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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 18, 2014

This morning at 10:00 San Diego City Council is issuing a proclamation honoring SeaWorld for its 50th anniversary. Mayor Faulconer and Councilwoman Lorie Zapf are making the announcement declaring March “SeaWorld San Diego Month”. But before the council honors the aquatic park the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will rally and protest outside council chambers at 9:00 AM. PETA spokesperson Katie Arth says “Mayor Faulconer should be condemning SeaWorld for its cruel treatment of orcas and other animals, not celebrating its greed”.

Another protest today this one at 10:00 AM in front of the McDonald’s at 2796 Main St. is about over worker’s rights. Protesters are angry over accusations that McDonald’s has cheated employees out of pay.

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris is talking with the press as she tours the San Ysidro Port of Entry this morning at 10:30.

Mayor Faulconer is leading a press conference at 12:30 PM with representatives from the U.S. Golf Association about the city council approving the contract bringing the 2021 US Open to Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Then this afternoon at 1:30 Council members David Alvarez and Mari Emerald are making proposals about San Diego’s open government policy.

San Diego’s Salary Setting Commission is meeting at 3:30 this afternoon about changing the way the City Council and Mayor’s salary are determined.

At 4:00 PM the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is getting together. On the docket …charter school facilities.

Then at 5:00 the San Diego Community College District is joining in and they’re talking about coordinating some classes.

And finally at 6:30 tonight the city of El Cajon Veterans Commission is announcing their efforts to prevent veteran suicide.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for February 17, 2014

It’s Presidents Day and government offices are closed all over San Diego County. But there are some openings for your day off. If you’re taking the day to clean out your garage the Miramar Landfill is open for its regular hours form 7:00 AM to 4:30. And Chollas Lake, the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center, and municipal golf courses will be open. However the golf courses are open for their holiday hours and prices. Parking meters are free today. And buses and trolleys are running on their Saturday schedule.

This morning at 8:00 AM the annual Firehouse World Conference starts its four-day run. Firefighters from all over the country and world are at the San Diego Convention Center. They get to learn all about new firefighting technology, along with the cutting edge training, and firefighting gear exhibits.

At 10:00 AM a new Veterans Administration residential rehab center is opening. The Aspire Center will be in the old Thomas Jefferson School of Law building on San Diego Ave.

It’s Pirate Family Fun Day at Balboa Park’s Natural History Museum starting at 10:00 AM.

And finally this afternoon at 1:30 at the Oceanside Fire Department Station on Ditmat Street a family will be reunited with the medics that saved their newborn son. He was born five weeks early, not breathing, without vital signs in the back of an ambulance, and the medics saved him. Zavier Stephan Morgan Pestana Now two months old was given his two middle names in honor of the two medics that saved him.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for October 10, 2013

At 9:45 this morning Governor Jerry Brown is in San Diego to sign legislation designed to give housing opportunities to veterans. The bill puts a $600 million dollar bond measure on the ballot for voter

California Coastal Commission is meeting this morning at 8:30 AM to talk about San Diego’s Convention Center Expansion. Some commission members are recommending saying no to the $520 million dollar project because it could limit San Diego Bay access. However Convention Center expansion propionates say the expansion will bring more events and money to the city.

Cyber security is on tap at Stone Brewing’s World Bistro and Gardens this morning at 7:45. Securing Out eCity is hosting “CyberFest 2013” a cyber-security symposium. They are talking about how we can all lead more secure cyber lives.

And tonight at 7 San Diego Natural History Museum the mammoths and mastodons of San Diego are the topic of a talk by paleontology curator Tom Demere.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for July 10, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for July 10, 2013

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The National Weather Service says that big waves and rip currents will hit San Diego’s beaches late this afternoon and into tomorrow. Swimmers and surfers need to be very careful and always swim in front of a lifeguard. Personally on days like these unless you’re a strong ocean swimmer and experienced surfer do not go in the water. However if you do go in and end up getting caught in a rip remember to swim parallel to the shore until your free of the current then swim in.

