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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 3, 2013

San Diego Red Cross is kicking off their season of giving with “Giving Tuesday”. Red Cross CEO Tony Young is living in a mock shelter at Red Cross’s Kearny Mesa H-Q to bring awareness to the people they help and to raise money. He’s living in the shelter until the raise what they said was “enough” money. The Red Cross did not specify what “enough” is to them. The first 250 donors will get a free emergency kit. Red Cross Headquarters are at 3950 Calle Fortunada and they open up at 5:00 AM

Also this morning at 9:00 AM San Diego County Board of Supervisors and on the agenda … if San Diego should make a bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

At 11:00 AM San Diego County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister is reminding everyone about the first property tax deadline.

Rose Creek gets a new mural today at 11:00 AM. The Mike Gotch Memorial Bridge is the canvas to the 40 by 12-foot piece of public art.

San Diego County Registrar of Voters is opening up their new office this afternoon at 1:30 on Overland Drive.

San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting at 4:00 tonight about charter schools. Then at 6:00 PM the district is hosting a community talk about the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman shooting.

Court is busy this afternoon. Two sentencings and three arraignments all at 1:30

Fist in El Cajon’s courthouse Jeffery Roberson is hearing his fate for shooting his friend

Then Tyron Cannaday is being sentenced in Chula Vista’s courthouse for shooting a man during a robbery very near a child’s birthday party.

In Vista’s courthouse Richard Berumen is being arraigned for stealing a minivan, running from police and causing an accident that left other drivers seriously injured.

Also in Vista Javier Covarrubias is being arraigned and accused of stabbing a man at a Carlsbad mall.

And finally in Chula Vista’s courthouse Mark Edward Walters Jr. is being arraigned for the theft of some police equipment including a rifle and radios.

The Armed Forces YMCA is hosting its annual SuperParent Toy Drive at 11:00 AM. If you want to donate go to Geppetto’s Toys in the UTC Mall.

And finally tonight at 7:00 the Rancho Bernardo Community Council and Rancho de los Penasquitos town Council is hosting a mayoral candidate forum. Candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer will be at the Ed Brown Senior Center answering questions.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 27, 2013

Three separate fires burned nearly 40 acres along the I8 freeway in San Diego’s east County all within a 10-mile stretch at around 5:30 last night. According to FOX5SanDiego.com “investigators believe an arsonist may have set” the fires. However an early morning call to San Diego Sheriff’s confirmed that an investigation hasn’t official started yet. That does not mean that an investigation isn’t ongoing or that it won’t evolve into arson.

This afternoon at 11:45 David Alvarez, Nathan Fletcher, and Kevin Faulconer are all telling the Family Health Centers of San Diego why they should be mayor in another debate. It’s all part of the “Spirit of the Barrio” luncheon at the Logan Heights Family Health Center.

Two sentencings and an arraignment all in San Diego’s downtown courthouse.

First at 8:45 this morning Laguan Antoine Jordan will be sentenced for killing a man and injuring a woman in a street fight.

Then at 9:00 AM Donna Powell will be sentenced for beating to death a woman in a hotel last year while Powell was visiting San Diego from Arizona.

And at 1:30 this afternoon the Madison High School wrestling Coach Jeret Thomas Needham will be arraigned for murder in connection to a reported drug-house shooting.

Early this morning at 6:30 the three-day 50-mile Multiple Sclerosis Challenge Walk starts up in Carlsbad. Walkers are raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Then at 7:30 this morning the San Diego/Imperial County Chapter of the American Red Cross are honoring ten people for helping communities be more prepared for disasters.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the Haunted Hotel in downtown San Diego opens is 29-day run, hoping to scare thousands at the annual San Diego Halloween haunted house.

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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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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 26, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 26, 2013

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The California Highway Patrol is on the lookout today for a shooter involved in a possible road rage incident. At 4:30 AM yesterday a Navy Sailor was driving Northbound on state Route 125 onto Westbound state Route 94 when he says he was shot at. He describes the shooter as wearing a gray hoodie and driving maroon Chevy Silverado pickup.

Two big court cases this morning.

First at 8:30 AM Inez Martinez Garcia and Marciel Garcia Hernandez are being arraigned. They are accused of smuggling a 12-year-old Mexican girl into the United States then sexually and physically abusing her.

Then at 9:00 AM the trial for two men believed to be members of a Mexican gang begins today. Jorge Rojas Lopez and Juan Francisco Estrada Gonzalez are accused of murder. The gang called Los Palillos is suspected of participating in drug smuggling, kidnapping, and murder.

This morning a special election for San Diego’s District 4 City Council seat kicks off.
The seat was left open when Tony Yong resigned to take a job as Chief Executive of San Diego’s Red Cross. There are seven candidates. If one does not win over 50 percent of the vote then the top two will have a runoff

And today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments about the constitutionality of California’s Prop 8. There will be rallies on both sides today at the Federal Courthouse in downtown San Diego. At 11:00 AM the Pro Prop 8 rally and then at 6:00 PM the pro-gay marriage.

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Road Rage Shooting, Child Smuggling Arraignment, Los Palillos Trial, City Council Race