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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 2, 2014

At 9:00 AM in San Diego courthouse’s Department 53 the public will comment over placing sexually violent predator Terry Stone in the far East San Diego County community of Borrego Springs. 63-year-old Stone is a diagnosed pedophile and has been convicted three times for lewd and lascivious acts against five victims. His victims were all between 6 and 11-years-old.Stone has been in a state hospital since 2003 and a judge ruled that he can safely be released. The question now is where.

Also in San Diego’s courthouse this morning at 9:00 … three sentencings.

Number One: Alvaro Regalado and Juan Arriero pleaed guilty to multiple robberies and to shooting a 16-year-old visiting from Arizona during one of the robberies.

Number two: Joseph Ragland, Jamarious Porche, Askia Toure and Michael McGinnis spent about two weeks robbing and pistol-whipping people.

and Number 3: Rafael Felipe Solano stabbed a man during an argument over meth.

At 1:30 this afternoon Julio Cruz is being arraigned in Vista’s courthouse. He is a wanted fugitive that led authorities on a chase through North San Diego County.

Nearly 300 women are going to pitch in on building a house for Habitat for Humanity in Imperial Beach starting at 9:00 this morning. It’s all part of National Women Build Week.

At 10:00 AM the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new ship will be commissioned. The $75 minion dollar 208-foot long vessel will be named after oceanographer Reuben Lasker and be based in San Diego. It’ll be used to collect info on the sea life in the Eastern Pacific.

In San Diego’s Old Town Historic State Park starting at 11:00 AM the annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo party is kicking off. They’ll have 40 bands, ballet folklorico and more.

And finally at 4:00 this afternoon the University of San Diego is giving out its fourth annual Social Innovation Challenge award. College students proposed solutions to social, economic and environmental problems to get a $73,500 grant.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 1, 2014

Today is day two of strong Santa Ana winds and intense heat scouting San Diego County. Yesterday winds topped 100 miles per hour at one point. The National Weather Service says the winds are strongest in the morning and afternoons. A Red Flag Warning hasn’t been issued for San Diego yet. However Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside to the north of San Diego do have one.

Today Cal Fire and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing are training together at Camp Pendleton. It’s starting in the afternoon … Of course if a brush fire breaks out the training could be postponed.

This morning at 9:00 a report on how the arts in San Diego impacts the economy is being released at the Media Arts Center

The Bicycle Coalition and the San Diego Association of Governments are hosting a bike ride 9:00 AM followed by a news conference at 10 am. It’s all to kick off for National Bicycle Month.

This morning at 10:00 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA is giving tours of their ship that survey’s fisheries. The ship is set to be commissioned tomorrow and will be based in San Diego.

Also at 10:00 AM County Supervisor Ron Roberts is bragging to the press about his annual lawnmower exchange. This Saturday Roberts is helping to give people a $100 voucher for an eclectic lawn mower in exchange for their gas-powered one.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the Mexi’cayotl Indio Cultural Center is hosting a free showcase of Aztec dancing at Chula Vista High School.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 19, 2013

Cruise ship season starts today. The Port of San Diego is celebrating the start of the season with the arrival the Holland America Zaandam at the B Street Pier in Downtown. The ship and its 1,400 passengers are on their way back to Vancouver after a 4-day cruise down the Pacific Coast. We want to come ashore and spend lots of money.

Census data is out for San Diego. The median household income stayed level from 2011 to 2012 at roughly $60,000. San Diego County’s population moved slightly up from 2010’s number of 3.95 million to 2012’s 3.177 million. The average travel time to work is just about 24 minutes. Find out more at quickfacts.census.gov

San Diego’s interim Mayor Todd Gloria is talking to the press this morning at 10:00. It’s his weekly press conference.

San Diego’s chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is giving the media a report about funding of groups they think are anti-Islamic at 11:00 AM.

Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter is visiting San Diego State University this afternoon at 2:00. She’s going to talk about the future of healthcare

Today is the 30th anniversary for two prominent San Diego groups. First at 5:30 tonight the Lincoln Club of San Diego a Republican oriented political club is having its celebratory dinner. Then at 7:00 PM the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program is having cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for its 30th. The legal volunteer group provides all kinds of pro-bono legal service to people in need. They got their start helping domestic violence victim.

And finally … Mira Mesa High School will dedicate its fancy new broadcast communications facility at 10:30 this morning.

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USS Thach returns to San Diego

USS Thach returns to San Diego

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USSThachReturnsSAN DIEGO — The guided-missile frigate USS Thach returned to its San Diego home port Friday following an independent deployment that was nearly cut in half by sequestration budget cuts.

The vessel had been operating off Central and South America to counter drug smuggling.

“It’s a bittersweet feeling to return home early from deployment,’ said Cmdr. Hans Lynch, the commanding officer. “Our counter-narcotics mission is valuable to the U.S. and our partner nations, but I’m glad that we are all able to reunite with our loved ones back here in San Diego.”

Sailors and a U.S. Coast Guard detachment on the vessel, which departed San Diego Jan. 8, seized nearly 836 pounds of cocaine and more than 1,110
pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of more than $10 million.

The crew of 220 also refurbished books and delivered them to an elementary school in Panama.

The Thach and…

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