AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 30, 2014

It is hot and windy in San Diego County. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for most of San Diego County and hot temperatures along with low humidity are hitting us too. However there is no “Red Flag” … that’s a high fire danger warning… Yet.

Pertussis or whooping cough is sweeping through San Diego. San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency says that this year alone there have been 298 pertussis cases reported. That’s about six times as many cases when compared to the same time period for last year. Last week alone 18 people reported having the disease.

Dr. Wilma Wooten says “Pertussis has shown no signs of slowing down … The vaccine’s effectiveness lessens over time so it’s very important that adults get their booster shots and that they make sure their children have the necessary doses of the vaccine at the recommended ages.”

Veteran San Diego Police officer Gilbert Anthony Lorenzo is being arraigned this morning at 8:00 in Department 2 of El Cajon’s courthouse. 31-year-old Lorenzo is accused of domestic violence. After his arrest by La Mesa police he was placed on unpaid leave.

In San Diego’s courthouse at 1:30 Todd Francis is being sentenced. Francis is the owner of a gun his daughter and a neighbor boy were playing with when it fired killing the boy. Francis pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

San Diego City Council has a busy day today.

First at 9:00 AM the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is meeting about a ballot proposal to increase the minimum wage in San Diego. Then at 2:00 the council’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee is talking about the community plan for Ocean Beach.

This morning at 9:00 the County Board of Supervisors is meeting and on the agenda is a multimillion-dollar water quality monitoring contract.

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech at San Diego State University is being honored with the unveiling of a plaque at SDSU’s Open Air Theater.

And finally tonight at 7:00 San Diego city councilman Ed Harris is hosting a town hall meeting at Bay Park Elementary School.

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