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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 27, 2014

Two sentencings of note today

First at 9:00 this morning the San Diego company Pacific Tank Cleaning Incorporated is being sentenced in federal court. Yes you heard me correctly a corporation is being sentenced. Three years ago some acid spilled out of one of their facilities forming a puddle near an elementary school. The company says that an employee told management about the spill, however the National Response Center wasn’t told. Pacific Tank Cleaning’s production manager Jorge Luquin pleaded guilty to unlawful discharge of pollutants and admitted that he didn’t try to contain the spill at all.

In San Diego’s downtown courthouse 73-year-old Leland Ernest Clyde will hear his fate for gunning down his neighbor at the R.V. park he was living in. Clyde, a felon with long record, was living in the East County Ma Tar Awa Campground in Alpine. He and his 56-year-old neighbor began fighting. Clyde then shot his neighbor in the chest with a shotgun. The victim fell to ground and Clyde walked up to him, stood over him, reloaded and shot him twice more. Clyde’s criminal record goes all the way back to 1959.

18-year-old Eric Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, is showing off his science project at the White House’s Science Fair today. Chen researched new flu treatments. Some think his work could lead to new class of drugs for treating flu outbreaks, slowing possible pandemics, thus allowing more time to make a vaccine.

13-year-old Allison Grace Grygar is in National Harbor Maryland representing San Diego County in the National Spelling Bee. Grygar is up against 280 spellers from all over the country.

And finally at 9:30 this morning the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics kicks off with a torch lighting. The run starts at Chula Vista Police headquarters and goes all the way to San Diego Police headquarters by 11:15 AM and then to Carmel Valley Road at North Torrey Pines Road by around 4:00 this afternoon. Over 400 officers participate in the run that raises money for the San Diego Special Olympics.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 20, 2014

The two teens arrested for arson in the midst of last week’s brush fires are in court today. Authorities arrested 19-year-old Isaiah David Silva and a 17-year-old for allegedly setting two patched of grass on fire. Witnesses say they spotted the pair lighting a fire near South Escondido Boulevard then another fire at Escondido’s Kit Carson Park. The police arrested them on Thursday night. Escondido Police Lieutenant Neal Griffin says there is no evidence linking the suspects to the brush fires that scorched 20,000 acres destroying several homes. The minor is set to have his detention hearing at 8:00 this morning in juvenile court and Silva will be arraigned at 1:30 this afternoon in Vista’s courthouse.

Ratifying the emergency declaration because of last week’s fire is top of the agenda for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors this morning at 9:00 AM. They are also looking at a proposal to waive permit fees associated with rebuilding for fire victims, a resolution to replace birth certificates and marriage license, and they’ll be reviewing the e-cigarette regulations.

At 10:30 the Port of San Diego and the city of Imperial Beach are celebrating finishing the refurbishment of the I.B. pier. They replaced about 90 percent of the wooden planks on the pier.

San Diego City Council is meeting at 2:00 this afternoon and expected to ratify Mayor Faulconer’s emergency declaration because of last week’s fires. They’ll also be talking about declaring a water emergency and how to get people to conserve water.

Chula Vista’s City Council is meeting at 2:00 PM also. They are listening to a presentation about next year’s budget and changing the local rules for adult businesses.

Tonight at 5:00 the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce is having a party to announce its new name.

And finally tonight at 5:00 San Diego Unified School District is honoring its “Classified Employees of the Year”. According the San Diego Unified’ s web site “classified employees are the non-teaching, support personal that include Special Education Assistants, Library Technicians, custodians, office staff and other key employees.”

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 2, 2014

At 9:00 AM in San Diego courthouse’s Department 53 the public will comment over placing sexually violent predator Terry Stone in the far East San Diego County community of Borrego Springs. 63-year-old Stone is a diagnosed pedophile and has been convicted three times for lewd and lascivious acts against five victims. His victims were all between 6 and 11-years-old.Stone has been in a state hospital since 2003 and a judge ruled that he can safely be released. The question now is where.

Also in San Diego’s courthouse this morning at 9:00 … three sentencings.

