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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 2, 2014

San Diego County mountains are expecting up to 7 inches of snow today according to the National Weather Service. A cold storm system is moving through the county this morning and elevations over 4500 feet will be hit. Tomorrow could be a good day to go visit the snow! Because that’s what we do in San Diego … we visit the snow!

However the snow hitting in the east means that rain is falling in along the coast. That could really mess up our commute. So drive carefully.

The Affordable Care Act hit home for San Diego yesterday when the President mentioned a 57-year-old Solana Beach man in his speech announcing that 7.1 million people signed up for health care. Sean Casey, a software engineer, wrote an email to the President thanking him for the ACA.

The President said “Sean Casey from Solana Beach, California, always made sure to cover his family on the private market, but pre-existing medical conditions meant his annual tab was over $30,000. This year, the Casey family’s premiums will fall from over $30,000 to under $9,000.”

Disgraced former San Diego Police officer Anthony Arevalos is still making headlines. Yesterday a federal judge said that there is enough evidence to put the SDPD, the department, on trial for engaging in what plaintiff lawyers say is “a systematic cover-up of Arevalos” sexual assaults. In 2011 Arevalos was convicted of felony and misdemeanor sexual battery, asking for brides and assault and battery. His case involved five-victims.

Student workers at University of California San Diego are protesting this morning at 8:30. They want to stop what they say is “illegal bullying and union-busting that UC management”. This protest is part of a state wide series of protests at University of California campuses. This morning’s protest along with another one this afternoon at 1:30 will be at the Geisel Library on campus at UC San Diego.

San Diego’s Salary Setting Commission is meeting at 3:30 this afternoon. They are talking about a possible change to the City Charter that would change the way the city council and mayor are paid.

Tonight at 4:00 Oceanside City Council is looking at banning e-cigarettes.

Proponents of the ban say:

  • The use of e-cigarettes by minors nationwide more than doubled from 2011 to
  • 2012.
  • E-cigarettes are often sold in flavors that appeal to minors such as Gummy Bear,
  • Bubble Gum and Marshmallow.
  • People passively exposed to second-hand e-cigarettes aerosol absorb nicotine in at levels comparable to secondhand smoke.
  • Nicotine raises blood pressure, heart rate, respiration and glucose levels.
  • Nicotine makes the heart pump harder to pass blood through constricted arteries.

At 1:30 PM in Chula Vista’s court Jose Ascencio Gomez is scheduled to be arraigned for stabbing his ex-wife over and over again during a fight at her house.

This morning at 11:00 students form Escondido Charter High School and Heritage Charter School will try to build the world’s biggest peanut butter and jelly sandwich. They’ll be doing this at the high school at 1868 East Valley Parkway in Escondido.

And finally today the charity Mama’s Kitchen celebrates delivering its 7 millionth meal. Mama’s Kitchen takes prepared food to people with HIV/AIDS and cancer.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 27, 2014

An agitated and possibly suicidal 62-year-old man raised a rifle at San Diego Police officer forcing them to shoot and kill him. Yesterday morning at around 10:30 police got a call about a man with an AR-15 in an upstairs apartment between 9th and 10th avenues on Broadway in Downtown. Police say “Initial responding officers as well as emergency negotiators tried to communicate with the suspect, to no avail”. Police go on to say that the suspect was agitated and acting despondent when he raised the weapon at the officers. Then the veteran officer of 22-years fired about dozen shots at the suspect, killing him. The officer is on administrative leave pending the investigation.

San Diego’s politicos have a packed morning.

At 9:00 AM Council members from San Diego and Tijuana are meeting for a bi-national conference about our shared political and economic issues.

Interim Mayor Todd Gloria is giving his final press briefing this morning at 10:00. The new mayor, Kevin Faulconer, takes over on Monday.

At 11:00 AM the city of San Diego is celebrating Black History Month at the City Administration Building. Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and Councilwoman Myrtle Cole are leading the party.

And a Campaign for reusable shopping bags is the subject of Councilwoman Sherri Lightner’s 11:30 news conference.

In court there are two sentencings and two arraignments all at 1:30 this afternoon.

In San Diego’s courthouse Jason Arringdale will hear his fate for threatening a woman and baby with a knife in a department store bathroom

Then Ahmad Abassi is also in San Diego’s courthouse being arraigned and accused of threatening someone with a gun on campus at University of California San Diego.

Up north in Vista’s courthouse Michael Young is being arraigned and accused of beating his brother to death, reportedly in a fight over the noise at their father’s house.

And also in Vista … Agustin Garcia Morales is being sentenced for vehicular manslaughter. He was driving a car that hit and killed a toddler in Encinitas.

Tonight at 7:00 the San Diego Democrats for Equality is picking why they’ll endorse for district attorney.

