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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 10, 2013

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Breaking news…. This morning just before 4:00 AM a smuggling boat came ashore near the children’s pool in La Jolla. Reportedly over a dozen immigrants fled into the upscale neighborhood. Authorities called in the chopper … searched the neighborhood … arrested some…. more details will follow

Regional government is busy today.

First at 8:00 am the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is meeting to talk about its budget for next fiscal year.

Then this morning at 10:00 San Diego’s City Council is finishing up its examination of Mayor Bob Filner’s proposed budget, and then open discussion this afternoon.

Finally at 10:00 AM San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is meeting about the regional plan for the county.

A new Red Cross Blood Services Center is opening up this morning. The center will be a hub for planning community blood drives, recruiting blood donors and volunteers, and distribution. The grand opening is at 10:30 AM at 4229 Ponderosa Ave.

If you get out of work early drop by the Central Library at 2:30 PM and take in a movie. They are continuing their 2012 Oscar winner’s film series. Today they are showing Django Unchained.

Big concert weekend starting today.

First the 12th Annual Gator by the Bay Zydeco and Blues Festival starts this afternoon at 3:30. Over the next three days more than 60 acts are going to perform at Spanish Landing. It all starts this afternoon at 3:30

And finally Chula Vista’s own American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez is headlining Channel 933’s Summer Kickoff tonight at 6:00 in Chula Vista’s Sleep Train Amphitheatre.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 2, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 2, 2013

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Fire Danger in San Diego. Hot temperatures, high winds, and low humidity prompt the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for Southern California. Temperatures are expected to hit upwards of 90 degrees today with humidity falling below 10 percent. At this point the Red Flag Warning will be in effect until 6:00 PM Friday.

A man accused of raping women he met through the dating web site Christian Mingle is going to be in court today. The preliminary hearing for 37-year-old Sean Patrick Banks starts at 8:40 this morning in El Cajon.

Today at 10:00 AM a new Navy helicopter squadron is being created. The Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35 … the Magicians … will have both manned and unmanned aircraft. The ceremony will be at Naval Air Station North Island.

Banning the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits is one step closer to becoming law. San Diego City Council’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee says yes to the amendment to the municipal code. It now goes to the full City Council for a vote. If it passes businesses will have to prove the pets come from animal shelters to be able to sell them.

Today at 12:15 in the afternoon the Salvation Army and County Supervisor Bill Horn will commemorate the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer at the County Administration Building.

At 1:30 PM in Vista the young woman accused of more than 300 graffiti crimes will be arraigned.

And tonight the education activist group UpforEd is holding a meeting to talk about the proposed budget for the San Diego Unified School District. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress St.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 1, 2013

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Today is May Day and for San Diego that means immigration activists and labor leaders are taking to the streets this afternoon at 2:00. They will march from San Diego’s Civic Center Plaza in downtown to Chicano Park under the famous Coronado Bridge. The marchers are rallying for immigration reform. At 3:00 PM there is a similarly themed rally in Vista at the Vista Courthouse.

For San Diego politics two big things on the agenda.

First the City Council is starting a review of Mayor Bob Filner’s proposed $2.75 billion budget. The big item of contention is the delay of infrastructure bonds, meaning the city won’t be able to pay for pot holes and other infrastructure things to be fixed.

The second big item on the City Council’s agenda for 2:00 PM is the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee thinking about banning retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits. This amendment to the municipal code would make it illegal to buy those pets from pet shops unless that dog, cat, or rabbit comes from a “city or county animal shelter or animal control agency, a humane society or a nonprofit rescue organization.

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This morning at 11:00 AM the guy that runs the recently raided marijuana collective One on One Patients Association is talking to the press. Kenneth Cole, President of the collective says he is following state and local laws. He will be at the now closed collective at 11:00 AM in downtown San Diego at 923 6th Avenue.

Mayor Bob Filner is trying to get the Olympics to come to San Diego. His idea is to have San Diego and Tijuana host the event in 2024. However the International Olympic Committee says that their rules may prohibit the event to be hosted bi-nationally. But Filner says he is “undaunted”.

Southern California Edison says it is going to consider closing one or both of the reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The UT San Diego reports that in an conference call Edison made the announcement blaming rinsing costs linked to the reactors 15-month long outage.

At 9:00 AM at the San Diego County Office of Education the state Department of Education is continuing to meet about school performance and testing. Local law enforcement is honoring those they have lost in the line of duty today at noon at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

And finally today is the start of National Bike Month. Local leaders including the Mayor are going to a ride bike from 401 B St. to the County Administration Center beginning at 9:00 AM.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 23, 2013

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Arraignment for the man accused of beating a prominent San Diego architect to death is this afternoon. 31-year-old Higinio Soriano Salgado allegedly beat 56-year-old Grahm Downes to death at a house party. Salgado is being held without bail pending his arraignment.