San Diego City Council is meeting today and first thing this morning at 9:00 they are going to talk about connecting the airport to the trolley system. A report by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will be presented that proposes a new trolley stop on the north side of the airport on the Pacific Highway. The report says construction would involve building a pedestrian bridge and a parking structure. They are also talking about possible changes to terminal one.

Then at 2:00 this afternoon the San Diego City Council Natural Resource and Culture Committee in meeting about water prices.

At 9:00 this morning officials from the San Diego Association of Governments (or SANDAG) are going to announce some discounts for people that owe toll fines for the South Bay Expressway. For the next 30-days the San Diego Association of Governments is offering special lowering of toll violation fines. Fines could go from $100 to as low as $20. Go to http://www.SBXCleanSlate.com to see if you qualify

SANDAG is also meeting tonight at 6:00 to take public input about possibly remodeling the San Ysidro Transportation Center.

Then this afternoon at 3:00 San Diego County is breaking ground on a new 16,000 square-foot skate park the Lindo Lake County Park in Lakeside.

This morning at 11:00 San Diego State University is recognizing Pride Week with the raising of a rainbow flag in front of its iconic Hepner Hall.

And finally this morning at 7:00 am volunteers from the San Diego nonprofit Embrace are helping to restore the home of a disabled Marine veteran and her husband. They are going to be fixing up the bathroom, adding ramps, and widening doorways.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 9, 2013

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Today is the Padre’s home opener against the Dodgers. The party begins at 11:00 AM with a block party in front of PETCO Park on J Street then the Pre-game fun kicks off at 3:00 PM with the first pitch at 3:40. Greg Vaughn the Padre MVP in 1998 will toss out the ceremonial first pitch and Miss California 2010 Arianna Afsar is singing the National Anthem. And taking the mound for the Friars … Clayton Richard

In more newsy news

San Diego City Council is meeting today and on the agenda …

A modified agreement with the Tourism Marketing District or TMD and a mellower immigration reform referendum.

The TMD deal hit the spotlight when Mayor Filner refused to sign the agreement unless the contract was changed. After lots of political infighting some changes were made and it looks like the agreement will go though.

Last week some on the City Council tried to pass the immigration reform referendum but others on the council didn’t like the language. So some changes were made and it is back in chamber today too.

And in court today

The arraignment for the Marine accused of murdering a Navy veteran and leaving his body tucked in a sleeping bag in the back seat of an SUV parked near a grocery store.

And sentencing for Jesus Arteaga Garcia for the murder of his pregnant estranged wife in front of her 4 and 6 year-old children

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TSA has surveillance video of wounded Marine’s ‘mistreatment’

TSA has surveillance video of wounded Marine’s ‘mistreatment’

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[trib_ndn vid=24634762]PHOENIX – Claims that a double amputee Camp Pendleton Marine was humiliated by Transportation Security Adminstration officers going through airport security in Phoenix set off a firestorm.  On Thursday, the TSA fired back and they released video proof.

tsa picThe Marine, who lost booth his legs to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, was traveling through Phoenix after a weekend of watching baseball as part of a charity event.

The claims were made by volunteer escort  Jim Philips who took a group of Marines to Phoenix for spring training.  Phillips said a TSA screener asked the Marine to get out of his wheelchair and walk, then asked the him to remove his prosthetic legs.

“He cannot stand up by himself, and I tried to explain that and they don’t want to hear it,” Phillips said. “Then, I said I’m sorry that has to happen to you and he just goes…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 11, 2013

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Early this morning over a dozen people are displaced and five are injured at a downtown San Diego hotel fire. Reportedly people jumped from the second story to save themselves from the smoke and fire. However no deaths have been reported yet. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Today the owner of pit bull that killed a 75-year-old woman is set to be sentenced. Cala Cornelio was convicted … with her mother … of involuntary manslaughter. The two owned a pit bull that attacked and killed their elderly neighbor. Sentencing is scheduled for 9 AM.

This afternoon a Marine Corporal will be arraigned for the murder of a Navy veteran. Back on January 3rd the navy man’s body was found tucked into a sleeping bag, in an S-U-V parked in a lot near a supermarket in Oceanside. 23-year-old Kevin Albert Richard Coset arrested on February 22 will be arraigned at 1:30 in the Vista courthouse.

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