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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 8, 2014

Chula Vista’s Sweetwater Union High School District and representatives from the Sweetwater Teachers Association are back at the bargaining table today, according to the UTSanDiego.com. The teachers have been locked in a pitch battle over medical benefits and pay with the corruption plagued district for months now. Teachers voted to authorize a strike should negotiations reach a stale-mate.

The ex-superintendent of the Sweetwater Union High School District pleaded guilty last week to one felony count of taking a gift and the misdemeanor of not reporting the gift. He’s one of many district board members with criminal charges filed against them all stemming from a corruption scandal. The negotiations are sure to be tense.

In San Diego the city council was super busy yesterday. They picked Ed Harris to fill Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s now vacant council seat. Harris is a retired Marine, lifeguard, and head of the San Diego lifeguard’s union. He got the support of David Alvarez, Mark Kersey, Sherri Lightner, Scott Sherman and Lorie Zapf. Harris will sit on the council until the winner of this year’s election takes over.

According to a series of studies, San Diego is not doing that good of a job with its $50 million dollar technology upgrade. Oh it gets worse … this is something that was started years ago. The studies are going to be giving to the council today and were done by a Chicago firm Huron Consulting Group. The reports looked at a bunch of things that make the city work along with the I.T. upgrade. Real estate assets, fleet maintenance, purchasing and contracting just to name a few. The I.T. program called a SAP system started way back in 2007 and still isn’t up to speed.

S-A-P stands for System Analysis and Program. A SAP system is a digital system that helps run key parts of an organizations operation. For example Accounts Payable, Travel, Risk Management and the like.

It’s all being presented to the council today at 10:00 AM

Disgraced former San Diego mayor Bob Filner’s pension is cut to $1,800 a year as part of his sentence compliance. Filner pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and battery after three women accused him of sexual harassment. However he does still get about $1600 a month in city pension benefits. Filner just came off of house arrest and had a GPS-monitoring device removed.

And finally today is free cone day at Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. They’ll be asking for donations for the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA while the free ice cream is scooped

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 7, 2014

Former San Diego mayor Bob Filner is off of house arrest today. He finished his 90-day long in home sentence and reportedly got his GPS monitoring device off too. The 71-year-old pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and battery last August. Now he’s got three years of probation and a $1500 fine. Although after 18-months he can apply to have his probation reduced. He can also ask to have his felony reduced to a misdemeanor.

San Diego’s city council is busy today

Fist at 9:00 AM the council’s Audit Committee is getting together to talk about an audit of Balboa Park Celebration Incorporated. The group was created to run the centennial celebration of Balboa Park but now is in the process of disbanding. Everyone wants to know how they spent the $2.6 million they got from the city.

Then this afternoon at 2:00 the council is picking the person to fill Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s old council seat. After Faulconer won the mayoral election he left his seat on the council open and the rest of the city council gets to pick who replaces him. 20 people want the job. Today they each candidate will get three minutes to tell the council why they should fill Faulconer’s seat.

At 3:30 this afternoon San Diego’s Salary Setting Commission is meeting about an amendment to the city charter that could change how the pay of city council members is determined.

And finally tonight at 5:30 law enforcement is honoring crime victims at their 25th annual Candlelight Tribute for Crime Survivors. They’ll be at the San Diego Police Officers Association offices on Vickers Street in Kearny Mesa.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 10, 2013

Marines from the 1st Marine Division are landing on the beach today beginning at 8:30 AM. It’s all part of a large scale training exercise called Exercise Steel Knight 2014.
Marines from multiple Marine Corps bases from Yuma to Twentynine Palms to Camp Pendleton are participating in the live-fire exercise. It includes an amphibious landing on the beach west of Camp Pendleton. So if you’re driving along the 5 freeway between zero eight thirty and thirteen hundred don’t be afraid it’s just training.

At 10:45 officials are going to show how dangerous fire can be over the holiday season. This is the annual demo where they show us how quickly the flames can engulf a Christmas tree and children’s pajamas.

At 10:30 U.S. and Mexican officials are breaking ground on a new leg of freeway expand the 905 freeway and the border. This segment is part of a larger project that hopes to ease border crossings. This part will cost about $112 million dollars.

San Diego City Council is talking about two law suit settlements this morning at 10:00 AM. One of them is from a victim of disgraced San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, and the other is from a victim of former San Diego Police Officer Anthony Arevalos. Also on the council’s agenda is a referendum to overturn the new Barrio Logan zoning regulation.

This afternoon at 1:00 The Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is talking with the public about a climate action plan and putting a pier on Shelter Island.

San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting at 5:00 tonight about Lincoln High School.

