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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 31, 2014

Today is Cesar Chavez day.

In San Diego that means many people have the day off; schools are closed, along with all government offices. This morning at 7:15 the San Diego Cesar Chavez Commemorative Committee hosts its annual memorial breakfast. This year the featured speaker, Oakland’s Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta the son of farm workers remembers the work Chavez did for Filipino farm workers. Many forget that while the vast majority of farm workers are from Latin America and Mexico in particular many are not. The breakfast is at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside on Harbor Drive sold out weeks ago.

This morning at 9:45 on board the USS Midway Museum Democratic Congressman Scott Peters is joining veterans, librarians and educators to launch the Veterans History Project for the 52nd District. The Veterans History Project is a program where veterans can share their stories in the first person. This way we all can learn about the events that shaped our country from the people that lived it.

San Diego Chargers and Union Bank are giving $5000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Diego, San Diego Armed Service YMCA and San Diego Center for Children. The money was raised at several games by asking fans to donate loose change.

Tonight at 6:00 the San Diego Padres are opening up PETCO Park to some special fans for Padres Preview Night. If you were lucky enough to get an invitation you’ll get to taste the new food stands, check out the new Padres social club and even take batting practice on the field.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Last night news came out that San Diego Charger’s linebacker Thomas Keiser was arrested Sunday after the Charger victory over Kansas City Chiefs. Reportedly the 24-year-old was in an argument that turned violent. San Diego Police were called and Keiser was arrested at 10:50 PM outside of a bar on 5th and G Street in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. According to the San Diego Union Tribune Keiser posted $8,000 bail on a misdemeanor battery charge.

One San Diego’s most famous non-human residents will be represented in tomorrow’s Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena. An animatronic version of Meatball the Bear will be riding aboard the city of Glendale float themed “Let’s Be Neighbors”. Meatball is a 400-pound black bear that was caught rummaging through a Los Angeles County neighborhood. He got his name because he was seen eating some frozen Costco meatballs. Since his capture Meatball has been living at the East San Diego County Lions Tigers & Bears animal sanctuary.

This morning at 9:30 in Del Mar surfing dog Ricochet is ringing in the New Year by surfing with disabled veterans. One of his wave buddies is a veteran who served two tours in Iraq.

And finally tonight San Diego County’s two main transit systems are offering expanded service to get you crazy New Year’s Eve partier’s home safe. There will be more buses and more trolleys. If you’re in North County check gonctd.com or If you’re in San Diego check sdmts.com.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 19, 2013

Last night at 9:08 PM a man robbed the Church of the Most Precious Blood in Chula Vista. The church holds bingo night on Wednesdays at around 6:00 PM. He is described as a black male in his 30’s 6 feet tall medium build used a black hand gun … OH and he was wearing a X-mass hat with a charger bolt on it … yes I said the robber was wearing a Charger themed Santa hat. There were people inside but no word yet on if they were playing or finishing up a bingo game.

This morning at 9:00 AM in San Diego’s courthouse there is a hearing to determine if convicted rapist Alvin Ray Quarles is a sexually violent predator. Quarles is half way through a 50-year sentence and could be released. Prosecutors want to classify him a sexually violent predator and commit him, keeping him off the streets.

At 1:30 this afternoon also in San Diego’s courthouse Lucas Jubb is on the docket. He’s is being arraigned for raping a minor. Jubb is a mental health counselor at a continuation school.

And also at 1:30 but in Vista brothers Brandon and Stephen Erwin will be arraigned. They are accused of robbing two of their friends, at the friend’s home.

This morning at 10:00 interim Mayor Todd Gloria talks to the press in his weekly briefing.

At 10:00 AM the Council on American Islamic Relation is releasing a report about the bullying of Muslim students in California.

And finally lots more holiday cheer today.

First at 8:30 AM the California Highway Patrol is delivering toys to Hannalei Elementary School.

Then at 10:00 the kids at St. Vincent de Paul Villages are celebrating the holidays. Then at 3:30 this afternoon they get to go to the Old Town Trolley Christmas Festival.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for October 7, 2013

Close to 230 Camp Pendleton residents are allowed back into their homes today after officials evacuated them because of a fire. The weekend blaze burned 1500 acres and is 15 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon.

San Diego County courts are very busy today with six arraignments on the schedule worth talking about.

First this morning at 8:30 in Vista Superior Court 61-year-old Michael Vilkin will be arraigned and accused of shooting his neighbor over a landscaping dispute.

