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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 17, 2014

At 54-years-old San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died yesterday. Known as Mr. Padre, Gwynn played 20-seasons with the Padres before retiring. After leaving Major League Baseball Gwynn went on to become the head baseball coach at his Alma Mater, San Diego State University. Gwynn died from cancer that he blamed on a long time chewing tobacco addiction. A public memorial is being planned.

The USS Peleliu and its one thousand fifty sailors are leaving San Diego this morning. They are going to take part in what the Navy calls the “world’s largest naval exercise” RIMPAC. The Rim of the Pacific drill will have 23 countries, 47 ships, 6 submarines, over 200 aircraft and more than 25,000 service members participating in massive exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands. This morning at 9:00 the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is reviewing reports about last month’s wildfires and talking about what can be improved. Last month there were as many as 12 wildfires burning at one time.

At 10:00 AM San Diego City Council is talking about a proposed $1.25 per night fee for parking over-sized vehicles on city streets. They’re also expected to approve $250,000 in attorney’s fees for a lawsuit about city permitting policies.

At 11:00 AM the Metropolitan Transit System will be calling on all of San Diego to take public transportation this Thursday for “Dump the Pump Day”.

At 2:00 this afternoon Chula Vista City Council is meeting and on the agenda is next year’s budget.

And finally at 11:00 AM the East San Diego County city of El Cajon is honoring El Cajon native and race car driver Jimmie Johnson for his community work. His foundation has given over 6.5 million dollars to help schools.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 20, 2014

The two teens arrested for arson in the midst of last week’s brush fires are in court today. Authorities arrested 19-year-old Isaiah David Silva and a 17-year-old for allegedly setting two patched of grass on fire. Witnesses say they spotted the pair lighting a fire near South Escondido Boulevard then another fire at Escondido’s Kit Carson Park. The police arrested them on Thursday night. Escondido Police Lieutenant Neal Griffin says there is no evidence linking the suspects to the brush fires that scorched 20,000 acres destroying several homes. The minor is set to have his detention hearing at 8:00 this morning in juvenile court and Silva will be arraigned at 1:30 this afternoon in Vista’s courthouse.

Ratifying the emergency declaration because of last week’s fire is top of the agenda for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors this morning at 9:00 AM. They are also looking at a proposal to waive permit fees associated with rebuilding for fire victims, a resolution to replace birth certificates and marriage license, and they’ll be reviewing the e-cigarette regulations.

At 10:30 the Port of San Diego and the city of Imperial Beach are celebrating finishing the refurbishment of the I.B. pier. They replaced about 90 percent of the wooden planks on the pier.

San Diego City Council is meeting at 2:00 this afternoon and expected to ratify Mayor Faulconer’s emergency declaration because of last week’s fires. They’ll also be talking about declaring a water emergency and how to get people to conserve water.

Chula Vista’s City Council is meeting at 2:00 PM also. They are listening to a presentation about next year’s budget and changing the local rules for adult businesses.

Tonight at 5:00 the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce is having a party to announce its new name.

And finally tonight at 5:00 San Diego Unified School District is honoring its “Classified Employees of the Year”. According the San Diego Unified’ s web site “classified employees are the non-teaching, support personal that include Special Education Assistants, Library Technicians, custodians, office staff and other key employees.”

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 6, 2014

This morning at 8:00 power company executives from across the country are taking about how they quote “operate, plan, build, regulate and invest in electric power transmission systems in Western North America” at the TransForum West conference. At first blush this may sound a bit wonk’ish but think about how much political power Sempra Energy has. Those are the kind of people meeting at the Marriott in the Gaslamp Quarter. These are the people that keep the lights on.

At 9:00 AM the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting about their proposed budgets for the next two-years, regulating e-cigarettes and fighting Alzheimer’s disease.

San Diego City Council is also meeting at 9:00. They’re continuing the hearing on next years proposed budget. Infrastructure and public works are the topics du-jour.

This afternoon at 1:00 the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is talking about what they can do the deal with San Diego’s homeless problem and developing Chula Vista’s bay front.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection or CAL FIRE is talking to the press at 11:30 this morning about Wildfire Awareness Week at their San Diego headquarters on Jamacha Road at 11:30 AM.

Tonight at 5:00 the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is celebrating the district’s Teachers of the Year at the Lewis Middle School auditorium.

And finally tonight at 5:00 San Diego County’s Office of Education is honoring several student filmmakers at the 13th annual Innovative Video in Education Awards gala. My favorite in the Kindergarten to Second grade category is “Eat, Potty, Play”

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San Diego AM Briefing BowersDesk.com 5-6-14:
Electricity and how we get it at the TransFrom West Con.
Cal Fire and wildfire awareness week
Teachers of the year
Student filmmaker awards

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 25, 2014

Politicos all across San Diego County are super busy today.

First at 9:00 AM the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting and on the agenda are: The way health risk assessments are taken for deputy sheriffs, Buying the Sheriff’s department a new helicopter, Getting the land for a new Lakeside Sheriff’s substation, and making it easier for venders to sell stuff at farmers markets.

San Diego City Council is meeting this morning at 10:00. The big things on the agenda are: Honoring former fire department Public Information Officer Maurice Luque, And medical marijuana dispensary regulations.

The new group Coalition for Local Education through Accountability of Resources, or CLEAR is hosting their first press conference this morning at 10:20. They want more transparency in San Diego County school districts. Support for their group is coming from the American Civil Liberties Union, Barrio Logan College Institute, League of Women Voters, and Urban League.

