San Diego Week: August 19, 2011


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HELLO I'M JOANNE THANKS FOR JOINING US. TONIGHT THE DETAILS OF OPERATION SHADOWBOX. A DRAMATIC
STING OPERATION THAT UNCOVERED A WEAPONS AND DRUG TRAFFICKING RING INAL CAJON AND REVEALED
A CRIMINAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THE CAL DEAN COMMUNITY IN EAST SAN DIEGO AND THE MEXICAN
MAFIA. PLUS THE SAN DIEGO STATE WATCHDOG INVESTIGATION REVEALS MORE PARENTS ARE CHOOSING NOT TO IMMUNIZE
THEIR KIDS. AND THE LOS ANGELES CHARGERS, JUST A RUMOR OR THE INEVITABLE. WE'LL ASK
THE TEAM'S LAWYER. THAT'S COMING UP ON SAN DIEGO WEEK BUT FIRST THE HEADLINES. DWAYNE
BROWN JOINS ME FROM THE KP B S NEWS CENTER.
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY JOANNE WENT UP FOR THE SECOND MONTH
IN A ROW IN JULY. THE STATE EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT SAYS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WENT
UP TO 1.5%. IMPERIAL COUNTY HAD THE MOST PEOPLE OUT OF WORK WITH A FIGURE OF NEARLY 31%. THE
STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 12%. GROCERY WORKERS ARE VOTING THIS WEEKEND ON A NEW HEALTHCARE
PROPOSAL FROM THREE MAJOR CHAINS. THEY ARE ALSO VOTING ON WHETHER TO AUTHORIZE A STRIKE.
THEIR UNION'S CONTRACT WITH ALBERTSON'S RALPHS AND VAUGHNS EXPIRED IN MARCH. THE UNION WANTS
TO EMPLOYEES THE SPEND NEARLY HALF THEIR SALARIES TO COVER THE COST. SUPERMARKETS ARE RECRUITING
FILL INWORKERS IN CASE THERE IS A WALK OUT. THE RESULTS OF THE UNION VOTE ARE EXPECTED
TO BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY OR MONDAY.
FEDERAL AGENTS SAY THEY HAVE TAKEN DOWN A DRUG AND WEAPONS TRAFFICKING RING. IT HAS
TIES TO SAN DIEGO'S IRAQI COMMUNITY AND MAJOR MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL. THE GROUP OPERATED FROM
A CAL DEAN SOCIAL CLUB ON EAST MAIN STREET. 60 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED THE SUSPECTS
WERE SELLING DRUGS GUNS AND IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE THEY WERE CONNECTED TO THE CRIME SYNDICATE.
THE SYNDICATE BEGAN IN THE EARLY 80s IN DETROIT MICHIGAN. CRIMES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SYNDICATE
INCLUDE MURDER, ARSON, WEAPONS, NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING, MONEY LAUNDERING COUNTERFEITING
RACKETEERING, ALIEN SMUGGLING AND ARMED ROBBERY. CAL DEAN AN ORGANIZED CRIME HAS HISTORICAL
TIES TO THE CARTEL AND MEXICAN MAFIA
POLICE SAY THE SUSPECTS GOT GRENADES FROM SOMEONE IN THE MEXICAN MILITARY.
WELL YOU MAY BE ONE OF THE MANY PEOPLE ALONG THE NORTH COUNTY COLD FRONT WHO SAY SOMETHING
SMELLY WAS IN THE AIR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BUT SO FAR NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO FIGURE
OUT THE SOURCE OF THE FOUL ODOR. COUNTY PLUGS CONTROL DISTRICT TOOK SAMPLES AFTER GUESTING
REPORTS FROM OCEANSIDE TO LA JOLLA. THE AGENCY SAYS NOTHING DANGEROUS WAS FOUND IN THE AIR
SAMPLES.
