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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 6, 2014

Two more San Diego Police officers are under arrest. This time they are accused of drug crimes. San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies arrested husband and wife officers late yesterday morning. 32-year-old Bryce Charpentier and his wife 41-year-old Jennifer were arrested for and are being accused of conspiring to sell and transport a controlled substance. Sheriff’s department says that San Diego Police Department is fully cooperating with the investigation. This is the latest in a long run of officers being accused of criminal behavior.

At 9:00 AM several business owners are talking to the press about why they think the minimum wage should be higher. San Diego City Council takes up the issue in committee next week.

This morning at 10:00 AM San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is briefing the press about its development plans through 2035.

California state senator Toni Atkins is hosting her local swearing-in ceremony for her new job as speaker of the Legislature this morning at 10:00. The San Diego Democrat is already officially the speaker but this celebration is for the San Diego Community. It’s at the Balboa Park Club.

In Encinitas’s Scripps Memorial Hospital at 10:00 AM law enforcement from across the county will train at an “Active Shooter” drill. One of the things they’re doing is practicing some of their life saving techniques of fake gunshot victims.

At UC San Diego at noon today is the annual watermelon drop. Every year a watermelon is dropped from seven stories up for the end of school tradition.

Habitat for Humanity is dedicating three homes their volunteers built in just five-days, at 3:00 this afternoon in Escondido. One of the houses has gone to a wounded veteran.

Tonight at 5:00 one of San Diego’s magnet schools, Green Elementary, is breaking ground on its new track.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the group Save Our Heritage Organization is giving out its annual People in Preservation Awards. The awards recognize people that help maintain San Diego County historic buildings.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 9, 2014

The USS Vandergrift and about 200 sailors are leaving San Diego this morning after 7:45. The four-hundred-53-foot-long guided-missile frigate is going to fight drug trafficking along the Central American coast.

In court today two sentencings of note, both in San Diego’s courthouse.

First at 9:30 this morning Ramon Heredia will be sentenced for smashing a beer bottle over the head of another man while tailgating at Chargers versus Cowboys game. It was all caught on video and uploaded to YouTube.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon Johnnie Edwards and Mautofu Maiava will hear their fates for using a gun to rob several people outside a house party.

This morning at 9:00 San Diego Sheriff’s officials are talking to the press about an undercover sting they did that went after people who sold drugs over the internet.

Also at 9:00 San Diego Police, Coast Guard personnel, Urban Corps members and City workers are helping World War Two veteran Jess Busco clean up his home in City Heights.

The Board of Directors from the San Diego Association of Governments or SANDAG is talking about the trolley expansion projects at 10:00 AM.

Then at 1:00 this afternoon SANDAG is presenting a new mobile app that’ll give commuters real-time traffic cameras, toll price along with a bunch of other commuter friendly info.

It’s the first of its kind in the nation.

Starting at 10:00 AM Payless ShoeSource is giving about 200 kids new free summer shoes. The first 50 kids are clients of the child abuse prevention agency. The kids will be able to pick them out at Payless’s all over San Diego County.

Tonight at 6:00 the Surfrider Foundation of San Diego County is having its 14th annual art gala. It’s their biggest fundraiser of the year.

And finally at 6:30 the charity Mama’s Kitchen is hosting its 23rd annual Mother’s Day benefit dinner at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.
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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 27, 2014

San Diego State University Aztecs Men’s Basketball faces the University of Arizona Wildcats in a sweet 16 showdown. The Wildcats are heavily favored but many think that’s way overblown and the Aztecs are going to trounce their overconfident foe. Game starts at 7:17.

73-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease went missing yesterday afternoon and San Diego Sheriff’s Department wants you to keep an eye out for her. Her name is World Luz Loper, she’s five foot one inch tall, weighs about 100 pounds, has brown hair, and short white hair done up in a Mohawk. Sheriff’s Departments says that Loper likes to wear a trash bag when its raining and that if you ask her how old she is she’ll smile and say “Sweet 16” Anyone with any info is asked to call 858-565-5200.

One sentencing and an arraignment worth mentioning today.

