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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 October 3, 2013

San Diego Police SWAT is wrapping up an all-night standoff at a Mountain View home. Mountain View is a neighborhood in South Eastern San Diego. A woman was holed up in the home since all night after a severely injured man was found on the sidewalk. The man later died. Police arrested the suspect at around 4:15 AM and are still at 3700 Franklin Avenue investigating.

A woman’s body was found face down on the Barona Indian Reservation in far East San Diego County. An autopsy is being conducted to figure out if it’s the body of missing 79-year-old Mahria Mansury. Mansury’s 42-year-old daughter, who lived with her mother, was taken in for questioning by police.

This morning at 8:30 San Diego County and the City of Carlsbad are holding a disaster drill at the McClellan-Palomar Airport. They’ll have actors dressed up like disaster victims and propane fueled fires for realism.

Then at noon the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, San Diego Sport Innovators, and San Diego Workforce Partnership are releasing a study about the sports industry’s economic impact on the San Diego region.

And at 6:00 tonight the city of El Cajon is having another meeting about how to spend a one point four million dollar Community Development Block Grant.

The University of San Diego is hosting a conference on the link between peace and commerce called “Leadership for Peace and Prosperity Conference”

Women and leadership is the topic of a speech by Sila Gonzalez-Calderon at Cal State San Marcos tonight at 6:00

And finally at 2:00 this afternoon the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla Playhouse, and the University of California San Diego are all teaming up for a four-day art festival called “World Without Wall”. The whole thing is going to be set up in and around the La Jolla Playhouse

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 26, 2013

Redevelopment funding and public utilities are on the agenda for the San Diego City Council Infrastructure Committee this morning at 9:00. A report from Civic San Diego says that many former redevelopment projects are still underfunded and the Public Utilities Department has ideas on how to streamline some of its projects.

Todd Gloria, San Diego’s Interim Mayor, is talking to the press this morning at 9:15. It’s his weekly briefing.

This afternoon at 1:30 one sentencing and an arraignment of note … First in El Cajon’s courthouse Lance Wright is being sentenced for lying about getting into a gun fight while working as a security guard. Then in San Diego’s downtown courthouse Americus De Orenday will be arraigned. He’s accused of murdering his wife then driving her body to San Diego Police Headquarters. And third Paul Brinkman is in court at 1:30 this afternoon for his arraignment. Brinkman was shot by an officer after charging him with a pair of scissors according to police.

Tonight in Carlsbad at 6:00 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will meet with the public about decommissioning the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and how it will affect the surrounding community.

The military’s economic impact on the San Diego region is the subject of a report by the San Diego Military Advisory Council. It will be released this morning at 10:30.

Orphaned pets will be remembered this morning at the first Remember Me Thursday candle lighting in the Aventine Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla at 9:00 AM.

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego will be officially established this morning at 10:30.

And finally … the Oceanside Public Library and Jazz 88.3 are starting its six-week “American Music” series at 6:00 PM.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 2, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 2, 2013

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Fire Danger in San Diego. Hot temperatures, high winds, and low humidity prompt the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for Southern California. Temperatures are expected to hit upwards of 90 degrees today with humidity falling below 10 percent. At this point the Red Flag Warning will be in effect until 6:00 PM Friday.

A man accused of raping women he met through the dating web site Christian Mingle is going to be in court today. The preliminary hearing for 37-year-old Sean Patrick Banks starts at 8:40 this morning in El Cajon.

Today at 10:00 AM a new Navy helicopter squadron is being created. The Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35 … the Magicians … will have both manned and unmanned aircraft. The ceremony will be at Naval Air Station North Island.

Banning the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits is one step closer to becoming law. San Diego City Council’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee says yes to the amendment to the municipal code. It now goes to the full City Council for a vote. If it passes businesses will have to prove the pets come from animal shelters to be able to sell them.

