AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 9, 2014
The federal government names 24 people in a federal indictment and accuses them of being a sex trafficking gang. According to the feds these suspects are part of a nationwide gang that they also accuse of racketeering, murder, kidnapping, robbery, and drug crimes. Authorities say the gang called B-M-S worked with lower level street gangs like Neighborhood Crips, the Lincoln Park Crips and the West Coast Crips. U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy says "The kind of sex trafficking described in this indictment is nothing less than modern-day slavery". Nearly all of those arrested will be in San Diego's federal court this afternoon at 1:30.
Governor Jerry Brown is pitching his Budget proposal all across the state today. He'll be in San Diego's City Hall media room at 12:30 this afternoon.
Ray Mabus the Secretary of the Navy is all over San Diego today. First he's on base at North Island Naval Base for San Diego Military Advisory Council's monthly breakfast meeting at 7:30 AM. Then he's off to the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard to talk to the workers there at 10:30. And he ends his world wind with a 1:00 talk with some of the sailors at Naval Base Coronado.
San Diego's sidewalk conditions are the subject of a 12:45 PM news conference with San Diego interim Mayor Todd Gloria and Councilman Mark Kersey. They are hoping to get an accurate picture of witch sidewalks need repair, how much it'll cost, and where to start.
At 11:00 AM San Diego Unified School District Board of Education President Kevin Beiser is talking to the American Society for Industrial Security about safety and security at San Diego schools. They're meeting at the Admiral Baker Golf Course.
And finally tonight at 6:00 the public can hear the San Diego County Water Authority talking about some preliminary plans to manage their capital projects and climate change.
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