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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 16, 2014

The USS Cape St. George and its 350 officers and sailors are leaving San Diego this morning. They are on their way to participate in the massive naval exercise called RIMPAC, for Rim of the Pacific. Over 25,000 service members from 23 countries are participating in this, the 24th multinational maritime exercise. From June 26th to August 1st the multinational armada of ships will train near the Hawaiian Islands.

This afternoon at 2:00 San Diego City Council will take up a proposal to raise the minimum wage. The proposal, being spearheaded by Council President Todd Gloria, is to set San Diego’s lowest pay at $13.09 an hour. Opponents to the raise are rallying before the council meeting at 1:30 in Civic Center Plaza. The group of business owners say that if the minimum wage is raised it’ll hurt their ability to stay in business and provide jobs. If the proposal makes it through council it’ll be put on November’s ballot.

At 3:00 this afternoon you can watch the U.S. play Ghana in the World Cup Tournament at the park at PETCO park. The new 17 by 29 foot wide big screen at the park will show the match. Before the U.S. match you can also watch Mexico vs Brazil at noon.

And finally tonight at 7:30 telling the stories of six San Diego women will take center stage at the 21th annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival. It’s called “Women of Valor”.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 11, 2014

Escondido SWAT officers thought they had a teen suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon hold up in an apartment, only to learn the young-man escaped. Officers saw the teen run into an apartment on the 900 block of East Mission Avenue in Escondido at around 6:30 last night. Authorities became convinced their suspect was hold up and called a SWAT team and evacuated 11 surrounding apartments at around 7:45. Just after midnight officers went into the apartment and leaned it was empty. Escondido PD thinks the teen suspect escaped before the stand-off started.

At 9:00 AM in El Cajon’s courthouse opening statements start in the trial of a man accused of raping two women, one of which he allegedly met through the Christian dating web site ChristianMingle.com. 38-year-old Sean Patrick Banks is accused of forcible rape, rape of an unconscious person, sex with a foreign object and burglary. He’s looking at up to 44-years in prison.

San Diego City Council is in committee meetings all day today. First at 9:00 the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is talking about a possibly raising the minimum wage to over $13 an hour. Currently its $8 per hour and its set to go up to $9 next month then $10 in 2016. However many, including City Council President Todd Gloria, don’t think that’s enough. Gloria wants to raise it to $13.09 and require employers to give workers five sick days every year.

Then at 2:00 this afternoon the council’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee is talking about a report that shows a connection between crime and liquor licenses.

Civic San Diego Board of Directors is meeting at 9:00 AM and the big thing on the agenda is an approval of $4 million more dollars to finish construction on a new park at Horton Plaza. The Northern end of Horton Plaza was demolished and there was supposed to be a park built on the now vacant lot, however it has yet to be built and its gone way over budget. The vacant lot is at Broadway and 4th in downtown San Diego and it’s even visible on Google Maps.

Nice Guys of San Diego is honoring their “Nice Guy of the Year” at 10:00 this morning at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse. T. Denny Sanford will be recognized for all of his philanthropic work.

This afternoon at 1:00 San Diego Humane Society and the Society for the Protection and Care of Animals is bringing pets down from Los Angeles overcrowded shelter and hoping to adopt them out. About 20 dogs are going to take the ride south to us for the hope of a new home.

And finally tonight at 6:30 the diversity and experience of our veterans is the topic of a panel discussion at the San Diego Central Library.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 6, 2014

Two more San Diego Police officers are under arrest. This time they are accused of drug crimes. San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies arrested husband and wife officers late yesterday morning. 32-year-old Bryce Charpentier and his wife 41-year-old Jennifer were arrested for and are being accused of conspiring to sell and transport a controlled substance. Sheriff’s department says that San Diego Police Department is fully cooperating with the investigation. This is the latest in a long run of officers being accused of criminal behavior.

At 9:00 AM several business owners are talking to the press about why they think the minimum wage should be higher. San Diego City Council takes up the issue in committee next week.

This morning at 10:00 AM San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is briefing the press about its development plans through 2035.

California state senator Toni Atkins is hosting her local swearing-in ceremony for her new job as speaker of the Legislature this morning at 10:00. The San Diego Democrat is already officially the speaker but this celebration is for the San Diego Community. It’s at the Balboa Park Club.

In Encinitas’s Scripps Memorial Hospital at 10:00 AM law enforcement from across the county will train at an “Active Shooter” drill. One of the things they’re doing is practicing some of their life saving techniques of fake gunshot victims.

At UC San Diego at noon today is the annual watermelon drop. Every year a watermelon is dropped from seven stories up for the end of school tradition.

Habitat for Humanity is dedicating three homes their volunteers built in just five-days, at 3:00 this afternoon in Escondido. One of the houses has gone to a wounded veteran.

Tonight at 5:00 one of San Diego’s magnet schools, Green Elementary, is breaking ground on its new track.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the group Save Our Heritage Organization is giving out its annual People in Preservation Awards. The awards recognize people that help maintain San Diego County historic buildings.

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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 April 23, 2014

San Diego’s minimum wage is the topic on the tips of many tongues today.

First at 12:00 PM City Council President Todd Gloria is releasing the details of a ballot measure that would increase San Diego’s minimum wage. Gloria hasn’t before specified the amount he would like to be San Diego’s lowest pay. However he has said that he wants a quote “meaningful” increase. Some research says that in order to live on a very basic budget a single person in San Diegan needs to earn $13.09 an hour. While others say that raising the minimum wage would hurt small businesses and the economy of San Diego.