At 8:30 this morning in San Diego’s courthouse Aaron Franklin will be sentenced for murdering a member of his own gang.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon in El Cajon’s courthouse Ernesto Dominguez is being arraigned and accused of breaking into a Spring Valley home.

At 11:00 AM Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Education President Jim Cartmill and Superintendent Ed Brand are talking to the press about the contract talks with teachers union. This board of education has been plagued with problems. One of its board members was convicted on corruption charges earlier this year. This week the board canceled a meeting for the second week in a row. They were supposed to talk about the teachers’ contract. So everyone is very curious what President Cartmill and Superintendent Brand will say.

San Diego County Treasure and Tax Collector Dan McAllister is talking to the press at 11:00 this morning about the approaching property tax deadline.

Then at 11:30 San Diego State Political Science professor Mikhail Alexseev, a Ukrainian native, is giving a talk about what effect the Kiev protests have had and what he thinks is going to happen in Ukrain’s future.

Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 10-years of working with the AFL-CIO this morning at 8:15.

Then at 9:15 the North County Transit District and San Marcos Fire Department is practicing rescuing people from a train stalled on a bridge. So if you see fire trucks at the Rancheros Road and Woodland Parkway rail bridge that goes over the 78 in North County, don’t freak out.

Long term parkers at San Diego’s airport are getting one of their lots back this morning at 10:00. The 2000 space lot just north of Lindbergh Field is re-opening, it now has some space set aside for a new rental car center that’s supposed to open in 2016.

At 10:30 the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is hosting a meeting about how the oceans affect human health. They’re talking about the molecular processes behind global marine pollutants, human exposure to methyl mercury, oil oxidation following the Deepwater Horizon disaster and much more.

And finally … how pirates have helped to advance the progress of science is the topic of a talk at University of California San Diego at 7:00 tonight.

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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 March 7, 2014

Eight Marine recruits are diagnosed with meningitis. They are all at Naval Medical Center, San Diego for treatment and testing. The tests will determine if it is bacterial or viral. Regardless, all are being isolated.

San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies arrest an 18-year-old accused of over 300 graffiti crimes totaling nearly $90,000 worth of damage. Bladimir Alexis Lopez was caught at his house in the north county city of Vista. He was booked into Vista’s jail.

Several San Diego City Council candidates file their nominating papers.

David Alvarez, Myrtle Cole and Lorie Zapf all got the 100 required signatures needed to nominate themselves for re-election.

Alvarez will run for reelection in Distract 8 and so far he only has one opponent, retired iron worker Valley Coleman III

In District 4, Cole is up against Lemon Grove School District Trustee Blanca Lopez Brown, real estate agent Tony Villafranca and former district policy adviser Bruce Williams.

Zapf is hoping to move from District 6 to District 2 … taking over the seat left vacant by Kevin Faulconer after he won the Mayor’s seat. Sarah Boot a federal prosecutor, community activist Jim Morrison and organic fertilizer marketer Mark Schwatz are all hoping to beat Zapf.

And the seat left vacant by Zapf’s district move is up for grabs. Taxpayers Association Vice President Chris Cate, special education assistant Jane Glasson, education consultant Carol Kim, community and veterans activist De Le, and ex-San Diego Unified School District Trustee Mitz Lee are all going to slug it out for the District 6 seat.

Our new Mayor, Kevin Faulconer, has a lot going on today: the last day of his first week. First at 9:30 this morning Faulconer is going to Tijuana for his first official visit with Tijuana’s Mayor Jorge Astiazaran. They are talking trade and border infrastructure. Then at 1:30 Faulconer is back in San Diego talking with the press about his trip to Tijuana for those reporters unable to go with him.

At 9:00 AM the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ Educational Fund is meeting with 60 members from across the southwest at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. They are talking about education policies for the new accountability system.

At 5:30 tonight Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is honoring her districts “Woman of the Year” for their work in organized labor, healthcare and education.

There are two sentencings of note today.

First in San Diego’s courthouse at 9:00 AM Michael Tesfa is being sentenced for beating and raping a woman near San Diego’s Old Town.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon in Chula Vista’s court Miranda Mae Gallegos will hear her fate for stabbing and killing her ex-boyfriend.

