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Secret Garden Adds Fresh Greens To SDSU’s Art Department

To see the story on KPBS.com go here.

Hidden away at San Diego State University, in the shadow of Hardy Tower, is the art department.

About nine months ago SDSU staff member Jim Cavolt had an idea.

“My thought was that we had these pre-built planters, that had these really ugly hedges in them,” Cavolt said. “And they weren’t doing anybody any good. So I thought it would be a great idea if we could make a garden out of it.”

So he began the process of getting permission from the university to turn the planters into a vegetable garden.

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Owning Enthusiasm: SDSU Wants to Trademark ‘I Believe’ Cheer

San Diego State University is trying to trademark a cheer.

It’s commonly referred to as the “I Believe” cheer. At Aztec games, one fan screams “I” and the crowd repeats it; then “I believe,” adding one word at a time through “I believe that we will win!” It ends with an ear-piercing climax when the whole crowd shrieks, “Win!”

Aztec basketball fans have become famous for using the cheer in recent seasons. The student section, known as “The Show,” will have hundreds of fans jumping and chanting the cheer in unison during games. They are waves of Aztec passion, like breakers to the shore.

The synchronized, undulating mob screams the mantra to both inspire their team and freak out the opposition.

It has been known to work.

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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 April 15, 2014

San Diego politics is busy today. At 10:00 AM San Diego’s City Council is meeting and the top things on their agenda are …. Honoring the San Diego State University men’s basketball team for their stellar season, by declaring today “SDSU Men’s Basketball Day” … Changing committee assignment because of Ed Harris’s appointment to the council to finish off Mayor Faulconer’s term now that he’s mayor. And at 2:00 this afternoon Mayor Faulconer is making the official presentation of his budget proposal.

This morning at 9:00 Veterans Village of San Diego is hosting a town hall about state proposition 41. Speaker John Perez, Speaker-Elect Toni Atkins, Assembly Member Brian Maienschein and Assembly Member Shirley Weber are all slated to attend. Prop 41 authorizes California to sell $600 million dollars in bonds to fund housing for homeless veterans.

At noon the county’s annual report card on child and families will be released. The report talks about things like teen pregnancy, poverty, smoking and obesity.

At 1:00 this afternoon the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners are meeting and on the agenda is a proposal to raise the Tuna Harbor parking lot meter prices by 50 cents an hour.

Waiving building height limits for a parking lot is top of the agenda for the Chula Vista City Council this afternoon at 2:00.

Two political endorsements today.

1: First at 10:00 AM the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is endorsing Republican congressional hopeful Carl DeMaio. This group was first formed to help sponsor California’s Proposition 13 in 1978. Many blame prop 13 for many funding problems that California schools have. The group has evolved into an anti-tax group. Among other things the group is trying to suspend is the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

2: Then at 11:00 AM the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is endorsing Councilwoman Lorie Zapf’s city council re-election and Chis Cate’s run for the district six council seat. They are both republicans running for a quote “non-partisan” seat.

Opera singers are suing the dying San Diego Opera. The singers have 2-years left on their contract and say that the Opera has to go to arbitration to figure out how much to pay them. So the signers want a federal judge to force arbitration.

In court today two things worth talking about.

1: At 9:00 AM in El Cajon’s courthouse closing arguments begin in the trial of Kassim Alhimidi. He’s accused of beating his wife to death.

2: And at 1:30 Pedro Zurita is being arraigned and accused of killing his estranged wife and leaving her body in the parking lot of wear she worked in Carlsbad.

And finally this morning at 10:40 San Diego Unified School District is announcing a $716,000 thousand-dollar grant from the Defense Department. The grant is supposed to help military kids get into Advanced Placement classes.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 27, 2014

San Diego State University Aztecs Men’s Basketball faces the University of Arizona Wildcats in a sweet 16 showdown. The Wildcats are heavily favored but many think that’s way overblown and the Aztecs are going to trounce their overconfident foe. Game starts at 7:17.

