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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 19, 2014

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department puts 43-people in custody yesterday in a daylong sweep targeting offenders released from prison because of over-crowding. During the sweep deputies went to 24-homes, riverbeds, even a trolley station in the East San Diego County cities of Santee, Lakeside and unincorporated El Cajon. Most of those arrested were released from prison because of overcrowding and supposed to be under supervision.

This morning at 9:00 San Diego City Council’s Budget Committee is meeting and getting an update on how often people are renting the new central library’s facilities. Library Director Deborah Barrow is going to tell the committee that since the library opened they’ve had and booked tons of events. Ranging from weddings, luncheons, concerts, bar and bat mitzvahs, and of course even author talks. She says they’ve made $41,000 so far and she’s anticipating $100,000 by the end of the year.

Then at 2:00 this afternoon the council’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee is meeting about possibly giving San Diego Police Officers cameras to record them on duty.

San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is hosting a special Meet the Mayor luncheon for business and community leaders. All the big wigs will be rubbing elbows at the Sheraton San Diego on Harbor Island Drive at 11:30 AM.

Some of San Diego Counties Mayors are volunteering for Meals on Wheels in the annual Mayors-for-Meals-Day. At 12:30 Chula Vista’s Mayor Cheryl Cox will be at the Norman Park Senior Center.

Two charitable events today

First the San Diego County Employees Charitable Organization is distributing money to 93 nonprofits at their annual awards breakfast this morning at 7:30 in the Central Library.

And at 11:00 AM San Diego Gas and Electric is starting its annual Environmental Champions initiative. They’re giving away $1,000,000 to several San Diego nonprofits that encourage young people to take care of the environment.

At 10:00 AM San Diego Mesa College is opening its new $109 million dollar 206,000-square-foot math and science complex. It’s got new labs, a greenhouse, and space for biology, chemistry, science, and math programs.

In court at 1:30 Abel Martinez is being arraigned in El Cajon’s courthouse. He’s accused of sneaking into a house his ex-girlfriend was staying at and killing her current boyfriend and shooting her.

And finally tonight at 6:00 San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and San Diego Fire Chief Javier Mainar are talking at the welcoming reception for the American Society of Industrial Security International’s regional meeting. ASIS International is a security training and certification company.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 10, 2014

A 36-year-old man held off law enforcement in standoff at the San Diego FBI field office Sunday afternoon. According to Special Agent Darrell Foxworth the suspect, William Durant, scaled the complex’s south side gate and tried to get into the building. When he wasn’t able to get inside he walked to the top of the parking garage and climbed onto the roof of the main building. Reportedly Durant was in contact with several news stations in San Diego while he was on the roof. FBI negotiators were able to talk him down after nearly 6-hours.

This morning after 9:00 AM the USS Coronado is coming home to San Diego. The Coronado is a littoral combat ship, that means it is designed to fight in the “littoral zone” which is the zone close to shore. It has a crew of 40 sailors 8 officers & 32 enlisted. Plus it can carry 35 for missions.

This afternoon at 2:00 San Diego City Council is meeting and top of the agenda is the Salary Setting Commission’s decision to freeze pay for the mayor and council-members. The mayor makes $100,000 a year and council-members $75,000. Commission Chairman Bob Ottilie says this is the first time the panel is recommending salaries stay the same. Ottilie says that part of the reason they are recommending no salary change is because of how frustrated his commission is with their recommendations being politicized. He went on to say “We pay so little that the only people who can afford to take a job as a council member or mayor [is] somebody who doesn’t earn $75,000 a year, a young person with very little experience who’s willing to devote their career to low-income, or the wealthy.”

OK here is your editorial alert …

In my opinion the chairman is way out of touch. Of course the salaries of elected officials are going to be politicized. Voters care about that kind of thing. And it’s not just the quote “young with very little experience” who earn less than $75,000 a year. The Average Median Income in San Diego for two adults working full-time with two kids is about $72,000 a year. Ottilie needs to get in touch with what the “middle” is in this city.

OK I’m off my soap box for now.

This afternoon at 1:00 the start of construction of on a new San Diego Central Courthouse kicks off with a ground breaking. Several judges and County Supervisor Greg Cox will lead the ceremony. The hope is that the new building will consolidate several departments like criminal, civil, probate, family and small claims courts under one roof.

In the soon-to-be old courthouse in San Diego this morning one case worth mentioning.

Judy Lynn Hayman is having a review hearing at 8:30 this morning. Hayman escaped from a Michigan prison 36-years ago and has been living in San Diego since. She is fighting her extradition.

Tonight at 7:00 more talk with the committee about San Diego Unified School Districts plan for the future called “Vision 2020” They’re meeting at Crawford High over in the college area if you want to stop by.

