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San Diego County Hits Record-High Temps Schools Close

Around 120 San Diego Unified School District schools without full air conditioning have implemented “minimum day schedules,” including Clairemont, Crawford, La Jolla, Madison, Mira Mesa, Mission Bay and University City high schools, according to the district. After-school athletic activities have been canceled at all city schools.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 14, 2014

Hundreds of acres burned and thousands of San Diegans evacuated to safety as hot dry Santa Anna winds fuel a fire dangerously close to homes. Late last night the evacuation orders were lifted and people were allowed to return to their homes. However the fire, called the Bernardo Fire, is still only 5% contained. Yesterday Poway Unified School District administrators evacuated students from Del Sur, Stone Ranch and Willow Grove elementary schools Students at Del Norte High School and at Oak Valley middle school stayed in classrooms as precautions. However as of this morning all schools in the Poway Unified School District are open.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Chief Javier Mainar says “It is unusual in May to have wind-driven fires like this that are such a challenge to contain”

As the morning comes the atmosphere will warm up and winds are expected to grow in speed. Today the National Weather Service is expecting temperatures to top 100 and wind speeds to gust as fast as 65-miles-per-hour. We will get an update on the fire as soon as the sun comes up.

This morning at University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice is hosting a forum on energy and climate change. Participating are speakers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, California Center for Sustainable Energy, California Independent System Operator, California Air Resources Board, General Atomics, Sempra Energy, San Diego Gas and Electric, Climate Action Reserve and the University of San Diego Center for Sustainability.

San Diego City Council’s Infrastructure Committee is meeting at 9:00 about a report on the city parks and modernization of the border crossing.

At 1:30 this afternoon in El Cajon’s courthouse Anargyros Karabournitois is being arraigned and accused of trying to mark cards at the Barona Casino.

Then in Vista’s courthouse also at 1:30 Luis Bolanos is being sentenced for bringing a gun to Palomar College then telling Sheriff’s Deputies he wanted to get into a shootout.

This evening at 5:30 the fundraiser “Eat. Drink. Read.” is raising money for the San Diego Council on Literacy.

And finally at 6:00 PM San Diego City Council’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee is meeting about the cameras that SDPD officers are going to start wearing. They’ll be at Cherokee Point Elementary School.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 1, 2014

Today is day two of strong Santa Ana winds and intense heat scouting San Diego County. Yesterday winds topped 100 miles per hour at one point. The National Weather Service says the winds are strongest in the morning and afternoons. A Red Flag Warning hasn’t been issued for San Diego yet. However Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside to the north of San Diego do have one.

Today Cal Fire and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing are training together at Camp Pendleton. It’s starting in the afternoon … Of course if a brush fire breaks out the training could be postponed.

This morning at 9:00 a report on how the arts in San Diego impacts the economy is being released at the Media Arts Center

The Bicycle Coalition and the San Diego Association of Governments are hosting a bike ride 9:00 AM followed by a news conference at 10 am. It’s all to kick off for National Bicycle Month.

This morning at 10:00 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA is giving tours of their ship that survey’s fisheries. The ship is set to be commissioned tomorrow and will be based in San Diego.

Also at 10:00 AM County Supervisor Ron Roberts is bragging to the press about his annual lawnmower exchange. This Saturday Roberts is helping to give people a $100 voucher for an eclectic lawn mower in exchange for their gas-powered one.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the Mexi’cayotl Indio Cultural Center is hosting a free showcase of Aztec dancing at Chula Vista High School.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 30, 2014

It is hot and windy in San Diego County. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for most of San Diego County and hot temperatures along with low humidity are hitting us too. However there is no “Red Flag” … that’s a high fire danger warning… Yet.

Pertussis or whooping cough is sweeping through San Diego. San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency says that this year alone there have been 298 pertussis cases reported. That’s about six times as many cases when compared to the same time period for last year. Last week alone 18 people reported having the disease.

Dr. Wilma Wooten says “Pertussis has shown no signs of slowing down … The vaccine’s effectiveness lessens over time so it’s very important that adults get their booster shots and that they make sure their children have the necessary doses of the vaccine at the recommended ages.”