73-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease went missing yesterday afternoon and San Diego Sheriff’s Department wants you to keep an eye out for her. Her name is World Luz Loper, she’s five foot one inch tall, weighs about 100 pounds, has brown hair, and short white hair done up in a Mohawk. Sheriff’s Departments says that Loper likes to wear a trash bag when its raining and that if you ask her how old she is she’ll smile and say “Sweet 16” Anyone with any info is asked to call 858-565-5200.

One sentencing and an arraignment worth mentioning today.

At 8:30 this morning in San Diego’s courthouse Aaron Franklin will be sentenced for murdering a member of his own gang.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon in El Cajon’s courthouse Ernesto Dominguez is being arraigned and accused of breaking into a Spring Valley home.

At 11:00 AM Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Education President Jim Cartmill and Superintendent Ed Brand are talking to the press about the contract talks with teachers union. This board of education has been plagued with problems. One of its board members was convicted on corruption charges earlier this year. This week the board canceled a meeting for the second week in a row. They were supposed to talk about the teachers’ contract. So everyone is very curious what President Cartmill and Superintendent Brand will say.

San Diego County Treasure and Tax Collector Dan McAllister is talking to the press at 11:00 this morning about the approaching property tax deadline.

Then at 11:30 San Diego State Political Science professor Mikhail Alexseev, a Ukrainian native, is giving a talk about what effect the Kiev protests have had and what he thinks is going to happen in Ukrain’s future.

Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 10-years of working with the AFL-CIO this morning at 8:15.

Then at 9:15 the North County Transit District and San Marcos Fire Department is practicing rescuing people from a train stalled on a bridge. So if you see fire trucks at the Rancheros Road and Woodland Parkway rail bridge that goes over the 78 in North County, don’t freak out.

Long term parkers at San Diego’s airport are getting one of their lots back this morning at 10:00. The 2000 space lot just north of Lindbergh Field is re-opening, it now has some space set aside for a new rental car center that’s supposed to open in 2016.

At 10:30 the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is hosting a meeting about how the oceans affect human health. They’re talking about the molecular processes behind global marine pollutants, human exposure to methyl mercury, oil oxidation following the Deepwater Horizon disaster and much more.

And finally … how pirates have helped to advance the progress of science is the topic of a talk at University of California San Diego at 7:00 tonight.

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Good morning this is the AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 21, 2014

San Diego State Aztecs beat New Mexico State Aggies in a nail biting NCAA game last night in Spokane Washington. It was their first game of the tournament and at the first half the Aztecs had a 12-point lead but it all feel apart by the end of the game. The Aggies came back but lost in overtime to SDSU 73-69. Next game for the Aztecs is North Dakota State tomorrow afternoon at 3:10 on TNT.

Here in San Diego at the Viejas Arena more NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament games start. First up at 11:10 AM Arizona goes against Weber State Gonzaga vs Oklahoma State after that. And at around 4:30 Virginia Commonwealth takes on Stephen F. Austin With UCLA vs Tulsa finishing off the night.

SeaWorld is celebrating its 50th anniversary today. They are unveiling a new entrance called Explorer’s Reef at 7:00 this morning.

At noon protesters calling themselves “Concerned San Diegans” will have an unveiling of their own. They are displaying a message outside SeaWorld on the corner of Sea World Drive at Sea World Way they say it showcases a new vision for Sea World in the 21st Century.

Jane Cartmill, President of San Diego Animal Advocates says … “We envision SeaWorld as it should always have been – providing real education in an eco-conscious environment.”

In court one sentencing and one arraignment of note, both at 1:30 this afternoon.

In Linda Vista’s juvenile court Kenneth Hamilton, who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, is being sentenced for shooting and killing two teenagers in Oceanside’s Libby Lake Park.

And Jayne Colantonio is being arraigned in San Diego’s courthouse and accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend, whose body was found in the San Diego River.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is opening the exhibit “Tattoos and Scrimshaw: The Art of the Sailor” this morning at 9:00.

Tonight at 7:00 the last concert for the guitar exhibit at Ruben H. Fleet Science Center is being headlined by Steve Poltz, a founding member of The Rugburns.

And finally at 8:00 tonight the San Diego Symphony is playing a concert of European music from both the Classical and Romantic eras at the Jacobs Music Center on B Street in downtown.

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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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