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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 27, 2014

Two sentencings of note today

First at 9:00 this morning the San Diego company Pacific Tank Cleaning Incorporated is being sentenced in federal court. Yes you heard me correctly a corporation is being sentenced. Three years ago some acid spilled out of one of their facilities forming a puddle near an elementary school. The company says that an employee told management about the spill, however the National Response Center wasn’t told. Pacific Tank Cleaning’s production manager Jorge Luquin pleaded guilty to unlawful discharge of pollutants and admitted that he didn’t try to contain the spill at all.

In San Diego’s downtown courthouse 73-year-old Leland Ernest Clyde will hear his fate for gunning down his neighbor at the R.V. park he was living in. Clyde, a felon with long record, was living in the East County Ma Tar Awa Campground in Alpine. He and his 56-year-old neighbor began fighting. Clyde then shot his neighbor in the chest with a shotgun. The victim fell to ground and Clyde walked up to him, stood over him, reloaded and shot him twice more. Clyde’s criminal record goes all the way back to 1959.

18-year-old Eric Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, is showing off his science project at the White House’s Science Fair today. Chen researched new flu treatments. Some think his work could lead to new class of drugs for treating flu outbreaks, slowing possible pandemics, thus allowing more time to make a vaccine.

13-year-old Allison Grace Grygar is in National Harbor Maryland representing San Diego County in the National Spelling Bee. Grygar is up against 280 spellers from all over the country.

And finally at 9:30 this morning the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics kicks off with a torch lighting. The run starts at Chula Vista Police headquarters and goes all the way to San Diego Police headquarters by 11:15 AM and then to Carmel Valley Road at North Torrey Pines Road by around 4:00 this afternoon. Over 400 officers participate in the run that raises money for the San Diego Special Olympics.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 16, 2014

San Diego Police are asking for your help to catch a killer. 45-year-old Alberto Sanchez was sitting in his SUV when a man in his 20’s rode up on a bicycle and shot him several times. Sanchez died at the hospital shortly after that. Anyone with any info is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 858-580-8477.

San Diego’s City Council has a full plate today.

First at 9:00 AM the Council’s Budget Committee is meeting about the Tourism Marketing District’s plans for the coming fiscal year.

Then this afternoon at 2:00 the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee is meeting about changing the city’s medical marijuana rules. The city’s new rules about medical marijuana dispensaries go into effect on April 24 and the dispensaries that are operating outside those rules will not be grandfathered in. The committee is also looking at how food safety rules should impact edible medical marijuana products.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting this morning at 9:00 about roads and changing building codes so they help improve energy efficiency.

The United Farm Workers online archive has been purchased by U.C. San Diego library. Late this afternoon at 4:00 the library is officially announcing the accusation in a ceremony on campus at Geisel Library’s Seuss Room.

And finally tonight at 5:00 you can meet San Diego’s mayor and ask him questions. Mayor Faulconer is talking with San Diegans at the Bayside Community Center at 2202 Comstock St.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 1, 2014

Rain and wind are coming into San Diego this morning. The National Weather Service says that winds could gust at speeds up to 65-miles-per-hour in San Diego County’s mountains and deserts. Scattered showers are expected along the cost this morning and a slim chance this afternoon. A second wave of rainy weather is expected Wednesday morning.

Today is opening day for the San Diego Padres. Last Sunday they played their “Opening Night” game and today’s game at 3:40 will be the first “Day-Game”. This is the 10th anniversary of PETCO Park in downtown San Diego and the Padres are facing the Dodgers.

In El Cajon’s courthouse at 9:00 AM opening statements in the trial of 49-year-old Kassim Alhimidi starts. He’s accused of beating his 32-year-old wife Shaima Alawadi to death. The couple are Iraqi immigrants, and when her body was found there was a note that read “This is my country, go back to yours, terrorist.” However the couple’s 18-year-old daughter says that her parents were having problems and Alawadi was trying to get a divorce. Their daughter also says that the night her mother was killed she heard a short squeal and sometime later found her mother’s beaten body on the kitchen floor and called 911.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the American Association of Political Consultants starts its four-day conference.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 5, 2014

Jorge Rojas Lopez and Juan Estrada Gonzalez escaped death for the time being at least. The two are convicted leaders of a Mexican kidnapping and murder gang that got caught working in San Diego County. Yesterday the judge in their case was forced to declare a mistrial in the penalty part of their trial. The jury is hopelessly deadlocked on whether or not to recommend the death penalty. Lopez was found guilty of 4 murders and Gonzalez of six first-degree murder counts. The trial of the two 34-year-olds has been going on since January of last year.

In both of the guilty verdicts the jurors did find that the pair kidnapped, tortured, and murders multiple people all while members of a gang. That usually means special circumstances or the death penalty can be applied. Now the District Attorney has to pick if they want to retry parts of the criminal case that are still unresolved or retry the penalty phase.

Big surf will pound San Diego beaches today. The National Weather Service says that the large west-to-northwest swell will being 5 to 8 foot waves with sets as high as 10 feet. The means the face of the wave could be as high at 15-20 feet. Today is NOT a day to learn how to surf… but it is a great day to watch to pros from the beach. It’ll be impressive.

There is an arraignment and two sentencings on the docket for today.