Veteran San Diego Police officer Gilbert Anthony Lorenzo is being arraigned this morning at 8:00 in Department 2 of El Cajon’s courthouse. 31-year-old Lorenzo is accused of domestic violence. After his arrest by La Mesa police he was placed on unpaid leave.

In San Diego’s courthouse at 1:30 Todd Francis is being sentenced. Francis is the owner of a gun his daughter and a neighbor boy were playing with when it fired killing the boy. Francis pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

San Diego City Council has a busy day today.

First at 9:00 AM the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is meeting about a ballot proposal to increase the minimum wage in San Diego. Then at 2:00 the council’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee is talking about the community plan for Ocean Beach.

This morning at 9:00 the County Board of Supervisors is meeting and on the agenda is a multimillion-dollar water quality monitoring contract.

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech at San Diego State University is being honored with the unveiling of a plaque at SDSU’s Open Air Theater.

And finally tonight at 7:00 San Diego city councilman Ed Harris is hosting a town hall meeting at Bay Park Elementary School.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 6, 2013

Today marks the start of the nominating period for mayoral candidates. They have to pick up the nominating papers, gather 200 signatures, and return the papers to the City Clerk’s office by September 20th. Out of the 23 candidates that have expressed interest the top two at this time are Nathan Fletcher and Kevin Faulconer. However former City Attorney Mike Aguirre and City Councilman David Alverez also say they intend to run. Among the 20 or so other lesser known candidates are Artist, Educator, Consultant and Community Organize Matthew “Eyeball” Islom, gun rights advocate Lincoln Pickard, and cab driver David Tasem.

This morning at 9:00 the University of California, San Diego is hosting the County’s annual flu summit. The County’s public health officer Dr.Wilma Wooten is a featured speaker along with other regional and national health experts.

It’s going to be HOT in San Diego today. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for San Diego County’s valley arias, like El Cajon. Temperatures are expected to be over 100 degrees.

Today there are a lot of fun things to do.

First at 2:00 this afternoon the San Diego Triathlon Classic’s sports and fitness expo will begin at Moment Cycle Sport.

Then at 6:00 tonight a special reception for the Woman in Mariachi exhibit at the Women’s Museum of California. They’ll even have woman mariachi performers. It’s all in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month

And finally at 7:30 tonight the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe will be read by performers from Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges. The two nights of creepy poetry can be heard in Room 220 at Grossmont College.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 28, 2013

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It’s going to be hot today

Parts of San Diego County will top 100 degrees today. Starting at 6:00 AM there fire restrictions in the Cleveland National Forest because of high wild fire danger. That means no camp fires or open flame cooking and no smoking except for in your car or house.

Also San Diego County has several cool zones set up to help you beat the heat. There is a link to the list in the text of this Bowler’s Desk story. Or you can Google “San Diego County cool zones” and the first two links will take you to the list.

With many of us heading to the beach this weekend it’s good for you to keep in mind that if you get a ticket you can work it off in the City Attorney’s Instant Justice program. The Instant Justice program will start its third year today and run through July 7. In this program people that get certain non-traffic tickets can serve 8-hours of community service cleaning the beach in lieu of paying a fine. And the office will not appear on your record. Common offences are drinking in public, smoking in the park, littering, and urination in public. If your offence qualifies meet authorities at the Pacific Beach Shore Club 9:00 AM on July 8th with $40 dollars cash.

Three sentencing’s on the docket for today. The first two are in San Diego’s downtown courthouse

At 9:00 AM David Zepeda will be sentenced for his part in a multimillion-dollar foreclosure scam.

Also at 9:00 this morning Anthony McCarary will be sentenced for shooting a woman in the head after she rebuffed his advances

Then at 9:30 AM in Vista’s courthouse Fidel Perez Bernal will be sentenced for raping an intoxicated woman.

San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is getting together to talk about a yearly oversight committee report about Transnet tax funds. Then at noon San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner is meeting with the press in what he calls a “Pen and Paper” meeting.

Tonight at 7:30 the San Diego Symphony kicks off a special two night Summer Pops series featuring the music of the Rolling Stones.

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