A PESKY PALM TREE LOVING BUG HAS MADE ITS WAY INTO THE COUNTY. AGRICULTURAL OFFICIALS
ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN PALM WE VERY. BECAUSE IT COULD
THREATEN THE COUNTIES'S MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR PALM TREE INDUSTRY. 8 WE VILLS WERE FOUND
NEAR THE BORDER. THEY KILL PALM TREES BY DIGGING INTO THE CROWNS AND FEEDING OFF THEM UNTIL
THE PALMS ARE DEAD. THE COUNTY FARM BUREAU SAYS INTESTED TREES WILL HAVE DAMAGED CROWNS
BUT SOMETIMES THEY MAY GO UNDETECTED UNTIL THE TREE IS DEAD. USUALLY THE TAX MAN TAKES
MONEY IN, BUT RIGHT NOW THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR IS TRYING TO GIVE MONEY BACK TO HUNDREDS OF
PEOPLE. COUNTIES HAS $250,000 WORTH OF UNCLAIMED REFUND MONEY IN AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 10 BUCKS
TO $16,000. YOU CAN CHECK THE COUNTY'S REFUNDS LIST ON THE TAX COLLECTOR'S WEB SITE TO SEE
IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE. THE DEADLINE TO CLAIM REFUNDS IS OCTOBER 14th. AFTER THAT THE MONEY
WILL GO TO THE COUNTY'S GENERAL FUND.
UC SAN DIEGO SCHOOL COLORS MAY BE BLUE AND GOLD BUT THIS SCHOOL WAS HONORED FOR BEING
GREEN. THE SCHOOL RANKED 3rd IN THE SIERRA CLUB MAGAZINE'S ANNUAL COOLEST SCHOOLS LIST.
IT RECOGNIZES UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES FOR THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL AND EDUCATION EFFORTS.
UCSD WAS HONORED FOR ITS CO- GENERAL PLAN PROVIDES UP TO 85% OF THE SCHOOL'S ELECTRICITY
AND HEATS MORE THAN 6 MILLION SQUARE FEET OF BUILDING SPACE. NOW THAT'S COOL. THOSE
ARE SOME OF THE WEEK'S TOP STORIES. BACK TO YOU JOANNE.
AS YOU JUST HEARD POLICE UNCOVERED A MAJOR WEAPONS AND DRUG RING INAL CAJON. THIS IS
NOT YOUR TYPICAL DRUG BUST IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY AND HERE TO TELL US WHY IS TONY PERRY SAN
DIEGO BUREAU CHIEF FOR THE TIMES.
A GROUP BETWEEN IRAQI CAL DEAN AND MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL
THESE ARE THE IRAQI CHRISTIANS THEY HAVE BEEN COMING HERE EASTERN SAN DIEGO COUNTY SECOND LARGEST CAL
DEAN COMMUNITY IN AMERICA BIGGEST ONE BEING IN DETROIT. WHAT THIS INVESTIGATION UNDERCOVER
FOUND WAS CONNECTION BETWEEN ORGANIZED CRIME IN DETROIT, THE CAL DEANSWER AND SMALL GROUP
OF CAL DEANS HERE INAL CAJON AND CONNECTED TO THE SINALOA DRUG CARTEL FROM MEXICO. VERY
COMPLEX, VERY SHOCKING. BIG NUMBERS, 60 ARRESTS, $630,000 OF CASH, FOUND 34 WEAPONS, THREE
LUXURY AUTOMOBILES, ALL SORTS OF BOOTY FROM THIS IT WAS SHOCKING
IT SEEMS TO START TOO FROM WHAT POLICE ARE SAYING A SOCIAL CLUB INAL CAJON
SOCIAL CLUB 811 EAST MAIN STREET. THIS IS WHERE IT BECOMES SHOCKING NOT SURPRISING.
THIS PLACE HAS BEEN BUSTED SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE LAST DECADES FOR CAR THEFT, GAMBLING,
DRUGS. IT'S ALMOST HIKE IF YOU WANT TO BUST SOMEBODY FOR SOMETHING ILLEGAL YOU GO THE
TO 811 EAST MAIN STREET IN EL CAJON. THIS IS THE BIGGEST ONE OF ALL IT'S WHERE THE FOLKS
HANG OUT.
