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Good morning this is the AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 6, 2014

Last night at around 10:00 two men were shot and police say it appears to be random. The two men were walking down Villa Terrace near University with two other men when a red Toyota pull up near them and someone in the car fired at least six times. One man was shot in the hand the other in the ankle. Police say that at this time it seems like a random shooting, however the investigating is ongoing and that could change.

This afternoon at 1:30 in San Diego’s courthouse Josh Thomas Churchill, owner of a Poway karate studio, will be arraigned and accused of have sex with girl over the course of three years. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Churchill and are accusing him of more than 500 charges. He is being help on $25 million dollars bail.

Tonight at 4:00 at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center the California Public Utilities Commission is talking about the $3 point 3 billion dollars it’s going to cost to shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The deal makes customers of Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric responsible for the bill. Originally the state commission wanted $4 point 7 billion from customers but that went down a billion because of a faulty steam generator.

Early this morning at 7:30 the San Diego and Tijuana Urban Land Institute is hosting a panel about how to be ready for the next economic downturn. They’ll be at the University Club in downtown San Diego.

This morning at 10:00 San Diego City Council is meeting and expected to approve a $3 point 9 million dollar contract with TASER International. They are the contractor San Diego Police picked to supply there new wearable cameras. 300 cameras are being given to SDPD officers to wear for evidence gathering purposes. Officials also think they’ll help with officer accountability. The cameras are going to be given to officers working in San Diego’s more urban areas, like downtown and City Heights.

At noon outside of San Diego’s City Hall in Civic Center Plaza there will be a rally to raise San Diego’s minimum wage.

The Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is meeting at 1:00 this afternoon about the coming fiscal year’s budget.

Chula Vista City Council is meeting at 2:00 this afternoon and they are talking about the regulations for what they call “sexually oriented businesses”.

Drones are on topic for the California Unmanned Aircraft Systems Summit this afternoon at 2:30 in Point Loma’s Liberty Station.

And finally tonight at 5:00 San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about a three year budget proposal that will reportedly “align” the districts expenses and revenues and they are expected to approve next year’s budget.

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San Onofre restart may happen without public hearing

San Onofre restart may happen without public hearing


The operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant might request a license amendment before restarting the plant through an expedited process that would not require public hearings before a restart.

Southern California Edison said Friday that it has requested a meeting with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to discuss the possible license amendment. The NRC has not yet responded.

Also Friday, a special NRC panel heard arguments from Edison and Friends of the Earth, an environmental group that has pushed for the commission to require a license amendment with a full trial-like public hearing process before deciding whether to allow the plant to fire up again.

san-onofre-nuclear-plant-20120315The panel did not rule on the issue Friday, and that proceeding is separate from the one that would take place if Edison submits a license amendment request.

The plant has been out of service for more than a year because of unusual…

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Edison pushes for summer restart of San Onofre

Edison pushes for summer restart of San Onofre


SAN ONOFRE, Calif. — Southern California Edison wants a public meeting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to push for the partial restart of the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station by summer to meet peak customers demands, the plant operator announced Friday.

“We want to do every responsible thing we can do to get Unit 2 up and running safely before the summer heat hits our region,” Edison President Ron Litzinger said. “While the NRC continues to review the technical materials we’ve submitted, we’re considering a request for a license amendment so that we can pursue the best path to safe restart while avoiding unnecessary delays.”

Edison is requesting a meeting with the commission to discuss the possible amendment. The meeting would be open to the public, and would provide an opportunity for Edison officials to discuss with the commission the scope and content of a potential amendment to ensure…

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Environmental group pushes for hearing on San Onofre restart

Environmental group pushes for hearing on San Onofre restart


The environmental group Friends of the Earth made its case to federal regulators Wednesday that Southern California Edison should be barred from restarting the San Onofre nuclear plant unless it goes through a trial-like hearing process.

The meeting Wednesday between Friends of the Earth and a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission review board was the latest step in a dispute that has been going on for more than six months.

San Onofre has been closed for nearly a year because of unusual wear on tubes at the plant, which resulted in a small leak of radioactive steam last January. The tubes are part of four giant steam generators that Edison replaced in 2010 and 2011.

An NRC investigation found that the issues arose because computer modeling by manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries failed to accurately predict the flow of steam and water in the generators, leading the tubes to vibrate excessively and…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 5, 2012


San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s last original steam generator is set to take off for Utah tonight. Traveling at night on a custom 400-foot-long trailer will take the 700,000 pound generator on its three-week journey to Clive Utah.

Southern California Edison, the nuclear generating station’s operator, says that if a person stands 5 to 10 feet away from the generator they will be exposed to a level of radiation roughly equal to a dental X-Ray.

Also today the activist group Citizens Oversight Projects will be speaking out against Southern California Edison’s request to amend its license. This meeting is to determine if an official hearing is needed to make the adjustments to the nuclear power plants license. Its being held in Rockville Maryland and the activist group will be streaming it live on line at w-w-w visual web caster dot com.

And today San Diego’s oldest bar The Waterfront celebrates its 79th birthday. On December fifth 1933 prohibition was repealed and the bar was issued San Diego’s first liquor license. The grandson of Ulysses S Grant, Chaffee Grant, opened with a small bar and just a few stools and a juke box. Today the Waterfront is a local institution.

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