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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 17, 2014

At 54-years-old San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died yesterday. Known as Mr. Padre, Gwynn played 20-seasons with the Padres before retiring. After leaving Major League Baseball Gwynn went on to become the head baseball coach at his Alma Mater, San Diego State University. Gwynn died from cancer that he blamed on a long time chewing tobacco addiction. A public memorial is being planned.

The USS Peleliu and its one thousand fifty sailors are leaving San Diego this morning. They are going to take part in what the Navy calls the “world’s largest naval exercise” RIMPAC. The Rim of the Pacific drill will have 23 countries, 47 ships, 6 submarines, over 200 aircraft and more than 25,000 service members participating in massive exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands. This morning at 9:00 the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is reviewing reports about last month’s wildfires and talking about what can be improved. Last month there were as many as 12 wildfires burning at one time.

At 10:00 AM San Diego City Council is talking about a proposed $1.25 per night fee for parking over-sized vehicles on city streets. They’re also expected to approve $250,000 in attorney’s fees for a lawsuit about city permitting policies.

At 11:00 AM the Metropolitan Transit System will be calling on all of San Diego to take public transportation this Thursday for “Dump the Pump Day”.

At 2:00 this afternoon Chula Vista City Council is meeting and on the agenda is next year’s budget.

And finally at 11:00 AM the East San Diego County city of El Cajon is honoring El Cajon native and race car driver Jimmie Johnson for his community work. His foundation has given over 6.5 million dollars to help schools.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 13, 2013

The East San Diego County city of El Cajon has a new mayor today. Councilman Bill Wells was appointed by the El Cajon City Council yesterday. Wells will now finish out the term of former mayor Mark Lewis. Lewis left office is disgrace after he was recorded in an interview making insensitive comments about El Cajon’s Iraqi committee. El Cajon is home to nearly 50,000 Iraqi immigrants.

Tim Lambesis the lead singer for the Christian heavy metal band As I Lay Dying is back in Vista’s courthouse this morning at 8:30. He’s being arraigned on charges related to the District Attorneys accusation that he tried to hire a hit man to kill his ex-wife.

Chula Vista is breaking ground on an H Street extension this morning at 10:00. It’s going to connect Chula Vista’s water front to the rest of the city on the other side of 5 freeway.

Barrio Logan’s’ water front is top of the political pile today. Mayoral Candidate Kevin Faulconer is trying to keep the maritime industry in Barrio Logan. While some community members want to re-zone the area and make it residential only. Faulconer says that the business is good for the city and he’ll be out at the Albertsons in Allied Gardens gathering signatures to keep the maritime businesses in Barrio Logan.

FYI Barrio Logan is about 10 miles away from Allied Gardens. I wonder if Faulconer could get any signatures if he was at the North Gate Market next to Chicano Park in Barrio Logan.

At 4:30 tonight San Diego’s Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilwoman Myrtle Cole, and Councilman Scott Sherman are talking about city government’s role in our lives with the students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

San Diego Councilmen Mark Kersy and Kevin Faulconer are meeting with the public tonight at Cadman Elementary School at 6:00. It’s all part of a series of community meetings to get public input on San Diego infrastructure. That means pot holes and the like.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the San Diego Association of Governments is unveiling the design for a new San Ysidro transit center.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 12, 2013

In front of San Diego’s Hall of Justice at 9:00 AM Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and County Supervisor Greg Cox are speaking out against the release of convicted sexually violent predator Douglas Badger. Badger’s record of sexual assaults goes back to 1974, and he’s been in and out of prison almost his entire adult life. Back in August a court found that he could be released with treatment and supervision. Another hearing is set for November 15th to try and figure out where to house him.

Planning for climate change is on the agenda for the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners this morning at 8:30.

El Cajon’s City Council is talking about how to fill the now vacant Mayor’s Office this afternoon at 3:00. The last mayor Mark Lewis quite in disgrace last month after he was recorded in an interview making what many consider to be racially insensitive comments about El Cajon’s Iraqi community. Nearly 50,000 Iraqi immigrants live in El Cajon.

And finally this afternoon at 11:00 AM Mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer is making campaign stops at three of San Diego’s Homeless Shelters.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for October 25, 2013

A San Diego Police officer is hospitalized after being shot. Yesterday afternoon at 3:30 the SDPD officer attempted to arrest a wanted felon in a storm drain just off of the 2800 block of 39th street when gun fire erupted. The officer was shot in the chest, arm, and leg but is in stable condition at Scripps Mercy Hospital. The suspect was arrest about 15 minutes after the shooting.

Another San Diego County mayor resigns in disgrace. This time it is longtime El Cajon Mayor Mark Lewis. Lewis has been mayor of the Eastern San Diego County city since 1990. He was recorded in an interview making several racially charged remarks about El Cajon’s Chaldean Christian community. El Cajon has the second largest population of Chaldean Christians in the country, most come from Iraq. Hence El Cajon’s nick name of Little Bagdad.

