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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for Saint Patrick’s Day March 17, 2014

The National Weather Service is warning us about high surf and strong rip currents today through tomorrow morning. They say west-facing beaches could get three to six-foot waves with sets as high as seven-feet. The rip currents are even more of a danger. They’ll drag you out past the surf line and exhaust you if you get caught in one. So if you do get caught in one, swim parallel to the shore until you’re out of it then swim in.

Over the weekend San Diego State men’s basketball got a number four seed in the West for the NCAA tournament. Aztecs will face the New Mexico State Aggies in Spokane Washington. If the Aztecs win they play the winner of the Oklahoma vs North Dakota State game.

This morning at 10:30 Mayor Faulconer and Councilman Todd Gloria are introducing a kind new museum and attraction pass called the “Balboa Park Explorer’s Pass”. It’ll get you unlimited general admission to all kinds of Balboa Park things including all the museums. The annual pass costs …

$129 for adults

$99 for senior citizens and students

A family pass is $199 and that’s good for two adults and up to four children.

At 2:00 this afternoon San Diego’s Torrey Pines Golf Course will officially become the location of the 2021 U.S. Open. The City Council is having a special meeting and expected to approve a contract with the U.S. Golf Association. Last time the city hosted the tournament the estimated economic impact was $142 million.

In court today two sentencings of note.

First in San Diego’s courthouse at 9:00 AM Ronnie Chang a former medical marijuana dispensary owner will hear his fate for money laundering.

Then in Vista’s courthouse at 1:30 PM Joan Priest the former head of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce is being sentenced for embezzling over $62,000

And finally at 5:30 tonight San Diego Women’s Week starts with a wine and food tasting event at the Bernardo Winery.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 5, 2014

Jorge Rojas Lopez and Juan Estrada Gonzalez escaped death for the time being at least. The two are convicted leaders of a Mexican kidnapping and murder gang that got caught working in San Diego County. Yesterday the judge in their case was forced to declare a mistrial in the penalty part of their trial. The jury is hopelessly deadlocked on whether or not to recommend the death penalty. Lopez was found guilty of 4 murders and Gonzalez of six first-degree murder counts. The trial of the two 34-year-olds has been going on since January of last year.

In both of the guilty verdicts the jurors did find that the pair kidnapped, tortured, and murders multiple people all while members of a gang. That usually means special circumstances or the death penalty can be applied. Now the District Attorney has to pick if they want to retry parts of the criminal case that are still unresolved or retry the penalty phase.

Big surf will pound San Diego beaches today. The National Weather Service says that the large west-to-northwest swell will being 5 to 8 foot waves with sets as high as 10 feet. The means the face of the wave could be as high at 15-20 feet. Today is NOT a day to learn how to surf… but it is a great day to watch to pros from the beach. It’ll be impressive.

There is an arraignment and two sentencings on the docket for today.

First at 8:30 this morning in Vista’s courthouse David Diaz is being arraigned and accused of stabbing and killing a 24-year-old.

Then this afternoon at 1:30 in San Diego’s court Maria Luisa Garcia will hear her fate for beating her 8-year-old daughter with a broomstick, choking her, and whipping her with a belt.

Also at 1:30 but in Chula Vista’s courthouse Treviyon Rew is being sentenced for shooting a man during one carjacking and then shooting two other men at another.

San Diego City Council committees are meeting today.

First at 9:00 AM the Infrastructure Committee is meeting about spending $500,000 to plan an administrative building at Mission Trails Regional Park.

Then at 2:00 this afternoon the Environment Committee is getting together to talk about how the city’s utility undergrounding program is going and what’s next for the program?

The Coast Guard, Police, and Lifeguards are all training for a mass-rescue today in Mission Bay Channel. Today is the start of a two day boat rescue exercise for the agencies.

What do ShakeSmart, Solo Eyewear, Volcom, Pura Vida, and Oggi’s Pizza all have in common? They are all run by San Diego State University graduates. Today at 10:00 AM SDSU is showing off those and other companies run by Aztec alumni at Entrepreneur Day.

And finally … at 11:00 AM a $175 million dollar medical office building for Scripps Memorial Hospital is breaking ground. It’s all part of the hospital’s Scripps campus renovations.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 20, 2014

A strong storm is sending high surf and dangerous rip currents to San Diego’s beaches today. The National Weather Service says a pair of storms in the North-Central part of the Pacific Ocean are sending a strong swell that are causing the treacherous conditions. Surf will be from 5 to 7 feet … that means that the face of the wave could be as high as 14 feet. Today is not a day to learn to surf. Today’s warning is in effect form 5:00 AM until noon and there could be other warnings later on this week.

San Diegans are celebrating Marten Luther King all over town today.

Kaiser Permanente employees honor Dr. King’s legacy with a day of community service. At 8:00 AM about 70 of them will be working at the San Diego food bank.

Then at 9:00 AM the First Untitled Methodist Church of San Diego is hosting the 6th interfaith service at Morley Field in Balboa Park.

The 26th annual All People Celebration kicks off at 10:00 AM with lots of music, poetry, and multi-media at the San Diego Public Market in Barrio Logan

Also at 10:00 the San Diego Blood Bank and KISS 95.7 honor Dr. King with a blood drive at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.

And finally late this afternoon at 4:00 the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo starts its 4-day run with a key note speech from the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hockey team’s goalie Jim Craig.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 4, 2013

High surf and strong rip currents are scouring San Diego’s west facing beaches through noon Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Surf will be three to five feet with the occasional six footer. The big surf combined with the extra high tides is will combine to create the strong rip currents. Inexperienced swimmers should stay out of the water till this is over.

