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San Diego Unified School Board Not Notified About Military-Style Vehicle

Whether you call it an MRAP, a tank or a rescue vehicle, San Diego Unified School District’s new military-style vehicle is causing controversy on the school board.

Since KPBS media partner inewsource first reported on Tuesday that the district’s Police Department had acquired the armored vehicle under a federal program to give away military surplus equipment to law enforcement agencies, the story has gone viral.

On Thursday, San Diego Unified trustee Scott Barnett said he and his fellow school board members should have been told about the plan to acquire a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 29, 2014

The afternoon docket is busy today with two sentencings and two arraignments of note all at 1:30 this afternoon.

In Vista’s courthouse 19-year-old Judd Liulamaga pleaded guilty to being one of five men that robbed several people outside a San Marcos house party. Liulamaga is looking at up to 13-years in prison. Of the four men reported to be his accomplices two have been convicted. 20-year-old Mautofu Maiava got 75-years in prison … he got the extra time because of prior robbery conviction. 19-year-old Johnnie Edward got 32-years for robbery, assault, gang and gun charges. The two other alleged accomplices go to trial in August.

In Chula Vista’s courthouse Thomas Paciornik is being sentenced after pleading guilty to attempted kidnapping. He tried to abduct a 29-year-old woman from the 7-11 parking lot at Hilltop Drive and Orange Avenue back in mid-July. He grabbed her, punctured her car tire and tried to force her into his car. She fought him off and he drove away. Authorities arrested him the next day at the Viejas Casino on an unrelated charge and were able to link him to the assault because of surveillance video.

Also in Chula Vista’s courthouse Zachariah Joseph Dow is being arraigned on charges related to his 14-year-old son bringing a loaded hand gun to Hilltop High School. Dow turned himself in the same day his son brought the gun to school saying the gun is his. Dow is a felon and not allowed to own a gun. When detectives searched the Dow home they also found a 22-cliber pistol under a mattress.

In San Diego’s court Ryan Churchill and Duran Caldwell are being arraigned and accused of being the “Backdoor Bandits”. Authorities accuse the pair of over a dozen armed robberies in Claremont and La Jolla.

San Diego County Supervisors Dave Roberts and Bill Horn with District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Sheriff Bill Gore and Palomar Health officials are all talking to the press at 11:00 AM at the County Administration Center. They are announcing plans to fund a hospital unit that helps victims of sex crimes and child abuse. Escondido’s Palomar Health Forensic Health Center is in danger of closing. The hospital unit helps to collect evidence as well as caring for the victims of sex crime and child abuse. The Golden Door Foundation is announcing it’s giving $75,000 to help the center but more is needed.

Also this morning at 11:00 San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilwoman Lorie Zapf are declaring today “Tony Hawk Day” at Robb Field Skate Park. The San Diego skater is being honored for his prowess on the half pipe as well as his charity work. Hawk’s foundation has raided over $5 million and helped to fund 5-hundred-44 skate parks across the country.

This afternoon at 2:00 on campus at Point Loma Nazarene University’s Golden Gym the 50th anniversary of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr will be commemorated. Dr. King gave the famous speech in 1964 inside the gym on the campus that eventually became Point Loma Nazarene University.

San Diego Unified School District is hosting its annual Salute to Excellence this afternoon at 3:30. The special ceremony recognizes students that are in the top 1% of their class.

And finally in Balboa Park’s San Diego History Center at 6:00 former San Diego City Council Tom Hom is having a book launch party for his new memoir. Hom was the first Asian member of the city council and in the book he talks about his fight for the American dream.

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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 January 27, 2014

San Diego’s City Council has a lot on its plate today. First this afternoon at 2:00 they are meeting about calling primary elections for the even numbered council districts, a ballot measure, and capital improvements… That means spending some money keeping things like the city’s roads maintained. Then at 6:00 tonight the council is meeting about the city charter. They want to make December 10th Inauguration Day. Currently Inauguration Day is 27-34 days after the election. It’s thought by officials that setting it to December 10th will give more constancy to the length of terms.

Neel Kashkari, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, is in San Diego today. He’s talking to supporters at the Ballast Point Brewing Company at 11:00 AM. 40-year-old Kashkari was an assistant secretary of the treasury for President George W. Bush.

It’s still way early in the California gubernatorial process. It’ll be interesting to see who the Republicans end up putting forward.

At 9:00 AM Sean Patrick Banks is in court. He’s accused of raping two women, one of which he met through a Christian dating web site. Today he’s in court for what’s called a “conditional exam”. This is the questioning of a witness that is a minor. I want to stress that we do not know how this minor is involved, or what the minor saw and heard. However that should all be made clear this morning in El Cajon’s courthouse.

