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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 4, 2014

San Diego AM Briefing BowersDesk.com 6-4-14 from l. matthew bowler on Vimeo.

The Election is over and some of the notable winners are …

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis avoids a runoff election by defeating her opponents and getting 55 percent of the vote.

Republican Carl DeMaio and Democrat Scott Peters will slug it out in a runoff election this fall.

The Barrio Logan community plan loses dramatically in a 60 / 40 spit.

And Democrat Sarah Boot loses to Lorie Zapf for San Diego City Council.

Now many of those that won are going to try to say or imply that they have the mandate of the people … they do not. Apathy and record low voter turnout plagued this election. For example people that voted no on the changes to Prop B, the Barrio Logan zoning plan, took the election with nearly 60 percent of the vote. But that means they won by 21,898 votes … in a city of 1 point 3 million people that’s not a lot of votes. That means 1 point 6 percent of San Diegans decided that race.

According to the Registrar of Voters there are still about 98,000 provisional ballots to be counted. For all the election results Google San Diego Registrar of Voters they’ve got all the info.

This afternoon at 1:00 San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilman David Alvarez are talking to the press about improved emergency response times near the Mexican border after a new ambulance was added to the area. They’ll be at the trolley stop next to the border crossing.

In court this afternoon two sentencings of note, both at 1:30 this afternoon.

In Chula Vista’s courthouse Sweetwater school board President Jim Cartmill is officially being sentenced after his guilty plea for taking gifts that exceed the state’s value limit.

Then in San Diego’s courthouse Anthony Elias Estrada will hear his fate for murdering his girlfriend and then setting their home on fire.

And finally tonight at 6:00 24-people that donated kidneys, saving lives, are being honored by Sharp Memorial Hospital at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley. It’s on the heels of the hospitals 14th living kidney transplant. A 31-year-old woman gave a kidney to her mom.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 20, 2014

San Diego State Basketball faces New Mexico State in their first match-up for the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Spokane Washington. Tip-off is just before 7:00 and the Alumni Association is gathering at Randy Jones All-American Sports Grill to watch the game. If … I’m sorry I apologize … I mean after the Aztecs beat New Mexico their next game will be up against the winner of the Oklahoma State vs North Dakota State game.

Today starting at 8:00 AM tickets for the NCAA games being played here in San Diego go on sale on line. A limited number of tickets for the games at SDSU’s Viejas Arena will be available at Ticketmaster.com and NCAA.com

And all eight teams playing will have practices today and they’re open to the public

— Weber State is from noon-12:40 p.m.

— Oklahoma State, 12:45-1:25 p.m.;

— Arizona, 1:30-2:10 p.m.;

— Gonzaga, 2:15-2:55 p.m.;

— Virginia Commonwealth, 4:25-5:05 p.m.;

— UCLA, 5:10-5:50 p.m.;

— Stephen F. Austin, 5:55-6:35 p.m.; and

— Tulsa, 6:40-7:20 p.m.

This morning after 8:00 the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E Meyer and it’s 300 sailors leave San Diego for an independent deployment in the western Pacific Ocean. Commander Randy J. Van Rossum says that they have spent the past year and half getting ready for this deployment.

Well known Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, Democratic Congress people Susan Davis and Scott Peters, along with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer are all getting together this morning at 9:00. They are talking about a new report that says cyber security is a $1.5 billion dollar business for San Diego County. They are going to announce a new public-private partnership called Cyber Center of Excellence. It’s supposed to connect cyber companies with military leaders and academic partners so they can all coordinate and promote San Diego’s regional cyber strengths. It’s also one of the few times these three congress people will agree on anything.

Then at 12:15 this afternoon Mayor Faulconer is announcing his new 26-member staff.

This morning in Balboa Park’s Prado at 9:30 AM ten of San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies are being recognized at the annual auto-theft enforcement awards. They are credited with 51 arrests and the recovery of 167 stolen cars with a value of more than $1.1 million.

Two arraignments of note this afternoon at 1:30, both in San Diego’s courthouse.

42-year-old Ghazal Mansury is accused of murdering her 79-year-old mother then dumping her body in an isolated area in far East San Diego County on the Barona Indian Reservation.

And 7-people are being arraigned for the same crime. Travis Wilbert Ross III, Travis Cofey, Derrick Henderson, Robert Shannon Jr., Carlton Blue, Manuel Castaneda and Sharika Bradley are all accused of stabbing and killing a 25-year-old in a street fight

Chula Vista is breaking ground on some new affordable housing this afternoon at 1:00. It’ll be the first mixed-use housing project in San Diego County’s South Bay. The development is going to have 33 apartments and be built on land that has been unused for over a decade at 240 Landis Ave. They’ll have 1 and three bedrooms and rents will range from around $600 to just over $1200.