San Diego City Council is meeting all day today. First at 9:00 AM the Audit Committee is talking about an audit of police patrol performance. Then at 2:00 the full council gets together and top of the agenda is an increase in housing impact fees. This is a fee from non-residential construction that is used to help pay for affordable housing.

At noon San Diego County is releasing its Prescription Drug Abuse Report Card.

This morning at 8:00 AM the crime lab from Chula Vista’s Police Department is showing high school’ers how math is used to fight crime.

And finally at 6:30 tonight in the San Diego Public Library downtown the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg address is being honored with a re-reading of the famous speech by author and columnist Richard Lederer.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for July 18, 2013

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The 44th annual “Comic-Con International: San Diego” officially starts this morning at 9:30. Over the next four days over 126,000 fans and celebrities are crowding into downtown San Diego for 4 days of fun. This year it’s the 35th anniversary of “Battlestar Galactica” the 20th for “X-Files” and the 10th for the comic book turned AMC smash hit “The Walking Dead” All morning long KSWB FOX5 is live from the Hard Rock Hotel’s pool deck. In San Diego over cable channel 5, over the air 69.1, and streaming online at http://www.Fox5SanDiego.com

Not only is Comic Con happening but it’s also Gamer Con time. Gamer Con is in its fourth year of video game enthusiasm. They have a competitive video game arena, gaming panels, geek theatre, and even rooftop parties. Gamer Con official starts at 2:00 this afternoon at the 10th Avenue Theatre.

In more serious news

A man is in jail today and accused of walking into a mosque in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego and threating to kill Muslims worshiping during Ramadan. Reportedly 52-year-old Larry Michael Rodgers walked into the Islamic Center of San Diego at around 5:00 AM Monday morning and said “I’m going to kill you all” then left. Several member of the congregation followed Rodgers calling police along the way. Rodgers is being held on $50,000 bail.

In San Diego’s downtown courthouse three stories of note

First at 9:00 AM the trial of Alex Charfauros begins. Charfauros is charged with the murder of a San Diego Police officer in 2010.

Also at 9:00 Thomas Burleson’s trial begins. Burleson is accused of stealing electronic equipment like iPads form nine elementary schools.

Then this afternoon at 1:30 Arturo Hugo Lopez is being arraigned. He’s accused of groping three women as walked near Horton Plaza.

At 10:00 this morning Assemblywoman Shirley Weber and other community leaders will talk to the press about the George Zimmerman acquittal.

And finally the National Weather Service says that big surf and dangerous rip currents will be scouring San Diego County beaches today. Starting this afternoon through Sunday the hazardous surf will bring 6-foot waves with sets toping 8-feet. That means the face of the wave could be as high as 16 feet. This is not the weekend to learn to surf.
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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for July 10, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for July 10, 2013

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The National Weather Service says that big waves and rip currents will hit San Diego’s beaches late this afternoon and into tomorrow. Swimmers and surfers need to be very careful and always swim in front of a lifeguard. Personally on days like these unless you’re a strong ocean swimmer and experienced surfer do not go in the water. However if you do go in and end up getting caught in a rip remember to swim parallel to the shore until your free of the current then swim in.

San Diego City Council is meeting today and first thing this morning at 9:00 they are going to talk about connecting the airport to the trolley system. A report by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will be presented that proposes a new trolley stop on the north side of the airport on the Pacific Highway. The report says construction would involve building a pedestrian bridge and a parking structure. They are also talking about possible changes to terminal one.

Then at 2:00 this afternoon the San Diego City Council Natural Resource and Culture Committee in meeting about water prices.

At 9:00 this morning officials from the San Diego Association of Governments (or SANDAG) are going to announce some discounts for people that owe toll fines for the South Bay Expressway. For the next 30-days the San Diego Association of Governments is offering special lowering of toll violation fines. Fines could go from $100 to as low as $20. Go to http://www.SBXCleanSlate.com to see if you qualify

SANDAG is also meeting tonight at 6:00 to take public input about possibly remodeling the San Ysidro Transportation Center.

Then this afternoon at 3:00 San Diego County is breaking ground on a new 16,000 square-foot skate park the Lindo Lake County Park in Lakeside.

This morning at 11:00 San Diego State University is recognizing Pride Week with the raising of a rainbow flag in front of its iconic Hepner Hall.

And finally this morning at 7:00 am volunteers from the San Diego nonprofit Embrace are helping to restore the home of a disabled Marine veteran and her husband. They are going to be fixing up the bathroom, adding ramps, and widening doorways.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 5, 2013

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4-days of dangerous surf along San Diego’s south facing beaches will begin today. According to the National Weather Service large surf and rip currents will make swimming hazardous. The warning begins tonight at 5:00 ending Saturday morning at 11:00.

San Diego’s City council is meeting today. First this morning at 9:00 the Rules and Economic Development Committee is work shopping some small business programs. And then this afternoon at 2:00 the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee is meeting to talk about a proposed contract with the city’s ambulance contractor. The city contracts with Rural/Metro Ambulance for emergency medical service. If the contract extension is approved then getting a ride in an ambulance will cost more for San Diegans. Currently it costs $1761.00 but if approved it’ll cost $1820.00 for a ride in an ambulance.

And this evening at 4:30 Grossmont College will honor about 1200 students in its 52nd commencement.

Then at 6:00 the Barrio Logan College Institute is holding its graduation. They help disadvantaged students get into college. Many of the graduates will be the first ones in their families to both graduate from high school and go to college

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