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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 April 1, 2014

Rain and wind are coming into San Diego this morning. The National Weather Service says that winds could gust at speeds up to 65-miles-per-hour in San Diego County’s mountains and deserts. Scattered showers are expected along the cost this morning and a slim chance this afternoon. A second wave of rainy weather is expected Wednesday morning.

Today is opening day for the San Diego Padres. Last Sunday they played their “Opening Night” game and today’s game at 3:40 will be the first “Day-Game”. This is the 10th anniversary of PETCO Park in downtown San Diego and the Padres are facing the Dodgers.

In El Cajon’s courthouse at 9:00 AM opening statements in the trial of 49-year-old Kassim Alhimidi starts. He’s accused of beating his 32-year-old wife Shaima Alawadi to death. The couple are Iraqi immigrants, and when her body was found there was a note that read “This is my country, go back to yours, terrorist.” However the couple’s 18-year-old daughter says that her parents were having problems and Alawadi was trying to get a divorce. Their daughter also says that the night her mother was killed she heard a short squeal and sometime later found her mother’s beaten body on the kitchen floor and called 911.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the American Association of Political Consultants starts its four-day conference.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 26, 2013

Now that San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner has resigned and a special election will be called and the story turns to who is going to run for Mayor. Several of San Diego’s power players are defiantly not running. On her way out of the KSWB FOX5 studio after a live morning show interview last Thursday Bonnie Dumanis told me “No and Hell No!”. State Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins and San Diego’s City Attorney Jann Goldsmith have also bowed out. But Nathan Fletcher has filed the paperwork to run and is beginning to gather his team. Kevin Faulconer, Carl DeMaio, and Todd Gloria are all considering but have yet to announce.

The USS Pearl Harbor and its 350 sailors are returning to San Diego today. They were helping on the international humanitarian mission Pacific Partnership 2013. They’ve spent 105 days helping Non-Governmental Organizations (or N.G.O.’s) with their work in places like Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga. they helped give over 18,000 people get medical and dental treatment.

Eastlake Little League All-Stars lost 6 to 4 against Japan in the Little League World Series. Still they are the U.S. Champs … manager Rick Tibbett summed it up best when he said “it’s baseball you know, You lose. You win. We will be playing baseball next weekend.”

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 22, 2013

Kidnap victim Hannah Anderson gave her first interview to the today show and it’s set to air on the east coast at 4:00 AM pacific time then re-air at 7:00 am for the west coast’s feed of the show. Last night NBC’s evening news gave a preview of the interview in that Hannah says

“In the beginning I was a victim, but now knowing everyone is out there helping me, I consider myself a survivor instead … My mom raised me to be strong”

On August 3rd James Lee DiMaggio killed Hannah’s mother and younger brother then set their home on fire Dimaggio then kidnapped Hannah taking her to a remote Idaho camp site. DiMaggio was killed there by authorities on August 10th. The reason for the murder and kidnapping is still not clear, however DiMaggio’s family thinks that he may be Hannah’s father and is asking for a paternity test.

San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner and city officials have reached a tentative agreement after three days of mediation regarding the multiple sexual harassment claims made against him. Filner now has 18 accusers saying he behaved inappropriately with them and his former Communications Director is suing him for sexual harassment.

Details of the agreement are not public yet; however the full city council will have to approve it in a special closed door session on Friday at 1:00 PM. After that the details will be made public in an open session meeting.

At San Diego federal building this morning at 10:30 two Democratic Congress-people … Susan Davis and Scott Peters are holding a joint news conference criticizing the federal governments automatic budget cuts as a result of the budget sequestration.

At Civic Center Plaza at 11:00 AM San Diego city officials are announcing a website for the public to suggest locations for bike-sharing racks.

And finally … the Eastlake Little League All-Stars beat the Westport Little League of Westport, Connecticut last night 6 to 3 advancing to the U.S. Championship game this Saturday.

However Tijuana lost to Tokyo 5-2. The boys from TJ just had an early 2 to 1 lead but Tokyo came back first tying in the fourth then putting Tijuana well in their rear view in the fifth inning with three runs.

There could still be a Tijuana versus Eastlake match up if Tijuana is able to go undefeated today and Saturday. TJ’s muchachos del verano still have a chance.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 21 2013

Today is day three of Filner watch. San Diego’s infamous mayor is negotiating with the City Attorney, Civil Attorney Gloria Allred, and the city council about the conditions of his resignation. No one, but those in on the negotiations, know exactly what the discussions are about or what conditions Filner wants met for him to resign. The mediator, a retired federal judge, asked everyone to stay quiet.

However the mediation may become a moot point if the recall effort gathers enough signatures. Some think they will have the just under 102,000 signatures by the end of the week.

Will that change Filner’s negotiations?

Or will it make it more difficult to get him to out of office?

This afternoon at 3:00 Scientists from the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute are releasing the two millionth White Sea bass fitted with a tag. The tags help researchers track the fish and aids in their effort to fight the Pacific Ocean’s rapidly declining fish stocks.

And this afternoon at 5:00 Chula Vista’s Eastlake Little League All-Stars will take on the Westport Little League in the lead up to the Little League World Series. The game is going to be shown on ESPN at 5:00 tonight. The winner will go on to the U.S. Championship game this Saturday.

Tijuana’s Little League champs are up against Tokyo’s today at 1:00 PM in Williamsport. Should Chula Vista and Tijuana win there next two games they could face each other in the Little League World Series this Sunday

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 9, 2013

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Today is the Padre’s home opener against the Dodgers. The party begins at 11:00 AM with a block party in front of PETCO Park on J Street then the Pre-game fun kicks off at 3:00 PM with the first pitch at 3:40. Greg Vaughn the Padre MVP in 1998 will toss out the ceremonial first pitch and Miss California 2010 Arianna Afsar is singing the National Anthem. And taking the mound for the Friars … Clayton Richard

In more newsy news

San Diego City Council is meeting today and on the agenda …

A modified agreement with the Tourism Marketing District or TMD and a mellower immigration reform referendum.

The TMD deal hit the spotlight when Mayor Filner refused to sign the agreement unless the contract was changed. After lots of political infighting some changes were made and it looks like the agreement will go though.

Last week some on the City Council tried to pass the immigration reform referendum but others on the council didn’t like the language. So some changes were made and it is back in chamber today too.

And in court today

The arraignment for the Marine accused of murdering a Navy veteran and leaving his body tucked in a sleeping bag in the back seat of an SUV parked near a grocery store.

And sentencing for Jesus Arteaga Garcia for the murder of his pregnant estranged wife in front of her 4 and 6 year-old children

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 1, 2013

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Today is Cesar Chavez Day and most San Diego government offices are closed.

Parking meters are free today, Balboa Park is open and so is the Miramar landfill.

As for the County: administrative offices, libraries and animal shelters are all closed.

At 10:00 AM the 6th annual Cesar Chavez Day March will start. Beginning at Spanish Landing near the airport about a 1000 union members will walk through downtown San Diego ending with a rally near City Hall. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, San Diego Unified School District trustee Richard Barrera and Labor Council CEO slash Assembly candidate Lorena Gonzalez … are all set to participate.

Today is the opening game for the San Diego Padres.

They are playing the New York Mets in New York.

Padres are hoping to improve on their losing 2012 record … 76/86

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