And finally at noon retired sheriff’s Captain Leland McPhie is celebrating his 100th birthday. Mcphie was with the Sheriff’s Department for 28-years and is the author of the first department policy manual for deputies working at the jails. He wrote that way back in 1940. Stop by the Sheriff’s Museum at 2384 San Diego Ave and say happy birthday.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 18, 2014

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore announced the arrest of a 23-year-old man they believe broke into little girl’s bedrooms while they slept. Sheriff Gore says the Dwayne Farrell was arrested yesterday afternoon on suspicion of burglary. Gore also says that Farrell is known to detectives and was linked to the crime by DNA. Farrell is accused of breaking into two separate little girls bedrooms and watching them while they slept. Reportedly in one case the mother of an 8-year-old was in sleeping with her daughter when she heard heavy breathing and found a man watching them.

Sheriff Gore says “Where somebody is so brazen to break into a home while people are there, and then enter into the bedrooms of small children — really, it makes you shudder to think what might have happened”

San Diego County Sheriff’s also says they arrested six men ranging in age from 21 to 55 for allegedly trying to hire prostitutes. All six men were arrested by the North County Prostitution / Human Trafficking Task Force.

Lots going on in court today

First at 8:30 this morning in San Diego’s downtown courthouse Judy Lynn Hayman will have an identity hearing to confirm if she is the woman that escaped from a Michigan prison nearly 40-year-ago.

Authorities say Hayman was serving time for larceny after stealing some clothes from a department store when she escaped. She’s fighting the extradition.

Four big arraignments today.

First at 9:30 AM in San Diego’s Federal Court Ravneet Singh will be in front of a Magistrate and accused of conspiring to funnel money from a foreign national into San Diego political campaigns.

Second San Diego police officer Christopher Hays will be arraigned in San Diego’s courthouse at 1:30 PM for allegedly sexually assaulting up to six women during pat down searches.

Third at 1:30 this afternoon in El Cajon’s courthouse Samuel Remson and Dominique Woods are being arraigned for supposedly stealing mail that included credit cards and checks from over 100 people.

And Fourth Cynthia Cdebaca is in Vista’s courthouse at 1:30 PM and accused of shooting her 53-year-old son-in-law.

Also at 1:30 this afternoon in San Diego’s courthouse Paul Aaron Brinkman will be sentenced for charging an officer with a pair of scissors. FYI … the officer shot him.

Tonight at 5:30 San Diego Unified School District Trustee Kevin Beiser is at Patrick Henry High School taking input from the public about the school board’s vision for 2020.

The Port of San Diego is talking to the public about its 50-year plan tonight at 6:00. This is the first of two meeting at the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal.

And finally tonight at 7:15 Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern is hosting the “Concert for Heroes” to raise money for the Navy SEAL N-S-W Family Foundation.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 26, 2013

An early morning stand-off with San Diego Sheriffs ends peacefully this morning at around 4:45 am. At 11:50 PM last night Sheriff’s dispatch got a call that someone was firing shoots off inside their apartment near Vista Way and Taylor St in the Northern San Diego County city of Vista. Deputies believe the suspect is a Marine (we do not know if he is active duty or separated from the corps). They also say he was alone in the apartment. While SWAT was on scene they were not completely activated. The suspect surrendered to negotiators after nearly 5 hours

In San Diego politics today a referendum drive against a one and a half percent fee levied against commercial building projects is set to start Friday. The fee is called a “linkage Fee” I have no idea why it’s called that… the money is used to pay for affordable housing projects. But it comes from construction projects and was just voted back into full effect by the city council five to four. The rate was halved in 1996. Some say that the fee will slow construction and cause San Diego to lose jobs. While propionates say that the fee is necessary for affordable housing and won’t adversely affect jobs or construction.

At 10:00 AM San Diego starts its 40th annual Christmas tree recycling program. There are drop off locations all over town. Just Google “San Diego Christmas tree recycling” it’s the first thing to come up.

And finally tonight at 6:30 the ninth annual Poinsettia Bowl kicks off. Utah State is up against Northern Illinois.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 5, 2013

Fast Food workers are protesting today in over 100 cities across the country for higher wages. Organizers say they want the workers to earn at least $15 an hour. In San Diego they will be in front of the Wendy’s on Broadway and first at noon.

Educators are packing the San Diego Convention Center today kicking off the three-day California School Boards Association’s Education Conference and Trade Show. The conference hopes to help school board members, school administrators, and educators reach their education goals. However, if you preregistered it cost you $455 to attend and on-site today it’ll run you $555 … It begs the question … what school district in California has the money to pay for that?

This morning at 10:00 AM San Diego’s Interim Mayor Todd Gloria is holding his weekly media briefing. He’s open to talk about anything concerning city government

At 10:00 AM San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, the Burn Institute, and San Diego’s Fire Department kick off their fire safety campaign. Over the winter the risk of a house fire increases and senior citizens are particularly in danger. If your over 65 your twice as likely to die in house fire and if your over 75 that jumps to four times as likely.

