AM Briefing from for February 17, 2014

It’s Presidents Day and government offices are closed all over San Diego County. But there are some openings for your day off. If you’re taking the day to clean out your garage the Miramar Landfill is open for its regular hours form 7:00 AM to 4:30. And Chollas Lake, the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center, and municipal golf courses will be open. However the golf courses are open for their holiday hours and prices. Parking meters are free today. And buses and trolleys are running on their Saturday schedule.

This morning at 8:00 AM the annual Firehouse World Conference starts its four-day run. Firefighters from all over the country and world are at the San Diego Convention Center. They get to learn all about new firefighting technology, along with the cutting edge training, and firefighting gear exhibits.

At 10:00 AM a new Veterans Administration residential rehab center is opening. The Aspire Center will be in the old Thomas Jefferson School of Law building on San Diego Ave.

It’s Pirate Family Fun Day at Balboa Park’s Natural History Museum starting at 10:00 AM.

And finally this afternoon at 1:30 at the Oceanside Fire Department Station on Ditmat Street a family will be reunited with the medics that saved their newborn son. He was born five weeks early, not breathing, without vital signs in the back of an ambulance, and the medics saved him. Zavier Stephan Morgan Pestana Now two months old was given his two middle names in honor of the two medics that saved him.

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