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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 26, 2014

San Diego City Council’s Infrastructure Committee is meeting at 9:00 AM and top of the agenda are the iconic sales at the Convention Center. According to a report by the Convention Center the sails will need to be replaced in 2017 and they want the city to pony up $11 and half million dollars to do it. The report also says that things like the heat and air conditioning system, restrooms, and ice makers are in need of immediate work. The report says it’ll cost $41 million to get up to date on all the back logged work.

Then this afternoon at 1:30 the city council’s Environment Committee is meeting and disbanding the committee created to arrange the Balboa Park centennial celebration. The committee says it wasn’t able to get enough interest from San Diegans or city officials.

Where a tsunami could hit in San Diego is what the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services is talking about today at 10:30 AM. They are going to show the media a mailer and map that every home and business in possible tsunami zones will get showing them how their area could be affected by a tsunami. Eighth graders from the Old Town Academy are also going to show off an evacuation demo they made.

Then this morning at 11:30 Council President Todd Gloria is talking to the press about raising San Diego’s minimum wage. Gloria wants voters to weigh in on it and decide if San Diego workers deserve a higher lowest pay.

In court today two sentencings and two arraignments worth mentioning.

In El Cajon’s courthouse at 2:00 PM Tony Lee Burleson is being sentenced for molesting four teenage boys. The 44-year-old firearms trainer pleaded guilty to molesting the boys one of which is a relative of his.

At 1:30 in San Diego’s courthouse Joann Carter will hear her fate for stabbing a guy she was dating in the neck after she found out he was dating other women.

In El Cajon’s courthouse at 1:30 Blaine Anthony Arellano is being arraigned for assaulting his roommate which ended with Arellano being stabbed by the roommate.

And still in El Cajon at 1:30 Francisco Roblero is being arraigned for running from the cops while riding his motorcycle and slamming into a trolley.

Stopping obesity and diabetes in the Asian and Pacific Islander community is what 13 restaurant owners are talking about this morning at 10:00. They’ll be at Operation Samahan, an immigrant health care focused organization headquarters at 1428 Highland Ave in National City.

Patrick Henry High School is finally breaking ground on a new performing arts center at 3:30 this afternoon. San Diego Unified School District has had the new building on the drawing board for years.

And finally at 6:00 tonight new San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman is hosting another town hall meeting. This time she’s at Cherokee Point Elementary taking questions.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for Saint Patrick’s Day March 17, 2014

The National Weather Service is warning us about high surf and strong rip currents today through tomorrow morning. They say west-facing beaches could get three to six-foot waves with sets as high as seven-feet. The rip currents are even more of a danger. They’ll drag you out past the surf line and exhaust you if you get caught in one. So if you do get caught in one, swim parallel to the shore until you’re out of it then swim in.

Over the weekend San Diego State men’s basketball got a number four seed in the West for the NCAA tournament. Aztecs will face the New Mexico State Aggies in Spokane Washington. If the Aztecs win they play the winner of the Oklahoma vs North Dakota State game.

This morning at 10:30 Mayor Faulconer and Councilman Todd Gloria are introducing a kind new museum and attraction pass called the “Balboa Park Explorer’s Pass”. It’ll get you unlimited general admission to all kinds of Balboa Park things including all the museums. The annual pass costs …

$129 for adults

$99 for senior citizens and students

A family pass is $199 and that’s good for two adults and up to four children.

At 2:00 this afternoon San Diego’s Torrey Pines Golf Course will officially become the location of the 2021 U.S. Open. The City Council is having a special meeting and expected to approve a contract with the U.S. Golf Association. Last time the city hosted the tournament the estimated economic impact was $142 million.

In court today two sentencings of note.

First in San Diego’s courthouse at 9:00 AM Ronnie Chang a former medical marijuana dispensary owner will hear his fate for money laundering.

Then in Vista’s courthouse at 1:30 PM Joan Priest the former head of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce is being sentenced for embezzling over $62,000

And finally at 5:30 tonight San Diego Women’s Week starts with a wine and food tasting event at the Bernardo Winery.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 16, 2014

The National Weather Service extends the high fire danger Red Flag warning to a fourth day. Continuing dry, windy, and warm weather is what prompted the extension. Today it’s going to be in the mid 70’s to low 80’s, humidity is going to be around 5%, and wind gusts are hitting 40 miles per hour. The National Weather Service expects the dangerous conditions to extend through Friday but things are expected to calm down over the weekend.

The trial is over and the jury is back with a verdict for the two men accused being part of a kidnapping gang working in the San Diego County. Jorge Rojas Lopez and Juan Estrada Gonzalez face the death penalty if convicted. They are accused of carrying out kidnappings and murders in the United States for Mexican cartels. In 2007 an unassuming suburban house in Chula Vista is wear authorities say the gang held a wealthy businessman for ransom. In separate murder charges they are accused of shooting some of their victims and asphyxiating others by stuffing using socks stuffed down their throats. The verdict will be read at 9 AM in San Diego downtown courthouse.

In much lighter court news Gian Ericson de los Reyes is being arraigned this morning at 8:00 AM in El Cajon’s courthouse. He’s accused of stealing iPods but leaving the boxes filled with erasers.

In even lighter news at 1:00 this afternoon Cecilia Abadie is in traffic court fighting a ticket for wearing Google glasses while driving.

At 9:00 this morning San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System Board of Directors is taking comments from the community on proposed rapid transit route changes.

