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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 14, 2013

Fire danger in San Diego County remains high today. 5% humidity and winds gusting up to 75-miles-per-hour is why the National Weather Service’s red flag warning is still in effect. They expect the elevated danger to last through Wednesday.

Local government is busy today. San Diego’s City Council is taking public comment starting at 9:00 AM. On the agenda are a $120 million dollar bond, special parking for electric cars, and a proclamation marking the 25th anniversary of San Diego’s famous rack ‘n roll night club the Casbah.

Then this afternoon at 2:00 the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is talking about an audit of the ports financials in a special meeting.

At 5:00 tonight the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about forming a coalition of large urban school districts in California and how to offer some high school’ers college level classes.

Councilman Kevin Faulconer is picking up another endorsement for his mayoral run this afternoon at 12:30 from an Asian-American business owners group.

Sustainability and the next mayor is what they’re talking about at a forum being hosted by the World Resource Sim Center tonight at 5:30.

F-Y-I San Diego special mayoral election is on Febuary 11th

On today’s legal calendar there’s lots going on…

At 9:00 AM in federal court the imprisonment of 14 accused gang member’s is being discussed in light of their arrest for sex-trafficking.

David Huberto Ortiz is being sentenced for murdering an 8-month-old girl this morning at 8:30 in El Cajon’s courthouse.

Then in Vista’s courthouse at 1:30 this afternoon Justin Gibson and Kenneth Hamilton will hear their fates for killing two teens at Libby Lake Park.

And in San Diego’s downtown courthouse also at 1:30 PM Esteban Nandin is being sentenced for raising an assault rifle at police officers.

The Surfrider Foundation is giving away 1000 free reusable shopping bags in honor of Day Without a Bag. The volunteers will be in front of the Pancho Villa’s Farmers Market at 3245 El Cajon Blvd.

And finally tonight at 6:00 enjoy a free movie at the San Diego Public Library with “Cold Souls” a 2011 film about a frustrated actor that is having his soul removed and put in frozen storage.

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Political Podcast from BowlersDesk.com Chase Madar

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Welcome to another Political Podcast from BowlersDesk.com.

We have a different sort of show for you today.

This time we talk about our country and how it keeps secrets.

I sat down with Chase Madar civil rights lawyer, Slate.com blogger, Blogger for the Nation and now author of “The Passion of Bradley Manning”.

Chase is an advocate for whistle blowers. He wants everyone to know how our country creates secrets and what it means to be a whistleblower.

Chase thinks Manning and Edward Snowden leaked info they believed important for the country to know. Chase points out that while what Manning leaked amounted to the largest leak of classified documents ever, it still is only 1% of one year of data.

Chase isn’t advocating total transparency in my opinion, he does what a change in the way our system of secret works. It was a very interesting hour and well worth the beer and tortas I bribed him with.

Agree or not Chase makes some very interesting points.

You be the judge.

Remember if you want to jump on your political soapbox you can do that by jumping on ours, call the BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast Soapbox and leave a message … 619-663-4531

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for October 8, 2013

San Diego’s politicos have a lot to look forward today.

First this morning at 9:00 the Board of Supervisors is meeting to talk about adding $2,000,000 to the waterfront project, employee contract, and requesting that the federal government let the county use military aircraft for fighting fires.

At 10:00 AM San Diego’s City Council is talking about a water management program.

This afternoon at 1:00 the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners are meeting to elect a chairman, vice chairman, and secretary.

And tonight at 5:00 the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about creating Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman inspired workshops.

In between all of the normal political meetings at 12:30 is a mayoral debate hosted by the San Diego Police Officers Association, Deputy Sheriffs Association, San Diego Country Deputy District Attorneys Association, and the Probation Officers Association. This will be the first debate for all four of the top mayoral candidates.

This morning San Diego Coastkeeper is putting nine water filtering machines that will test the water quality. They put the machines out and they filter water then the filters are taken back and tested.

San Diego Chargers are hosting a free mammogram event for uninsured women this morning at 9:00 AM at Qualcomm Stadium

And finally tonight at 6:00 the World Resources Sim Center is hosting a panel about homelessness in San Diego.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 6, 2013

The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for a murder suspect and his two kids.

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40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio is suspected in the murder of his 42-year-old Christina Anderson. Authorities believe he has the couple’s two children with him.

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Hannah Anderson 16-years old five foot seven inches 115 pounds

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Ethan Anderson he is 8-years-old four foot elven inches tall and 65 pounds.

Dimaggio is thought to be driving a blue Nissan Versa license plate 6WCU986. If you have any info call the San Diego Sheriff’s Department at 858-565-5200

Gloria Allred says that more sexual harassment accusers of San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner will come forward today. Allred is representing Irene McCormack Jackson in her lawsuit against the Mayor and the city of San Diego for sexual harassment. McCormack Jackson, the former Communications Director for Filner was questioned by San Diego County Sheriff’s investigators for over two hours yesterday and on her way out Allred spoke to some of San Diego’s media. She told KSWB FOX5 that she expects more victims to come forward and that she would be releasing more info today.

San Diego’s County Board of Supervisors is meeting this morning at 9:00 to talk about a contract for the Sheriff’s Department to patrol Grossmont and Cuyamaca community colleges. Along with a resolution to rename two county jails.