And finally … San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive starts its 23rd year with a breakfast on the USS Midway Museum at 6:00 AM. Escondido Police Department and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department are hosting the drive

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 9, 2013

San Diego’s infamous former mayor Bob Filner will officially be sentenced this morning at 9:00. 71-year-old Filner pled guilty to grabbing and fondling three women while in office. Reportedly he’s going to be on probation for three years and spend three months in home confinement. Officially he is guilty of one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery. If he violates the terms of his probation Filner could spend six-months in jail. KSWB FOX5 plans to carry the sentencing live.

San Diego’s City Council is busy today. First at 9:00 AM the Infrastructure Committee is meeting about a report on our sidewalks. Then at 2:00 PM the whole council is meeting and on the agenda; San Diego’s five-year financial outlook and the first quarter budget report.

This afternoon at 3:30 salaries for San Diego’s City Council member and Mayor are top of the agenda for the City of San Diego Salary Setting Commission.

San Diego City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner and Lorie Zapf are talking to the press about creating a citywide bicycle network and the 45 recommendations from the Water Policy Implementation Task Force at 10:00 AM.

And finally at 11:00 AM many of San Diego’s law enforcement agencies are coming together to release their annual marijuana eradication campaign results. They focused on indoor grow operations and hash-oil extractions that caused explosions.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 16, 2013

San Diego’s former mayor Bob Filner wants to move his sexual harassment lawsuit to Imperial County and the legal team for the woman suing him wants it to stay in San Diego. Filner’s people say because the noise around the former mayor’s resignation was so loud and widespread that his day in court won’t be fair if the suit stays in San Diego. But the plaintiff’s lawyers say that Filner should have a jury of his peers and that means staying in San Diego. The judge will hear the motion this afternoon at 1:30

This morning at 8:45 the preliminary hearing for Christian heavy metal singer Timothy Peter Lambesis will be assigned to a courtroom today. The 32-year-old is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife.

Land use is top of the docket for San Diego’s City Council today. At 10:00 AM council members Sherri Lightner, Scott Sherman, and David Alvarez will update the council and take questions about two projects. The first are some luxury apartments near Mission Valley and the other is a proposed development on the San Diego / Santee border.

At 10:00 AM San Diego County law enforcement is announcing that it’s going to start to use the federal Wireless Emergency Alert system to send out emergency information. They’ll explain how it works and what to do when you get an alert.

Donna Frye the woman that first accused San Diego’s former mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment is getting an award tonight. Run Women Run, a group that encourages woman to run for political office, is giving Frye a lifetime membership.

And finally tonight at 6:15 the World Resources Sim Center is hosting a panel about San Diego’s water.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 9, 2013

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s troubles continue. This morning at 9:00 San Diego’s City Council Audit Committee is looking into how the disgraced mayor used his city issued credit card. In a statement Chair of the Audit Committee and Mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer says “This public discussion is one of the first steps in beginning to restore trust at City Hall.”

This afternoon at 2:00 San Diego’s City Council will look at the development of 331 acres of land in Brown Field.

At 12:30 San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez will officially start his mayoral campaign in a press conference at Presidio Park.

And tonight at 6:00 Chula Vista Councilman Rudy Ramirez is having an open forum on homelessness in Chula Vista.

Protesters opposed to U.S. military action in Syria will be out today.

At noon organizers from Moveon.org are holding a vigil in front of Senator Diane Feinstein’s Office at 750 B Street in downtown San Diego.

Then San Diego Veterans For Peace will be hanging banners from the 6th Avenue overpass along the I-5 from 4:00 to 6:00 tonight.

Robin Sadik will be sentenced at 1:30 PM for breaking into a home in Chula Vista while two young girls and a teenager girl hid in a closet.

And finally tonight is the San Diego Chargers home opener. The bolts go up against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium. Kick Off is at 7:20 … and fans are encouraged to arrive early and take the trolley.

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Political Podcast from BowlersDesk.com 9-1-13

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Welcome to another outstanding Political Podcast from BowlersDesk.com. This week Ric Epps and me (Matthew Bowler) talked about whose going to run for San Diego’s, now open, mayor’s seat.

What does Nathan Fletcher have to offer?

Will Fletcher lock in Democratic support or will Mike Agurrie?

Carl DeMiao has had a rough week … Is he going to continue his run for congress or go for the Mayor’s office?

Who else is going to jump into the fray?

Then on the National stage Syria is on the tips of everyone tongues.

Will be bomb Syria?

Why does Syria matter more than Darfur?

What will the Russians do if we lob a missile at Assad?

All that and more …

As always if your want to jump on your soap box over something we’ve said you can do that by jumping on ours.

Just call 619-663-4531.

Who knows we may put it in the podcast.

If you would like to use part of the interview in your broadcasts please credit http://www.BowlersDesk.com

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