Over 375 graduate and undergraduate students from San Diego State University are showing off their original research projects at SDSU’s Love Library. Some of the things on display are bacterial growth patterns in public bathrooms and treatment outcomes for minorities with breast cancer.

And finally at 6:00 tonight the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is hosting a symposium about the role of art and culture in city life.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 4, 2014

San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies spot then lose a wanted felon. Christopher Doneski is wanted on a felony warrant and for auto theft, possession of stolen property, evading arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. Initially the Deputies spotted a man they thought could be Doneski driving along Ramona Street in the North Eastern San Diego County of city Ramona. The Deputies tried to pull him over but he didn’t stop. He parked in a driveway and jumped out and ran away. The Sheriff’s helicopter was called and along with Deputies on the ground they searched for Doneski but to no avail. Anyone with any info about his whereabouts is asked to please call San Diego Sheriff’s at 858-565-5200. If your tip pans out you could get a $1000 reward.

San Diego City Council is meeting at 10:00 AM and the two major things on the agenda are…

First approving Mayor Faulconer’s appointment of Shelly Zimmerman as Chief of Police.

Second whether or not to raise the linkage fee back up to its original rate. The linkage fee was originally a 1.5 % fee on construction downtown that was lowered by half. The money is used to pay for affordable housing. There is a push to put the fee back up to its normal rate but opponents say it could cost jobs. Proponents of the fee say that in 2010 the linkage fee collected about $250,000 and that not enough to help with San Diego’s affordable housing crisis.

This afternoon at 1:00 the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is meeting and two items are top of their agenda. First a new hotel on Harbor Island and second honoring former San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne.

At 2:30 the nonprofit Get Safe USA is training first-responders at the San Diego Zoo.

Today is Fat Tuesday and there’s a lot to do all over town all day today.

My top three are

First go over to any San Diego i-Hop and get some free pancakes. Starting at 7:00 AM and running all the way to 10:00 tonight they are serving free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes. Now they are asking for donations for the pancakes and all the money goes to Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Last year they raised $52,000

Then at 11:00 AM the Helen Woodward Animal Center is throwing its second annual Doggie Gras and Fat Cat Tuesday Celebration. It’s free and open to the public.

And finally tonight in downtown San Diego the 20th annual San Diego Mardi Gras party and parade. Over 30,000 people are expected to show up and party along 5th avenue between Broadway and Harbor drive.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 3, 2014

San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide is investigating the mysterious death of a man found in an auto shop over the weekend. Several news reports I.D.’d the dead man as Ruben Bodden. Bodden is thought to be linked to the 2013 murder of two teens at Oceanside’s Libby Lake Park. One of the suspects under arrest for the double murder is named Brian Bodden, and is believed to be Ruben’s son. The search for the suspect involved in the elder Bodden’s death is on-going and anyone with any info should contact the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Today at 10:00 AM Kevin Faulconer will be inaugurated as San Diego’s new mayor. Faulconer beat out David Alvarez for the seat in a 53% to 47%. After today’s inauguration San Diego City Council will declare Faulconer’s seat on the council vacant and begin the process of appointing someone to fill it. One catch is that the council does not want to appoint anyone that is planning on running for the seat after this term is up. Faulconer gave the Chief of Staff job to his Campaign Manager Stephen Puetz, and will be naming other appointments soon.

At 2:00 this afternoon San Diego City Council is meeting and the big thing on the agenda are new regulations for food trucks.

Then at 7:00 tonight San Diego Unified School District trustee John Lee Evans is hosting a community forum on the district’s plan for the future called “Vision 2020”.

Two sentencing’s of note today at 1:30.

In El Cajon’s courthouse Sunny Hall will hear her fate for driving drunk and killing two people in a crash on Interstate 8 near Alpine.

And in Chula Vista’s courthouse Robbie Gillespie is being sentenced for crashing into a Poway Fire Department car killing a 19-year-old aspiring model.

The San Diego Trolley is getting another vintage trolley car to put into service today. The 1946 Presidents Conference Committee trolley car is arriving at the 12th and Imperial trolley yard at 1:30 for restoration. The Municipal Transit System traded two of its modern decommissioned trolley cars for the antique.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the Oceanside Public Library is hosting a Dr. Seuss birthday party with a reading of “Cat in the Hat”.

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