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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 June 2, 2014

An early morning shooting at a popular Pacific Beach bar sent a woman to the hospital. San Diego Police say that just after 2:00 AM a group of men were heard loudly arguing when several shots rang out. A stray bullet struck the woman who was taken to the hospital by paramedics with non-life-threating injuries. Police say that the suspects may have fled in a Chevy Camaro or a Dodge Challenger.

Someone is hiding cash around San Diego then posting clues to its whereabouts on twitter. The would-be philanthropist uses the twitter handle @SDCashStash. Yesterday he tweeted a picture clue of a “cash stash” that was found by man saying he’s going to use the money to buy dinner for some homeless people. This all started in San Francisco when another person was doing the same thing using the twitter handle @HiddenCash. It’s become an internet phenomenon. Reportedly @SDCashStash is going to tweet out another clue today.

Proposition’s B and C on tomorrow’s ballot make changes to the controversial Barrio Logan zoning plan and some supporters are demonstrating outside a Barrio Logan Elementary School at 8:15 this morning. Supporters say the new plan gives business more land, creates a buffer zone between industry and homes, along with keeping pollution away from Barrio Logan’s residents. Opponents say any changes to the current plan could hurt businesses.

And finally tonight at 7:30 the 13th annual Klezmer Summit concert is helping to round out the 21st annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival with “My Yidishe Mambo” at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 23, 2014

More controversy for San Diego’s Police Department. This time it’s about what happened to a million dollars seized from criminals like drug runners. Jeff McDonald from UT San Diego broke the story. According to McDonald in 2010 SDPD submitted a report showing their closing balance at $1,153,426. Then the next year the beginning balance was $153,426. So what happened to the million dollars? SDPD Lt. Kevin Mayer says “We acknowledge you have noted a discrepancy, we have asked the City Comptroller to do a complete review and audit of the seized asset fund to see if there is an error.”

In the past couple of years SDPD has been marred by sexual misconduct from a few of its officers. Chief Shelly Zimmerman was brought in to ferret out problems in the department, like officers sexually assaulting suspects, however a missing million dollars in a whole different level of problem.

This morning at 9:00 in San Diego’s courthouse 40-year-old Douglas Michael Ellens will hear his fate for robbing three banks all within one week last summer. Ellens pleaded guilty. His lawyer says Ellens has a drug and alcohol problem and should be placed on probation and sent to rehab.

Also at 9:00 AM the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is meeting about their budget plan for the coming year.

Today two of San Diego County’s theme parks have big new openings

First at 9:00 AM the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park is opening its new 19 point 5 million dollar Tull Family Tiger Trail. The tiger exhibit is over 5 acres with all kinds of stuff for the tigers to play with.

Then AT 10:00 Legoland is opening up its new “Legends of Chima” water park. The park has a 250,000-gallon wave pool, an arch that looks like a lion made out of more than a quarter million Lego bricks and more.

And finally at 4:00 this afternoon the San Diego Jazz Festival kicks off its three day run at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Del Mar.

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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 7, 2014

Brazen robbery at the WalMart on College Avenue has police on the lookout. Last night at 10:00 the robber walked up to a clerk, pulled a gun out and fired three shots into the ceiling all while demanding cash. The store was open but none of the customers or employees were hurt. The suspect fled in a silver Mustang. He is described as a black man, 30’ish, heavy set, about 5 foot 8 inches, with some facial hair and maybe dreadlocks.

Today is a heavy court day.

First thing this morning at 8:30 former San Diego police officer Christopher Hays is set to be arraigned 30-year-old Hays is accused of felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor sexual battery. Three women say that Hays groped them and made them do things for him after he searched them.

Then this afternoon at 1:30 there are three arraignments and a sentencing. In El Cajon’s courthouse Latif Raimo is hearing his fate for trying to shoot at two people he was having some sort of conflict with missing them and hitting a mother with her child.

In Chula Vista’s courthouse Kevin Earl Moore is being arraigned and accused of being under the influence of a drug when he crashed and killed an 89-year-old pedestrian.

In San Diego’s courthouse three employees from Three Frogs tree-trimming company are being arraigned for safety violations stemming from the death of a fellow tree trimmer last year.

In Vista’s courthouse 20-year-old Joseph Larry Flores will be arraigned. He’s accused of stabbing another young man in a fight.

At 9:00 AM San Diego City Council continues its hearings about the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. Today they are talking about parks, libraries and economic development.

