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Southwestern College Touts New Football Field, Classroom Building

“Schools love to show off their new buildings, and Southwestern College in Chula Vista has one that will open later this month that it’s particularly proud of.

The $25 million Fieldhouse Classroom and DeVore Stadium will be dedicated on Aug. 15 at a free public event from 3:30 to 5 p.m. And then it will be ready for students and faculty when fall classes start Aug. 18.

Funding for the project came from the $389 million Proposition R, a bond measure voters approved in 2008.”

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 17, 2014

At 54-years-old San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died yesterday. Known as Mr. Padre, Gwynn played 20-seasons with the Padres before retiring. After leaving Major League Baseball Gwynn went on to become the head baseball coach at his Alma Mater, San Diego State University. Gwynn died from cancer that he blamed on a long time chewing tobacco addiction. A public memorial is being planned.

The USS Peleliu and its one thousand fifty sailors are leaving San Diego this morning. They are going to take part in what the Navy calls the “world’s largest naval exercise” RIMPAC. The Rim of the Pacific drill will have 23 countries, 47 ships, 6 submarines, over 200 aircraft and more than 25,000 service members participating in massive exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands. This morning at 9:00 the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is reviewing reports about last month’s wildfires and talking about what can be improved. Last month there were as many as 12 wildfires burning at one time.

At 10:00 AM San Diego City Council is talking about a proposed $1.25 per night fee for parking over-sized vehicles on city streets. They’re also expected to approve $250,000 in attorney’s fees for a lawsuit about city permitting policies.

At 11:00 AM the Metropolitan Transit System will be calling on all of San Diego to take public transportation this Thursday for “Dump the Pump Day”.

At 2:00 this afternoon Chula Vista City Council is meeting and on the agenda is next year’s budget.

And finally at 11:00 AM the East San Diego County city of El Cajon is honoring El Cajon native and race car driver Jimmie Johnson for his community work. His foundation has given over 6.5 million dollars to help schools.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 16, 2014

The USS Cape St. George and its 350 officers and sailors are leaving San Diego this morning. They are on their way to participate in the massive naval exercise called RIMPAC, for Rim of the Pacific. Over 25,000 service members from 23 countries are participating in this, the 24th multinational maritime exercise. From June 26th to August 1st the multinational armada of ships will train near the Hawaiian Islands.

This afternoon at 2:00 San Diego City Council will take up a proposal to raise the minimum wage. The proposal, being spearheaded by Council President Todd Gloria, is to set San Diego’s lowest pay at $13.09 an hour. Opponents to the raise are rallying before the council meeting at 1:30 in Civic Center Plaza. The group of business owners say that if the minimum wage is raised it’ll hurt their ability to stay in business and provide jobs. If the proposal makes it through council it’ll be put on November’s ballot.

At 3:00 this afternoon you can watch the U.S. play Ghana in the World Cup Tournament at the park at PETCO park. The new 17 by 29 foot wide big screen at the park will show the match. Before the U.S. match you can also watch Mexico vs Brazil at noon.

And finally tonight at 7:30 telling the stories of six San Diego women will take center stage at the 21th annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival. It’s called “Women of Valor”.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 5, 2014.

A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier and a Navy FA-18A crash in separate incidents yesterday.

The Harrier fell out of the sky in the city Imperial destroying three homes, at this time there are no reports of any deaths. The pilot was able to eject and medics have taken him to the hospital.

The Navy plane, an FA-18A, crashed off shore into the ocean. It was trying to land on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. That pilot was also able to eject and in in stable condition. You probably remember the Vinson because it was the ship that buried Osama bin Laden at sea in 2011.

All across San Diego today people in favor of and people opposed to raising the minimum wage will be talking to the press. Proponents say that $8 dollars an hour is not enough to live on in San Diego and that the minimum should be much higher. Opponents say that it’ll hurt small businesses and drive work out of town.

At 9:00 AM some business owners are going to explain to the press why they support raising the minimum wage. They’ll be in front of Intelicare Direct on Chesapeake Drive.

Then at 10:00 AM San Diego County taxpayers Association and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce are releasing a study that they say proves raising the lowest pay will hurt all kinds of businesses. That’ll be near 6th and G in downtown San Diego.

And at 5:30 tonight near the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Front Street supporters of raising the minimum wage will rally. Council President Todd Gloria will speak about a ballot measure he may propose to raise the minimum wage.

At 9:00 AM Heartland Fire and Rescue is giving “hands only CPR” training at El Cajon City Hall, Lemon Grove’s City Hall, Parkway Plaza and Grossmont Center.

About a thousand volunteers are going to clean up the beach celebrating the I Love A Clean San Diego 60th anniversary starting at 9:30 this morning. It’s part of their Kids’ Ocean Day at Crown Point Shores in Mission Bay event.

In Chula Vista’s courthouse this afternoon at 1:30 Dajamah Blevins is being arraigned and accused of sexually assaulting a teenager on a public bus in National City.