At 10:00 AM the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is giving media a sneak peak at Lindbergh Field’s newly expanded Terminal 2.

Former first lady Laura Bush is in town and at 1:15 this afternoon she is going to talk at the Global Travel Association Convention at the Convention Center

And finally tonight is the 30th annual National Night Out Against Crime. Law enforcement all over the county is celebrating.

Starting with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at noon showing off several of their stations and gear around the county.

Then tonight at 5:00 the El Cajon Police Department is welcoming the community into its station.

The National City Police are holding a cook at 5:00 tonight at the Las Palmas Park in National City.

La Mesa Police are having their event at the Target parking lot in Grossmont Center at 6:00 PM.

And at 6:00 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center there is going to be a Police and Fire academy for kids… with Jaws of Life and self-defense demos.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 5, 2013

Today San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner enters a two-week intensive therapy meant to help him change his behavior in the wake of the eight sexual harassment allegations, two lecherous incident allegations, and even one incident of “weird” behavior.

Filner announced he is entering the therapy at a July 26 news conference. He said “I am responsible for my conduct and I must take responsibility”, However Filner still refuses to resign as mayor. All but one city councilperson is calling for his resignation, along with the San Diego Democratic Party, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, several civic and business groups, and even the former mayor Jerry Sanders thinks he should resign.

Two separate recall efforts have joined forces and hope to gather the 102,000 signatures to force a recall vote.

But Filner says that he’ll receive daily briefings while in therapy and he believes he is still able to run the city.

Former San Diego cafe singer Jewel is back in San Diego today for the Global Business Travel Association’s 2013 convention. She’s talking at a luncheon at 1:15 this afternoon at the Convention Center. Former first lady Laura Bush, and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are set to speak at the conference as well tomorrow and Wednesday.

The NFL and the San Diego Chargers are talking about new stadium security policies this morning at 10:30. The new policies change the kinds of and sizes of bags that fans can bring with them to games.

And finally this morning at 8:15 the giant panda Yun Zi is celebrating his 4th birthday with a frozen cake. You can watch that live on the San Diego Zoo’s Panda Cam.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 2, 2013

Several developments in fallout from San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s sexual harassment accusations. San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation is calling for Filner to step down immediately. Along with San Diego’s previous mayor Jerry Sanders … Sanders is now head of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Then the deputy mayor of Escondido … a city in North Eastern San Diego County … describes a bazar encounter with Filner … According to Olga Diaz Mayor Filner walked up to her asked if she was married or had a boyfriend and when she said she was married she says he asked her what her husband did for living Diaz says that she told the Mayor her husband is a cop and then the Mayor walked away with saying anything else.

And finality according to a KSWB FOX 5 San Diego report a Marilyn Monroe impersonator hired to sing at a fundraiser accuses the mayor of grabbing her rear. In the report by Jamie Chambers she describes how the mayor grabbed her tightly sliding his hand down her arm then he “did a little grab”

In other news

This morning at 10:00 the County Board of Supervisors Chairman Greg Cox and Agricultural Commissioner Ha Dang, and Julie Walker President of the San Diego County Farm Bureau (Yes we have a county farm bureau) are giving the annual crop report.

Then this afternoon at 2:30 San Diego’s Unified School District is holding its summer commencement for high school’ers that were unable to walk in their graduation in June

And tonight at 7:30 the San Diego Symphony Summer Pops starts a two-night series of show in honor of the music from Broadway.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for July 31, 2013

Here’s your Filner update for this morning …

Yesterday afternoon yet another woman came forward and accused San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment. This brings the total to eight. Lisa Curtin the director of government and military education at San Diego City College says that Filner asked about her wedding ring, asked her out on a date then grabbed her pulled her close and gave her a “saliva-filled kiss, including feeling his tongue by my cheek.”

The Mayor is currently receiving two weeks behavioral therapy in spite of the many calls for his resignation. Yesterday San Diego’s City Council unanimously approved the filing of a cross complaint against the Mayor. This means that they can sue Filner for the cost to the city for the defense against the sexual harassment lawsuits they also decided last night not to pay for the Mayor’s private attorney. The council does pay for city employee legal defenses when the case has to do with the normal scope of their job. Many council members do not believe defending the Mayor’s behavior falls into this category.

And the city move forward.

San Diego’s City Council is meeting today.

First at 9:00 AM the Budget Committee is getting together to talk about community parking

Then at 2:00 this afternoon the Natural Resources and Culture Committee will look at a climate change report form the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and updating the climate change plan.

Tonight at 6:00 the Council’s Infrastructure Committee is talking about a report on sidewalk condition

The San Diego Independent Budget Analyst is holding a workshop of the city’s project budgeting at 6:30 tonight at the Balboa Park War Memorial Building. It’s open to the public if you want to go.

Horton Plaza’s renovations are on the agenda for the Civic San Diego Board of Directors afternoon meeting.

County government is talking about waving some fees for disabled veterans this morning at 9:00.

And at 10:30 this morning The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is hosting a ribbon cutting for the new shopping area in the airport’s Terminal 2

And finally today the National Weather Service says big waves are going to pound San Diego’s coast today. They are expecting 5 to 7 foot waves with the occasional 8 foot’er. That means the face of the wave could be as high as 16 feet.

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