AM Briefing from for May 2, 2014

At 9:00 AM in San Diego courthouse’s Department 53 the public will comment over placing sexually violent predator Terry Stone in the far East San Diego County community of Borrego Springs. 63-year-old Stone is a diagnosed pedophile and has been convicted three times for lewd and lascivious acts against five victims. His victims were all between 6 and 11-years-old.Stone has been in a state hospital since 2003 and a judge ruled that he can safely be released. The question now is where.

Also in San Diego’s courthouse this morning at 9:00 … three sentencings.

Number One: Alvaro Regalado and Juan Arriero pleaed guilty to multiple robberies and to shooting a 16-year-old visiting from Arizona during one of the robberies.

Number two: Joseph Ragland, Jamarious Porche, Askia Toure and Michael McGinnis spent about two weeks robbing and pistol-whipping people.

and Number 3: Rafael Felipe Solano stabbed a man during an argument over meth.

At 1:30 this afternoon Julio Cruz is being arraigned in Vista’s courthouse. He is a wanted fugitive that led authorities on a chase through North San Diego County.

Nearly 300 women are going to pitch in on building a house for Habitat for Humanity in Imperial Beach starting at 9:00 this morning. It’s all part of National Women Build Week.

At 10:00 AM the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new ship will be commissioned. The $75 minion dollar 208-foot long vessel will be named after oceanographer Reuben Lasker and be based in San Diego. It’ll be used to collect info on the sea life in the Eastern Pacific.

In San Diego’s Old Town Historic State Park starting at 11:00 AM the annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo party is kicking off. They’ll have 40 bands, ballet folklorico and more.

And finally at 4:00 this afternoon the University of San Diego is giving out its fourth annual Social Innovation Challenge award. College students proposed solutions to social, economic and environmental problems to get a $73,500 grant.

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