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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 5, 2014.

A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier and a Navy FA-18A crash in separate incidents yesterday.

The Harrier fell out of the sky in the city Imperial destroying three homes, at this time there are no reports of any deaths. The pilot was able to eject and medics have taken him to the hospital.

The Navy plane, an FA-18A, crashed off shore into the ocean. It was trying to land on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. That pilot was also able to eject and in in stable condition. You probably remember the Vinson because it was the ship that buried Osama bin Laden at sea in 2011.

All across San Diego today people in favor of and people opposed to raising the minimum wage will be talking to the press. Proponents say that $8 dollars an hour is not enough to live on in San Diego and that the minimum should be much higher. Opponents say that it’ll hurt small businesses and drive work out of town.

At 9:00 AM some business owners are going to explain to the press why they support raising the minimum wage. They’ll be in front of Intelicare Direct on Chesapeake Drive.

Then at 10:00 AM San Diego County taxpayers Association and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce are releasing a study that they say proves raising the lowest pay will hurt all kinds of businesses. That’ll be near 6th and G in downtown San Diego.

And at 5:30 tonight near the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Front Street supporters of raising the minimum wage will rally. Council President Todd Gloria will speak about a ballot measure he may propose to raise the minimum wage.

At 9:00 AM Heartland Fire and Rescue is giving “hands only CPR” training at El Cajon City Hall, Lemon Grove’s City Hall, Parkway Plaza and Grossmont Center.

About a thousand volunteers are going to clean up the beach celebrating the I Love A Clean San Diego 60th anniversary starting at 9:30 this morning. It’s part of their Kids’ Ocean Day at Crown Point Shores in Mission Bay event.

In Chula Vista’s courthouse this afternoon at 1:30 Dajamah Blevins is being arraigned and accused of sexually assaulting a teenager on a public bus in National City.

And finally tonight at 5:30 at Balboa Stadium the “Jim Ryun Festival of Miles” will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ryun being the first high schooler to break the 4-minute mile record.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 14, 2013

Four Marines were killed yesterday at Camp Pendleton. Authorities are not releasing the names but the Marine Corps confirms the explosive ordnance disposal technicians were killed at 11:00 AM yesterday morning during a routine maintenance operation. General John Bullard said in a statement “Our first priority is to provide the families with the support they need during this difficult time”

The Navy medial ship the USNS Mercy is preparing for possible deployment to the typhoon stricken islands in the Philippines this morning. The Mercy could deploy in the next few days and reach the people in need next month.

This morning at 10:00 San Diego’s Interim Mayor Todd Gloria will release San Diego’s 5-year financial outlook.

Then at 3:30 this afternoon San Diego’s Salary Setting Commission is meeting to swear-in and reappoint several commissioners. They are also going to talk about when they should consider giving raises to the Mayor and City Council

San Diego County is announcing a disaster planning guide for people with disabilities. They are meeting at the Seacrest Village residential care home for people with disabilities in Encinitas at 12:30 this afternoon.

In San Diego’s downtown courthouse at 2:00 this afternoon Marcos Rodriguez-Perez will hear his fate for the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas Jr.

And finally at 6:30 tonight it’s the Grand opening for the Barrio Logan College Institute’s new facility at the Monarch School.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 23, 2013

Today at 1:00 the deal between San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner, city officials, and private attorneys will be presented to the City Council for approval in a closed session meeting. San Diego’s now infamous mayor is neck-deep in sexual harassment allegations and his former Communications Director is suing him. The deal is thought to include Filner’s resignation, and an arrangement regarding both the city’s liability and Filner’s. Everyone expects the city council to approve the deal … the details of which will be made public later in the afternoon.

Assuming Filner steps down the city council will pick a day for a special election within the next 90 days. Several candidates are starting to emerge. Check out the special podcast here on BowlersDesk.com for more on who could be San Diego’s next mayor with the President of the political action group Run Woman Run.

There are two sentencings worth noting today … both in San Diego’s downtown courthouse.

