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CHP Plays Santa To Barrio Logan Kids

For the second year in a row, San Diego’s California Highway Patrol officers handed out more than 1,000 new toys on Tuesday for their “CHiPs for Kids” holiday charity program.

In Barrio Logan, hundreds of kids turned up to see Santa and Chipper, the mascot for the California Highway Patrol.

“It’s fantastic to see their eyes light up as we drive in,” said CHP Sgt. Jim McNamar.

Emily Valverde, who helped organize the event, said having law enforcement interact with the community can have a positive impact on the kids.

“Most of the time kids see the police officer as someone not approachable. This gives them the opportunity to see they can be your friends,” she said.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 4, 2014

San Diego AM Briefing BowersDesk.com 6-4-14 from l. matthew bowler on Vimeo.

The Election is over and some of the notable winners are …

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis avoids a runoff election by defeating her opponents and getting 55 percent of the vote.

Republican Carl DeMaio and Democrat Scott Peters will slug it out in a runoff election this fall.

The Barrio Logan community plan loses dramatically in a 60 / 40 spit.

And Democrat Sarah Boot loses to Lorie Zapf for San Diego City Council.

Now many of those that won are going to try to say or imply that they have the mandate of the people … they do not. Apathy and record low voter turnout plagued this election. For example people that voted no on the changes to Prop B, the Barrio Logan zoning plan, took the election with nearly 60 percent of the vote. But that means they won by 21,898 votes … in a city of 1 point 3 million people that’s not a lot of votes. That means 1 point 6 percent of San Diegans decided that race.

According to the Registrar of Voters there are still about 98,000 provisional ballots to be counted. For all the election results Google San Diego Registrar of Voters they’ve got all the info.

This afternoon at 1:00 San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilman David Alvarez are talking to the press about improved emergency response times near the Mexican border after a new ambulance was added to the area. They’ll be at the trolley stop next to the border crossing.

In court this afternoon two sentencings of note, both at 1:30 this afternoon.

In Chula Vista’s courthouse Sweetwater school board President Jim Cartmill is officially being sentenced after his guilty plea for taking gifts that exceed the state’s value limit.

Then in San Diego’s courthouse Anthony Elias Estrada will hear his fate for murdering his girlfriend and then setting their home on fire.

And finally tonight at 6:00 24-people that donated kidneys, saving lives, are being honored by Sharp Memorial Hospital at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley. It’s on the heels of the hospitals 14th living kidney transplant. A 31-year-old woman gave a kidney to her mom.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 2, 2014

An early morning shooting at a popular Pacific Beach bar sent a woman to the hospital. San Diego Police say that just after 2:00 AM a group of men were heard loudly arguing when several shots rang out. A stray bullet struck the woman who was taken to the hospital by paramedics with non-life-threating injuries. Police say that the suspects may have fled in a Chevy Camaro or a Dodge Challenger.

Someone is hiding cash around San Diego then posting clues to its whereabouts on twitter. The would-be philanthropist uses the twitter handle @SDCashStash. Yesterday he tweeted a picture clue of a “cash stash” that was found by man saying he’s going to use the money to buy dinner for some homeless people. This all started in San Francisco when another person was doing the same thing using the twitter handle @HiddenCash. It’s become an internet phenomenon. Reportedly @SDCashStash is going to tweet out another clue today.

Proposition’s B and C on tomorrow’s ballot make changes to the controversial Barrio Logan zoning plan and some supporters are demonstrating outside a Barrio Logan Elementary School at 8:15 this morning. Supporters say the new plan gives business more land, creates a buffer zone between industry and homes, along with keeping pollution away from Barrio Logan’s residents. Opponents say any changes to the current plan could hurt businesses.

And finally tonight at 7:30 the 13th annual Klezmer Summit concert is helping to round out the 21st annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival with “My Yidishe Mambo” at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 24, 2014

Today is the day to apply for your Conditional Use Permit to distribute medical marijuana. Dispensary hopefuls have been waiting in line over night for one of the coveted permits, from the Development Services Office. The city is only issuing 4 permits per council district and there are nine districts, so that’s 36 permits in the city. Permits could cost as much at $100,000 each and take from 6 to 12 months to get. If you get one it’s only good for 5 years. Some of the regulations are … dispensaries must be 1000 feet from parks, schools, churches, playgrounds and 100-feet away from residential zones. The office open at 8:00 AM

This morning at 10:30 opponents to the new Barrio Logan zoning plan are talking to the press. They say that the new plan will cost San Diego jobs and hurt the ship maintenance industry. They want you to vote no on prop B and C this coming June’s election. However protonates of the new plan say the new zoning rules give the ship maintenance industry more space but also create a buffer zone between the toxic industry and residential properties.

In court today two arraignments and a sentencing are scheduled all at 1:30. The Arraignments are both in El Cajon’s courthouse’s Department 2. Christopher Szumski and Brandon Tye are accused of stealing donation money and sacramental wine from a church in Ramona. Angelo Paschall is accused of escaping from San Diego Police custody after a robbery arrest.

The sentencing is in San Diego courthouse’s Department 31 and is for Alex Charfauros. He was convicted of second-degree murder for his involvement in the death of SDPD officer Christopher Wilson. Today is about a guilty plea for trying to dissuade a witness form testifying.

Habitat for Humanity is opening up a store this morning at 9:30. It’ll be called ReStore. They’ll sell donated building materials to raise money for habitat homes.

At 10:00 AM a new 88-seat amphitheater at Live Oak County Park in Fallbrook is opening up with a ribbon-cutting.

San Diego’s Downtown Partnership is launching a tree-lighting program. They hope the lit trees with create a better ambiance and improve the safety of downtown.

