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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 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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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 10, 2014

A 36-year-old man held off law enforcement in standoff at the San Diego FBI field office Sunday afternoon. According to Special Agent Darrell Foxworth the suspect, William Durant, scaled the complex’s south side gate and tried to get into the building. When he wasn’t able to get inside he walked to the top of the parking garage and climbed onto the roof of the main building. Reportedly Durant was in contact with several news stations in San Diego while he was on the roof. FBI negotiators were able to talk him down after nearly 6-hours.

This morning after 9:00 AM the USS Coronado is coming home to San Diego. The Coronado is a littoral combat ship, that means it is designed to fight in the “littoral zone” which is the zone close to shore. It has a crew of 40 sailors 8 officers & 32 enlisted. Plus it can carry 35 for missions.

This afternoon at 2:00 San Diego City Council is meeting and top of the agenda is the Salary Setting Commission’s decision to freeze pay for the mayor and council-members. The mayor makes $100,000 a year and council-members $75,000. Commission Chairman Bob Ottilie says this is the first time the panel is recommending salaries stay the same. Ottilie says that part of the reason they are recommending no salary change is because of how frustrated his commission is with their recommendations being politicized. He went on to say “We pay so little that the only people who can afford to take a job as a council member or mayor [is] somebody who doesn’t earn $75,000 a year, a young person with very little experience who’s willing to devote their career to low-income, or the wealthy.”

OK here is your editorial alert …

In my opinion the chairman is way out of touch. Of course the salaries of elected officials are going to be politicized. Voters care about that kind of thing. And it’s not just the quote “young with very little experience” who earn less than $75,000 a year. The Average Median Income in San Diego for two adults working full-time with two kids is about $72,000 a year. Ottilie needs to get in touch with what the “middle” is in this city.

OK I’m off my soap box for now.

This afternoon at 1:00 the start of construction of on a new San Diego Central Courthouse kicks off with a ground breaking. Several judges and County Supervisor Greg Cox will lead the ceremony. The hope is that the new building will consolidate several departments like criminal, civil, probate, family and small claims courts under one roof.

In the soon-to-be old courthouse in San Diego this morning one case worth mentioning.

Judy Lynn Hayman is having a review hearing at 8:30 this morning. Hayman escaped from a Michigan prison 36-years ago and has been living in San Diego since. She is fighting her extradition.

Tonight at 7:00 more talk with the committee about San Diego Unified School Districts plan for the future called “Vision 2020” They’re meeting at Crawford High over in the college area if you want to stop by.

And finally at noon retired sheriff’s Captain Leland McPhie is celebrating his 100th birthday. Mcphie was with the Sheriff’s Department for 28-years and is the author of the first department policy manual for deputies working at the jails. He wrote that way back in 1940. Stop by the Sheriff’s Museum at 2384 San Diego Ave and say happy birthday.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 4, 2013

At 10:00 Councilman Kevin Faulconer will announce his decision to run or not for San Diego Mayor. Yesterday both congressional candidate Carl DeMaio and councilman slash interim mayor Todd Gloria both bowed out. Everyone expects Faulconer to jump into the race with the support of San Diego’s Republican Party. The other two major names in the race are Nathan Fletcher and Mike Aguirre both Democrats. Aguirre said he will run on the FOX5 Morning News but is going to make his official announcement this afternoon.

It’ll be interesting to see if having two Democrats on the ballot will make it easier for Faulconer a Republican

The election is November 19th and if no single candidate get more that 50 percent of the votes the top two will have a run off.

At 8:00 AM the San Diego County Taxpayers Association is meeting for a breakfast forum and on the agenda California’s controversial Proposition 13. Prop 13 affects property tax rules. It makes it so that your tax burden is based on the value of the property at the time you buy your house. Because schools get their funding from property tax this that means in older neighborhoods the schools get less funding. However it also means that people who have lived in their homes for a long time won’t have to worry about having their taxes raised beyond their ability to pay.

In a related story the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved restoring the concessions that district employees made last year. The concessions were made to help with the district’s budget shortfall. But now the School Board thinks the money will be there and they are giving teachers a retroactive pay raise of 2%.

Today is the last day for this season’s horse races at the Del Mar Racetrack. First post is at 2:00 PM

And finally tonight at 6:00 the San Diego Chargers Girls will unveil this year’s swimsuit calendar. Some of the profits from the sale of the calendar will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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State’s median income jumps in 2011

State’s median income jumps in 2011

fox5sandiego.com

SACRAMENTO — The statewide median income in 2011 rose for individuals and couples, the California Franchise Tax Board reported.

Individual incomes as reflected on state returns rose 2.2% to $34,684 compared with 2010, while joint returns rose 3.6% to $68,122.

Calfornia business, employment, workers, stateMedian income is the point at which half the incomes are higher and half are lower. It is not the average of all incomes.

The state’s highest median income was in Marin County, with $52,032 for individuals and $120,170 for couples. The lowest was Imperial County, with $23,345 for individuals and $37,700 for couples.

San Francisco County had the fifth highest median income for individuals. Orange County ranked 16th, San Diego County 18th, Ventura County 19th, Riverside County 36th, Los Angeles County 38th and San Bernardino County 39th.

Los Angeles County’s median income was $30,255 for individuals and $58,859 for couples. Orange County’s was $36,533 for individuals and $74,965 for…

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