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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 17, 2014

At 54-years-old San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died yesterday. Known as Mr. Padre, Gwynn played 20-seasons with the Padres before retiring. After leaving Major League Baseball Gwynn went on to become the head baseball coach at his Alma Mater, San Diego State University. Gwynn died from cancer that he blamed on a long time chewing tobacco addiction. A public memorial is being planned.

The USS Peleliu and its one thousand fifty sailors are leaving San Diego this morning. They are going to take part in what the Navy calls the “world’s largest naval exercise” RIMPAC. The Rim of the Pacific drill will have 23 countries, 47 ships, 6 submarines, over 200 aircraft and more than 25,000 service members participating in massive exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands. This morning at 9:00 the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is reviewing reports about last month’s wildfires and talking about what can be improved. Last month there were as many as 12 wildfires burning at one time.

At 10:00 AM San Diego City Council is talking about a proposed $1.25 per night fee for parking over-sized vehicles on city streets. They’re also expected to approve $250,000 in attorney’s fees for a lawsuit about city permitting policies.

At 11:00 AM the Metropolitan Transit System will be calling on all of San Diego to take public transportation this Thursday for “Dump the Pump Day”.

At 2:00 this afternoon Chula Vista City Council is meeting and on the agenda is next year’s budget.

And finally at 11:00 AM the East San Diego County city of El Cajon is honoring El Cajon native and race car driver Jimmie Johnson for his community work. His foundation has given over 6.5 million dollars to help schools.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 14, 2013

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Police are on the lookout for an armed man that tried to kidnap a San Diego State University student over the weekend. According to authorities the suspect… armed with a black handgun … tried to kidnap a 19-year-old girl but the young woman turned and ran away escaping her attacker. He is described as a white man, 30’s or 40’s, clean shaven, about 6-feet tall, 180-pounds, with short blond hair, blue eyes, wearing rectangular framed glasses, jeans, blue T-shirt, a tan jacket. Anyone with any info should call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

San Diego’s Board of Education is going to take up the Twerking video controversy today. 3 male high school students of color and 28 white female high school students were suspended for making a video in which the young ladies were performing the provocative dance. Today the school board is going to talk about the severity of the sentence and the public can comment as well. Public comment will be held at some time after 2:00 pm at the Eugene Brucker Education Center, Room 2249, 4100 Normal St.

And in other government today both San Diego’s City Council and the County Board of Supervisors are meeting.

The Council is talking about changing some of its rules for outdoor dining and letting microbreweries have restaurants.

The Board is talking about incentive programs for people that put solar panels at their homes.

Sailors and Marines in the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group return from an eight-month deployment today. While on deployment the group worked with many countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates. Coming into port are the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu, the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay, and amphibious dock landing USS Rushmore.

Conversely this afternoon at 1:00 the amphibious landing ship USS Pearl Harbor is deploying for four-months. They are slated to help with humanitarian missions in countries like Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga.

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