And finally tonight at 7:00 Navy Captain Mark Cedrun is telling his first hand story about seizing a cargo ship that was taken by Somali pirates. This is the story that was made into the movie “Captain Phillips”

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 23, 2014

San Diego’s minimum wage is the topic on the tips of many tongues today.

First at 12:00 PM City Council President Todd Gloria is releasing the details of a ballot measure that would increase San Diego’s minimum wage. Gloria hasn’t before specified the amount he would like to be San Diego’s lowest pay. However he has said that he wants a quote “meaningful” increase. Some research says that in order to live on a very basic budget a single person in San Diegan needs to earn $13.09 an hour. While others say that raising the minimum wage would hurt small businesses and the economy of San Diego.

Supporters of raising the minimum wage are also rallying tonight at 6:30. The San Diego Organizing Project and supporters are set to gather at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish in Barrio Logan.

This afternoon at 2:00 the San Diego City Council Environment Committee is meeting about the group that was supposed to plan the Balboa Park centennial party and a proposal to decide if they should declare a drought watch in San Diego.

Before the committee meets councilmen David Alvarez and Ed Harris are talking to the press about the possible drought watch at 1:30.

The controversial Barrio Logan zoning plan is what nurses and healthcare advocate are endorsing this morning at 10:00. They want the community to vote yes on Propositions B & C in support of the new zoning rules; they say the new zoning regulation will protect children’s health. They’ll be with representatives from the Environmental Health Coalition outside the front entrance of the UCSD Medical Center.

At 10:30 in front of Rady Children’s Hospital supporters of the Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act of 2014 are talking to the press. The ballot measure locks in federal funding for Medi-Cal. Its supporters are submitting over 1.3 million signatures to qualify it for the November ballot.

In court today two things of note

First at 9:00 AM in San Diego’s courthouse the preliminary hearing for former San Diego Police Officer Christopher Hays continues. However we are hearing rumors that the case may settle today.

Then at 1:30 in Vista’s courthouse Samuel Ruiz is being sentenced for sending threatening text messages to a high school student just after the double murder of two other teens.

And finally tonight at 6:30 William Shakespeare’s birthday is being celebrated at San Diego’s Central Library.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 4, 2014

Reports of a possible border tunnel are coming into the news room. At this point they are unconfirmed by federal authorities. I expect more info to come out later in morning, though it will be at a trickle. Check back for more info.

San Diego Zoo’s 5-day old hippopotamus died yesterday. Zoo workers found the calf during a normal morning check in. Zoo spokesperson Christina Simmons told the press that the mother hippo, named Funani, kept her baby so close they couldn’t figure out if it was a male or female.

Yesterday teachers from the San Ysidro Education Association voted to authorize a call to strike if negotiations with the San Ysidro School District fall through. Out of the 232 members 224 voted and 220 voted to strike. Teachers say they want a reduction in class size and a one percent raise. However the district says they don’t have the money and that they have a 2 point 6 million dollar deficit.

The controversial Barrio Logan zoning plan is back in court today at 11:00 AM. Executives from the maritime industry say that the new zoning plan could hurt their business. So they went out and got enough signatures to put it on the ballot.

However activists from the Environmental Health Coalition say that they need to separate industrial and residential property and that the new plan is a compromise that the businesses helped to create. Also they say that signatures were gathered by misleading people about what the new zoning plan is.

The maritime industry says that the new plan will cost 46,000 jobs.

Two sentencings today.

The first is at 9:30 this morning in Chula Vista’s courthouse. 36-year-old Kenneth Dwight Hamilton pleaded guilty to being one of four men that participated in the murder of two teenagers at an Oceanside Park. Prosecution says that the killings were over gang turf.

At 1:30 this afternoon Treviyon Rew will hear hit fate for shooting at two men while he was trying to carjack one of them.

Viejas Indian Reservation is hosting the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association and 750 firefighters for three-days of training. Today media day at the training starting at 9:00 am. I bet you’ll lots of local stations with stories on it tonight.

And finally tonight at 5:30 still at the Viejas Indian Reservation a new bingo hall slash shopping mall is opening up with a ribbon cutting.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 10, 2014

A San Diego Police officer is behind bars and accused of groping female suspects. 30-year-old Officer Christopher Hays turned himself in at around 1:30 Sunday afternoon. Hays was booked on two counts of felony false imprisonment and three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. According to San Diego Police Hays could face 7 1/2 years in prison.

San Diego’s City Council is talking about an Open Data amendment to the City Charter this afternoon at 2:00. The plan is meant to give better public access to the city’s information. If enacted it will require periodic reviews of city policies that restrict access and force the City Council to openly support these limitations on access. The amendment was introduced by Councilman and mayoral candidate David Alvarez. However Councilman and mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer supports it as well.

Also on the council’s docket this afternoon is the Barrio Logan zoning plan. This is a divisive issue for the mayoral election. Alvarez is supporting the new zoning rules … he says it’s what the residents of Barrio Logan want. While Faulconer doesn’t think the plan is right for the port businesses in Barrio Logan and could cost San Diego jobs.

Today is the last day of campaigning before tomorrow’s special San Diego mayoral election. Both the candidates are out for their final push. David Alvarez is talking to voters while riding the trolley’s Orange and Blue Lines this morning starting at 6:00 AM. Kevin Faulconer is waving at morning commuters from the corner of Sunset Cliffs and Nimitz Boulevard.

At 11:00 AM San Diego County Sheriff’s Department officially opens a new station in Rancho San Diego. The new 27,000-square-foot station cost 17.5 million dollars and will be home to just about 100 employees.

And finally tonight at 5:30 Reverend Dennis Morgan Brown is reenacting speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. at the Oceanside Public Library. It’s all in honor of Black History Month.

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