And finally tonight at 5:00 the 125th Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Champions tennis tournament will take to the courts at the La Jolla Beach and tennis Club. Starting the tournament … college doubles.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 22, 2014

A self-styled “Campaign Guru” is accused of funneling half a million dollars into local campaigns and plotting to fire San Diego’s current Police Chief then pick the new one. 41-year-old Ravneet Singh owner ElectionMall Inc. was arrested on Friday by the FBI and was in a San Diego’s federal court yesterday. Former San Diego Police Detective Ernesto Encinas is also named in the complaint and accused of working with Signh. The government says that Encinas oversaw the security of the person referred to as the “the foreign national” in the complaint. The government alleges that from 2011 to 2013 Signh and Encinas helped the foreigner donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to a string of candidates. Including the San Diego’s 2012 mayoral election and the 2013 special election for mayor. While Singh was officially accused in court it’s not yet known if Encinas’s will be accused as well.

The FBI says

“Foreign nationals are prohibited from making any contributions or expenditures in connection with any American electoral campaign—whether at the federal, state or local level.”

In an attempt to limit the spread of this season’s flu Scripps Health hospitals are adding restrictions to visitors. Now all visitors will be screened and if they’ve got flu-like symptoms they won’t be allowed in and Kids under 14 are not allowed in … unless they or their parents have an appointment.

Scripps Chief Medical Officer Dr. James LaBelle says

“We ask that visitors follow these new guidelines so that we can maintain the safest possible environment for everyone.”

It’s the first day of class for San Diego State University’s spring semester and a bunch of events celebrating the brand new 206,000 square foot Aztec Center start today at 9:00 AM. The building cost $104 million to build. It has restaurants, a bowling alley, theater, ballroom, meeting rooms, and student government offices.

At 6:40 AM Tiger Woods is scheduled to tee off at the Zurich Pro-AM. This is part of the festivities leading up to the Farmers Insurance Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla.

This morning at around 7:00 hundreds of people will officially become citizens at San Diego’s Golden Hall.

At 10:30 San Diego’s interim Mayor Todd Gloria is launching a multi-million dollar tourism marketing campaign.

And at 3:00 this afternoon petitions in opposition to the linkage fee will be turned in. The linkage fee is a fee charged to all non-residential construction. The fee originally was 1 point 5 percent then in the mid 90’s it was lowered to point 75 percent and now some city leaders want to raise it back to the original rate. The money raised helps to fund affordable housing. Opponents say if the fee is increased it will hurt business expansion.

Kenneth Hamilton will be in Vista’s courthouse this afternoon at 1:30 and he wants to change a guilty plea. Originally Hamilton pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his part in the murders of two teens at Oceanside’s Libby Lake Park.

And finally tonight at 6:00 in the University of California San Diego’s Great Hall the good life and being happy are the topic for a series of lectures. Tonight’s is called “Ben Franklin and the American Dream”

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 2, 2013

A Suspect flees after shooting a pregnant woman three times in downtown San Diego’s East Village at around 6:20 last night. KGTV reports that the expectant mother was on the street gambling when a man dressed all in black walked up and shot her. Reportedly the victim then walked into the lobby of a residential hotel and said “I got shot. I’m pregnant” She was taken to U-C-S-D Medical Center and is in critical condition but she and the baby are expected to survive. The suspect is described as a black man wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and he was seen driving away in a white pickup truck.

Late this morning the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard deploys for the Western Pacific. The Howard and is more than 300 crew will work with the international community and provided maritime security. Media is asked to arrive at 8:45 AM

In court four things of note

First at 8:00 AM in El Cajon’s courthouse Ricardo Macedo-Frausto will be arraigned for carjacking is ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend.

Daniel Hood will hear his fate for molesting his girlfriend’s daughter at 9:00 AM in Vista’s courthouse.

Also is Vista at 1:30 this afternoon Richard Berumen will be arraigned.

He’s accused of stealing a minivan, running from police, causing a traffic accent that intern caused serious injuries to the other party.

Lastly at 1:30 in Chula Vista Mark Edward Walters Jr. will be arraigned for domestic violence and stealing police equipment including a rifle and radios.

You can see pieces form the AIDS Memorial Quilt today at University of California San Diego’s Library Walk this afternoon from 11:00 am till 3:00.

At 10:00 AM the 41st annual United States Tennis Association National 40 Men’s and Women’s Hard Court Championships starts. The tournament runs through Sunday.

San Diego Fire Rescue and the U.S. Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots are honoring 8-year-old Sydney Baranas this morning at 10:30. Sydney saved up and used all of her allowance money to buy books to donate to needy children.

And finally tonight at 6:30 at the San Diego Central Library Professor Laurel Corona is starting a series of presentations about a period in medieval Spain when Jews, Christians, and Muslims all lived together called the Convivencia.

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Pregnant woman shot 3-times
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