And finally today at the Western end of the County Administration building on 1600 Pacific Highway at noon the San Diego County law enforcement Memorial Foundation is honoring officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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San Diego AM Briefing BowersDesk.com 5-7-14:
WalMart robbery shots fired – suspect on the lose
ex-SDPD arraignment
City Council budget examination
Honoring fallen officer

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 5, 2014

Boston Marathon winner and San Diegan Meb Keflezighi is home and will be surprising some high school students at 11:45 AM. Meb is going to help give a $20,000 scholarship from Foot Locker to Claremont High senior Lillie Meakim. Meakim is one of 20 student athletes from across the county to win the scholarship.

San Diego City Council is starting a week of budget reviews. Over the next five days they are looking at each and every department budget in the proposed budget for this coming fiscal year. This morning at 9:00 they are looking at the overall spending plan followed by a look into the police and fire departments budgets. This afternoon at 2:00 they are reviewing the pensions, City Attorney budget and how much is spent of special events. The proposal gives SDPD over $417 million and SDFD nearly $218. However critics say the budget proposal doesn’t include enough to deal with the $1 billion, that’s Billion with a B, needed for infrastructure maintenance.

Tonight at 6:15 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park San Diego State University music and dance students are giving a free Cinco de Mayo concert. Featuring SDSU’s Jazz Ensemble, Concert Chorus and the University’s new Mariachi Ensemble. The Mariachi Ensemble was started in 2012

And finally at 6:30 tonight at the San Diego Central Library the Muslim American experience is being presented by a panel of Muslim men.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 16, 2014

San Diego Police are asking for your help to catch a killer. 45-year-old Alberto Sanchez was sitting in his SUV when a man in his 20’s rode up on a bicycle and shot him several times. Sanchez died at the hospital shortly after that. Anyone with any info is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 858-580-8477.

San Diego’s City Council has a full plate today.

First at 9:00 AM the Council’s Budget Committee is meeting about the Tourism Marketing District’s plans for the coming fiscal year.

Then this afternoon at 2:00 the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee is meeting about changing the city’s medical marijuana rules. The city’s new rules about medical marijuana dispensaries go into effect on April 24 and the dispensaries that are operating outside those rules will not be grandfathered in. The committee is also looking at how food safety rules should impact edible medical marijuana products.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors is meeting this morning at 9:00 about roads and changing building codes so they help improve energy efficiency.

The United Farm Workers online archive has been purchased by U.C. San Diego library. Late this afternoon at 4:00 the library is officially announcing the accusation in a ceremony on campus at Geisel Library’s Seuss Room.

And finally tonight at 5:00 you can meet San Diego’s mayor and ask him questions. Mayor Faulconer is talking with San Diegans at the Bayside Community Center at 2202 Comstock St.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 26, 2014

San Diego City Council’s Infrastructure Committee is meeting at 9:00 AM and top of the agenda are the iconic sales at the Convention Center. According to a report by the Convention Center the sails will need to be replaced in 2017 and they want the city to pony up $11 and half million dollars to do it. The report also says that things like the heat and air conditioning system, restrooms, and ice makers are in need of immediate work. The report says it’ll cost $41 million to get up to date on all the back logged work.

Then this afternoon at 1:30 the city council’s Environment Committee is meeting and disbanding the committee created to arrange the Balboa Park centennial celebration. The committee says it wasn’t able to get enough interest from San Diegans or city officials.

Where a tsunami could hit in San Diego is what the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services is talking about today at 10:30 AM. They are going to show the media a mailer and map that every home and business in possible tsunami zones will get showing them how their area could be affected by a tsunami. Eighth graders from the Old Town Academy are also going to show off an evacuation demo they made.

Then this morning at 11:30 Council President Todd Gloria is talking to the press about raising San Diego’s minimum wage. Gloria wants voters to weigh in on it and decide if San Diego workers deserve a higher lowest pay.

In court today two sentencings and two arraignments worth mentioning.

In El Cajon’s courthouse at 2:00 PM Tony Lee Burleson is being sentenced for molesting four teenage boys. The 44-year-old firearms trainer pleaded guilty to molesting the boys one of which is a relative of his.

At 1:30 in San Diego’s courthouse Joann Carter will hear her fate for stabbing a guy she was dating in the neck after she found out he was dating other women.

In El Cajon’s courthouse at 1:30 Blaine Anthony Arellano is being arraigned for assaulting his roommate which ended with Arellano being stabbed by the roommate.

And still in El Cajon at 1:30 Francisco Roblero is being arraigned for running from the cops while riding his motorcycle and slamming into a trolley.