150 San Diego County foster families are getting refurbished computers from the county of San Diego at 11:00 AM. Also at 11:00 AM the Deputy Sheriffs Association of San Diego County is getting info on a ballot initiative to reform California’s death penalty. Proponents want to change the lethal injection formula. The company that made a key drug in the old formula stopped making it. Other states have tried using propofol (that’s the drug Michael Jackson overdosed on) but the German company that makes that drug is not allowed to export it for use in state executions. It’s because of a European Union rule. After the Deputies are done with their briefing on the ballot initiative they’re talking to the press at about 12:30.

Two big cases are in the hands of the jury today. The Mexican kidnap gang Los Palillos is awaiting their verdict for kidnapping and murder. They could get the death penalty.

And Richard Tuite whose conviction for killing 12-year-old Stephanie Crowe was overturned on appeal awaits the jury on the new charge of voluntary manslaughter.

There are two arraignment of note in San Diego’s downtown courthouse this afternoon at 1:30.

Todd Francis is accused of being responsible for a hand gun that two children got ahold of, played with, leaving one of them dead … And Marciano Flores Jr is accused of killing his 60-year-old father in a drunk driving accident.

And finally tonight at 5:30 Legoland in Carlsbad is having its 11th annual tree lighting.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 10, 2013

An East San Diego County fire that blackened 250 acres is still burning as of last reporting. The Lyons Fire named for the Lyons Peak area where it is burning is 10% contained this morning. Cal Fire says it started at around 1:00 PM yesterday and the cause is still under investigation. As of last night at 7:15, San Diego Sheriff’s Office says no structures are being threatened and residents are being allowed back to their homes. However the fire continues to burn in the hilly area east of El Cajon.

22-year-old Patrick Laungrath will is being sentenced today for his part in the 2010 death of San Diego Police Officer Christopher Willson. Laungrath pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and agreed to a 22 year sentence as part of his plea deal.

San Diego’s City Council is meeting today at 10:00 AM On the agenda in the Prevailing Wage proposal. This proposal would require contractors working for the city’s public works and maintenance projects to pay their employees the prevailing wage. According to Wikipedia a prevailing wage is “the hourly wage, usual benefits and overtime, paid to the majority of workers, laborers, and mechanics within a particular area” Last time this came before the city council it passed 5-4 and the vote was split along party lines. Democrats are in favor and Republicans opposed.

At 9:00 Am San Diego’s County Board of Supervisors is meeting about disaster preparedness. Then at noon Supervisors Dave Roberts and Ron Roberts will be talking to the press to promote disaster readiness. With a particular mind towards San Diego’s rapidly approaching fall fire season.

This afternoon at 1:00 the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is getting together to talk about its environmental and equal opportunity programs.

If live near Marin Corps Air Station Miramar you may hear some gunfire and explosions today. They are conducting a full-scare training exercises from noon until 4:30 this afternoon.

And finally the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is starting the Space 2013 Conference and Exposition this morning at 8:00

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 29, 2013

Former San Diego City Councilman, Former mayoral Candidate, and current congressional candidate Carl Demaio responds to allegation that he was caught masturbating in a city hall men’s room. California State Senator Ben Hueso made the allegations that were published in a Voice of Orange County story. Hueso was a San Diego City Councilman at the time he’s claiming to have witnessed the incident in 2009.

DeMaio released a statement saying “On Friday, Voice of OC published a fatally-flawed story smearing Carl DeMaio using a completely unsubstantiated accusation.” DeMaio also says that his lawyer is demanding a retraction from the Voice of O.C.

In response Voice of OC Editor-in-Chief says “We stand by our story.”

Links to these stories should be popping up in the video now and will also be in the text of this story.

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Also yesterday San Diego’s City Council picked a day for the special election of a new mayor. The city council chose November 19th. If no single candidate gets more than 50% of the votes then a run off will be scheduled for the top two vote getters.

San Diego’s infamous and soon to be former mayor Bob Filner’s resignation becomes final Friday evening, President of the City Council Todd Gloria becomes the interim Mayor, and the campaign goes into high gear.

In other less salacious news…

At 9:00 AM San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is going to break ground on a 3.3 million dollar Pine Valley substation.

This morning at 11:00 in San Diego’s Bay the annual Festival of Tall Ships is starting. The parade of ships will lead to their docking around 2:00 this afternoon near the Maritime Museum of San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive.

This evening at 5:00 in Balboa Park women’s suffrage is being remembered with a parade. Marchers in period garb will go from Sixth and Laurel through the park to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

And finally tonight at 7:00 in Chula Vista’s Sleep Train Amphitheatre a homecoming party for the Eastlake Little League All-Stars. They made it all the way to the final game of the Little League World Series. The event is free and open to the public

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