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San Diego County Hits Record-High Temps Schools Close

Around 120 San Diego Unified School District schools without full air conditioning have implemented “minimum day schedules,” including Clairemont, Crawford, La Jolla, Madison, Mira Mesa, Mission Bay and University City high schools, according to the district. After-school athletic activities have been canceled at all city schools.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 29, 2014

Hot temperatures are going to fry San Diego County over the next three days and powerful winds will scour the East County. Today we’re expecting to hit 88 degrees along the coast breaking the last record of 86. Winds are going to gust at over 85-miles-per-hour according to the National Weather Service. At this point there isn’t a high fire danger warning but that could change. San Diego County does have several “Cool Zones” across the county. To check out the list just Google “San Diego County Cool Zones”.

San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors is meeting this morning at 9:00 AM. They are going to talk about raising building permit fees to help pay for fire protection in the unincorporated parts of the county. They want to raise the fee from 47 cents per square foot to 52.

San Diego City Council is meeting at 10:00 AM and on the agenda is the Black Mountain Open Space Park plan.

Also at 10:00 this morning San Diego County Water Authority is launching their water conservation campaign at the San Vicente Dam.

This afternoon at 1:15 Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Councilman Mark Kersey, Councilwoman Sherri Lightner, Councilman Scott Sherman and a pothole Repair Crew are talking to the press about the mayors infrastructure projects funding in the new city budget. Faulconer is calling his budget the “One San Diego” budget and repairing pothole is a big part of it. They’ll be at 30th Street and Date Street filling in some potholes.

Tonight at 5:00 San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is meeting about the 2015-2016 budget. There is a proposal to have that budget drafted when the 2014-2015 budget is adopted. It’s supposed to force the district to plan long term. You know not spend this year at the expense of next.

Two sentencings of note this afternoon both in El Cajon’s courthouse.

In Department 11 James Solak is being sentenced after pleading guilty to stealing copper wire from multiple schools and businesses

Then in Department 2 Blaine Anthony Arellano will hear his fate for assaulting his roommate, forcing her to stab him.

And finally at 10:00 AM 16 finalist are competing for $70,000 at the University of San Diego’s fourth annual Social Innovation Challenge. The contest between San Diego college students is to come up with a solution for one of the world’s economic, environmental or social problems.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 31, 2014

According to the National Weather Service Strong winds, big surf, and rain are hitting all over San Diego County today. Winds with gusts up to 50-miles-per-hour will scour the mountain and deserts in San Diego. High tides over 7-feet could bring flooding. And the scattered showers are sure to snarl our commute. For once there is actually weather in San Diego

San Diego sheriff warns us not to get taken by a new phone scam. The scammers call you and say they are some kind of law enforcement and that one of your relatives has a warrant out requiring immediate cash payment to avoid arrest. Sheriff Bill Gore says that law enforcement does not call asking for payment to avoid arrest warrants. And if you do get one of those calls or a call that makes you suspicious just hang up and call the Sheriff’s Department on your own at 858-565-2000.

This morning at 8:30 climate change, getting to school safely, and the profile of politicians from all across California is what the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is talking about today for the last day of their annual retreat.

Early this afternoon at 11:00 American Donald Young faces Wimbledon champ Andy Murray for the opening match of the Davis Cup at PETCO Park. Special tennis court and grand stands was built in the middle of center field.

Also at 11:00 AM Wal-Mart is giving $100,000 to Angel’s Depot. Angel’s Depot is a San Diego nonprofit that feeds the ageing poor.

University of California San Diego is celebrating Black History Month today at noon with music and spoken-word at Price Center Plaza.

This afternoon at 12:30 the new 500,000-squate-foot hospital on base at Camp Pendleton opens with a ribbon cutting.

And finally at 5:00 tonight San Diego Vietnamese American Youth Alliance starts its three-day party for the Tet Festival. The party is at the Mira Mesa Community Park.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 4, 2013

It is cold in San Diego today. Now cold in San Diego is a subjective term. Today the low in the city is 46 degrees with a high of 61 and tomorrow it’s supposed to be even colder with a low of 43 and a high of 57. Parts of San Diego’s East County are even expected to hit the freezing point over the next few days too. The cold snap is expected to run through the weekend

This morning at 9:00 AM San Diego’s annual Project Homeless Connect will start helping the homeless at downtown’s Golden Hall. The annual event helps homeless people get access to city services and gives them things like clothes and luggage. Last year they helped over 1100 people and they hope to help more this time around.

In court this afternoon at 1:30 there is a sentencing and arraignment of note.

First in San Diego’s downtown courthouse twitter taunter Wanda Podgurski is being sentenced for a frailer to appear. Podgurski was convicted of insurance fraud in San Diego then she ran to Mexico. While in Mexico she was taunting the District Attorney over twitter, drawing attention to herself and reviling her location. Mexican authorities arrested then deported her back to San Diego.

