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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 15, 2014

San Diego politics is busy today. At 10:00 AM San Diego’s City Council is meeting and the top things on their agenda are …. Honoring the San Diego State University men’s basketball team for their stellar season, by declaring today “SDSU Men’s Basketball Day” … Changing committee assignment because of Ed Harris’s appointment to the council to finish off Mayor Faulconer’s term now that he’s mayor. And at 2:00 this afternoon Mayor Faulconer is making the official presentation of his budget proposal.

This morning at 9:00 Veterans Village of San Diego is hosting a town hall about state proposition 41. Speaker John Perez, Speaker-Elect Toni Atkins, Assembly Member Brian Maienschein and Assembly Member Shirley Weber are all slated to attend. Prop 41 authorizes California to sell $600 million dollars in bonds to fund housing for homeless veterans.

At noon the county’s annual report card on child and families will be released. The report talks about things like teen pregnancy, poverty, smoking and obesity.

At 1:00 this afternoon the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners are meeting and on the agenda is a proposal to raise the Tuna Harbor parking lot meter prices by 50 cents an hour.

Waiving building height limits for a parking lot is top of the agenda for the Chula Vista City Council this afternoon at 2:00.

Two political endorsements today.

1: First at 10:00 AM the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is endorsing Republican congressional hopeful Carl DeMaio. This group was first formed to help sponsor California’s Proposition 13 in 1978. Many blame prop 13 for many funding problems that California schools have. The group has evolved into an anti-tax group. Among other things the group is trying to suspend is the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

2: Then at 11:00 AM the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is endorsing Councilwoman Lorie Zapf’s city council re-election and Chis Cate’s run for the district six council seat. They are both republicans running for a quote “non-partisan” seat.

Opera singers are suing the dying San Diego Opera. The singers have 2-years left on their contract and say that the Opera has to go to arbitration to figure out how much to pay them. So the signers want a federal judge to force arbitration.

In court today two things worth talking about.

1: At 9:00 AM in El Cajon’s courthouse closing arguments begin in the trial of Kassim Alhimidi. He’s accused of beating his wife to death.

2: And at 1:30 Pedro Zurita is being arraigned and accused of killing his estranged wife and leaving her body in the parking lot of wear she worked in Carlsbad.

And finally this morning at 10:40 San Diego Unified School District is announcing a $716,000 thousand-dollar grant from the Defense Department. The grant is supposed to help military kids get into Advanced Placement classes.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 14, 2014

An early morning crash shuts down the Northbound 125 and leaves at least one dead. At around 1:40 AM reports came in that 3 cars collided then about 5 minutes later a fourth one smashed into the wreckage. California Highway Patrol has the Northbound 125 shutdown from H Street to the 54. Traffic is being diverted onto surface streets. Just avoid this area all together.

Yesterday a federal court reversed a lower court decision that denied a San Diego journalist the right to carry a concealed gun. The three-judge panel from 9th Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2 to 1 overturning the lower court’s ruling and sending the case back down to the lower courts. The appeals court says that San Diego’s policy requiring a specific reason for wanting the gun is too restrictive. Judge O’Scannlain says “Given this requirement, the `typical’ responsible, law-abiding citizen in San Diego County cannot bear arms in public for self-defense.”

It is Valentine’s Day and the San Diego County Clerk’s office says they will be open at 8:00 AM and take walk in’s for anyone that wants to get married. Only the main office is taking walk in’s. So if you want to get married today and you don’t have an appointment take your $70 and head over to 1600 Pacific Highway in Downtown San Diego. If you don’t have a witness to come with you bring along and extra $18.

This morning is Vista’s courthouse Javier Covarrubias is hearing his fate for stabbing two people during a gang fight outside a mall in Carlsbad the day after Thanksgiving .

The Salvation Army is hosting a senior citizen Valentine’s Day lunch at their Chula Vista location.

And finally tonight at 7:00 the inaugural San Diego Improv Festival kicks off with two dozen improv teams from all over the U.S. All the fun is at Finest City Improv at 4250 Louisiana St.

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Major crash shuts down 125 from Chula Vista to San Diego
Where to get married today
California concealed carry laws may change
Improv in San Diego
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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 7, 2014

California’s power grid managers are asking us to conserve power because of a natural gas shortage. The California Independent System Operator issued the “Flex Allert” because of all power usage heating homes in the extreme cold back east. San Diego Gas and Electric is echoing the call for conservation. SDG&E is offering a 75 cent per kilowatt hour credit for people that reduce their power usage between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

San Diego Company and its 400 employees are leaving town for Austin Texas. Websense, a web security software developer founded in 1994, was bought by Texas based Vista Equity Partners. Texas Governor Rick Perry is promoting Texas as a better place to have a business then California. And Perry goes on to say that Vista Equity is going to spend 9.9 million in Texas. However I have to question the long term economic impact … equity companies usually buy then gut companies. So i wonder what will happen to the 400 employees in a year or two. That said … keeping businesses in San Diego is sure to take the front burner in our mayoral race.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding us about all of the rules limiting people from bringing flowers into the states from Mexico. This morning at 8:30 they’re talking with the media at one of San Diego’s border crossing cargo facility.