First at 8:30 this morning in Vista’s courthouse David Diaz is being arraigned and accused of stabbing and killing a 24-year-old.

Then this afternoon at 1:30 in San Diego’s court Maria Luisa Garcia will hear her fate for beating her 8-year-old daughter with a broomstick, choking her, and whipping her with a belt.

Also at 1:30 but in Chula Vista’s courthouse Treviyon Rew is being sentenced for shooting a man during one carjacking and then shooting two other men at another.

San Diego City Council committees are meeting today.

First at 9:00 AM the Infrastructure Committee is meeting about spending $500,000 to plan an administrative building at Mission Trails Regional Park.

Then at 2:00 this afternoon the Environment Committee is getting together to talk about how the city’s utility undergrounding program is going and what’s next for the program?

The Coast Guard, Police, and Lifeguards are all training for a mass-rescue today in Mission Bay Channel. Today is the start of a two day boat rescue exercise for the agencies.

What do ShakeSmart, Solo Eyewear, Volcom, Pura Vida, and Oggi’s Pizza all have in common? They are all run by San Diego State University graduates. Today at 10:00 AM SDSU is showing off those and other companies run by Aztec alumni at Entrepreneur Day.

And finally … at 11:00 AM a $175 million dollar medical office building for Scripps Memorial Hospital is breaking ground. It’s all part of the hospital’s Scripps campus renovations.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 16, 2014

The National Weather Service extends the high fire danger Red Flag warning to a fourth day. Continuing dry, windy, and warm weather is what prompted the extension. Today it’s going to be in the mid 70’s to low 80’s, humidity is going to be around 5%, and wind gusts are hitting 40 miles per hour. The National Weather Service expects the dangerous conditions to extend through Friday but things are expected to calm down over the weekend.

The trial is over and the jury is back with a verdict for the two men accused being part of a kidnapping gang working in the San Diego County. Jorge Rojas Lopez and Juan Estrada Gonzalez face the death penalty if convicted. They are accused of carrying out kidnappings and murders in the United States for Mexican cartels. In 2007 an unassuming suburban house in Chula Vista is wear authorities say the gang held a wealthy businessman for ransom. In separate murder charges they are accused of shooting some of their victims and asphyxiating others by stuffing using socks stuffed down their throats. The verdict will be read at 9 AM in San Diego downtown courthouse.

In much lighter court news Gian Ericson de los Reyes is being arraigned this morning at 8:00 AM in El Cajon’s courthouse. He’s accused of stealing iPods but leaving the boxes filled with erasers.

In even lighter news at 1:00 this afternoon Cecilia Abadie is in traffic court fighting a ticket for wearing Google glasses while driving.

At 9:00 this morning San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System Board of Directors is taking comments from the community on proposed rapid transit route changes.

And finally this afternoon at 12:15 Judge Juan Guzman Tapia, the prosecutor of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, is at California Western School of Law. He’s being honored and will give the schools prestigious S. Houston Lay Lecture.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for Christmas Eve December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

San Diego’s Mission valley mall is the scene of an early morning Christmas Eve homicide according to San Diego Police. The call came in at 1:14 AM one woman is dead and another is in the hospital. The parking lot on the east end of the mall near the Macy’s store is blocked off. Investigators are still on scene and more info will come out through the morning.

San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is reporting the number of whooping cough cases has doubled this past year. 12 new cases bring our total to 334 for the year so far. Last year there were 165 cases and the record high was 1,179. Symptoms include a cough and runny nose persisting for a couple weeks. There is a vaccine and however out of the latest dozen to get the disease all but one was up to dare on their shots.

Homeless families and children will have two opportunities to get a Christmas Eve meal today from Father Joe’s Villages. First at 11:00 AM around 1900 people will be served then at 5:00 tonight about 800 will get to celebrate.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 18, 2013

San Diego County has at least two more millionaires this morning. Two of the five winning tickets for last night’s multi-state lotto were bought in San Diego. The winners got all of the numbers except the mega number. Each ticket is worth over $2.6 million. The tickets were bought at Fuller Liquor and Deli in San Diego and Square Bottle Liquor in Chula Vista. The winning numbers are 8, 14, 17, 20, 39.

In court today three sentencing’s and an arraignment of note.

At 9:00 AM in San Diego’s courthouse Charzel Shears is being sentenced for a 1996 robbery and murder. Shears robbed then killed the owner of a market in San Diego’s Southcrest neighborhood.

Also at 9:00 but in Chula Vista’s courthouse Tyrie Wells, convicted of being one of 5 people that robbed, shoot, and killed a man near a child’s birthday party, will hear his fate.

Navy man Earl Smith Jr. will be sentenced at 1:30 this afternoon in Vista’s courthouse for driving drunk and killing an elderly couple on their daily walk.

And at 1:30 too this afternoon but in Chula Vista’s courthouse Jose Ascencio Gomez is on the docket to be arraigned for stabbing his ex-wife.

There are three fun events tonight.

First at 6:00 The Salvation Army Kroc Center is hosting its holiday themed ice skating show along with public skating and getting in will only cost you one unwrapped toy worth more than five bucks.

You can see a free classic monster movie from the 1940’s tonight at 6:30 at San Diego’s new Central Library.

And finally tonight at 7:00 California Ballet’s annual performance of “The Nutcracker” officially starts its holiday run.

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