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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 19, 2014

Life is returning to normal as firefighters finish off the still burning blazes that scorched San Diego. Last week a dozen separate fires blacked San Diego County.

Three fires on base at Camp Pendleton burned 21,900 acres. Two of the fires still burn. The Las Pulgas Fire is 75% contained and the San Mateo Fire is 97% contained.

Off base in the North San Diego County city of San Marcos the Cocos fire is 87% contained and all evacuations have been lifted. According to Cal Fire 39-homes are lost but thankfully no injuries.

In Carlsbad 8-homes single family homes, two multiple unit apparent buildings, two commercial buildings, and a trailer were lost in the Poinsettia Fire. Fortunately this fire is 100% contained, has been since Saturday.

The city is accepting donations to help those affected on their web site at http://www.readycarlsbad.org .

San Diego’s wounded and endangered opera company is holding a press conference today at 10:00 AM. The 50-year-old opera company is suffering with financial difficulties and controversies around its former artistic director haunt the cultural institution. Their closure was thought emanate but there are optimistic rumors around today’s press conference.

San Diego City Council is meeting this afternoon at 2:00. They’re talking about what the City Charter says about removing elected officials from office. Then at 6:00 PM in a special evening public hearing the council is meeting about next year’s $2.97 billion budget. The new budget extends library house, allocates pay for more police and fire recruits, helps fund a temporary fire station in Skyline and more.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 5, 2014

A California Highway Patrol officer handcuffs and detains a Chula Vista Firefighter at the scene of a freeway accident last night at around 9:30. Kudos to KFMB for being on the scene and getting the video. According to their report … Firefighters were at the scene of an overturned car in the center-divide of the 805 freeway near Telegraph Canyon Road. CHP officers asked the firefighters to move their truck. We don’t what happened next but … The fireman was handcuffed and put in the back of the CHP cruiser for about 30 minutes then released. Reportedly both agencies are going to meet today to discuss the incident.

San Diego’s best student athletes officially declare the college their going to this morning at 8 AM. Athletes form soccer, track, cross county, water polo, and football are signing their National Letters of Intent at a ceremony inside Balboa Park’s Hall of Champions. It’s open and free to the public if you want to rush over and cheer.

San Diego City Council’s Infrastructure Committee is hearing a presentation on San Diego’s bridges this morning at 9:00. Then at 2:00 this afternoon the Council’s Environment Committee is talking about the city’s water conservation report and a sustainable energy program

Rules about foreign students taking flying lessons is what the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is talking about this morning at 9:00

This morning at 11:00 Homeland Security Infrastructure Security Compliance Division Inspector Paul Sanders is talking about chemical usage and terrorism at the Pesticide Stewardship Alliance Conference at the Catamaran Resort.

And finally at 5:00 tonight the Oceanside Public Library is holding its annual “Big Read” event. The Dashiell Hammett classic “The Maltese Falcon” is top of the reading list.

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