Today at 9:00 AM the Transportation Security Administration is talking to the media about their new screening program. The program is a pre-check and those enrolled will be able to pass through security and keep their belts, shoes, and jackets on.

Three sentencing’s of note this morning.

First in Vista’s courthouse at 8:30 AM Ruben Cepeda will hear his fate for killing his pregnant 18-year-old girlfriend then running to Mexico.

At 9:00 in San Diego’s downtown courthouse Jorge Sillas and Victor Gonzalez are being sentenced for their part in an Arellano Felix drug cartel murder-for-hire plot.

Also in San Diego at 9:00 AM Jiovani Guerrero is being sentenced for ramming a police car while trying to run away from officers.

At 9:00 AM the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is talking about the regional growth forecast and a contract to lay one-mile of rail tracks in Sorrento Valley.

San Diego’s City Council in marking the 10-year anniversary of the Cedar Fire at 11:00 this morning. In 2003 disaster 15 people were killed and hundreds of homes burned down.

And finally at 11:00 AM at the Kissing Statue near the U.S.S. Midway Museum mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer is picking up an endorsement from several retired military leaders.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for October 2, 2013

More than 100 cars had their windows broken over this past weekend in Chula Vista and a suspect or suspects are still on the loose. Chula Vista Police think a pellet gun was used and at least one man shot. The suspect vehicle is described as an older model green G-M-C van. Anyone with any info should call the Chula Vista Police Department at 619-691-5151.

San Diego City Council Budget Committee is meeting this morning at 9:00 about a report from the city’s Department of Information Technology and the agreement the city has with Sprint for wireless service.

El Cajon has a 1 point 4 million dollar grant to spend on community development and wants its residents to chime in on how to spend the money. They are meeting tonight at 6:00 at Renette Park Community Center.

San Diego State University is hosting a symposium about stem cell research and how it is advancing science starting at 5:30 tonight in the Donald P Shiley BioScience Center on campus.

Questions about the Syrian conflict will be answered by 5 University of California San Diego professors tonight at 5:00 at UCSD’s Robinson Auditorium.

And finally … tonight at 7:00 is the start of the 12th annual San Diego Film Festival. The first film is “12 Years as a Slave” after which there is a party at the Gaslamp Reading Theater.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 27, 2013

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SWAT officers are in a standoff with a man is hold up in an east San Diego County apartment. It began at around 11:30 last night and is continuing this morning. Information is sporadic and unconfirmed at this time.

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Today the Navy is conducting nation-wide anti-terrorism exercise called Exercise Citadel Shield. Here in San Diego media is going to be given special access to view the exercise at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. The exercise will involve simulated security gate attack, active shooters, and a hostage situation.

The San Diego Unified School District’s Superintendent Bill Kowba announced his retirement. Kowba has been Superintendent for just about 3 years through some of the district’s greatest financial difficulties.

In a press release he said “But one can never thank enough those who have dedicated themselves to singular sacrifice and collaboration on the incredible journey…we must relentlessly address the future year fiscal challenges with balanced, long-term budget solutions.”

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San Diego’s Quick News Update

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A murder many thought was a hate crime now could be the result of domestic violence.

32-year-old mother of five Shaima Alhimidi was found on March 21 having been beaten so severely she died of the wounds three days later. According to authorities a note was next to her body that made the attack seem racially motivated. Part of the note read, “go back to your own country you terrorist”

Now some 7-months later Shaima’s husband 48-year-old Kassim Alhimidi is under arrest.

The family lives in El Cajon, an east San Diego County city with one of the nations largest immigrant Muslim populations.

Shaima’s husband was a popular figure at her Islamic memorial … where he publicly pleaded for help to find his wife’s killer after throwing his body across her linen covered corps while hysterically sobbing.

Kassim is accused of beating his wife to death and set to be arraigned on Tuesday the 13th.

Veterans Day is technically on November 11th but since that was on a Sunday the Federal holiday is being observed today Monday November 12th. All federal offices will be closed along with some schools and some municipalities. Check with your local offices before heading over

It now seems certain that the incumbent Republican Brian Bilbray has lost his bid for reelection to Democrat Scott Peters. Peters is hanging on to an 814 vote lead as absentee and provisional ballots are counted. Peters says he is going to Washington D-C for freshman orientation even though there are still 350,000 ballots left from the county to be counted. No word on how many of those ballots are for the city of San Diego.

For more on these and other stories check the links bellow and www.bowlersdesk.com

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/fatally-beaten-iraqi-immigrant-may-have-been-divorcing.html

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/11/husband-iraqi-immigrant-el-cajon.html

http://fox5sandiego.com/2012/11/10/san-diego-close-races/

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