At noon the San Diego County Taxpayers Association is talking about new state stormwater regulations in a luncheon panel at the San Diego Foundation.

Tonight at 5:00 the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about: parental involvement in schools, honoring Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, and financial reports on construction bonds.

Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox is giving her “State of the City” speech at 6:00 PM in Chula Vista’s council chambers.

In court two noteworthy things, both at 1:30 this afternoon.

In San Diego’s courthouse it’s the arraignment for one of the male nurses accused of engaging in sex with another male nurse. All while caring for a 99-year-old incapacitated stroke victim.

And in El Cajon’s courthouse the sentencing for Troy Perott for slashing a friend with a box cutter.

And finally … Tonight at 7:00 the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 143’d anniversary.
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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 5, 2014

A California Highway Patrol officer handcuffs and detains a Chula Vista Firefighter at the scene of a freeway accident last night at around 9:30. Kudos to KFMB for being on the scene and getting the video. According to their report … Firefighters were at the scene of an overturned car in the center-divide of the 805 freeway near Telegraph Canyon Road. CHP officers asked the firefighters to move their truck. We don’t what happened next but … The fireman was handcuffed and put in the back of the CHP cruiser for about 30 minutes then released. Reportedly both agencies are going to meet today to discuss the incident.

San Diego’s best student athletes officially declare the college their going to this morning at 8 AM. Athletes form soccer, track, cross county, water polo, and football are signing their National Letters of Intent at a ceremony inside Balboa Park’s Hall of Champions. It’s open and free to the public if you want to rush over and cheer.

San Diego City Council’s Infrastructure Committee is hearing a presentation on San Diego’s bridges this morning at 9:00. Then at 2:00 this afternoon the Council’s Environment Committee is talking about the city’s water conservation report and a sustainable energy program

Rules about foreign students taking flying lessons is what the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is talking about this morning at 9:00

This morning at 11:00 Homeland Security Infrastructure Security Compliance Division Inspector Paul Sanders is talking about chemical usage and terrorism at the Pesticide Stewardship Alliance Conference at the Catamaran Resort.

And finally at 5:00 tonight the Oceanside Public Library is holding its annual “Big Read” event. The Dashiell Hammett classic “The Maltese Falcon” is top of the reading list.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 7, 2014

Two San Diego based destroyers deploy this morning from Naval Base San Diego. The USS Kidd and USS Pinckney will be the home away from home to over 600 sailors for months to come. While on deployment the ships will be training with some of our allies and what the navy calls “theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations”.

San Diego’s County Board of Supervisors is meeting this morning at 9:00 about some new appointments.

Then at noon the Port of San Diego and the homeless charity Alpha Project are signing an agreement with help with our growing homeless population.

A new senior citizen community is breaking ground this afternoon at 12:30 in Chula Vista. The new 156-room community will be called Saint Paul’s Senior Homes and Services.

In court this afternoon at 130 there are two sentencing and two arraignments on the schedule.

Wanda Podgurski is on the docket in San Diego to be sentenced for a frailer to appear. Podgurski was convicted of insurance and disability fraud when she took off and turned up in Mexico. Podgurski was extradited back to the states after she began taunting San Diego’s District Attorney over twitter.

In Vista’s courthouse Pedro Luis Padilla will be sentenced after pleading guilty to many graffiti crimes. Originally Padilla and his 15-year-old accomplice were arrested for more than 400 separate graffiti crimes.

Carlos K Romero is accused of leading police on a pursuit across San Diego County to the Mexican border will be arraigned in San Diego’s courthouse.

And Azteco Frankie Soto is set to be arraigned in Chula Vista’s courthouse for supposedly trashing a South Bay high school cafeteria over the Thanksgiving holiday.

And finally tonight at 5:00 the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about a $320 million bond issue and some charter school business.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 5, 2013

San Diego Police are on the lookout for a sexual assault suspect that attacked a young woman. At 7:15 on Monday the fourth in the parking garage of the Fiore Terrace Apartments an exchange student was attacked by the suspect. The victim says he had a gun, shoved her up against a car, and stuck his hand up her shirt. Just then someone came out of the elevator and the suspect ran off. He is described as being thin, 5-foot 6-inches tall, and in his late teens or early 20’s.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting today at 9:00 AM. There are several things on the agenda but the most interesting is about electronic cigarettes. The board is going to talk about possibly developing county policy on the sale and use of e-cigarettes.

At 10:00 AM San Diego City Council is meeting and on the agenda is the possibility of turning the old and soon to be empty San Diego Annex building into a Kaiser hospital.

Then at noon almost the entire council is going to call on San Diegans to donate to the eighth annual Project Homeless Connect. Project Homeless Connect is an annual event that helps homeless people get access to services and help.

At 6:00 tonight County Supervisor Greg Cox is holding a town hall meeting at the San Ysidro Health Center about the Affordable Care Act.

Two arraignments and a sentencing on the court’s docket today.

In Vista at 1:30 Felix Jones will be arraigned for beating his ex-wife’s sleeping boyfriend with a baseball bat.

Then in El Cajon’s courthouse at 1:30 another arraignment, this time for Danny Shaw. He is an unregistered sex offender from Oregon and he’s accused of passing out candy to kids on Halloween.

Then the sentencing of Starley Cristal Geart at 1:30 in Chula Vista’s courthouse for leaving her 4-month-old baby looked in a car while she shopped.

And finally today one of our own is being honored by the President. Vista’s Elizabeth Perez-Halperin is one of twelve veterans being recognized by the president as a “Champion of Change” Perez founded and is president of a contracting company that is working to advance the use of clean energy.

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