Today at 12:15 in the afternoon the Salvation Army and County Supervisor Bill Horn will commemorate the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer at the County Administration Building.

At 1:30 PM in Vista the young woman accused of more than 300 graffiti crimes will be arraigned.

And tonight the education activist group UpforEd is holding a meeting to talk about the proposed budget for the San Diego Unified School District. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress St.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 23, 2013

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Arraignment for the man accused of beating a prominent San Diego architect to death is this afternoon. 31-year-old Higinio Soriano Salgado allegedly beat 56-year-old Grahm Downes to death at a house party. Salgado is being held without bail pending his arraignment.

Preliminary hearing begins today for the 7th and 8th grade English teacher accused of brining a loaded gun to work following the Sandy Hook shooting. 41-year-old Ned Carter Walker allegedly brought a 38 caliber pistol and a knife onto school grounds. He is looking at up to 5-years in prison if convicted.

At 10 Am San Diego’s City Council will talk about what it’s going to spend the new $5.5 million budget surplus on. One is spending $250,000 to keep a shelter for homeless veterans open until July 7th. The 150 bed shelter normally closes this time of year but with a new budget surplus announced Mayor Bob Filner wants to keep it and another shelter open longer. The other big ticket item is a $500,000 payment to end litigation of a parochial schools expansion plans.

Down in Southern San Diego County the Chula Vista City Council is considering a resolution in support of comprehensive immigration reform.

Two final Earth Day events today at noon. First the County of San Diego is collecting recyclables and demonstrating composting at the County Operations Center 5520 Overland Ave. Second the University of San Diego is announcing its plans to become a “Zero Waste” campus at the Student Life Pavilion on campus.

Tonight at 5:00 the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is thinking about starting a $1.9 million dollar summer school program for at-rick-kids. The proposed four-week program is for kids in first, third, and eighth grade that are in danger of being held back.

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On this day 50-year-ago President John F Kennedy gave the commencement speech at San Diego State University. The university is memorializing it today with a symposium about the speech at 12:30 PM in the Alumi Center

And tonight at 6:30 the Environmental Health Coalition is hosting its 2013 awards event. This year they are honoring advancements in children’s health.

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Bowler’s Desk on Politics … Flawed Reasoning for Austerity ?

There is a new section on Bowler’s Desk. It’s called Bowler’s Desk on Politics

Here we will post our ideas/observations on politics locally, nationally, and internationally.

The first post is about how the study used as rationalization for global economic austerity measures is facing serious challenges and some glaringly obvious errors are being pointed out.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 16, 2013

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San Diegans are reacting to the Boston Marathon Bombing.

In a KSWB FOX5 story Jason Sloss talked to Ray Barrios, a San Diego man that had just finished the marathon and was being treated for dehydration when the blasts when off. In the story Barrios says “I just figured it was a power line or something that exploded. I really didn’t think much of it – didn’t have a reason to believe anything suspicious or bad happening,”

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner released a statement saying “What happened in Boston today is deplorable and heart-breaking. The City of San Diego weeps with the people of Boston and we stand with you in a nationwide desire and resolve to find a solution to keep random, violent tragedy from striking. Enough is enough.”

Locally San Diego Police, Sheriff, and the airport are not ramping up security but the personnel that is out is practicing a heightened awareness.

Today at San Diego’s City Hall Mayor Filner is going to officially propose his budget for this coming fiscal year. He presented his $2.75 billion budget to the media in it he has $1.2 billion going to the general fund.

On the controversial side Filner is cutting his political rival City Attorney Jan Goldsmith office budget by $1.4 Million. City Council President Todd Glorria describes the cuts as “curious [and] unlikely to be implemented as proposed.”

At 4:30 PM this evening gun control activists are going to rally at Congressman Darrell Issa‘s office. The activists will be submitting petitions in favor of increased background checks for gun buyer. Issa’s office is at 1800 Thibodo Road in the Northern San Diego County city Vista.

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