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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 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 September 3, 2013

At 11 AM today in a yet to be determined location Carl DeMaio is going to announce if he’s running for mayor. DeMaio lost to Bob Filner in a close election less than a year ago and he’s currently running for congress. If DeMaio runs for mayor he’ll have to drop out of his congressional race, witch won’t be decided till next year. So it’s still conceivable that DeMaio runs for mayor … and if he loses … the restarts his congressional race. However I seriously doubt that Carl DeMaio plans on losing anything.

The interim mayor Todd Gloria is also expected to make his decision to run or not today as well.

Today is the first day of school for 133,000 students in the San Diego Unified School District. At 5:00 AM district officials will officially ring in the new school year at Mission Bay High School.

San Diego’s newest school “E3 Civic High” will welcome its founding class this morning at 8:15. The charter school is inside San Diego’s new downtown Library.

Then tonight at 5:00 the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 29, 2013

Former San Diego City Councilman, Former mayoral Candidate, and current congressional candidate Carl Demaio responds to allegation that he was caught masturbating in a city hall men’s room. California State Senator Ben Hueso made the allegations that were published in a Voice of Orange County story. Hueso was a San Diego City Councilman at the time he’s claiming to have witnessed the incident in 2009.

DeMaio released a statement saying “On Friday, Voice of OC published a fatally-flawed story smearing Carl DeMaio using a completely unsubstantiated accusation.” DeMaio also says that his lawyer is demanding a retraction from the Voice of O.C.

In response Voice of OC Editor-in-Chief says “We stand by our story.”

Links to these stories should be popping up in the video now and will also be in the text of this story.

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Also yesterday San Diego’s City Council picked a day for the special election of a new mayor. The city council chose November 19th. If no single candidate gets more than 50% of the votes then a run off will be scheduled for the top two vote getters.

San Diego’s infamous and soon to be former mayor Bob Filner’s resignation becomes final Friday evening, President of the City Council Todd Gloria becomes the interim Mayor, and the campaign goes into high gear.

In other less salacious news…

At 9:00 AM San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is going to break ground on a 3.3 million dollar Pine Valley substation.

This morning at 11:00 in San Diego’s Bay the annual Festival of Tall Ships is starting. The parade of ships will lead to their docking around 2:00 this afternoon near the Maritime Museum of San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive.

This evening at 5:00 in Balboa Park women’s suffrage is being remembered with a parade. Marchers in period garb will go from Sixth and Laurel through the park to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

And finally tonight at 7:00 in Chula Vista’s Sleep Train Amphitheatre a homecoming party for the Eastlake Little League All-Stars. They made it all the way to the final game of the Little League World Series. The event is free and open to the public

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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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Listen to San Diego Political Podcast #6

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This week Ric Epps and I (Matthew Bowler) met up at Kensington Park next to the library. We talked about Republican Carl DeMaio announcing his run for Congress against Democrat Scott Peters. Even though Peters has only been in office 5 months.

What kind of effect could an openly gay Congressman from San Diego have on the Republican Party? Nationally?

The European Union approved shipping arms to the Syrian opposition. Russia and China are arming and supporting the Assad regime. Is Syria a proxy war for the United States and Europe vs China and Russia?

What do the protest in Turkey tell us?

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 15, 2013

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Unseasonably cold weather continues today along with dangerous winds. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for San Diego’s mountains and valleys from today till 10 pm Thursday. High profile vehicles need to be very cautious when driving and all of us should keep our eyes out for down trees and power lines.

Tonight at 6 P-M Mayor Bob Filner gives his first State of the City address. Large crowds are expected to come out to hear Filner talk. Two of the major topics are expected to be pension reform and the city’s financial condition.

And finally today repairs will begin at Balboa Park’s 97-year-old Lily Pond. The pond was thrust into the spotlight when a flash mob, organized by then mayoral candidate Carl DeMiao’s life partner, vandalized the pound causing more than $19,000 of damage.

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