Number One: Alvaro Regalado and Juan Arriero pleaed guilty to multiple robberies and to shooting a 16-year-old visiting from Arizona during one of the robberies.

Number two: Joseph Ragland, Jamarious Porche, Askia Toure and Michael McGinnis spent about two weeks robbing and pistol-whipping people.

and Number 3: Rafael Felipe Solano stabbed a man during an argument over meth.

At 1:30 this afternoon Julio Cruz is being arraigned in Vista’s courthouse. He is a wanted fugitive that led authorities on a chase through North San Diego County.

Nearly 300 women are going to pitch in on building a house for Habitat for Humanity in Imperial Beach starting at 9:00 this morning. It’s all part of National Women Build Week.

At 10:00 AM the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new ship will be commissioned. The $75 minion dollar 208-foot long vessel will be named after oceanographer Reuben Lasker and be based in San Diego. It’ll be used to collect info on the sea life in the Eastern Pacific.

In San Diego’s Old Town Historic State Park starting at 11:00 AM the annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo party is kicking off. They’ll have 40 bands, ballet folklorico and more.

And finally at 4:00 this afternoon the University of San Diego is giving out its fourth annual Social Innovation Challenge award. College students proposed solutions to social, economic and environmental problems to get a $73,500 grant.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 21, 2014

Early last night an ice cream truck was reportedly robbed by three armed boys between 10 and 12 years old. San Diego Police say at around 6:45 last night the three boys walked up to the truck and one of the boys showed a handgun and demanded cash from the ice cream truck driver. The boys then ran away.

Interim Mayor Todd Gloria says that the proposed audit of the San Diego Police Department could take over a year to do and should be broad reaching in its scope. This all comes on the heels of two officers being accused of sexually inappropriate contact with female suspects. Christopher Hays is facing charges and Donald Moncrief has been accused and is under investigation. Interim Mayor Todd Gloria says “This audit will be thorough, it will be substantial, and it will be transparent”

Mexican millionaire Jose Azano Matsura pleaded not guilty to illegally donating $600,000 into San Diego political campaigns. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Perry wanted to detain the millionaire, telling the judge that Azano is a flight risk. The prosecutor went on to say that Azano is the center of a massive fraud that could be the largest in San Diego County history. But Azano’s lawyer Knut Johnson told the judge that his client would never leave his family. The federal magistrate released Azano on $5 million bond.

At 10:00 AM in San Diego courthouse the San Diego City Employees Retirement System and the City of San Diego are in court again today over the pension program. A hearing that’s supposed to clear up a section of the charter requiring the city and employees to make what’s called “Substantially equal retirement contributions”. Now what “equal” means with the voter approved pension reform initiative is what’s in questions. The City Attorney says San Diego can’t contribute more that the employees union because of the reform initiative. While several councilmen say they don’t want to be forced to increase the burden on city employees.

Also at 10:00 this morning San Diego State University his hosting a grand opening for the new Nasatir and Storm Hall complex.

And finally tonight at 7:00 a benefit honoring my former coworker and anchor Loren Nancarrow will be in the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in the guitar exhibit.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 17, 2014

The National Weather Service extends the Red Flag fire danger warning into a fifth day today. Hot temperatures, Low Humidity, and fast winds continue through today. Originally issued on Monday, the red flag warning was first set to end Wednesday but the National Weather Service has been extending it every day since then. Today’s humidity will be at 5 percent, winds will gust up around 40 miles per hour, and temperatures will be in the high 70’s to low 80’s.

Threats on social media close a school in the Northern San Diego County city of Escondido. Heritage Charter School put a message on their web site saying ..

“…someone had made a threat of violence at school…We want our students and staff to be safe, so as a precaution we are closing all American Heritage Charter schools tomorrow.”

School officials say anticipate opening back up on Tuesday the 21st.

This morning at 7:00 AM San Diego Unified School District superintendent Cindy Marten will give the key note speech at the 29th annual YMCA of San Diego County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast. This year’s “Dignity Award” is going to a promenade community activist.

Revenge porn is on the docket in San Diego’s downtown courthouse. At 1:30 this afternoon 27-year-old Kevin Bollaert is in court and accused of posting explicit pictures of woman on a website he ran. Authorities say Bollaert was asking for gift cards in exchange for removing the pictures.