Then the next four arraignments that matter will all be at 1:30 in San Diego Courthouse’s Department 12

Ghazal Mansury will be arraigned and accused of killing her 79-year-old mother

Georgette Cramer Cervantes will be accused of murdering a guy she was dating then engaging in a 7-hour -long swat stand off

54-year-old Gregory Eagles … a youth ice hockey coach … will be accused of trying to buy and sell child porn

An Orange County man will be arraigned and accused of smashing a bottle over the head of another man in the parking lot of Qualcomm stadium just after a Chargers / Cowboys game. The whole fight was caught on someone’s cell phone and put on youtube.

And the last arraignment of note today will be in Chula Vista’s courthouse … John Kinloch and elementary school teacher will be accused of molesting five kids and having child porn.

San Diego’s City Council is meeting today. First this morning at 9:00 the Audit Committee is going to talk about problems associated with “Managed Competition”. A new audit of the Publishing Services says that the workload was artificially inflated witch prompted bidders to ask for more money than they may have really needed to do the projects. Publishing Services is the first city department to use “Managed Competition”. Then in the afternoon the council will talk about a proposed development in Otay Mesa’s Brown Field.

And finally the USS Higgins and its crew of 250 come home to San Diego this morning after a lengthy deployment…The guided-missile destroyer served in the Western Pacific and Middle East.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 9, 2013

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s troubles continue. This morning at 9:00 San Diego’s City Council Audit Committee is looking into how the disgraced mayor used his city issued credit card. In a statement Chair of the Audit Committee and Mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer says “This public discussion is one of the first steps in beginning to restore trust at City Hall.”

This afternoon at 2:00 San Diego’s City Council will look at the development of 331 acres of land in Brown Field.

At 12:30 San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez will officially start his mayoral campaign in a press conference at Presidio Park.

And tonight at 6:00 Chula Vista Councilman Rudy Ramirez is having an open forum on homelessness in Chula Vista.

Protesters opposed to U.S. military action in Syria will be out today.

At noon organizers from Moveon.org are holding a vigil in front of Senator Diane Feinstein’s Office at 750 B Street in downtown San Diego.

Then San Diego Veterans For Peace will be hanging banners from the 6th Avenue overpass along the I-5 from 4:00 to 6:00 tonight.

Robin Sadik will be sentenced at 1:30 PM for breaking into a home in Chula Vista while two young girls and a teenager girl hid in a closet.

And finally tonight is the San Diego Chargers home opener. The bolts go up against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium. Kick Off is at 7:20 … and fans are encouraged to arrive early and take the trolley.

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BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast: Special Guest – Todd Gloria

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For this special BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast I spent about a half and hour chatting with San Diego interim mayor Todd Gloria on the last day of his first week in office.

We talked about lots of stuff … cleaning up after Bob Filner … building a new Chargers stadium … what to do with the old library … and even what kind of person he wants to endorse for mayor in the special election.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 5, 2013

Syria’s civil war will hit home for San Diegans today. San Diego Veterans for Peace have a protest planned for tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. They are going to hang banners off of the 6th Ave Bridge over the I-5 freeway in downtown protest potential American military strikes in Syria. They say “With no UN endorsement, no NATO endorsement, no support from England, no Arab-League or international approval, now (if ever) is not the time for the United States to get involved”

At 9:00 this morning La Mesa Police will announce a $90,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a freeway shooter. Xusha Brown Jr was riding in a car going east on the 8 freeway near the 125 interchange when someone pulled alongside him and shot into the car fatally injuring Brown. La Mesa Police believe that other drivers on the freeway at that time must have seen the incident and they hope the reward will entice them to come forward.

At 10:30 AM San Diego’s interim mayor Todd Gloria along with its former mayor and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce will announce several new parts of the Miramar Air Show. The air show generates about $17 million for local economy and San Diego politicos have been trying to find a way to use some of that to keep the airshow going after part of the funding for the show was cut because of the federal budget sequestration. The air show will go one this October 4th and 5th with some changes. It remains to be seen if the money can be raised to bring any or the cut flight demonstration teams. But there will still be plenty to look at and do. Like nightly concerts, a run/walk, drag racing, and family bike ride.

And finally tonight at 4:30 the Chargers are giving media a special preview of all the new food on offer at Qualcomm Stadium. It’s all in honor of tonight’s first official NFL game between the Denver Broncos and the World Champion Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff is at 5:30 PM

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