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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 13, 2014

Hot temps and high winds are keeping San Diego County Fire Fighters on alert today. The National Weather Service has a red flag warning in place until Wednesday at 8:00 PM. Moving it from Tuesday. Record setting heat, low humidity and winds gusting up to 65 miles-per-hour will scour the county. At the very least driving is going to be affected with all of the debris in the road. It’s going to be about 90 degrees at the beaches and up to 98 inland.

A student at Central Elementary School in Imperial Beach tested positive for tuberculosis and may have exposed others. Students at the school will get free testing today. The kids may have been exposed between March 17 and April 23 according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. Symptoms include a persistent cough, fever, night sweats and sudden weight loss. Dr. Wilma Wooten Public Health Officer says “Most people who are exposed to TB do not develop the disease, but when it does occur, it can be treated and cured with medication”.

Governor Jerry Brown is talking to the press today all across California about revisions to his proposed state budget. He’s supposed to be in San Diego at 2:45 this afternoon making his case at the City Administration Building.

Brown’s office says his budget will:

Make the state save any increases in capital gains

Force the state to make extra payments to any debts, shortening the payoff time.

Increase the rainy day fund to 10 percent

And create a special account to help schools avoid future cuts.

Just before the governor gives his press conference the environmental group SanDiego350.org is going to be at the City Administration Building encouraging Brown to oppose Induced Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking in California. The gas and oil extraction method is extremely controversial. Environmentalists believe this method is polluting the ground water among other environmental damage.

San Diego City Council is meeting all day today. First at 10:00 AM they are talking about ending a relationship between the volunteer group that was planning the Balboa Park centennial celebration. Some of the controversy the group became embroiled in a controversy is if they should release financial their records and the city wants to know what the group did with $1 point 6 million in city funds just to name a couple.

Then this afternoon the council is expected to give the formal OK to a settlement of $355,000 in attorney’s fees incurred by Save Our Heritage Organization. The group fought and won a fight stopping the construction of a bypass bridge on the west side of Balboa Park, way back during Jerry Sanders’s tenure as mayor.

Tonight at 5:00 San Diego Unified School District Board is meeting. They’re talking about a district finance update, a teacher early retirement program and charter schools.

And finally tonight at 7:00 David Victor, the director of the University of California Laboratory on International Law and Regulation is giving the 5th annual Keeling Lecture at the Birch Aquarium.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 20, 2013

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In Vista’s courthouse the parolee accused of beating his girlfriend then kidnapping the couple’s 5-month-old child will be arraigned this afternoon. 42-year-old Kenneth Wayne Welch is being charged with Child endangerment, domestic violence, assault, attempted murder, evading police, and violating the terms of his parole.

Today is National Dump the Pump Day. There are events happening all over the county today. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is celebrating at two major transit centers. They will be at Old Town Transit Center and the Escondido Transit Center at 6:30 this morning thanking commuters for using public transport.

Then this evening SANDAG is hosting another public workshop for the Rose Creek Bikeway Project. This project would fill in a 2-mile gap in the regional bike network.

San Diego County will start its annual “Cool Zones” program at 2:00 this afternoon at La Mesa’s Adult Enrichment Center. The program provides over 100 air-conditioned hangouts for senior citizens to beat San Diego’s oppressive summer heat.

The city of San Diego has released its annual water quality report. To download your copy go to www.SanDiego.gov/water.

A winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Excalibur Liquor store in La Mesa. The ticket got five numbers (but not the Powerball number) and is worth over 943,000 dollars. Powerball is played in 43-state and the odds of matching five numbers is about 1 in 175 million.

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And finally tonight at 7:00 Surfrider Foundation’s San Diego chapter is celebrating International Surfing Day. They are screening the original 1959 “Gidget” movie poolside at the Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club in North Park

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 13, 2013

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The price of gas keeps going up. Yesterday was the largest jump since May 14 and the price of gas has gone up four times in five days. The average price of a gallon of regular gas is now $3.97.

Firefighters are training for wild fires in Chula Vista’s back country. Beginning at 9:00 AM Chula Vista Fire Department will host multiple fire agencies in a live fire training exercises. Several acres will be burned; firefighters on the ground and in the air will train on fighting them. So if you see smoke in South East Chula Vista don’t panic

At 4:00 this afternoon San Diego Unified School District is celebrating the retirement of many of its teachers and staff including Superintendent Bill Kowba.

San Diego Association of Governments is busy this evening. First at 5:30 tonight SANDAG is hosting an open house about the Mid-City Rapid Bus Project. This will be a new express route from San Diego State University to downtown San Diego. At 6:00 tonight other representatives of SANDAG will be in Escondido taking public input of a bunch of topics: from land use to climate change to the environment.

This morning at the South Bay YMCA at 9:00 San Diego County official will remind parents about being safe at the pool and beach in the summer time.

At 10:00 the first applications for $500,000 dollars in grants from the county for enhancement projects is being reviewed by a new panel. For the first time the panel will give their grant recommendations to Supervisor Dave Roberts. In the past these grants have been seen as a way for supervisors to fund pet projects, and that’s why the panel was created.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LEGO SYSTEMS, INC. - Thousands gather in New York City's Times Square to watch the unveiling of the world's largest LEGO Model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter that took 32 Model Builders, 5.3 million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete, Thursday May 23, 2013. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for The LEGO Group)

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LEGO SYSTEMS, INC. – Thousands gather in New York City’s Times Square to watch the unveiling of the world’s largest LEGO Model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter that took 32 Model Builders, 5.3 million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete, Thursday May 23, 2013. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for The LEGO Group)

And finally at 8:45 AM at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad is the unveiling of a life sized Lego Star Wars X-Wing Fighter. It took 32 builders 17000 hours to assemble the 43-foot-long 11-foot-tall 46 thousand pound model out of about 5 million Legos. Nerds everywhere are shivering with excitement.

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