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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for October 25, 2013

A San Diego Police officer is hospitalized after being shot. Yesterday afternoon at 3:30 the SDPD officer attempted to arrest a wanted felon in a storm drain just off of the 2800 block of 39th street when gun fire erupted. The officer was shot in the chest, arm, and leg but is in stable condition at Scripps Mercy Hospital. The suspect was arrest about 15 minutes after the shooting.

Another San Diego County mayor resigns in disgrace. This time it is longtime El Cajon Mayor Mark Lewis. Lewis has been mayor of the Eastern San Diego County city since 1990. He was recorded in an interview making several racially charged remarks about El Cajon’s Chaldean Christian community. El Cajon has the second largest population of Chaldean Christians in the country, most come from Iraq. Hence El Cajon’s nick name of Little Bagdad.

Today at 9:00 AM the Transportation Security Administration is talking to the media about their new screening program. The program is a pre-check and those enrolled will be able to pass through security and keep their belts, shoes, and jackets on.

Three sentencing’s of note this morning.

First in Vista’s courthouse at 8:30 AM Ruben Cepeda will hear his fate for killing his pregnant 18-year-old girlfriend then running to Mexico.

At 9:00 in San Diego’s downtown courthouse Jorge Sillas and Victor Gonzalez are being sentenced for their part in an Arellano Felix drug cartel murder-for-hire plot.

Also in San Diego at 9:00 AM Jiovani Guerrero is being sentenced for ramming a police car while trying to run away from officers.

At 9:00 AM the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is talking about the regional growth forecast and a contract to lay one-mile of rail tracks in Sorrento Valley.

San Diego’s City Council in marking the 10-year anniversary of the Cedar Fire at 11:00 this morning. In 2003 disaster 15 people were killed and hundreds of homes burned down.

And finally at 11:00 AM at the Kissing Statue near the U.S.S. Midway Museum mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer is picking up an endorsement from several retired military leaders.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 13, 2013

Brett Anderson the father of kidnap and assault victim Hannah Anderson is asking the media to give his family and in particular his daughter privacy and time to heal. 16-year-old Hannah was rescued from her kidnapper after the murder of her mother and brother sparked a nationwide Amber Alert for her and her abductor James Lee DiMaggio. 40-year-old DiMaggio was shot and killed by authorities at a camp site near Boise Idaho. San Diego’s Sheriff Bill Gore says that Hannah is “a victim in every sense of the word in this horrific crime.”

Authorities are now continuing their investigation however Gore says that “When you get a completely irrational act like we’ve seen here With two murders and a kidnapping, sometimes you’re not going to be able to come up with a rational explanation of what happened.”

The chief of staff for San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner is speaking at a Lion’s Club meeting this afternoon. Lee Burdick is supposed to address the group at 12:30

Expanding Chula Vista’s H street waterfront and Shelter Island’s Kona Kai Resort is on the docket for the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners this afternoon at 1:00.

And this afternoon at 2:00 Chula Vista’s City Council is meeting about the possible resurrection of a Tourism Marketing District. It was dissolved about a year ago

San Diego’s new airport terminal is officially open today. The new terminal will has a double level road for dropping off and picking up passengers, 10 gates, and even more places to eat and shop. It cost nine hundred fifty-five million dollars. Witch was under budget by about 45-million

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 9, 2013

The Amber Alert for 44-year-old James Lee DiMaggio is expanding today to the entire country.

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DiMaggio is believed to have killed his old friend Christiana Anderson and possibly fled with her teenage daughter and 8-year-old son. Authorities also think DiMaggio may have explosives now as well.

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DiMaggio is five foot nine inches tall, weighs 150 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

He is thought to be driving a 2013 blue Nissan Versa sedan. California license plate 6WCU986. Anyone with any info should call San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200.

This morning at 9:00 in San Diego’s downtown courthouse the sentencing of three men in connection to a murder-for-hire plot involving the infamous Arellano Felix drug cartel. The men pleaded guilty to various charges related to the 2011 plot to kill a mother and son who owed Tijuana based cartel money. They are looking at sentences form 15 to 25 years.

