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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 5, 2014

A California Highway Patrol officer handcuffs and detains a Chula Vista Firefighter at the scene of a freeway accident last night at around 9:30. Kudos to KFMB for being on the scene and getting the video. According to their report … Firefighters were at the scene of an overturned car in the center-divide of the 805 freeway near Telegraph Canyon Road. CHP officers asked the firefighters to move their truck. We don’t what happened next but … The fireman was handcuffed and put in the back of the CHP cruiser for about 30 minutes then released. Reportedly both agencies are going to meet today to discuss the incident.

San Diego’s best student athletes officially declare the college their going to this morning at 8 AM. Athletes form soccer, track, cross county, water polo, and football are signing their National Letters of Intent at a ceremony inside Balboa Park’s Hall of Champions. It’s open and free to the public if you want to rush over and cheer.

San Diego City Council’s Infrastructure Committee is hearing a presentation on San Diego’s bridges this morning at 9:00. Then at 2:00 this afternoon the Council’s Environment Committee is talking about the city’s water conservation report and a sustainable energy program

Rules about foreign students taking flying lessons is what the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is talking about this morning at 9:00

This morning at 11:00 Homeland Security Infrastructure Security Compliance Division Inspector Paul Sanders is talking about chemical usage and terrorism at the Pesticide Stewardship Alliance Conference at the Catamaran Resort.

And finally at 5:00 tonight the Oceanside Public Library is holding its annual “Big Read” event. The Dashiell Hammett classic “The Maltese Falcon” is top of the reading list.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 3, 2014

A suspect is in the hospital following a high speed pursuit that ended near the San Diego / Tijuana border. Last night at 6:23 the chase began on southbound Interstate 15 near Mercy Road. Authorities say the suspect hit three patrol cars while driving away in a pickup that was thought to be stolen. The pursuit came to an end near the border after officer fired on the suspect. Authorities shut down the border for over 5 hours. The suspect is expected to recover from his injuries.

A judge will hear public comment on where to put sexually violent predator Douglas Badger this morning at 9:00 in San Diego’s downtown courthouse. Authorities have decided that 70-year-old Badger OK to release. But because he is classified as a sexually violent predator he still needs to be supervised. Badger’s original 1981 conviction is for sexually assaulting men he picked up hitchhiking. Then he picked up extra time for assaulting fellow inmates while in custody. The Department of State Hospitals has proposed placing him in a trailer in far southeastern San Diego County City of Campo. He would be just over 2 miles from an elementary school.

At 1:30 this afternoon in Vista’s courthouse Luis Bolanos is on the schedule to be arraigned for taking a handgun to Palomar College and allegedly calling Sheriff’s deputies and telling them he was going to get into a shootout with them.

And finally at 11:00 AM at Spanish Landing the environmental group Wildcoast is unveiling an app that will show the latest water quality in San Diego County beaches.

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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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Motorcycle-riding Easter Bunny encounters CHP

Motorcycle-riding Easter Bunny encounters CHP

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=24685597]LA MESA, Calif. – Highway patrol officers don’t make stops like this every day – the Easter Bunny riding a shiny red motorcycle near La Mesa was pulled over.

California Highway Patrol officer Adam Griffiths pulled over a motorcyclist with a sidecar who was dressed as a giant rabbit on westbound Interstate 8 at Jackson Drive Saturday.

The man was on his way to a charity event, but was not wearing a helmet, CHP East County PIO Brian Pennings said.

“If you ride a motorcycle, you have to be aware of your total surroundings,” explained Pennings.

Pennings’ partner in his squad car pulled up and snapped a picture of the giant rabbit, after he hopped off his vehicle and got a lecture from Griffiths. The photo was widely distributed in the media, and has been getting worldwide play in the blogosphere.

“Griffiths told him it was a serious situation…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 26, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 26, 2013

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The California Highway Patrol is on the lookout today for a shooter involved in a possible road rage incident. At 4:30 AM yesterday a Navy Sailor was driving Northbound on state Route 125 onto Westbound state Route 94 when he says he was shot at. He describes the shooter as wearing a gray hoodie and driving maroon Chevy Silverado pickup.

Two big court cases this morning.

First at 8:30 AM Inez Martinez Garcia and Marciel Garcia Hernandez are being arraigned. They are accused of smuggling a 12-year-old Mexican girl into the United States then sexually and physically abusing her.

Then at 9:00 AM the trial for two men believed to be members of a Mexican gang begins today. Jorge Rojas Lopez and Juan Francisco Estrada Gonzalez are accused of murder. The gang called Los Palillos is suspected of participating in drug smuggling, kidnapping, and murder.

This morning a special election for San Diego’s District 4 City Council seat kicks off.
The seat was left open when Tony Yong resigned to take a job as Chief Executive of San Diego’s Red Cross. There are seven candidates. If one does not win over 50 percent of the vote then the top two will have a runoff

And today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments about the constitutionality of California’s Prop 8. There will be rallies on both sides today at the Federal Courthouse in downtown San Diego. At 11:00 AM the Pro Prop 8 rally and then at 6:00 PM the pro-gay marriage.

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Road Rage Shooting, Child Smuggling Arraignment, Los Palillos Trial, City Council Race

CHP hiring for the first time in 3 years

CHP hiring for the first time in 3 years

fox5sandiego.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol is looking for a new class of recruits.

After a 3 year hiring freeze, the CHP  is accepting applications online for what what one officer describes as an extremely competitive and rigorous process.

An estimated 60,000 people are expected to apply online for the September 2013 academy class.

Only about 150 cadets will be chosen. Carolyn Costello has more on what it takes to make the cut.

To apply for CHP: Chpcareers.com

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