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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 20, 2013

20 people are injured and one woman died in a tour bus crash on Interstate 15 Southbound at state route 76, yesterday. the rain slicked Northern San Diego County freeway is being blamed for the afternoon crash that left 64-year-old Tayde Murguia dead. The 56-year-old bus drive was taking his passengers to the Valley View Casino when he lost control crashing the bus and leaving it on its side.

This morning at 9:00 AM the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is meeting about the transportation plan and next year’s election.

Jason Arrigndale will be arraigned at 1:30 this afternoon in San Diego’s courthouse for allegedly threatening a mother and baby with a knife in the woman’s bathroom at a department store.

The United Way of San Diego County and the San Diego and Imperial County Labor Council is giving away toys and food to 500 families at their annual holiday give-a-way this morning at 8:00 AM at Qualcomm Stadium.

This morning at 10:00 CHP is hosting an auto-safety and theft prevention fair. They are helping people install child safety seats and giving out steering-wheel locks. They’re meeting in the Babies “R” Us parking lot at 8165 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa.

Also at 10:00 AM at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is premiering the new exhibit “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World”.

And finally tonight at 8:00 PM Sheriff’s deputies are holding a sobriety checkpoint along Broadway in Lemon Grove.

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Safety record of bus company in deadly crash questioned

Safety record of bus company in deadly crash questioned


[trib_ndn vid=24314767]SAN DIEGO – The bus company involved in a deadly crash near Yucaipa was under fire Monday for its safety record.

Screen Shot 2013-02-04 at 5.29.59 PMA Scapadas Magicas tour bus returning from a trip to Big Bear crashed on Highway 38 around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, killing at least seven passengers and sending more than 30 of the 43 passengers to various hospitals.

Interbus of Tijuana was in charge of the trip and had commissioned the bus from Scapadas Magicas, a small business in National City.

According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Scapadas has a satisfactory safety rating, but was cited for at least 30 safety violations, including several related to brake issues.

No crashes had been reported in the last two years, but a review of the company’s vehicle maintenance site found Scapadas scored worse than 75% of other U.S. bus companies, the FMCSA reported.

The driver of the bus in Sunday’s…

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Bus company in deadly crash had poor safety record

Bus company in deadly crash had poor safety record


[trib_ndn vid=24310234]YUCAIPA, Calif. — A tour bus crash on a narrow mountain road near Yucaipa, Calif., on Sunday night that killed at least eight people and injured more than 30 others involved a bus company with a troubled safety record.

At least eight people died and more than 30 were injured when the bus crashed on Highway 38 at about 6:30 p.m. while returning from a trip to Big Bear.

The bus bore a U.S. Department of Transportation identification number that linked it to Scapadas Magicas, a small company in National City, Calif., with three drivers.

The company has been cited repeatedly in recent years for problems, including brake and tire issues. Federal authorities said 75% of carriers in the same class have a better safety record.

As a result of the findings from roadside inspections, the U.S. Department of Transportation had placed Scapadas Magicas on a watch list that prioritized its…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 4, 2013


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Over the weekend a bus crash east of Los Angeles killed 8 and injured more than 30 and it has San Diego ties. According to UTSanDiego.com National City based Scapada Magicas is owned by the Tijuana based interBus Tours. The bus was involved in a multiple vehicle accident, and even reportedly rolled over … Passengers were heading home to Tijuana after a ski and snowboarding trip to Big Bear.

On their Facebook page interBUS tours say that they are working to help their customers involved in the accident. They go on to say that they are working with the Mexican Consulate … relatives of the injured are encouraged to contact the Mexican Consulate in San Diego and Los Angeles.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will be in San Diego today. Napolitano is visiting San Diego and El Paso to inspect border security and meet with local officials. She will be talking about how to secure our border while still supporting cross border business. This afternoon the secretary will meet with the media at San Diego’s Coast Guard headquarters.

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