And finally tonight at 5:30 at Balboa Stadium the “Jim Ryun Festival of Miles” will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ryun being the first high schooler to break the 4-minute mile record.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 9, 2014

The USS Vandergrift and about 200 sailors are leaving San Diego this morning after 7:45. The four-hundred-53-foot-long guided-missile frigate is going to fight drug trafficking along the Central American coast.

In court today two sentencings of note, both in San Diego’s courthouse.

First at 9:30 this morning Ramon Heredia will be sentenced for smashing a beer bottle over the head of another man while tailgating at Chargers versus Cowboys game. It was all caught on video and uploaded to YouTube.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon Johnnie Edwards and Mautofu Maiava will hear their fates for using a gun to rob several people outside a house party.

This morning at 9:00 San Diego Sheriff’s officials are talking to the press about an undercover sting they did that went after people who sold drugs over the internet.

Also at 9:00 San Diego Police, Coast Guard personnel, Urban Corps members and City workers are helping World War Two veteran Jess Busco clean up his home in City Heights.

The Board of Directors from the San Diego Association of Governments or SANDAG is talking about the trolley expansion projects at 10:00 AM.

Then at 1:00 this afternoon SANDAG is presenting a new mobile app that’ll give commuters real-time traffic cameras, toll price along with a bunch of other commuter friendly info.

It’s the first of its kind in the nation.

Starting at 10:00 AM Payless ShoeSource is giving about 200 kids new free summer shoes. The first 50 kids are clients of the child abuse prevention agency. The kids will be able to pick them out at Payless’s all over San Diego County.

Tonight at 6:00 the Surfrider Foundation of San Diego County is having its 14th annual art gala. It’s their biggest fundraiser of the year.

And finally at 6:30 the charity Mama’s Kitchen is hosting its 23rd annual Mother’s Day benefit dinner at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.
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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 25, 2014

Seventeen supposed violent gang members are in federal court today facing racketeering, drug and weapons charges. They were among the 45 suspects arrested yesterday in a massive county wide sweep. Yesterday U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy said that they are members of the “a particularly volatile and violent” gang. Over 500 officers from various law enforcement agencies participated in the sweep. Nine suspects are still at large; including 50-year-old Randy Alton Graves of El Cajon who authorities say is the ring leader. Authorities also think that some of the defendants were involved in some recent homicides. Reportedly the victims were former gang members or associates that the gang suspected of working with police.

This morning after 7:15 sailors and Marines from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group are coming home to San Diego. They’ve been gone for 8-months for a deployment in the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf. The USS Boxer, USS New Orleans, USS Harpers Ferry, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21 and some of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit will all come ashore.

San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is meeting this morning at 9:00. They are talking about accepting $300,000 from the State Energy Commission for making an alternative fuel readiness plan. They are also looking at a report about what’s called “active modes of transportation” … that means walking or biking.

This afternoon at 3:00 in Lakeside County officials are opening up a brand new 16,000 square foot skate park at Lindo Lake County Park.

Also at 3:00 the British owned Bumble Bee Seafoods is celebrating the opening up of its new San Diego headquarters in the Showley Brothers Candy Factory at Petco Park. Mayor Faulconer and former mayor Jerry Sanders will be on hand to cut the ribbon.

And finally tonight at 7:30 over $85,000 in scholarships are being awarded to 124 San Diego Mesa College students in their 21st annual Scholarship Banquet.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 21, 2014

The 684-foot USS Summerset is coming home to San Diego this afternoon around 1:30. It’s the third of three ships for the Navy named in honor of the 9/11 attacks. The Summerset is named after Summerset County which is the county wear United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville Pennsylvania. The amphibious transport dock ship was commissioned on March 1st. It has a crew of about 400, can transport 1,200 Marines, carry helicopters and deliver cargo.

Three U.S. Coast Guard mariners are being honored this afternoon at 3:00. Last May they rescue a father and his two adult sons from their capsized boast off coast near La Jolla.

In court today three sentencing’s of note..

In San Diego’s courthouse at 9:30 Phillip and Roselia Kubeck along with Earl Allen are being sentenced for bringing people into the United States through a hole in border fence then flying them in a small private plane all over the country.

Still in San Diego but at 1:30 Shawn Moore is being sentenced. Moore was caught during a robbery, tried to run away, tripped, fell and was hit by a car.

Also at 1:30 but in Vista’s courthouse Robert James Lynch is being sentenced for after pleading guilty to charges he related to a carjacking.

At 10:00 AM Earth Week at University of California San Diego starts today and to kick it off students are going to sort 1,000 pounds of trash. In the annual demo the refuse is dumped along UC San Diego’s International House Walk and is supposed to show how much of our trash can be recycled.

At 11:00 AM the non-profit the Equinox Center is releasing its annual Quality of Life Dashboard. It shows a bunch of environmental info for San Diego like water quality and consumption, transportation and land use.

At noon Supervisor Greg Cox is starting this year’s mosquito eradication campaign with the unveiling of a new app for your smartphone devoted to tracking the West Nile virus.

And finally at 7:00 tonight San Diego Unified School District is giving a talk about how to support our kids so they can successes at school.

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