In San Diego’s courthouse this morning at 9:00 lawyers for former San Diego Police officer Anthony Arevalos are asking a judge to decide if evidence was left out by prosecutors. Arevalos was convicted of sexually assaulting several women while on duty. His lawyers say that victim statements were left out of evidence and that they could help Arevalos’s case.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon also in San Diego’s courthouse Judy Lynn Hayman is scheduled to be arraigned. Hayman had been living as a fugitive for over 37-years after escaping from a Michigan prison following her conviction for larceny.

San Diego’s Police are getting money to put defibrillators in their patrol cars. Councilman Mark Kersy is making the announcement at 11:00 AM .

Then at 11:30 State Assembly Member Toni Atkins is talking with the press about new legislation that is meant to help strengthen privacy for domestic violence victims.

At 4:00 PM the Kiwanis Club of San Diego is honoring school counselors at its 9th annual Celebration of San Diego Unified School Counselors.

And finally tonight at 6:30 you can watch the opening for the Olympic Games on the big screen on board the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 27, 2014

San Diego’s City Council has a lot on its plate today. First this afternoon at 2:00 they are meeting about calling primary elections for the even numbered council districts, a ballot measure, and capital improvements… That means spending some money keeping things like the city’s roads maintained. Then at 6:00 tonight the council is meeting about the city charter. They want to make December 10th Inauguration Day. Currently Inauguration Day is 27-34 days after the election. It’s thought by officials that setting it to December 10th will give more constancy to the length of terms.

Neel Kashkari, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, is in San Diego today. He’s talking to supporters at the Ballast Point Brewing Company at 11:00 AM. 40-year-old Kashkari was an assistant secretary of the treasury for President George W. Bush.

It’s still way early in the California gubernatorial process. It’ll be interesting to see who the Republicans end up putting forward.

At 9:00 AM Sean Patrick Banks is in court. He’s accused of raping two women, one of which he met through a Christian dating web site. Today he’s in court for what’s called a “conditional exam”. This is the questioning of a witness that is a minor. I want to stress that we do not know how this minor is involved, or what the minor saw and heard. However that should all be made clear this morning in El Cajon’s courthouse.

And finally late this afternoon at 4:30 the San Diego Unified School District is telling parents about California’s new funding formula and how their schools and kids will be affected.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 5, 2013

Fast Food workers are protesting today in over 100 cities across the country for higher wages. Organizers say they want the workers to earn at least $15 an hour. In San Diego they will be in front of the Wendy’s on Broadway and first at noon.

Educators are packing the San Diego Convention Center today kicking off the three-day California School Boards Association’s Education Conference and Trade Show. The conference hopes to help school board members, school administrators, and educators reach their education goals. However, if you preregistered it cost you $455 to attend and on-site today it’ll run you $555 … It begs the question … what school district in California has the money to pay for that?

This morning at 10:00 AM San Diego’s Interim Mayor Todd Gloria is holding his weekly media briefing. He’s open to talk about anything concerning city government

At 10:00 AM San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, the Burn Institute, and San Diego’s Fire Department kick off their fire safety campaign. Over the winter the risk of a house fire increases and senior citizens are particularly in danger. If your over 65 your twice as likely to die in house fire and if your over 75 that jumps to four times as likely.

150 San Diego County foster families are getting refurbished computers from the county of San Diego at 11:00 AM. Also at 11:00 AM the Deputy Sheriffs Association of San Diego County is getting info on a ballot initiative to reform California’s death penalty. Proponents want to change the lethal injection formula. The company that made a key drug in the old formula stopped making it. Other states have tried using propofol (that’s the drug Michael Jackson overdosed on) but the German company that makes that drug is not allowed to export it for use in state executions. It’s because of a European Union rule. After the Deputies are done with their briefing on the ballot initiative they’re talking to the press at about 12:30.

Two big cases are in the hands of the jury today. The Mexican kidnap gang Los Palillos is awaiting their verdict for kidnapping and murder. They could get the death penalty.

And Richard Tuite whose conviction for killing 12-year-old Stephanie Crowe was overturned on appeal awaits the jury on the new charge of voluntary manslaughter.

There are two arraignment of note in San Diego’s downtown courthouse this afternoon at 1:30.

Todd Francis is accused of being responsible for a hand gun that two children got ahold of, played with, leaving one of them dead … And Marciano Flores Jr is accused of killing his 60-year-old father in a drunk driving accident.

And finally tonight at 5:30 Legoland in Carlsbad is having its 11th annual tree lighting.

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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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State’s median income jumps in 2011

State’s median income jumps in 2011

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SACRAMENTO — The statewide median income in 2011 rose for individuals and couples, the California Franchise Tax Board reported.

Individual incomes as reflected on state returns rose 2.2% to $34,684 compared with 2010, while joint returns rose 3.6% to $68,122.

Calfornia business, employment, workers, stateMedian income is the point at which half the incomes are higher and half are lower. It is not the average of all incomes.

The state’s highest median income was in Marin County, with $52,032 for individuals and $120,170 for couples. The lowest was Imperial County, with $23,345 for individuals and $37,700 for couples.

San Francisco County had the fifth highest median income for individuals. Orange County ranked 16th, San Diego County 18th, Ventura County 19th, Riverside County 36th, Los Angeles County 38th and San Bernardino County 39th.

Los Angeles County’s median income was $30,255 for individuals and $58,859 for couples. Orange County’s was $36,533 for individuals and $74,965 for…

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