Then in Vista’s courthouse Kristopher Nesmith is being arraigned. He’s accused of stabbing a 67-year-old man during some kind of domestic dispute.

In Escondido at 10:00 AM Palomar Health and the Mayo Clinic are announcing their new collaboration. This will be the first time the Mayo Clinic is collaborating with a California health care system. What they are collaborating about is top secret until the big revile at the press conference.

At the Encinitas Farmers Market late this afternoon at 4:00 County Supervisor Dave Roberts will ask San Diegans to buy locally grown food over the holidays. It’s all part of the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce’s Think Local First initiative. They say it helps to create jobs and keeps people health when they buy locally grown food.

At 10:00 AM the University of California San Diego’s Training, Research, and Education for Driving Safety program is launching its distracted driving project. It’s a free one-hour class funded by the state that’s supposed to show drivers what could happen if they use a smart phone while driving.

And finally … Carlsbad Unified School District is helping to guarantee that its students can go to college. Tonight at 6:00 the district and Cal State San Marcos are signing a memorandum of understanding that will guarantee Carlsbad District students addition to CSU San Marcos … Assuming they meet the minimum requirements.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for June 28, 2013

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It’s going to be hot today

Parts of San Diego County will top 100 degrees today. Starting at 6:00 AM there fire restrictions in the Cleveland National Forest because of high wild fire danger. That means no camp fires or open flame cooking and no smoking except for in your car or house.

Also San Diego County has several cool zones set up to help you beat the heat. There is a link to the list in the text of this Bowler’s Desk story. Or you can Google “San Diego County cool zones” and the first two links will take you to the list.

With many of us heading to the beach this weekend it’s good for you to keep in mind that if you get a ticket you can work it off in the City Attorney’s Instant Justice program. The Instant Justice program will start its third year today and run through July 7. In this program people that get certain non-traffic tickets can serve 8-hours of community service cleaning the beach in lieu of paying a fine. And the office will not appear on your record. Common offences are drinking in public, smoking in the park, littering, and urination in public. If your offence qualifies meet authorities at the Pacific Beach Shore Club 9:00 AM on July 8th with $40 dollars cash.

Three sentencing’s on the docket for today. The first two are in San Diego’s downtown courthouse

At 9:00 AM David Zepeda will be sentenced for his part in a multimillion-dollar foreclosure scam.

Also at 9:00 this morning Anthony McCarary will be sentenced for shooting a woman in the head after she rebuffed his advances

Then at 9:30 AM in Vista’s courthouse Fidel Perez Bernal will be sentenced for raping an intoxicated woman.

San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is getting together to talk about a yearly oversight committee report about Transnet tax funds. Then at noon San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner is meeting with the press in what he calls a “Pen and Paper” meeting.

Tonight at 7:30 the San Diego Symphony kicks off a special two night Summer Pops series featuring the music of the Rolling Stones.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 13, 2013

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It is going to be hot in San Diego County today. We are going to have temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above normal. But tomorrow things should start to cool off and we’ll be back to normal on Wednesday.

This morning San Diego’s City Council Audit Committee will talk about pothole repairs. Councilman Kevin Faulconer thinks the current system for tracking and fixing potholes needs an overhaul. The committee is holding hearing on a proposal to vote.

This afternoon the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit is returning home. While on their eight-month deployment the 1200 Maries stopped in Thailand, Bali, Australia, Oman, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong.

At 10:30 this morning Ice Age bison bones will be unveiled. The bones discovered by Caltrans workers during highway construction near Bonsall are the first fossilized bison found in Southern California. The 200,000 year-old fossils are now at San Diego’s Natural History Museum.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 2, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 2, 2013

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Fire Danger in San Diego. Hot temperatures, high winds, and low humidity prompt the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for Southern California. Temperatures are expected to hit upwards of 90 degrees today with humidity falling below 10 percent. At this point the Red Flag Warning will be in effect until 6:00 PM Friday.

A man accused of raping women he met through the dating web site Christian Mingle is going to be in court today. The preliminary hearing for 37-year-old Sean Patrick Banks starts at 8:40 this morning in El Cajon.

Today at 10:00 AM a new Navy helicopter squadron is being created. The Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35 … the Magicians … will have both manned and unmanned aircraft. The ceremony will be at Naval Air Station North Island.

Banning the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits is one step closer to becoming law. San Diego City Council’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee says yes to the amendment to the municipal code. It now goes to the full City Council for a vote. If it passes businesses will have to prove the pets come from animal shelters to be able to sell them.

Today at 12:15 in the afternoon the Salvation Army and County Supervisor Bill Horn will commemorate the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer at the County Administration Building.

At 1:30 PM in Vista the young woman accused of more than 300 graffiti crimes will be arraigned.

And tonight the education activist group UpforEd is holding a meeting to talk about the proposed budget for the San Diego Unified School District. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress St.

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