And finally a reminder that the SDSU Alumni Association watch party for the Aztecs vs New Mexico State men’s basketball game is tonight starting at 6:15 at Randy Jones All-American Sports Grill, 7510 Hazard Center Drive.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 10, 2013

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This afternoon at 1:30 two men accused of selling meth at a Mission Bay Sports Center, that hosts youth camps, will be arraigned in San Diego’s downtown courthouse. 32-year-old Spencer Nicholas Edmonds and 41-year-old Vincent Manuel Garcia are accused of dealing meth along with seven other people. There bail is set at $500,000

Also at 1:30 half of a pair accused of stealing computer equipment from an elementary school will be arraigned in El Cajon’s courthouse today.

Regional politicos will be busy today.

First at 9:00 AM the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is listening to the public about their proposed 4 point 97 billion dollar budget. The new budget increases spending by two and half percent.

And this afternoon at 2:00 the San Diego City Council votes on its 2 point 75 billion dollar spending plan. The new plan includes revisions from the Mayor and a five-year labor agreement.

Then this evening at 5:30 the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, is talking about construction for the Mid-City Bus Route and trolley expansion to La Jolla.

This morning at 10:45 Democratic Congressman Scott Peters is announcing he’s going to donate eight percent of his monthly income to the non-profit Senior Community Centers. Every month $1,300 will go to the non-profit that helps feed San Diego’s senior citizens. That means he make $195,000 a year

This afternoon starting at 1:00 thousands of San Diego Unified School District high school students are graduating.

And finally tonight at 6:30 at the Birch Aquarium Charlie Kennel the former Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography is giving a talk about the future of manned space travel. Kennel is now the chairman of the National Academies Space Studies Board.

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This week Ric Epps and I (Matthew Bowler) met up at Kensington Park next to the library. We talked about Republican Carl DeMaio announcing his run for Congress against Democrat Scott Peters. Even though Peters has only been in office 5 months.

What kind of effect could an openly gay Congressman from San Diego have on the Republican Party? Nationally?

The European Union approved shipping arms to the Syrian opposition. Russia and China are arming and supporting the Assad regime. Is Syria a proxy war for the United States and Europe vs China and Russia?

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 29, 2013

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61-year-old Michael Vilkin is under arrest and accused of murdering his neighbor in the Northern San Diego County city of Encinitas. The victim was identified by U.T. San Diego as 56-year-old John C. Upton. Upton is known for his work about the plight of Romanian orphans. San Diego County Sheriff’s say the conflict may have stemmed from an ongoing conflict between the neighbors.

Today at 9:30 AM near the San Diego / Tijuana border crossing Representatives Scott Peters, Susan Davis and Juan Vargas will ask for the President to promise to fund border infrastructure projects. The Congress members say that “an inefficient border crossing is causing the loss of billions to our regional economy”

One thing in court worth mentioning is the sentencing of 61-year-ol Patrick Pawlicki. He was convicted of molesting three of his young relatives.

At noon members from The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are holding a demonstration in front of a HoneyBaked Ham store. They want people to give up their ham and go vegan for Easter.

And at 8:30 this morning the Interfaith Shelter Network‘s annual Good Friday Walk will begin. They are expecting about 4000 people to walk starting at the San Diego Rescue Mission. Walkers will be in costume and depicting biblical scenes along the way.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 22, 2013

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Some of San Diego’s most important Democratic politicians will urge President Obama to stop the sequester today. Congressmen Scott Peters, Congressmen Juan Vargas, Mayor Bob Filner, and Councilmember David Alvarez are talking to the media at 8:30 this morning along with Derry Pence President of the Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association. They are worried about how the sequester will affect San Diego maritime industry. Congressman Peters has been making the rounds talking about the sequester and how he thinks it will affect San Diego.

Today the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar will salute the Tuskegee Airmen with a colors ceremony. A colors ceremony is when service members present the nation’s flag, this ceremony will be in honor of the nearly 1000 African-American pilots that broke race barriers and trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field.

San Diego has another feather in its cap. Trip advisor dot come named La Jolla Cove one of the country’s best beaches. The cove came in at number eight. The number one Trip Advisor beach in the world is … Rabbit Beach in Lampedusa Italy.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 3, 2013

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This morning Scott Peters and Juan Vargas will be sworn into congress by Vice President Joe Biden. The two Democrats are both new to congress. Peters defeated incumbent Republican Brian Bilbray in a narrow race. Vargas won the seat vacated by San Diego’s new Mayor Bob Filner.

Filner, a Democrat, left congress after ten terms for San Diego’s Mayor’s Office.

Other members of San Diego’s Congressional delegation are Republican Darrell Issa, Republican Duncan Hunter, and Democrat Susan Davis.

The guided missile cruiser USS Antietam is moving to its new home port of Yokasuka Japan today. The crew then takes over the USS Cowpens and brings it to San Diego. This is called a “hull swap”, when crews trade ships.

And on utsandiego.com today Sandra Dibble has a story about U-S and Mexican governments opening a shared border inspection station. In the article Dibble says quote “The aim of the pilot program is to speed up the processing of certain produce items — and thus improve the bottom line for businesses.”

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