AM Briefing from for March 18, 2014

This morning at 10:00 San Diego City Council is issuing a proclamation honoring SeaWorld for its 50th anniversary. Mayor Faulconer and Councilwoman Lorie Zapf are making the announcement declaring March “SeaWorld San Diego Month”. But before the council honors the aquatic park the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will rally and protest outside council chambers at 9:00 AM. PETA spokesperson Katie Arth says “Mayor Faulconer should be condemning SeaWorld for its cruel treatment of orcas and other animals, not celebrating its greed”.

Another protest today this one at 10:00 AM in front of the McDonald’s at 2796 Main St. is about over worker’s rights. Protesters are angry over accusations that McDonald’s has cheated employees out of pay.

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris is talking with the press as she tours the San Ysidro Port of Entry this morning at 10:30.

Mayor Faulconer is leading a press conference at 12:30 PM with representatives from the U.S. Golf Association about the city council approving the contract bringing the 2021 US Open to Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Then this afternoon at 1:30 Council members David Alvarez and Mari Emerald are making proposals about San Diego’s open government policy.

San Diego’s Salary Setting Commission is meeting at 3:30 this afternoon about changing the way the City Council and Mayor’s salary are determined.

At 4:00 PM the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is getting together. On the docket …charter school facilities.

Then at 5:00 the San Diego Community College District is joining in and they’re talking about coordinating some classes.

And finally at 6:30 tonight the city of El Cajon Veterans Commission is announcing their efforts to prevent veteran suicide.

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