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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 9, 2013

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s troubles continue. This morning at 9:00 San Diego’s City Council Audit Committee is looking into how the disgraced mayor used his city issued credit card. In a statement Chair of the Audit Committee and Mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer says “This public discussion is one of the first steps in beginning to restore trust at City Hall.”

This afternoon at 2:00 San Diego’s City Council will look at the development of 331 acres of land in Brown Field.

At 12:30 San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez will officially start his mayoral campaign in a press conference at Presidio Park.

And tonight at 6:00 Chula Vista Councilman Rudy Ramirez is having an open forum on homelessness in Chula Vista.

Protesters opposed to U.S. military action in Syria will be out today.

At noon organizers from Moveon.org are holding a vigil in front of Senator Diane Feinstein’s Office at 750 B Street in downtown San Diego.

Then San Diego Veterans For Peace will be hanging banners from the 6th Avenue overpass along the I-5 from 4:00 to 6:00 tonight.

Robin Sadik will be sentenced at 1:30 PM for breaking into a home in Chula Vista while two young girls and a teenager girl hid in a closet.

And finally tonight is the San Diego Chargers home opener. The bolts go up against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium. Kick Off is at 7:20 … and fans are encouraged to arrive early and take the trolley.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 5, 2013

Syria’s civil war will hit home for San Diegans today. San Diego Veterans for Peace have a protest planned for tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. They are going to hang banners off of the 6th Ave Bridge over the I-5 freeway in downtown protest potential American military strikes in Syria. They say “With no UN endorsement, no NATO endorsement, no support from England, no Arab-League or international approval, now (if ever) is not the time for the United States to get involved”

At 9:00 this morning La Mesa Police will announce a $90,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a freeway shooter. Xusha Brown Jr was riding in a car going east on the 8 freeway near the 125 interchange when someone pulled alongside him and shot into the car fatally injuring Brown. La Mesa Police believe that other drivers on the freeway at that time must have seen the incident and they hope the reward will entice them to come forward.

At 10:30 AM San Diego’s interim mayor Todd Gloria along with its former mayor and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce will announce several new parts of the Miramar Air Show. The air show generates about $17 million for local economy and San Diego politicos have been trying to find a way to use some of that to keep the airshow going after part of the funding for the show was cut because of the federal budget sequestration. The air show will go one this October 4th and 5th with some changes. It remains to be seen if the money can be raised to bring any or the cut flight demonstration teams. But there will still be plenty to look at and do. Like nightly concerts, a run/walk, drag racing, and family bike ride.

And finally tonight at 4:30 the Chargers are giving media a special preview of all the new food on offer at Qualcomm Stadium. It’s all in honor of tonight’s first official NFL game between the Denver Broncos and the World Champion Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff is at 5:30 PM

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Political Podcast from BowlersDesk.com 9-1-13

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Welcome to another outstanding Political Podcast from BowlersDesk.com. This week Ric Epps and me (Matthew Bowler) talked about whose going to run for San Diego’s, now open, mayor’s seat.

What does Nathan Fletcher have to offer?

Will Fletcher lock in Democratic support or will Mike Agurrie?

Carl DeMiao has had a rough week … Is he going to continue his run for congress or go for the Mayor’s office?

Who else is going to jump into the fray?

Then on the National stage Syria is on the tips of everyone tongues.

Will be bomb Syria?

Why does Syria matter more than Darfur?

What will the Russians do if we lob a missile at Assad?

All that and more …

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San Diego Political Podcast

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This time to record Bowler’s Desk Political Podcast Ric Epps and I met up over at Roucco Park.

It’s a nice park with some very cool modernist/minimalist flair. My only criticism is that the park doesn’t have any shade. While the park was named for a local Architect Lloyd Ruocco. The park is designed to honor Ruocco’s minimalist and modernist style.

However it is in desperate need of shade. There are benches that no one sits in unless they want to fry in San Diego’s famous sunshine. Let’s be honest so many parks around San Diego don’t have any shade. That’s bad and seems to be something that many out of town designers forget. While the sun is great we need shade.

OK now that’s off my chest.

For the podcast Ric and I talked about:

How Mayor Filner faced his third veto override in a row.

The Tourism Marketing District.

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If you want to use this picture to promote my fair city please do. I only ask that I am credited as the creator and you link BowlersDesk.com

Here’s that picture for my idea for the new San Diego ad campaign.

Why being aware of local politics is super important.



The G8

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Listen to San Diego Political Podcast #6

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This week Ric Epps and I (Matthew Bowler) met up at Kensington Park next to the library. We talked about Republican Carl DeMaio announcing his run for Congress against Democrat Scott Peters. Even though Peters has only been in office 5 months.

What kind of effect could an openly gay Congressman from San Diego have on the Republican Party? Nationally?

The European Union approved shipping arms to the Syrian opposition. Russia and China are arming and supporting the Assad regime. Is Syria a proxy war for the United States and Europe vs China and Russia?

What do the protest in Turkey tell us?






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Why Syria Matters to San Diego


A great discussion about why the Syrian conflict matter in San Diego.

It’s a sad but true reality … people become weary of news from conflicts … and they quickly fade from public view … particularly in the United States … take the Georgia’s Rose Revolution for example … Why does Syria’s uprising matter? Why does it matter to us in San Diego CA?

I Hung out with San Diego State University’s own Mid-East and Syrian expert Ric Epps, freelance journalist Christy Wilcox (from the Turkish/Syrian border), and the president of the San Diego chapter of the Syrian American Council, Yasser Alsaied.