LET's SAY IT LIKE IT IS. THIS IS A SLENDER SLENDER NUMBER OF A VERY LARGE LAW ABIDING
PROSPEROUS IN MANY WAYS COMMUNITY. WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE WHILE IT IS SEND TRICK TO THE
COMMUNITY DOESN'T REFLECT ON THE LARGER COMMUNITY AT ALL I THINK
YOU DESCRIBED A LITTLE BIT THE CAL DEAN COMMUNITY INAL CAJON IRAQI CHRISTIANS OVER A NUMBER
OF YEARS HAVE COME TO AMERICA. OTHER COUNTRIES AS SOME OF THEM AS REFUGEES. DO WE KNOW IF
THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ARRESTED WERE THEY FIRST GENERATION SECONDS GENERATION AMERICAN BORN,
YOUNG PEOPLE?
WE KNOW THEY ARE YOUNG, AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE A WHILE BEFORE THAT KIND OF INFORMATION
SHAKES OUT DURING THE PROSECUTIONS 30 WHICH I BELIEVE ARE GOING TO OCCUR IN FEDERAL COURT
AND 30 IN STATE COURT. WHAT WE ALSO DON'T QUITE KNOW YET ARE THEY SMALL FRY IN A LARGER
CONSPIRACY THAT IS ONGOING OR ARE THEY MINOR ERROR MID LEVEL PLAYERS. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE
TO FIND THIS OUT. THE POLICE CHIEF OF EL CAJON SAYS THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING. HE SEEMS
TO BE A REALIST THAT ONE STRIKE AS IT WERE EVEN THE BIG ONE WITH 60 ARRESTS A LOT OF
MONEY A LOT OF WEAPONS AND A LOT OF DRUGS DOESN'T CUT THE HEAD OFF OF A SNAKE THAT'S
BEEN PURR VAGUE DRUGS IN THIS COMMUNITY AND COUNTRY FOR SOME PERIOD OF TIME
LET's TALK ABOUT WEAPONS WE STARTED OFF BY SAYING THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER DRUG BUSTS
WHAT REALLY STANDS OUT IN THIS BUST IEDS
IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES. THOSE THINGS THAT ARE THAT ARE BLOWING UP SERVICE PERSONNEL
IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. WHERE WERE THESE GOING. THREE OF THEM APPARENTLY FOUND AMONG
THE WEAPONRY. IT WILL BE PART OF THE PROSECUTION. ONE TANTALIZING SCARY FACT THAT CAME OUT OF
THE PRESS CONFERENCE ONE WITH OF THE UNDERCOVER AGENTS WAS OFFERED TO BUY A GRENADE FROM SOMEONE
WHO SAID I CAN GET A WHOLE BUNCH OF THEM FROM THE MEXICAN ARMY. VERY SCARY IF THAT'S OCCURRING.
A LOT MORE TO KNOW ABOUT THIS. A LOT MORE TO KNOW ABOUT HOW THIS RELATES TO THE MEXICAN
SINALOA CARTEL. ALSO THE CAL DEANS IN DETROIT. WE ARE ONLY AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS STORY
TONY PERRY THANKS FOR BEING HERE.
MY PLEASURE.
THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO IS URGING PARENTS TO MAKE SURE THEIR OLDER KIDS HAVE THEIR WHOOPING
COUGH BOOT SISTER SHOT. A NEW STATE LAW REQUIRES MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL KIDS RECEIVE
A 6 VACCINATION AGAINST THE DISEASE. LAST YEAR 10 INFANTS DIED AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
GOT SICK DURING THE WORST WHOOPING COUGH OUTBREAK IN DECADES
EVERY STUDENTS IN GREATS 7 THROUGH 12 MUST GET THE VACCINATION IN ORDERER TO ATTEND SCHOOL
THIS FALL. THERE ARE MORE THAN 230,000, 7th TO 12th GRADERS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. IN OUR
LATEST ESTIMATES OF THAT MORE THAN 40,000 OF THOSE STUDENTS STILL NEED TO BE VACCINATED
MORE SAN DIEGO PARENTS ARE CHOOSING NOT TO IMMUNIZE THEIR KIDS AT ALL. THAT'S WHAT A
SAN DIEGO STATE WATCHDOG INSTITUTE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THIS WEEK. THE NUMBER OF PARENTS
CHOOSING NOT TO IMMUNIZE THEIR KIDS AS THEY ENTER KINDERGARTEN GREW BETWEEN 2009 AND 2010.
