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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 6, 2013

Early this morning California Highway Patrol issued Amber Alert for a 22-year-old Turkish man and a one-month-old baby. Last night at 11:55 Sunnyvale Police Department detected the suspect’s cell phone in the San Diego neighborhood of Kearney Mesa. The suspect is named Mesut Guler. He is of Turkish origin, 6 feet tall, 120 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes. Guler was driving a 2004 GMC Envoy with a large American eagle on the rear window license plate 6HIL892. The victim is one-month-old Henry Guler Romero

The National Weather Service says that because of low humidity and wind San Diego County is at a higher than normal risk for wild fires. Winds will gust up to 40 miles per hour, temps will reach the low 80’s is some areas, and very low humidity all come together to create the dangerous situation.

San Diego City Council is looking at a busy day ahead.

First thing at 9:00 AM the Rules and Economic Development Committee is meeting about the port, the bi-national affairs office, and the proposed open data policy.

Then in the afternoon at 2:00 the Natural Resources and Culture Committee is talking about the Balboa Park centennial calibration, the zero waste proposal, and the city’s climate plan.

In-between all of that at around 10:30 the Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and other city politicos are presenting a new energy and sustainability goal for Balboa Park. They want more of the park’s buildings to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as leaders in the green building movement.

At 9:00 Am the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is getting together to talk about land issues, like airport leases.

Also 9:00 this morning at the Camacho Recreation Center in National City more than 1,100 children from South Bay will get free eye exams from a team at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Two major emergency drills this evening.

First at 4:00 PM crews are participating in a simulated 6.6-magnatude earthquake drill. They’ll practice using heavy equipment to rescue victims from ruble set up at the Regional Public Safety Training Institute on Harbor Drive.

Then at 10:00 tonight other emergency crews are participating in a simulated trolley derailment near San Diego State University.

And finally tonight at 6:00 in the University of San Diego’s Shiley Theatre … a mayoral candidate form about the complicated issues facing San Diego’s Latino community.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 26, 2013

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After years of legal fighting the U. S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on California’s Proposition 8 today. Prop 8 is a voter-approved measure that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. However just because the voters approve something doesn’t mean it can become law. It still must be consistent with the U. S. Constitution. If the court says prop 8 is unconstitutional then this decision could have national impact. San Diego’s L G B T community is rallying tonight in Hillcrest at 5:00 in support of marriage equality.

We’re all over the county for court today.

In El Cajon’s courthouse this morning at 8:30 Gary Allen Thomas will be sentenced for beating his 94-year-old neighbor to death with a hammer. 64-year-old Thomas bludgeoned the woman while she slept. Originally he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but later changed his plea to guilty. He will be sentenced to 26-years to life in prison.

In Chula Vista’s courthouse this afternoon Mandel A. Watson will learn his sentence. Watson pleaded guilty to trying to kidnap two girls just before he was stopped when he was hit by a car.

Also this afternoon at 1:30 in San Diego’s Superior Court Nelson Drake will be arraigned. Drake, a Canadian citizen, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman while he was in San Diego for a convention.

San Diego’s political machine is running at full throttle today.

First thing this morning at 9:00 the San Diego City Council’s Budget Committee is meeting and expected to approve a five-year banking contract with Bank of America and Citibank.

Then this afternoon at 2:00 the Council’s Public Safety committee is meeting about a report on firefighter attrition and retention.

At 9:00 AM the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is talking about reducing microbrewery and cheese-making regulations.

This afternoon at 1:00 the Civic San Diego Board of Directors is going to look at changing the parking meter hour’s downtown. Now parking meters are enforced from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm every day except for Sundays and holidays. The proposal is to shift the hours to 10:00 am until 8:00 PM every day except for Sundays and holidays.

And finally tonight at 7:30 Republican Carl DeMaio is kicking off his congressional campaign at a fundraiser. DeMaio hopes to be the republican nominee to go up against Democrat Scott Peters in about 2 years’ time.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 18, 2013

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San Diego’s first Red Flag Warning of the season is in effect. A dangerous weather cocktail of gusty winds, low humidity, and high temperatures are why the National Weather Service in San Diego issued the warning. The warning is in effect until 5:00 PM Friday.

San Diego County’s Health and Human Services is investigating two confirmed and two possible cases of meningococcal disease. Commonly known as meningitis. A 22-year-old man hospitalized on April 9th died from the disses and a 47-year-old man is still in the hospital. The disease is spread through close contact like sharing a drinking glass or kissing. Symptoms include fever, headache, lethargy, stiff neck and a rash. Health Officials say if you’ve had close contact with an infected person to seek medical treatment.