And finally late this afternoon at 4:30 the San Diego Unified School District is telling parents about California’s new funding formula and how their schools and kids will be affected.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 9, 2014

The federal government names 24 people in a federal indictment and accuses them of being a sex trafficking gang. According to the feds these suspects are part of a nationwide gang that they also accuse of racketeering, murder, kidnapping, robbery, and drug crimes. Authorities say the gang called B-M-S worked with lower level street gangs like Neighborhood Crips, the Lincoln Park Crips and the West Coast Crips. U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy says “The kind of sex trafficking described in this indictment is nothing less than modern-day slavery”. Nearly all of those arrested will be in San Diego’s federal court this afternoon at 1:30.

Governor Jerry Brown is pitching his Budget proposal all across the state today. He’ll be in San Diego’s City Hall media room at 12:30 this afternoon.

Ray Mabus the Secretary of the Navy is all over San Diego today. First he’s on base at North Island Naval Base for San Diego Military Advisory Council’s monthly breakfast meeting at 7:30 AM. Then he’s off to the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard to talk to the workers there at 10:30. And he ends his world wind with a 1:00 talk with some of the sailors at Naval Base Coronado.

San Diego’s sidewalk conditions are the subject of a 12:45 PM news conference with San Diego interim Mayor Todd Gloria and Councilman Mark Kersey. They are hoping to get an accurate picture of which sidewalks need repair, how much it’ll cost, and where to start.

At 11:00 AM San Diego Unified School District Board of Education President Kevin Beiser is talking to the American Society for Industrial Security about safety and security at San Diego schools. They’re meeting at the Admiral Baker Golf Course.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the public can hear the San Diego County Water Authority talking about some preliminary plans to manage their capital projects and climate change.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 19, 2013

Today is Election Day in San Diego.

Since Bob Filner was removed from office for sexual harassment San Diego has had interim mayor Todd Gloria at the helm. If no single candidate wins 51 percent of the vote there will be a runoff election in the spring. Most likely that is what will happen.

The top candidates are

First: Councilman David Alvarez. He is a Democrat and has the official party endorsement

Second: Councilman Kevin Faulconer. Faulconer is the official Republican Party enforced candidate.

Third: Nathan Fletcher. Nathan has the Police Officer’s Association and Firefighter Union endorsement.

Forth: Mike Aguirre. Mike is the former City Attorney

In the last poll Faulconer was leading with Fletcher and Alvarez both more or less tied for second.

Polls open at 7:00 AM and first numbers will come from the Registrar of Voters at 8:00 PM when the polls close. According to the Registrar 37% of eligible voters have already voted.

I sat down with each of the top three candidates for about an hour. If you want to learn more about where they are coming from, gain some insight into who they are, what they want to do with the city, and why they want to be mayor check out the Bowler’s Desk Political Podcast. Go to BowlersDesk.com and click on the Political Podcast tab.

There are a few other things of note going on today.

San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners is meeting this afternoon at 1:00 about the Living Coast Discovery Center’s long term plan and possibly raising the rates for parking meters along the coast.

And finally tonight at 5:00 what to do with a 22 million dollar state grant is on the agenda for the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 12, 2013

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Sequestration is hitting home again for San Diego.

At 9:30 this morning the USS Thach is returning early after its deployment to Central and South America is cut short because of the sequestration budget cuts. The Thach and its crew were working to counter drug smuggling.

San Diego Police are looking two men thought to be involved in a back alley murder. Yesterday afternoon two suspects met two victims in the alley on the 4000 block of 39th street. First they fought and then the victims were shot … Killing one and wounding the other. Suspects are described as thin Latinos with short hair, wearing dark shirts, blue jeans, driving a Toyota Tacoma two-door with and extended cab

San Diego’s Mayor, Bob Filner, will publicly ask San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to drop a lawsuit against the San Diego City Employees Retirement System. The suit is about pension contributions. Filner says that it’ll cost too much to sue and that since the city also represents the Employees Retirement System it is as though the city is suing itself. However Goldsmith alleges that this is all a Union backed scam to keep him from doing his job.

Fifteen current and former South San Diego County school officials are being arraigned this morning at 9:00 AM on corruption charges. The District Attorney is alleging that for years the defendants regularly took gifts as bribes in exchange for their votes on construction projects.

Today 49-year-old Catherine McCoy is being sentenced for the kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman she believed had sex with her ex-boyfriend. McCoy is facing 33 years to life in prison.

The “National 9/11 Flag” is making its last West Coast appearance before it is retired. It is the biggest American flag found in the rubble of the World Trade Center.

And tonight at 5:00 PM a birthday celebration is being held for deceased teen Taylor Dorman. Dorman tragically died suddenly this week on his 16th birthday after being hit in the chest with a softball.

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