IN FACT, SAN DIEGO COUNTY'S PERSONAL EXCEPTION RATE GREW MORE THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE STATE.
JOINING ME TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THESE STATISTICS MEAN IS DR. WILMA WOOTEN, THE COUNTIES'S PUBLIC
HEALTH OFFICER. DR. THANKS FOR BEING HERE
THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME
WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS INCREASE?
THESE ARE NUMBERS FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS FROM 2008 TO 2010 INCREASED FROM 2.5 TO JUST
OVER 3%. WHILE THOSE NUMBERS ARE INCREASING IT STILL IS SMALL, IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF
ALL KINDERGARTEN SUITS STUDENTS THAT ARE VACCINATED
CAN THREE PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS HAVE AN IMPACT ON EVERYONE ELSE?
IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE THERE COULD BE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT BECAUSE THE NUMBERS ARE CLUSTERED IN
CERTAIN LOCATIONS. IF THAT 3% WAS SPREAD KIND OF EQUITABLY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY THERE MIGHT
NOT BE MUCH OF AN IMPACT. BUT THESE STUDENTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH PRIVATE AND CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SO THEY ARE IN CLUSTERED AREAS. SO IF THAT PARTICULAR SCHOOL, A PARTICULAR SCHOOL THAT
HAD A HIGH NUMBER OF STUDENTS HAVE PERSONAL BELIEF EXEMPTIONS IF INFECTION LIKE MEASLES
WHICH IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS WITH IF THAT OCCURRED THESE STUDENTS WOULD BE AT SIGNIFICANT RISK
FOR DEVELOPING MOST ALSO AND ASSOCIATED COMPLICATIONS.
IF WE KNOW THAT THE CONCENTRATION IS AT CERTAIN SCHOOLS WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE PARENTS
WHO SEND THEIR KIDS TO THOSE SCHOOLS AND WHY THEY ARE OPTING OUT?
WE KNOW THAT PARENTS TYPICALLY ARE AFFLUENT AND WELL EDUCATED, BUT IN GENERAL WE KNOW
THAT THE PARENTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GOVERNMENT, AND ALSO BEING TOLD WHAT TO DO, AND ALSO ABOUT
THE NUMBER OF VACCINATIONS. SO THERE'S ACTUALLY A MYRIAD OF CONCERNS BY CERTAIN PARENTS. SOME
PARENTS THINK THAT VACCINATIONS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH AUTISM. WE NOW DEFINITIVELY KNOW THAT
THERE IS NO LINK WITH VACCINATIONS AND AUTISM. CERTAINLY THERE ARE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
THAT COULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH AUTISM, BUT THE RESEARCHERS WE DON'T HAVE THE RESEARCH
TO TELL US WHAT THE CAUSES ARE RIGHT NOW
I NOW I'VE INTERVIEWED MOMS IN THE PAST WHO DON'T IMMUNIZED KIDS. THEY REALLY BELIEVE
THAT GOOD NUTRITION BREASTFEEDING THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WILL PROTECT THEIR KIDS RATHER
THAN IMMANATIONS IS THAT WHAT YOU SEE AS WELL IS THIS
WE CERTAINLY KNOW THAT BREASTFEEDING IS A POSITIVE BEHAVIOR AND ACTUALLY THOSE CHILDREN
THAT ARE BREASTFED HAVE LESS OBESITY WHEN THEY BECOME OLDER. ALL OF THOSE FACTORS ARE
GOOD THINGS AND GOOD PRACTICES AND HABITS TO TAKE ON. BUT THEY DON'T TAKE THE PLACE
OF VACCINATIONS. VACCINATIONS ARE THE SINGLE MOST PREVENTABLE ACTION THAT ONE CAN TAKE
TO PREVENT VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES
I WANT TO GO BACK TO WHOOPING COUGH. WE SAW EARLIER THAT THERE'S A NEW LAW THERE'S STILL
THOUSANDS OF KIDS WHO HAVEN'T GOTTEN THEIR BOOSTERS. THE WORST EPIDEMIC LAST YEAR IN
DECADES, 10 INFANTS DIED THOUSANDS GOT SICK, BUT THIS REALLY WASN'T ABOUT KIDS NOT BEING
IMMUNIZED. THIS IS ABOUT IMMUNITY
THE EPIDEMIC IS NOT RELATED TO THE PERSONAL BELIEF EXPERIENCE IT'S RELATED TO WANEING
IMMUNITY. THERE ARE A SERIES OF 5 SHOTS TWO MONTHS OF AGE AND 4 AND 6 YEARS OF AGE SHOULD
HAVE. AFTER SEVERAL YEARS THE IMMUNITY THAT IS CONFERRED WITH THAT SERIES OF SHOTS DECREASE
AND DUE TO RESEARCH 2007 THE ADVISOR COMMITTEE ON IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES RECOMMEND THAT ADOLESCENTS
OBTAIN A BOOSTER SHOT. NOT ONLY ADOLESCENTS BUT IN ADDITION ADULTS SHOULD ALSO OBTAIN
ONE --THEY SHOULD REPLACE ONE OF THEIR TETANUS SHOPS AS WELL.
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.
THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.
ONE WEEK AFTER THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES TENTATIVELY APPROVED A DEAL TO BUILD A NEW FOOTBALL STADIUM.
MAYOR JERRY SANDERS WENT ON A ROAD TRIP. HE SPENT THIS WEEK CHECKING OUT SPORTS COMPLEXES
IN KANSAS CITY, INDIANAPOLIS AND DENVER. THE PLAYER SAYS THE TIMING OF HISTORY IS JUST
A COINCIDENCE BUT ADMITS THE TRIP SHOWS HIS COMMITMENT TO THE CHARGERS AND A NEW STADIUM
AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX HERE IN SAN DIEGO.
WE THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT SEE HOW SUCCESSFUL THESE VENUES HAVE BEEN AND FIND OUT HOW THEY
HAVE DONE THE FINANCING, FIND OUT HOW THEY HAVE WORKED THE ENTERTAINMENT ZONES ALONG
WITH THEM. THE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT IS ABOUT CREATING JOBS CREATING BUSINESS NEW TAX PREVIOUS
NEW. IN ALL OF THESE LOCATIONS THEY HAVE PUT TOGETHER THESE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT AND
THEY HAVE BEEN ENORMOUSLY SUCCESSFUL IN DRAWING PEOPLE DOWNTOWN GOING TO RESTAURANTS SPENDING
MONEY IN SHOPS AND ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT ACTIVITY THAT DEPOSE ON THAT HELPS THE CITY.
JOINING ME NOW TO TALK ABOUT WHETHER THE CHARGERS COULD BE CAUGHT BETWEEN DUELING CITIES OFFERING
NEW STADIUMS OR WHETHER LL ALREADY HAS TOO BIG AWAY HEAD START IS MARK FAB YANNI. THANKS
FOR BEING HERE
IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE
LET's START WITH THE MAYOR'S ROAD TRIP. IS THIS WHAT THE CHARGERS NEEDED TO SEE THIS
KIND OF SUPPORT FROM THE CITY?
WELL WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE MAYOR AND FRED MAST HIS POINT PERSON FOR MORE THAN TWO
YEARS NOW ON THE DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO OPTION. SO WE'VE SEEN THE MAYOR'S STRONG COMMITMENT
PRIVATELY FOR TWO YEARS. BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE PUBLIC TO SEE IT AND THIS
TRIP ALLOWS PEOPLE TO SEE IT JUST BECAUSE OF ALL THE RUMORS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING OUT
OF LOS ANGELES IN RECENT WEEKS.
IT IS IMPORTANT ABSOLUTELY
WE'VE GOT SOME PUBLIC SUPPORT BUT WE REALLY DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY
NOBODY HAS ANY MONEY.
