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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 10, 2013

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Breaking news…. This morning just before 4:00 AM a smuggling boat came ashore near the children’s pool in La Jolla. Reportedly over a dozen immigrants fled into the upscale neighborhood. Authorities called in the chopper … searched the neighborhood … arrested some…. more details will follow

Regional government is busy today.

First at 8:00 am the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is meeting to talk about its budget for next fiscal year.

Then this morning at 10:00 San Diego’s City Council is finishing up its examination of Mayor Bob Filner’s proposed budget, and then open discussion this afternoon.

Finally at 10:00 AM San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is meeting about the regional plan for the county.

A new Red Cross Blood Services Center is opening up this morning. The center will be a hub for planning community blood drives, recruiting blood donors and volunteers, and distribution. The grand opening is at 10:30 AM at 4229 Ponderosa Ave.

If you get out of work early drop by the Central Library at 2:30 PM and take in a movie. They are continuing their 2012 Oscar winner’s film series. Today they are showing Django Unchained.

Big concert weekend starting today.

First the 12th Annual Gator by the Bay Zydeco and Blues Festival starts this afternoon at 3:30. Over the next three days more than 60 acts are going to perform at Spanish Landing. It all starts this afternoon at 3:30

And finally Chula Vista’s own American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez is headlining Channel 933’s Summer Kickoff tonight at 6:00 in Chula Vista’s Sleep Train Amphitheatre.

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Abandoned panga found on Black’s Beach

Abandoned panga found on Black’s Beach

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SAN DIEGO — Authorities were investigating the discovery of an abandoned panga at Black’s Beach Monday morning.

The 20-foot long open cockpit boat was reported to San Diego Lifeguards at about 7 a.m. Lifeguards, the Coast Guard and Border Patrol officers were at the scene, which was just below the Torrey Pines Glider Port.

Investigators suspect that the boat came from Mexico with a load of illegal immigrants or drugs.

Pangas, which are used by fishermen in Baja California, have also been used in recent years by smugglers.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 12, 2013

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This morning at around 3 am border patrol caught a panga boat loaded with contraband in the Northern San Diego County Ponto Beach. From the video submitted the boat appears to be loaded down with large bales of what is presumed to be drugs. Both Coast Guard and Border Patrol are searching for possible passengers.

The 34-year-old Riverside Police officer killed in an ambush attack allegedly by Christopher Dorner has San Diego ties. Michael Crain left college after a year to join the Marine Corps and was stationed at San Diego’s Camp Pendleton. While in the Corps Crain was deployed twice to Kuwait and taught Military Operations in Urban Terrain. Crain was honorably discharged and joined the Riverside police department in 2001. His funeral will be at 10:30 AM tomorrow morning at the Grove Community Church in Riverside. He is survived by his two children

Tonight at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hear from Southern California Edison executives about re-starting the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Unit two at the reactor was shut down for routine maintenance when a small leak found in Unit 3. Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Edward Markey have both expressed serious concerns about restarting the reactor and they even allege that plant managers knew about the problems. The Commission is meeting in San Juan Capistrano at 6 PM and will be streamed live at http://www.video.nrc.gov .

And tonight San Diego celebrates Mardi Gras in downtown’s famous Gas Lamp Quarter. About 10,000 people will fill the Gas Lamp for its 19th annual Mardi Gras.

No word on how many of the revelers will make it to Ash Wednesday Mass.

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