers into the mountains should be prepared for hazardous driving conditions due to slick roads,” an NWS advisory said. “If possible, carry chains and take extra food and clothing.”

As of 8 a.m., just over an inch of snow had accumulated at the 6,000-foot level on Mt. Laguna…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 3, 2014

Weather in San Diego!

San Diego County is getting showers along the coast and inland valleys and snow in the mountains. The National Weather Service issued then canceled its winter weather advisory for San Diego city but the east county mountains still have one. The snow level will be at around 4000 feet and their expecting up to 4-inches on the ground. So if you live in or are going to the mountains take care the roads will be slick.

Sheriff’s Department is giving tours of the new women’s jail and recruiting this morning starting at 6:00 AM. The new jail is in the East San Diego city of Santee right next to the Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility.

This afternoon at 1:30 in San Diego’s courthouse there is a sentencing and arraignment worth mentioning.

First Jason Arringdale will hear his fate after pleading guilty to confronting a woman and her baby in a rest room.

Then Ameen Brynt is being arraigned and is accused of trying to rape a woman in Balboa Park.

At 10:00 AM a new City Heights community park will officially open with a ribbon-cutting from Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and Councilwoman Marti Emerald.

Then at 11:30 another ribbon-cutting for several improvements at Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School that make walking to school safer.

And tonight at 6:00 at the Old Globe Theater … a forum on affordable housing with Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, State housing official Susan Riggs, & President / CEO of San Diego Housing Commission Richard Gentry. All that before a play about a woman who loses her house.

And finally at 8:00 AM Pershing Middle School is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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