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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 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 April 29, 2014

Hot temperatures are going to fry San Diego County over the next three days and powerful winds will scour the East County. Today we’re expecting to hit 88 degrees along the coast breaking the last record of 86. Winds are going to gust at over 85-miles-per-hour according to the National Weather Service. At this point there isn’t a high fire danger warning but that could change. San Diego County does have several “Cool Zones” across the county. To check out the list just Google “San Diego County Cool Zones”.

San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors is meeting this morning at 9:00 AM. They are going to talk about raising building permit fees to help pay for fire protection in the unincorporated parts of the county. They want to raise the fee from 47 cents per square foot to 52.

San Diego City Council is meeting at 10:00 AM and on the agenda is the Black Mountain Open Space Park plan.

Also at 10:00 this morning San Diego County Water Authority is launching their water conservation campaign at the San Vicente Dam.

This afternoon at 1:15 Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Councilman Mark Kersey, Councilwoman Sherri Lightner, Councilman Scott Sherman and a pothole Repair Crew are talking to the press about the mayors infrastructure projects funding in the new city budget. Faulconer is calling his budget the “One San Diego” budget and repairing pothole is a big part of it. They’ll be at 30th Street and Date Street filling in some potholes.

Tonight at 5:00 San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about the 2015-2016 budget. There is a proposal to have that budget drafted when the 2014-2015 budget is adopted. It’s supposed to force the district to plan long term. You know not spend this year at the expense of next.

Two sentencings of note this afternoon both in El Cajon’s courthouse.

In Department 11 James Solak is being sentenced after pleading guilty to stealing copper wire from multiple schools and businesses

Then in Department 2 Blaine Anthony Arellano will hear his fate for assaulting his roommate, forcing her to stab him.

And finally at 10:00 AM 16 finalist are competing for $70,000 at the University of San Diego’s fourth annual Social Innovation Challenge. The contest between San Diego college students is to come up with a solution for one of the world’s economic, environmental or social problems.

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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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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 13, 2013

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It is going to be hot in San Diego County today. We are going to have temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above normal. But tomorrow things should start to cool off and we’ll be back to normal on Wednesday.

This morning San Diego’s City Council Audit Committee will talk about pothole repairs. Councilman Kevin Faulconer thinks the current system for tracking and fixing potholes needs an overhaul. The committee is holding hearing on a proposal to vote.

This afternoon the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit is returning home. While on their eight-month deployment the 1200 Maries stopped in Thailand, Bali, Australia, Oman, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong.

At 10:30 this morning Ice Age bison bones will be unveiled. The bones discovered by Caltrans workers during highway construction near Bonsall are the first fossilized bison found in Southern California. The 200,000 year-old fossils are now at San Diego’s Natural History Museum.

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