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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 10, 2013

Marines from the 1st Marine Division are landing on the beach today beginning at 8:30 AM. It’s all part of a large scale training exercise called Exercise Steel Knight 2014.
Marines from multiple Marine Corps bases from Yuma to Twentynine Palms to Camp Pendleton are participating in the live-fire exercise. It includes an amphibious landing on the beach west of Camp Pendleton. So if you’re driving along the 5 freeway between zero eight thirty and thirteen hundred don’t be afraid it’s just training.

At 10:45 officials are going to show how dangerous fire can be over the holiday season. This is the annual demo where they show us how quickly the flames can engulf a Christmas tree and children’s pajamas.

At 10:30 U.S. and Mexican officials are breaking ground on a new leg of freeway expand the 905 freeway and the border. This segment is part of a larger project that hopes to ease border crossings. This part will cost about $112 million dollars.

San Diego City Council is talking about two law suit settlements this morning at 10:00 AM. One of them is from a victim of disgraced San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, and the other is from a victim of former San Diego Police Officer Anthony Arevalos. Also on the council’s agenda is a referendum to overturn the new Barrio Logan zoning regulation.

This afternoon at 1:00 The Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is talking with the public about a climate action plan and putting a pier on Shelter Island.

San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting at 5:00 tonight about Lincoln High School.

And finally … San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive starts its 23rd year with a breakfast on the USS Midway Museum at 6:00 AM. Escondido Police Department and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department are hosting the drive

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 14, 2013

Four Marines were killed yesterday at Camp Pendleton. Authorities are not releasing the names but the Marine Corps confirms the explosive ordnance disposal technicians were killed at 11:00 AM yesterday morning during a routine maintenance operation. General John Bullard said in a statement “Our first priority is to provide the families with the support they need during this difficult time”

The Navy medial ship the USNS Mercy is preparing for possible deployment to the typhoon stricken islands in the Philippines this morning. The Mercy could deploy in the next few days and reach the people in need next month.

This morning at 10:00 San Diego’s Interim Mayor Todd Gloria will release San Diego’s 5-year financial outlook.

Then at 3:30 this afternoon San Diego’s Salary Setting Commission is meeting to swear-in and reappoint several commissioners. They are also going to talk about when they should consider giving raises to the Mayor and City Council

San Diego County is announcing a disaster planning guide for people with disabilities. They are meeting at the Seacrest Village residential care home for people with disabilities in Encinitas at 12:30 this afternoon.

In San Diego’s downtown courthouse at 2:00 this afternoon Marcos Rodriguez-Perez will hear his fate for the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas Jr.

And finally at 6:30 tonight it’s the Grand opening for the Barrio Logan College Institute’s new facility at the Monarch School.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 10, 2013

An East San Diego County fire that blackened 250 acres is still burning as of last reporting. The Lyons Fire named for the Lyons Peak area where it is burning is 10% contained this morning. Cal Fire says it started at around 1:00 PM yesterday and the cause is still under investigation. As of last night at 7:15, San Diego Sheriff’s Office says no structures are being threatened and residents are being allowed back to their homes. However the fire continues to burn in the hilly area east of El Cajon.

22-year-old Patrick Laungrath will is being sentenced today for his part in the 2010 death of San Diego Police Officer Christopher Willson. Laungrath pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and agreed to a 22 year sentence as part of his plea deal.

San Diego’s City Council is meeting today at 10:00 AM On the agenda in the Prevailing Wage proposal. This proposal would require contractors working for the city’s public works and maintenance projects to pay their employees the prevailing wage. According to Wikipedia a prevailing wage is “the hourly wage, usual benefits and overtime, paid to the majority of workers, laborers, and mechanics within a particular area” Last time this came before the city council it passed 5-4 and the vote was split along party lines. Democrats are in favor and Republicans opposed.

At 9:00 Am San Diego’s County Board of Supervisors is meeting about disaster preparedness. Then at noon Supervisors Dave Roberts and Ron Roberts will be talking to the press to promote disaster readiness. With a particular mind towards San Diego’s rapidly approaching fall fire season.

This afternoon at 1:00 the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is getting together to talk about its environmental and equal opportunity programs.

If live near Marin Corps Air Station Miramar you may hear some gunfire and explosions today. They are conducting a full-scare training exercises from noon until 4:30 this afternoon.

And finally the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is starting the Space 2013 Conference and Exposition this morning at 8:00

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 23, 2013

Today at 1:00 the deal between San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner, city officials, and private attorneys will be presented to the City Council for approval in a closed session meeting. San Diego’s now infamous mayor is neck-deep in sexual harassment allegations and his former Communications Director is suing him. The deal is thought to include Filner’s resignation, and an arrangement regarding both the city’s liability and Filner’s. Everyone expects the city council to approve the deal … the details of which will be made public later in the afternoon.

Assuming Filner steps down the city council will pick a day for a special election within the next 90 days. Several candidates are starting to emerge. Check out the special podcast here on BowlersDesk.com for more on who could be San Diego’s next mayor with the President of the political action group Run Woman Run.

There are two sentencings worth noting today … both in San Diego’s downtown courthouse.

First at 9:00 AM Nancy Mendoza Moreno is being sentenced for helping a Mexican kidnapping gang called Los Palillos. She would lure men to various locations around San Diego to be kidnapped and held for ransom.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon Zachary Tenorio is going to be sentenced for killing his naval officer brother during an alcohol fueled fight.

At 8:00 this morning the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 2,400 Marines from Camp Pendleton will deploy for the Western Pacific and Middle East.

And finally at 11:00 am about 250 tons af sand will be dumped at the B Street Pier in downtown for Labor Day’s U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exhibition.

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Surfers, Marines in a tussle over Trestles


Surfers, Marines in a tussle over Trestles

fox5sandiego.com

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – A disagreement over a well-known slice of the Southern California coast is threatening to drive a wedge between Marines and surfers, groups that had recently set aside differences and become political allies.

At issue is the 2.25-mile stretch of surf and sand known as Trestles, between the San Onofre nuclear plant and the San Diego County-Orange County line. The name comes from two train trestles that parallel the ocean.

To wave riders, Trestles represents seven of the primo surf breaks in the world. To Marines, the middle section of the 2.25 miles is an ideal location to teach grunts how to fight their way from ship to shore and inland.

With the San Clemente-based Surfrider Foundation in the lead, surfers petitioned to have Trestles listed on the National Register of Historic Places, for its role in the rise of “surf culture.” Surfers hope the listing will…

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Marine recruit arrested after running across airport tarmac

Marine recruit arrested after running across airport tarmac

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=24242671]SAN DIEGO — A recruit from the Marine Corp Recruit Depot was arrested at San Diego Lindbergh Field early Thursday after he ran across the runway, authorities said.

Man Arrested on Lindbergh TarmacAir traffic controlers saw the man cross the tarmac and run toward Gate 6 in Terminal 1 around 6:20 a.m. They alerted San Diego harbor police, saying the man appeared to be trying to hide in a service vehicle. Officers arrested the man about 10 minutes later, according to airport officials.

Helicopter video showed officers escorting the man to an ambulance. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

An airport employee told FOX5 News that the man, who was dressed in camouflage pants and a green shirt, tried to steal several vehicles. He finally jumped into a janitorial van and was injured when he crashed it, the employee said.

Military police from nearby Marine Corps Recruit…

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