Stopping obesity and diabetes in the Asian and Pacific Islander community is what 13 restaurant owners are talking about this morning at 10:00. They’ll be at Operation Samahan, an immigrant health care focused organization headquarters at 1428 Highland Ave in National City.

Patrick Henry High School is finally breaking ground on a new performing arts center at 3:30 this afternoon. San Diego Unified School District has had the new building on the drawing board for years.

And finally at 6:00 tonight new San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman is hosting another town hall meeting. This time she’s at Cherokee Point Elementary taking questions.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 25, 2014

More problems for the SDPD. San Diego strippers are suing the San Diego Police Department. The dancers say that while SDPD Officers were conducting an inspection of an adult club they took pictures of the 25 exotics dancers without a warrant or reason. Lawyer Dan Gilleon says that the officers “had no legitimate safety concerns, nor were the manner of detentions commensurate with any articulable threat.” This all happened as the U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI announce they are launching a probe into SDPD sexual misconduct.

San Diego City Council is meeting this morning at 10:00 AM. On the agenda is final approval for spending $500,000 to build a 5000-square-foot administration building at the Mission Trails Regional Park Equestrian Center. If approved the new building will have offices, a kitchen, showers, conference room, storage space and shade outside.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is in San Diego today. Fist at 10:00 AM he’s touring C-A Botana a skin and personal care manufacturer in with some media availability after the tour. Then at noon he’s leading a roundtable at Andre’s Cuban Restaurant on Morena Boulevard about running business in California with more media availability after that.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is honoring law enforcement for their part in the fight against drunk driving today at 11:30 AM at the Town and Country Resort.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilwoman Marti Emerald and talking to the press about how they want to use some of a federal grant to fix things like sidewalks and streetlights. They’ll be at the corner of Orange and Altandena Avenues at 12:30 PM.

Also at 12:30 this afternoon the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve or FOCUS is giving out shoes to underprivileged kids at Joyner Elementary School on Myrtle Ave.

Three sentencings this afternoon at 1:30

Leon Powell will be in San Diego’s courthouse hearing how long he’ll be behind bars for breaking into food writer Jeanne Jones’s La Jolla home.

Also in San Diego’s courthouse Thomas Nelson, who pleaded guilty to being one of the three “Backdoor Bandits”, will be sentenced for the armed-robbery of over a dozen restaurants and businesses.

And in Chula Vista’s courthouse Adam Howe will hear his fate for breaking into a church and mobile home park.

Southern California Edison is giving the media a special preview of equipment from the now closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station that’s going up for auction starting this Wednesday.

And finally tonight at 7:00 the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is getting together to talk about what they are going to say in their recommendation to the President in February of 2015.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 24, 2014

The strike of 13,000 hospital workers has been narrowly averted. Over the weekend union and University of California hospitals came to an agreement after marathon negotiations. Picketing was supposed to start this morning at 7:00 AM at hospitals run by the University of California In San Diego that meant hospitals in Hillcrest and La Jolla would be affected. Kathryn Lybarger, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees or AFSCME Local 3299 says the new agreement “reflects compromise on both sides, improves safety in UC hospitals, and honors the important contributions to patient care technical workers” The union’s 22,000 members will vote on the new contract on March 26 & 27 … that’s this Wednesday and Thursday.

The U.S. Justice Department is talking to the press today at 11:00 AM about how they are going to help the San Diego Police Department set up an Office of Community Oriented Policing Services or COPS Office. The COPS office is being set up as a result of several incidents of officer misconduct.

At the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation tonight at 6:00 San Diego’s new police Chief Shelley Zimmerman is meeting with several people from the Southeastern San Diego area that say the SDPD is racially profiling them. In this town hall style meeting called “Meet the Chief” Chief Zimmerman says she hopes to instill a “culture of excellence” and that officers not living up to this standard will not be tolerated.

San Diego City Council has a full docket today.

First at 9:00 AM the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is getting together and talking about a ballot measure that will raise San Diego’s minimum wage and require employers give five sick-days to employees.

Then at 2:00 the full council gets together and they are talking about who get some federal block grants for community development. They’re also talking about using a $1,000,000 city budget surplus to keep homeless shelters open three months longer than they are now.

wait … there’s a million dollars budget surplus? I’m going to look into that.

In Vista’s courthouse at 1:30 college student Samuel Ruiz is being sentenced for sending threatening messages following the murder of a 13-year-old and 15-year-old at a park. Ruiz and his threats have no relation to the murders; this was some kind of prank, however threatening someone over the phone is a crime.

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