LOS ANGELES DOES. LOS ANGELES HAS $250 MILLION PART OF THIS TENTATIVE AGREEMENT THEY HAVE
COME UP WITH. ARE THEY FURTHER AHEAD THAN SAN DIEGO
IN SOME RESPECTS YES. BUT ONE RESPECT NO THEY DON'T HAVE A TEAM.
THAT'S AN ESSENTIAL TEAM BUILDING A STADIUM NO ONE WILL PUT A SINGLE SHOVEL IN THE GROUND
WITHOUT A TEAM. ED ROSACEA BILLIONAIRE DEVELOPER TWO YEARS AGO IN THE CITY OF INDUSTRY HAD
A STADIUM THAT WAS READY TO START CONSTRUCTION EVERYTHING WAS DONE HE HAD MONEY HE HAD APPROVALS
ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS DONE EXEMPTIONS FROM THE STATE NO LAWSUITS, AND YET HE STILL HASN'T
BROKEN GROUND BECAUSE HE DOESN'T HAVE A TEAM. AND UNTIL YOU GET A TEAM IT'S REALLY ALL SPECULATION.
THE CHARGERS NEED A STADIUM. IF LA IS SITTING WITH A BRAND NEW STAYED COMMITMENT DO YOU
REALLY HAVE A CHOICE BUT TO SORT OF LOOK AT LA?
THE TEAM HAS HAD A CHOICE FOR 9 YEARS, THE TEAM COULD CENTER MOVED AT MY POINT DURING
THAT PERIOD OF TIME. AND IT HASN'T BECAUSE DEAN SPINOSE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE A STRONG
COMMITMENT TO SAN DIEGO, AND THEY WANT TO FIND A SOLUTION HERE AND WE'VE GONE THROUGH
IDEAS AS YOU KNOW QUALCOMM STADIUM AND ESCONDIDO OCEANSIDE NATIONAL CITY NOW WE'RE FOCUSED
DOWNTOWN AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE WORK IN SAN DIEGO.
I THINK $800 MILLION IS A FIGURE PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT FOR A NEW STADIUM.
RIGHT
PUBLIC MONEY I THINK EVERYONE AGREES THERE HAS TO BE PUBLIC MONEY. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO
SAN DIEGO COULD TALK TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY INTO PROVING HIGHER TEXTES THAT'S WOULD TAKE IN
THIS COUNTY. TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL
FOR A NEW TAX BUT IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO DO THIS WITHOUT A NEW TAX AND LET ME TELL YOU
HOW. THE PUBLIC OWNS 166 ACRES OF LANDS A QUALCOMM STADIUM SITE. THE PUBLIC IS NOW PAY
$17 MILLION A YEAR OR MORE TO KEEP THAT STADIUM RUNNING EACH AND EVERY YEAR. THIS IS $70 MILLION
OF DEFERRED MAINTENANCE ON THE STADIUM ACCORDING TO THE CITY THAT HAS TO BE PAID FOR. SO IF
WE DO NOTHING, IF WE SIMPLY SIT AND PLAY THE WAY WE'VE BEEN PLAYING IN THAT DECIDE STADIUM
AND WE JUST PLAY THROUGH THE 2020 SEASON WHICH IS WHEN OUR LEASE EXPIRES, THE TAXPAYERS WILL
BE SPENDING SEVERAL HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS JUST TO KEEP THAT STADIUM OPEN. NOT TO MENTION
THAT PIECE OF LANDS IS VERY VALUABLE. IF YOU SOLD IT OR LEASED IT, IF YOU DEVELOPED IT
YOU COULD GENERATE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ADDITIONAL REVENUE. SO BY MONDAY
MONETIZEING THAT PIECE OF LANDS AT QUALCOMM YOU HAVE A LOT OF MONEY TO COMBINE WITH THE
CHARGERS, WITH THE NFL AND POTENTIALLY WITH OTHER REVENUE SOURCES DOWNTOWN THAT WOULD
BE APPLICABLE TO A CONVENTION DISTRICT OR SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT.
THAT'S HOW YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN. IT'S NOT BY MAGIC. IT'S BY MONETIZEING THAT QUALCOMM SITE.
