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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 19, 2014

Life is returning to normal as firefighters finish off the still burning blazes that scorched San Diego. Last week a dozen separate fires blacked San Diego County.

Three fires on base at Camp Pendleton burned 21,900 acres. Two of the fires still burn. The Las Pulgas Fire is 75% contained and the San Mateo Fire is 97% contained.

Off base in the North San Diego County city of San Marcos the Cocos fire is 87% contained and all evacuations have been lifted. According to Cal Fire 39-homes are lost but thankfully no injuries.

In Carlsbad 8-homes single family homes, two multiple unit apparent buildings, two commercial buildings, and a trailer were lost in the Poinsettia Fire. Fortunately this fire is 100% contained, has been since Saturday.

The city is accepting donations to help those affected on their web site at http://www.readycarlsbad.org .

San Diego’s wounded and endangered opera company is holding a press conference today at 10:00 AM. The 50-year-old opera company is suffering with financial difficulties and controversies around its former artistic director haunt the cultural institution. Their closure was thought emanate but there are optimistic rumors around today’s press conference.

San Diego City Council is meeting this afternoon at 2:00. They’re talking about what the City Charter says about removing elected officials from office. Then at 6:00 PM in a special evening public hearing the council is meeting about next year’s $2.97 billion budget. The new budget extends library house, allocates pay for more police and fire recruits, helps fund a temporary fire station in Skyline and more.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 16, 2014

Last night Escondido Police announced the arrest of two people for arson. A 17-year-old boy whose name is being withheld and 19-year-old Isaiah Silva are in custody for allegedly setting at least two fires. A witness called police reportedly while watching two people matching the suspect’s description in the south Escondido Boulevard area start a fire at around 6:30 PM last night. The witness put the fire out.

Then at around 7:30 another person called saying they were watching the two people matching the suspect’s description trying to start a fire near Kit Carson Park. That witness chased the suspects. Police caught the two suspects a short time later.

Wild fire still burn in San Diego County this morning. At one point there were nine active fires. This morning the firefighters are gaining the upper hand. The National Weather Service lifted its Red Flag Warning. While it is still hot the winds are much weaker today.

This morning the Cocos Fire in San Marcos is still burning and is only 5 percent contained. According to Cal Fire it has scorched 1200 acres and three homes were lost. But this fire too is weakening. Some of the evacuation orders have been lifted and I expect that the fire’s containment number will go up after sunrise when firefighters are able to make a new assessment. For info on the evacuations go to http://www.sdcountyemergency.com .

The Poinsettia fire in Carlsbad is 85 percent contained. This fire destroyed many homes including on 18-unit complex. Damage at this time is estimated at $22.5 million.
Authorities are still looking into the cause and have set up a hot line for tips. Call (760) 602-7599 if you have any info into how the Poinsettia fire was started.

Almost all the schools in North County are closed today. Go to the San Diego County Office of Education’s web site for more info.

Other things happening today besides fire. San Diego County Courts are still open. There are three sentencings of note

First in San Diego’s courthouse at 9:00 am Kevin Kelso a former Westin San Diego executive is being sentenced for embezzling over $500-thousand dollars.

Tim Lambesis the Christian rock singer who pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife will hear his fate at 10:30 AM in vista’s courthouse.

And at 1:30 this afternoon Garrett Sparks is being sentenced for gross negligence because he caused a head-on collision and killed a 74-year-old man.

And finally this morning at 9:00 graduation ceremonies begin at San Diego State University for about 9,300 students.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 16, 2013

Cal State San Marcos is opening up its brand now 1600 square foot nursing clinic this morning at 10:00.

At noon the Environmental Health Coalition with San Diego City Councilman and mayoral candidate David Alvarez are publicly calling on the council to stop a referendum that they say will bring even more polluting businesses to the Barrio Logan neighborhood.

And in court today at 1:30 PM three sentencing’s.

The first is in El Cajon’s courthouse Richard Raul Bareno Jr. has pleaded guilty to bank robbery. While robbing the bank he terrified his victims by firing his gun up into the air.

In San Diego’s courthouse Luis A Cruz will hear his fate for his part in the “Dare Me Bandit” series of robberies.

And the Esteban Nandin is being sentenced in San Diego for pointing an assault rifle at a San Diego Police officer. FYI: the officer shot Nandin

And finally this afternoon at 2:00 San Diego City Council is meeting about a waste plan called “Zero Waste Objective” along with some commission and committee appointments.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 21, 2013

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The USS Ronald Reagan is returning to San Diego … not from deployment but from maintenance … the aircraft carrier has been in Bremerton Washington for over a year. The ship and its skeleton crew are back in San Diego at around 3:30 this afternoon.

This morning at 8:30 the Public Utilities Commission is going to meet at the County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa. On the agenda; San Diego Gas and Electric wants to be able to buy power the PUC staff is recommending a denial. Out front several San Diego politicians, Including the Mayor, will rally with the Environmental Health Coalition in favor of green energy

In court today Michael Tesfa will be arraigned. He is accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman that refused to go into a motel room with him

If you’re in the mood for some breakfast head up to the San Marco Broken Yolk Cafe. The Sheriff Deputies are having a meet and great for the community. From 8:30 until 10 AM Deputies will be hanging out and chatting with residents about community concerns and pancakes. The Broken Yolk is at 101 South La Posas Road in San Marcos.

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FBI arrests Cal State San Marcos student body candidate

FBI arrests Cal State San Marcos student body candidate

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SAN MARCOS, Calif. – A California State University San Marcos student was arrested and will face federal charges for allegedly rigging a student body election.

Matthew Weaver, a junior at CSUSM, was arrested Thursday and charged with fraud, access device fraud and unauthorized access to a computer, according to FBI special agent Foxworth.

“It was something that rose to the level that it did violate federal charges,” said Foxworth.

Court documents showed Weaver was stealing the identification and passwords of fellow students.

“Our IT department noticed some unusual activities going on with one of our campus computer lab computers,” said Margaret Lutz, spokeswoman for CSUSM.

Lutz said it happened last year during the ASI student body elections.  According to federal documents, Weaver had attached 19 keyloggers to various computers in the computer lab.  A keylogger is a device that records keystrokes entered into a computer.

“About 700 student passwords were…

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