This morning at 6am Goodwill Industries and Kaiser Permantente are hosting an e-waste recycling event. If you have any old electronics you can take them to 4405 Vandever Ave.

At 10:00 AM University of California at San Diego students are going to sort through a thousand pounds of trash to show how most garbage still has many things in it that can be recycled.

And at 1:00 PM in Bonita Cove the San Diego Triathlon is having its pre-race expo. No word yet on any enhanced security because of the Boston Marathon bombing. The woman’s race is on Friday and the men Saturday.

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San Diego’s First Fire Academy in Years

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These are pictures from the first San Diego Fire Academy graduation in several years.

The SDGD has had a hireling freeze … Looks like positive change is in the wind for the department.

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 20, 2013

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The San Diego City Council’s Rules and Economic Development Committee is meeting today and will consider a resolution in support of the immigration reform proposed by the bipartisan committee “The Gang of Eight

At noon today the California Public Utilities Commission is meeting at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography … during the meeting the Environmental Health Coalition plans to rally for solar energy outside

In court today Cindy Altamirano Garcia will be arraigned. She is accused of going on a robbery spree with her ex-firefighter husband … that culminated in a gun battle with San Diego Police at which her husband was killed by police.

And at noon there will be another rally this time federal employees will be out front of the 32nd Street Naval Base. The American Federation of Government Employees is organizing about 100 of these rallies across the country. They are upset over how the budget sequestration will affect their members. They are meeting at the corner of Yama and Main Streets near the 32nd Street Naval Base.

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Historic San Diego Buildings Burn

An early morning fire guts several historic buildings.

Just after 4:15 this morning a fire broke out at San Diego’s Old Town State Park.

Several of the historic wood framed buildings in the El Patio de Old Town Mexican caught fire.

No injuries are reported and a cause in not yet known.

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Dead Nude Woman found in Beach-Side Mansion

A 32 year-old-woman is found nude and dead in the backyard of a historical Coronado mansion.

The home in the small beach community that sits on an island in the San Diego bay was rocked when the nude body of 32-year-old Rebecca M. Nalepa is found dead in the back yard of a seven million dollar beach-side mansion.

Nalepa was the girlfriend to the home’s owner, 54-year-old Jonah Shacknai. Investigators say that she suffered a “violent” death.

For more info go HERE or HERE

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San Diego Plane Crash Latest

Hello. I am back after some time off.

Here’s the latest on the plane crash at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in the Tierrasanta neighborhood of San Diego.

A mother is dead, a father is in a coma and their three children are in critical condition following the crash of their home-built airplane.

According to San Diego Fire at around 1 PM the single engine Velocity Super XLRG5 crashed next to the 11th hole of the military run golf course. The mother died at the scene, two of the family members were in such bad shape they had to be transported by helicopter to the hospital, and the other two were taken by ambulance.

The father Gregory Crane a pilot flew to San Diego to pick up his wife, Lori, and daughters 11-year-old Summer and 10-year-old Tia and son 8-year-old Austin.

According to the FAA just after takeoff, at about 12:45, the pilot notified the control tower at Montgomery Field that a door fell off of his plane and that he was making his way back for an emergency landing. Contact with the pilot was lost and the crash was reported a few minutes later.

The FAA web site has a statement regarding their regulation or lack of regulation for home-built or kit planes.
“The FAA does not certify aircraft kits nor approve kit manufacturers. However, the FAA does perform evaluations to determine if an aircraft built from a kit will meet the “major portion” requirement of 14 CFR section 21.191(g). Here is the List of Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits that have been evaluated by the FAA.”

To see the FAA entire statement on kit or home-built planes go HERE

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EMT Killed struck and killed on a San Diego highway.

At approximately 7:00 AM Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Esteban Bahena was struck and killed on a San Diego highway.

The 24-year-old EMT was setting up flares on the north bound 163 to guide cars around an accident this stormy Wednesday morning when he was hit.

Bahena was transported to Mercy Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead at 0832.

In a statement released by San Diego Medical Services CEO Philip Forgione says

“Our paramedics and EMTs serve the San Diego community every day, and Esteban was one of our very well-liked and exemplary employees. All our personnel are stunned and devastated by this incident, and our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the Bahena family.”

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