At 10:00 the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is having the official ribbon cutting for Lindbergh Field’s newly remodeled Terminal 2.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for July 10, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for July 10, 2013

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The National Weather Service says that big waves and rip currents will hit San Diego’s beaches late this afternoon and into tomorrow. Swimmers and surfers need to be very careful and always swim in front of a lifeguard. Personally on days like these unless you’re a strong ocean swimmer and experienced surfer do not go in the water. However if you do go in and end up getting caught in a rip remember to swim parallel to the shore until your free of the current then swim in.

San Diego City Council is meeting today and first thing this morning at 9:00 they are going to talk about connecting the airport to the trolley system. A report by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will be presented that proposes a new trolley stop on the north side of the airport on the Pacific Highway. The report says construction would involve building a pedestrian bridge and a parking structure. They are also talking about possible changes to terminal one.

Then at 2:00 this afternoon the San Diego City Council Natural Resource and Culture Committee in meeting about water prices.

At 9:00 this morning officials from the San Diego Association of Governments (or SANDAG) are going to announce some discounts for people that owe toll fines for the South Bay Expressway. For the next 30-days the San Diego Association of Governments is offering special lowering of toll violation fines. Fines could go from $100 to as low as $20. Go to http://www.SBXCleanSlate.com to see if you qualify

SANDAG is also meeting tonight at 6:00 to take public input about possibly remodeling the San Ysidro Transportation Center.

Then this afternoon at 3:00 San Diego County is breaking ground on a new 16,000 square-foot skate park the Lindo Lake County Park in Lakeside.

This morning at 11:00 San Diego State University is recognizing Pride Week with the raising of a rainbow flag in front of its iconic Hepner Hall.

And finally this morning at 7:00 am volunteers from the San Diego nonprofit Embrace are helping to restore the home of a disabled Marine veteran and her husband. They are going to be fixing up the bathroom, adding ramps, and widening doorways.

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Closure of Ramona airport tower postponed

Closure of Ramona airport tower postponed

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SAN DIEGO — Airport traffic control towers in Ramona, Pacoima, Riverside and Fullerton will remain open longer than expected, with the Federal Aviation Administration announcing Friday it was delaying the closures that were expected to begin this weekend as part of forced spending cuts under sequestration.

Some towers were expected to close beginning Sunday, with a tower in Lancaster scheduled to close April 21 and a tower in San Diego closing May 5.

The towers are located at Brown Field in San Diego, Ramona Airport, Riverside Municipal Airport, Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, Fullerton Municipal Airport and Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster.

The Southland locations were among 149 federal contract towers nationwide that were expected to close within a four-week period.

But the FAA announced Friday it was postponing the closures until June 15 to allow the agency to try to resolve legal challenges to some of the closures…

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Dates for airport traffic tower closures announced

Dates for airport traffic tower closures announced

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RAMONA, Calif. — Airport traffic control towers in Ramona, Pacoima, Fullerton and Riverside will close April 7 under the Federal Aviation Administration’s forced spending cuts, the agency announced Wednesday.

Ramona Airport TowerIn addition, a control tower in Lancaster will close April 21 and a tower in San Diego will shut down May 5, FAA officials said.

The affected San Diego County towers are located at Ramona Airport and Brown Field. The others on the list are at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, Fullerton Municipal Airport, Riverside Municipal Airport and Gen. William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster.

The Southern California locations are among 149 federal contract towers nationwide expected to close within a four-week period.

“We heard from communities across the country about the importance of their towers and these were very tough decisions,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said last week.

In early March, the FAA proposed to close nearly 200 towers — including…

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Supervisors oppose closing tower at Ramona Airport

Supervisors oppose closing tower at Ramona Airport

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[trib_ndn vid=24585693]SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors went on record Tuesday against the closing of the control tower at the Ramona Airport because of automatic federal budget cuts.

Ramona Airport TowerSequestration cuts would result in the scaling back the number of air traffic control towers, and the Ramona tower is among those that could be affected, according to Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Ron Roberts.

It is the only San Diego County airport that can fully support Cal Fire’s firefighting aircraft, and leaving its tower unstaffed would be a disaster waiting to happen, Jacob said.

“Federal government, because they can’t get (their) budget house in order, is looking to close a facility that’s central to the safety of every man, woman and child in the San Diego region, and not only that but to other Southern California counties,” Jacob said. “So rather that taking a scalpel to its budget…

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