First at 9:00 AM Nancy Mendoza Moreno is being sentenced for helping a Mexican kidnapping gang called Los Palillos. She would lure men to various locations around San Diego to be kidnapped and held for ransom.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon Zachary Tenorio is going to be sentenced for killing his naval officer brother during an alcohol fueled fight.

At 8:00 this morning the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 2,400 Marines from Camp Pendleton will deploy for the Western Pacific and Middle East.

And finally at 11:00 am about 250 tons af sand will be dumped at the B Street Pier in downtown for Labor Day’s U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exhibition.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for the Ides of March, 2013

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This morning at 8 AM immigration advocates are holding a breakfast panel and talking about how to reform immigration.

At 9 AM University of California at San Diego medical students will find out where they will spend their residencies… it’s called Match Day.

And in other medical news UnitedHealthcare will present a $505,000 check to Family Health Centers of San Diego

Then at 9:30 on base at Camp Pendleton the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Color Guard will perform

Also this weekend will be this first annual Epic Beer Festival at the San Diego Convention Center … there will be more than 200 beers to sample

And finally today a 32-year-old man is going to be officially adopted by his foster family after nearly 20-years. Maurice Griffin was abandoned by his birth mother when he was three and taken in by his foster parents Charles and Lisa Harris where he lived until he was 14. Fox 5 San Diego reported about how Griffin was tardily removed from their care and how many years later they reunited. Today at 2 PM in San Diego’s Juvenile Court Griffin will legally become their son.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 14, 2013

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Many San Diegans are reacting to the new Pope … Both positively and negatively. Many are sharing their criticisms of the Catholic Church on social media. Without getting into the vitriol … one major criticism is the Church’s sex scandals and cover-ups. While others are very happy with the new Pope. At Cathedral Catholic High School’s daily mass there will be 2 priests from Argentina as special guests.

Today a local Marine will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star. Sergeant Wade D. Wilson is being honored for making the ultimate sacrifice during a firefight in Afghanistan’s Helmand Provence on May 11th 2012. At 10 AM Wilson’s mother will accept the Silver Star on his behalf.

There are two anti-sequestration rallies today. The first is going to be by low-income senior citizens at 10:45 at the Gary & Mary West Senior Wellness Center on Fourth Ave. The second will be by the National Treasury Employees Union and will be at the San Diego Federal Building from 11:30 to 12:30.

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Congressman renews efforts for Medal of Honor for fallen Marine

Congressman renews efforts for Medal of Honor for fallen Marine

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SAN DIEGO — Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is renewing his efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded to a Marine from San Diego killed in combat in Iraq.

In 2008, then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ruled the actions of Sgt. Rafael Peralta did not merit the nation’s highest award for bravery. Last December, Gates’ successor, Leon E. Panetta, declined to overrule the decision, although he noted Peralta’s courage and faithful service.

But Hunter, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine officer, hopes the new defense secretary, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, might overrule Panetta and Gates and upgrade the Navy Cross awarded to Peralta for his bravery during the battle in Fallouja in November 2004. Hagel, Hunter noted, served in combat in Vietnam as an Army enlisted man.

Marines who were at the scene have said that as he lay mortally wounded, Peralta reached out and smothered an enemy…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 22, 2013

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Some of San Diego’s most important Democratic politicians will urge President Obama to stop the sequester today. Congressmen Scott Peters, Congressmen Juan Vargas, Mayor Bob Filner, and Councilmember David Alvarez are talking to the media at 8:30 this morning along with Derry Pence President of the Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association. They are worried about how the sequester will affect San Diego maritime industry. Congressman Peters has been making the rounds talking about the sequester and how he thinks it will affect San Diego.

Today the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar will salute the Tuskegee Airmen with a colors ceremony. A colors ceremony is when service members present the nation’s flag, this ceremony will be in honor of the nearly 1000 African-American pilots that broke race barriers and trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field.

San Diego has another feather in its cap. Trip advisor dot come named La Jolla Cove one of the country’s best beaches. The cove came in at number eight. The number one Trip Advisor beach in the world is … Rabbit Beach in Lampedusa Italy.

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