And finally this afternoon at 12:15 Judge Juan Guzman Tapia, the prosecutor of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, is at California Western School of Law. He’s being honored and will give the schools prestigious S. Houston Lay Lecture.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 15, 2014

Today is day three for high fire danger in San Diego. Extremely low humidity and high winds have parched and a scoured all of southern California. The National Weather Service is warning San Diegans not only about potential fires but they are also saying to “Watch for broken tree limbs and debris on roadways”. The windy and dry weather is going to last through Friday but it’s on a downswing and we should be out of the woods by Saturday.

In court this afternoon there are two arraignments of note on the docket for 1:30 both in San Diego’s downtown courthouse

Leon Powell arraignment for allegedly breaking into well know food writer Jeanne Jones’s house and stealing jewelry.

Then William Cady who is accused of killing three people in a drunken crash on State Route 52 late last Friday night.

San Diego’s City Council is busy today.

First in the morning at 9:00 the council’s Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is meeting and on the agenda is the living wage ordinance.

Then this afternoon at 2:00 the Smart Growth and Land Use Committee is meeting. They are talking about some parking issues and making it possible to sell or transfer ownership of card rooms. Who knew? The Smart Growth and Land Use Committee has control over some card room issues.

This afternoon at 1 is the tapping of the first mayoral debate between Kevin Faulconer and David Alvarez. The debate is being co-hosted by 10news, KPBS, and the Society of Professional Journalists. It is going to air tonight at 7:00

And finally tonight at 6:00 interim Mayor Todd Gloria is giving his State of the City speech. Gloria has been soliciting recommendations for songs to play at the event after the speech via twitter. So if you have an idea for the play list tweet “@ToddGloria”

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 14, 2013

Fire danger in San Diego County remains high today. 5% humidity and winds gusting up to 75-miles-per-hour is why the National Weather Service’s red flag warning is still in effect. They expect the elevated danger to last through Wednesday.

Local government is busy today. San Diego’s City Council is taking public comment starting at 9:00 AM. On the agenda are a $120 million dollar bond, special parking for electric cars, and a proclamation marking the 25th anniversary of San Diego’s famous rack ‘n roll night club the Casbah.

Then this afternoon at 2:00 the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is talking about an audit of the ports financials in a special meeting.

At 5:00 tonight the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about forming a coalition of large urban school districts in California and how to offer some high school’ers college level classes.

Councilman Kevin Faulconer is picking up another endorsement for his mayoral run this afternoon at 12:30 from an Asian-American business owners group.

Sustainability and the next mayor is what they’re talking about at a forum being hosted by the World Resource Sim Center tonight at 5:30.

F-Y-I San Diego special mayoral election is on Febuary 11th

On today’s legal calendar there’s lots going on…

At 9:00 AM in federal court the imprisonment of 14 accused gang member’s is being discussed in light of their arrest for sex-trafficking.

David Huberto Ortiz is being sentenced for murdering an 8-month-old girl this morning at 8:30 in El Cajon’s courthouse.

Then in Vista’s courthouse at 1:30 this afternoon Justin Gibson and Kenneth Hamilton will hear their fates for killing two teens at Libby Lake Park.

And in San Diego’s downtown courthouse also at 1:30 PM Esteban Nandin is being sentenced for raising an assault rifle at police officers.

The Surfrider Foundation is giving away 1000 free reusable shopping bags in honor of Day Without a Bag. The volunteers will be in front of the Pancho Villa’s Farmers Market at 3245 El Cajon Blvd.

And finally tonight at 6:00 enjoy a free movie at the San Diego Public Library with “Cold Souls” a 2011 film about a frustrated actor that is having his soul removed and put in frozen storage.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 13, 2014

A red flag warning is in effect for San Diego County. Wind gusts over 50 miles per hour will scour San Diego County and humidity as low as five percent come together to create the dangerous conditions. The warning will stay in effect until Wednesday night.

Chula Vista Police are on the lookout for three suspects from two separate robberies of one 7-11 and one clerk … all just hours apart. The first robbery was last night at 11:37 PM and the suspects are described as a man and woman both in their 20’s. The man is thought to be 5′ 10″, thin, wearing a black hoodie, black jeans, and he had a shot gun fitted with a pistol grip. The woman is said to also be 5′ 10 wearing black pants but a black shirt.

Then the second robbery came at 4:17 AM. The same clerk was working. He told authorities that he thinks it’s the same male suspect from the earlier. I guess the woman stayed home?? The robber even used what is thought to be the same gun. But this time he had a light blue bandanna covering his face.

This morning 140 Marines from Camp Pendleton deploy for Afghanistan. The Marines make up nearly half of the first Marine Expeditionary Force’s forward command. They are the last major command to deploy to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. They’ll be at Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion in Afghanistan until late this year.

This morning at 9:00 San Diego’s City Council Audit Committee is meeting. On the Agenda: financial statements from the Housing Commission and the Personnel Department’s performance audit.

Then at 3:30 this afternoon the San Diego Salary Setting Commission is meeting and will be reviewing the City Council and Mayor’s salaries.

At 10:00 AM the I-R-S is holding a forum on tax identity theft at the San Diego Central Library.

And finally at 10:00 this morning the groundbreaking for Barrio Logan’s new gateway sign on Cesar Chavez Parkway. This is marking the start of 1.5 million dollars in improvements for the community.

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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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