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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 4, 2014

Reports of a possible border tunnel are coming into the news room. At this point they are unconfirmed by federal authorities. I expect more info to come out later in morning, though it will be at a trickle. Check back for more info.

San Diego Zoo’s 5-day old hippopotamus died yesterday. Zoo workers found the calf during a normal morning check in. Zoo spokesperson Christina Simmons told the press that the mother hippo, named Funani, kept her baby so close they couldn’t figure out if it was a male or female.

Yesterday teachers from the San Ysidro Education Association voted to authorize a call to strike if negotiations with the San Ysidro School District fall through. Out of the 232 members 224 voted and 220 voted to strike. Teachers say they want a reduction in class size and a one percent raise. However the district says they don’t have the money and that they have a 2 point 6 million dollar deficit.

The controversial Barrio Logan zoning plan is back in court today at 11:00 AM. Executives from the maritime industry say that the new zoning plan could hurt their business. So they went out and got enough signatures to put it on the ballot.

However activists from the Environmental Health Coalition say that they need to separate industrial and residential property and that the new plan is a compromise that the businesses helped to create. Also they say that signatures were gathered by misleading people about what the new zoning plan is.

The maritime industry says that the new plan will cost 46,000 jobs.

Two sentencings today.

The first is at 9:30 this morning in Chula Vista’s courthouse. 36-year-old Kenneth Dwight Hamilton pleaded guilty to being one of four men that participated in the murder of two teenagers at an Oceanside Park. Prosecution says that the killings were over gang turf.

At 1:30 this afternoon Treviyon Rew will hear hit fate for shooting at two men while he was trying to carjack one of them.

Viejas Indian Reservation is hosting the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association and 750 firefighters for three-days of training. Today media day at the training starting at 9:00 am. I bet you’ll lots of local stations with stories on it tonight.

And finally tonight at 5:30 still at the Viejas Indian Reservation a new bingo hall slash shopping mall is opening up with a ribbon cutting.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 2, 2013

Today is Labor Day so government offices are closed. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a lot to do here in America’s finest city. There is a bunch of fun to be had all day long.

First at 9:00 head over to the Embarcadero in downtown and check out the Festival of Tall Ships and the U.S. Sandsculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition.

Both are having there last day.

The ships are docked over by the Maritime Museum of San Diego and the Sandsculpting is just south of the ships on the B street pier.

In Escondido City Hall at 10:00 AM Unions, church groups, Escondido’s Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz, and San Diego County Democratic Party Chairwoman Francine Busby are rallying for Labor Day.

Also at 10:00 AM a non-Labor Day rally is happening in San Diego’s Balboa Park. The nonprofit Improving Birth is holding one of 150 nationwide rallies meant to raise awareness about improvements needed in American maternity care.

And finally tonight at 5:00 the Chaldean American Association is hosting Babylon Day. It’s a festival honoring El Cajon’s Chaldean community. The food and fun will be in the Prescott Promenade at 201 East Main Street in El Cajon.

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USS Princeton leaving for deployment that will include western Pacific

USS Princeton leaving for deployment that will include western Pacific

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101222-N-9643K-503SAN DIEGO — The guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton and its 400 sailors are scheduled to depart San Diego Wednesday morning for a six-month deployment with a strike group led by the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.

The 567-foot-long Princeton, named after the location of a Revolutionary War battle, will provide air defense for the ships, according to the Navy.

“I am honored to deploy with this great ship, and the men and women of Princeton have worked very hard to be ready for this deployment,” said Capt. John Clausen, the commanding officer. “While it is hard to leave behind friends and family, deploying forward is immensely rewarding for all of us.”

The Nimitz, which used to be based in San Diego but was transferred to Washington state, will undergo certification exercises before the vessels sail to the western Pacific Ocean and Middle East.

A Navy spokesman said the strike group’s deployment…

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USS Bonhomme Richard Leaves San Diego

Today the USS Bonhomme Richard will leave San Diego for its new home port of Sasebo, Japan.

The amphibious assault ship will be reliving the USS Essex as the only permanently forward deployed amphibious assault ship.

In Japan the two crews will perform a hull swap … this means that the crews will switch ships and the Essex with its new crew will make way for San Diego.

For more info go HERE or HERE