Boston bombing prompts security review for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
SAN DIEGO – Plans are underway to beef up security at San Diego’s famed Rock `n’ Roll Half Marathon and Marathon in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions that killed at least three people and injured more than 170.
“We’ll certainly elevate our procedures and policies to take greater caution given the tragic events,” Competitor Group CEO Scott Dickey told U-T San Diego. The Competitor Group puts on San Diego’s annual Rock`n’ Roll Half Marathon and Marathon, which this year is scheduled to take place on June 2.
Dickey said it was too early to say just what sort of precautions will be taken this year.
On Monday, two fiery blasts went off within seconds of each other near the finish line of this year’s Boston Marathon, knocking runners and spectators off their feet. More than 120 San Diegans were among the 23,000 runners who took part in the…
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Sequester could hit San Diego’s economy hard. Congressman Scott Peters warns that if a budget isn’t reached in D-C and the draconian cuts from the sequester go into effect San Diego’s port could shut down. According to Mark Walker in a utsandiego.com article not only are port jobs threatened but national security.
Walker says “Port security could also be threatened if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal to stave off massive federal budget cuts”.
Security experts I’ve spoken to believe this is a bit alarmist, However there is no denying that the sequester will affect port jobs and that will ripple through the economy locally, nationally, and internationally.
This afternoon a cold winter storm blows into San Diego. The storm will dump rain along the coast and up to a foot of snow in San Diego’s east county. Snow could fall at elevations as low as 2000 feet.
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Woman who financially supported terrorists sentenced
SAN DIEGO — A San Diego woman who conspired to provide material support to a terrorist organization based in Somalia was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in federal prison.
As part of her guilty plea, Nima Yusuf, 25, admitted that she conspired with four others — identified in court papers as Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, Abdisalan Hussein Ali, Cabdulaahi Faarax and Abdiweli Yassin Isse — to provide support to al-Shabaab in the form of money and personnel to work under the direction of the terrorist organization.
Yusuf was arrested in November 2010. She admitted sending $1,450 to the men, who were then fighting in Somalia for al-Shabaab, and to lying to federal agents about her financial support for the fighters.
According to court documents, Yusuf understood and supported al-Shabaab’s military efforts.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Daphne Hearn said law enforcement is committed to keeping the country and communities safe.
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