Preliminary hearing begins today for the 7th and 8th grade English teacher accused of brining a loaded gun to work following the Sandy Hook shooting. 41-year-old Ned Carter Walker allegedly brought a 38 caliber pistol and a knife onto school grounds. He is looking at up to 5-years in prison if convicted.

At 10 Am San Diego’s City Council will talk about what it’s going to spend the new $5.5 million budget surplus on. One is spending $250,000 to keep a shelter for homeless veterans open until July 7th. The 150 bed shelter normally closes this time of year but with a new budget surplus announced Mayor Bob Filner wants to keep it and another shelter open longer. The other big ticket item is a $500,000 payment to end litigation of a parochial schools expansion plans.

Down in Southern San Diego County the Chula Vista City Council is considering a resolution in support of comprehensive immigration reform.

Two final Earth Day events today at noon. First the County of San Diego is collecting recyclables and demonstrating composting at the County Operations Center 5520 Overland Ave. Second the University of San Diego is announcing its plans to become a “Zero Waste” campus at the Student Life Pavilion on campus.

Tonight at 5:00 the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is thinking about starting a $1.9 million dollar summer school program for at-rick-kids. The proposed four-week program is for kids in first, third, and eighth grade that are in danger of being held back.

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On this day 50-year-ago President John F Kennedy gave the commencement speech at San Diego State University. The university is memorializing it today with a symposium about the speech at 12:30 PM in the Alumi Center

And tonight at 6:30 the Environmental Health Coalition is hosting its 2013 awards event. This year they are honoring advancements in children’s health.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 16, 2013

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San Diegans are reacting to the Boston Marathon Bombing.

In a KSWB FOX5 story Jason Sloss talked to Ray Barrios, a San Diego man that had just finished the marathon and was being treated for dehydration when the blasts when off. In the story Barrios says “I just figured it was a power line or something that exploded. I really didn’t think much of it – didn’t have a reason to believe anything suspicious or bad happening,”

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner released a statement saying “What happened in Boston today is deplorable and heart-breaking. The City of San Diego weeps with the people of Boston and we stand with you in a nationwide desire and resolve to find a solution to keep random, violent tragedy from striking. Enough is enough.”

Locally San Diego Police, Sheriff, and the airport are not ramping up security but the personnel that is out is practicing a heightened awareness.

Today at San Diego’s City Hall Mayor Filner is going to officially propose his budget for this coming fiscal year. He presented his $2.75 billion budget to the media in it he has $1.2 billion going to the general fund.

On the controversial side Filner is cutting his political rival City Attorney Jan Goldsmith office budget by $1.4 Million. City Council President Todd Glorria describes the cuts as “curious [and] unlikely to be implemented as proposed.”

At 4:30 PM this evening gun control activists are going to rally at Congressman Darrell Issa‘s office. The activists will be submitting petitions in favor of increased background checks for gun buyer. Issa’s office is at 1800 Thibodo Road in the Northern San Diego County city Vista.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 15, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 15, 2013

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San Diego’s City Council is going to try to override Mayor Bob Filner’s veto of the Tourism Marketing District agreement this afternoon. The Tourism Marketing District or T-M-D hit the media spot light when Mayor Filner decides it was a bad deal for San Diego. The T-M-D uses a 2% hotel surcharge to produce and run ads promoting San Diego as a tourist destination. Filner thinks the money should be used for other things. Six votes of the nine City Council votes are needed to override the veto.

Mayor Filner is also going to release his budget proposal for this fiscal year at a 9:00 AM press conference.

In court this afternoon Elizabeth Ann Masters is being sentenced for stealing almost $6 million dollars from her former employer. The 45-year-old forged hundreds of payroll checks and then fled to New Mexico where she was arrested last June. Reportedly she used here ill-gotten gain to buy a ranch with many horses then she swindled other people out of more money by telling them she had cancer and needed the donations to take care of her horses.

San Diego’s mountains and deserts are under a high wind warning today. The National Weather Service says that winds from 25 to 35 mild per hour with the occasional gust of 60 – 75 miles an hour will scour the east county today. Blowing dust will lower visibility in some areas making driving difficult. Off shore seas are expected to be rough and choppy with the wind gusting up to 30 knots … that’s about 34 mild per hour … a small craft warning is in effect.

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