David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer face off in another mayoral candidate debate at 2:30 this afternoon. This is the second debate between the two mayoral hopefuls. This time it’s at the KUSI studios in Kearny Mesa

And finally tonight at 5:00 a photographic exhibit called “4th Trimester Bodies Project” will open with a reception at the So Childish Children’s Boutique. The photographs show how women’s bodies change through their pregnancy.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 13, 2013

National Weather Service says that high winds and low humidity are increasing San Diego County’s fire danger this weekend. Wind gusts of up to 60 miles an hour along with humidity at 10 percent are creating the dangerous conditions. It’s expected to last through Sunday.

The cross on top of Mt. Solidad has been ordered removed by a federal judge. The 43-foot tall cross has been the focal point of a court battle over whether or not the Christian symbol is a violation of the US Constitution’s separation of Church and State. In 2011 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the cross violated the First Amendment and the US Supreme Court declined the case. Now the federal judge orders the cross removed within 90 days but stayed that order until all appeals are exhausted. More court time on this is sure to follow.

Four sentencing’s and an arraignment of note in court today. Three of the sentencing’s are in San Diego’s downtown courthouse and one in San Diego Federal Court.

First at 9:00 AM Jovan Jackson used to manage a medical marijuana dispensary but now he’s a convicted drug dealer. Jackson will be sentenced for possession of marijuana for sale.

Second sentencing is at 10:00 AM for Jim Duc Nguyen. Nguyen stabbed and killed two men in a street fight.

The third sentencing is for Timothy Theodore Barnette. He was high on drugs when his car smashed head on into another car killing a 22-year-old.

And the fourth is at 2:30 in Federal Court.

Brian Hile will hear his fate for flying from Michigan to San Diego to murder a couple he thought scammed him on the internet.

And the Arraignment is at 1:30 this afternoon in El Cajon. 21-year-old Victor Gomez is being accused of using a gun to rob a liquor store in Santee.

Lots of holiday events today.

At 9:00 this morning the San Diego Police, Metropolitan Transit System, and some sailors are surprising first-graders with new bikes at Encanto Elementary School.

Then at 4:30 this afternoon Father Joe’s Villages is hosting its annual holiday party. Every child attending will get a personalized gift.

And finally tonight at 7:00 the production “Babes in Toyland” takes the stage at the Joan B. Kroc Theater.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for October 7, 2013

Close to 230 Camp Pendleton residents are allowed back into their homes today after officials evacuated them because of a fire. The weekend blaze burned 1500 acres and is 15 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon.

San Diego County courts are very busy today with six arraignments on the schedule worth talking about.

First this morning at 8:30 in Vista Superior Court 61-year-old Michael Vilkin will be arraigned and accused of shooting his neighbor over a landscaping dispute.

Then the next four arraignments that matter will all be at 1:30 in San Diego Courthouse’s Department 12

Ghazal Mansury will be arraigned and accused of killing her 79-year-old mother

Georgette Cramer Cervantes will be accused of murdering a guy she was dating then engaging in a 7-hour -long swat stand off

54-year-old Gregory Eagles … a youth ice hockey coach … will be accused of trying to buy and sell child porn

An Orange County man will be arraigned and accused of smashing a bottle over the head of another man in the parking lot of Qualcomm stadium just after a Chargers / Cowboys game. The whole fight was caught on someone’s cell phone and put on youtube.

And the last arraignment of note today will be in Chula Vista’s courthouse … John Kinloch and elementary school teacher will be accused of molesting five kids and having child porn.

San Diego’s City Council is meeting today. First this morning at 9:00 the Audit Committee is going to talk about problems associated with “Managed Competition”. A new audit of the Publishing Services says that the workload was artificially inflated witch prompted bidders to ask for more money than they may have really needed to do the projects. Publishing Services is the first city department to use “Managed Competition”. Then in the afternoon the council will talk about a proposed development in Otay Mesa’s Brown Field.

And finally the USS Higgins and its crew of 250 come home to San Diego this morning after a lengthy deployment…The guided-missile destroyer served in the Western Pacific and Middle East.

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