Supporters of raising the minimum wage are also rallying tonight at 6:30. The San Diego Organizing Project and supporters are set to gather at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish in Barrio Logan.

This afternoon at 2:00 the San Diego City Council Environment Committee is meeting about the group that was supposed to plan the Balboa Park centennial party and a proposal to decide if they should declare a drought watch in San Diego.

Before the committee meets councilmen David Alvarez and Ed Harris are talking to the press about the possible drought watch at 1:30.

The controversial Barrio Logan zoning plan is what nurses and healthcare advocate are endorsing this morning at 10:00. They want the community to vote yes on Propositions B & C in support of the new zoning rules; they say the new zoning regulation will protect children’s health. They’ll be with representatives from the Environmental Health Coalition outside the front entrance of the UCSD Medical Center.

At 10:30 in front of Rady Children’s Hospital supporters of the Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act of 2014 are talking to the press. The ballot measure locks in federal funding for Medi-Cal. Its supporters are submitting over 1.3 million signatures to qualify it for the November ballot.

In court today two things of note

First at 9:00 AM in San Diego’s courthouse the preliminary hearing for former San Diego Police Officer Christopher Hays continues. However we are hearing rumors that the case may settle today.

Then at 1:30 in Vista’s courthouse Samuel Ruiz is being sentenced for sending threatening text messages to a high school student just after the double murder of two other teens.

And finally tonight at 6:30 William Shakespeare’s birthday is being celebrated at San Diego’s Central Library.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 9, 2014

The family rescued at sea off the coast in Baja California is coming into port today aboard the USS Vandergrift. Eric and Charlotte Kaufman their daughters Cora who is 3-year-old and Lyra who is 1 were sailing around the world. The parents even blogged about their trip posting pictures and YouTube videos. Charlotte wrote a series of articles in San Diego Magazine about being pregnant on the trip and giving birth in Mexico. When they were rescued the boat was disabled and their 1-year-old was sick with a fever and rash. The California Air National Guard parachuted into the ocean to treat the baby and the USS Vandergrift came and picked them up. They are expected to make port at Naval Air Station North Island this afternoon around 4:00. According to the Navy the family does not want to talk to the media, but several of the sailors involved in the rescue will.

San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is asking voters to support a raise in California’s minimum wage. They want to raise the lowest paid workers salary form $8 an hour to $10. Many on San Diego City Council support the raise as well. Critics say that raising minimum wage will increase unemployment. While protonates say that it takes about $87,000 a year to raise a family of four and that means that both parents need be working full time and earn $20 an hour.

San Diego City Council’s Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is meeting this morning at 9:00 AM about a possible development deal with Ballast Point and AleSmith breweries. And the Governor’s office is telling the committee about some new state economic development programs.

Then at 10:00 AM several officials along with the Mayor are officially starting construction on $1.7 million of improvements to 25th street in Golden Hill. Things like fixing the road, widening the sidewalks, and fixing or replacing water mains are all on the list.

At 10:00 this morning doctors are going to demo some new robots that let them evaluate patients by teleconferencing. Now doctors at Rady Children’s Hospital can use their lap tops, tablets, or smart-phones to talk to patients from wear ever they may be.

In court today two things worth mentioning.

First in El Cajon’s courthouse at 1:30 this afternoon Srteve Nakho is being arraigned and accused of attacking someone then barricading himself inside his lakeside home for hours.

And at 2:15 in federal court the detention hearing Glennys Rodriguez who is accused of being in charge of logistics for one of the two recently discovered border drug tunnels.

And finally at 6:00 tonight Palomar Health is offering free and low-cost health classes about weight loss

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Good morning this is the AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 12, 2014

Early this morning a woman wakes up to a man in her room trying to kiss her. San Diego Police Lt. Paul Phillips says that SDPD was already in the area responding to a separate prowler call when the victim called 911 about the man in her room. Police say that when the victim woke up the suspect ran off and that no property was taken. Officials do believe the two incidents have the same suspect. The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Filipino male, early 20’s, short haircut and a little bit of facial growth with a thin mustache,

This morning at 9:00 the San Diego City Council Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is meeting. And on the docket is the San Diego Convention Center Corporation’s report that says fourteen trade shows may pass San Diego by, taking millions of dollars with them. The report says that New York Life Insurance Company sees San Diego as too expensive. The education group Advancement Via Individual Determination or AVID Center say their conventioneers cannot afford San Diego’s hotel rates. Other groups are making the same claims about staying in San Diego being expensive along with worries over the completion of the Convention Center expansion.

One group that wasn’t deterred from having their convention in San Diego is the International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association. They start their 33rd annual convention and trade show this morning at 7:00.

Then at 2:00 this afternoon San Diego City Council’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee is meeting about a report about transferring properties from the now defunded redevelopment agencies back to the city. Acquiring 114 acres on Volcan Mountain is what the San Diego County Board of Supervisors’ is talking about this morning at 9:00

At 10:45 AM Civic San Diego Board of Directors is getting together to talk about how to choses a new president.

At noon Councilman Todd Gloria is meeting with a group that wants to raise the minimum wage for San Diego. They’ll be outside at Civic Center Plaza.

In El Cajon’s courthouse there are two Arraignments worth mentioning both set for 1:30 PM. First …73-year-old Leland Clyde’s arraignment for allegedly shooting a fellow camper at an R.V. park in Alpine. Then Adrian Atondo is accused of driving drugged, leading deputies on a chase, than crashing into several parked cars.
Big data and what that means for San Diego is the subject of a panel talk at U.C. San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute.

And finally at 6:00 tonight the World Resource Sim Center is workshoping ways to make San Diego 100 percent clean and 100 percent run on renewable energy.

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