MARK THANKS FOR BEING HERE
MY PLEASURE.
DOING EVEN THE SIMPLEST TASKS LIKE PICKING SOMETHING UP OFF THE FLOOR CAN BE IMPOSSIBLE
IF YOU'RE SEVERELY DISABLED. THAT'S WHERE ASSISTANCE DOGS CAN BE A GOD SEND. A GROWING
NUMBER OF WOUNDED VETERANS ARE GETTING THESE COMPANIONS. AN AGENCY IN OCEANSIDE PROVIDES
THEM FOR FREE.
Reporter: IT'S GRADUATION DAY AT CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE OR CCI IN OCEAN SIDE. SOME
OF THE GRADUATES ARE EXCITED. SOME ARE A LITTLE SAD. OTHERS ARE NONCHALANT. THERE ARE TWO
SEPARATE GROUPS GARAGE WAITING TODAY. THE FIRST ONES TO WALK DOWN THE AISLE WILL BE
THE YOUNGSTERS. VOLUNTEER TRAINERS HAVE RAISED THEM SINCE THEY WAS 8 WEEKS OLD. THESE DOGS
ARE ACTUALLY TRAINED IF PUPPIES TO BE CANINE COMPANIONS THEY LEARN SIMPLE COMMANDS ALMOST
FROM DAY ONE.
SIT. DON'T SIT. THAT'S MY GIRL.
SO WE START WITH THOSE VERY PRELIMINARY ONES, THE SIT THE DOWN THE STAY THE STAND. THINGS
LIKE LAPS LAP THEY WILL JUMP ON YOUR LAP. REST THEIR CHIN ON YOUR LAP THAT ARE THE FOUNDATION
FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING THE INSTRUCTORS AT CCI DO.
Reporter: AT 16 MONTHS OF AGE THE DOGS ARE TURNED OVER TO CCI FOR 9 MONTHS OF ADVANCED
TRAINING. TODAY THESE FULLY TRAINED DOGS WILL BE PAIRED UP WITH THEIR NEW OWNERS. CREDIT
CARD I PROVIDES SERVICE DOGS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES OTHER THAN BLINDNESS. THE AGENCY
LAUNCHED A SPECIAL EFFORT FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN IT INTRODUCED ITS WOUNDED VETERANS PROGRAM.
WE REALIZED BACK IN 2007 THAT THERE WAS A REALLY GREAT NEED TO SERVE THE SOLDIERS COMING
BACK FROM THE CURRENT CONFLICTS IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ.
Reporter: LIKE MARINE CORPS PROGRAM GABRIEL MARTINEZ. LAST THANKSGIVING HE LOST BOTH OF
HIS LEGS LEGGS IN AN EXPLOSION IN AFGHANISTAN. HE'S BEEN REHABBING AT SAN DIEGO'S BALBOA
NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER. FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS MARTINEZ HAS BEEN IN INTENSIVE TRAINING WITH
HIS NEW DOG WONKA.
I GUESS I HAD GOOD TRAINING BEFORE. SO IT'S KIND OF YOU KNOW PRETTY GOOD WITH COMMANDS
AND SO I GUESS TIE THE TWO TOGETHER THAT WAY BUT THERE WAS NO COMBAT INVOLVED IN THIS.
Reporter: MARTINEZ SAYS WONKA WILL BE A TERRIFIC COMPANION.
HE'S AS OBEDIENT AS IT GETS WHEN HE'S WORKING YOU THINK HE'S THE MOST SOLEMN DOG. HE'S MELLOW,
HE DOES HIS JOB. BUT AS SOON AS I GIVE HIM THE RELEASE COMMAND HE'S A DOGGIE COMES TO
LIFE AND HE'S ALL ABOUT FETCH. HE'S LOYAL. I GOT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS WITH HIM.
Reporter: THE DOGS PERFORM SOME AMAZING TASKS. THEY CAN PICK UP DROPPED OBJECTS, OPEN DOORS,
AND EVEN PULL WHEELCHAIRS. THEY RESPOND TO MORE THAN 40 SPECIAL COMMANDS. >> GOOD GIRL.
Reporter: THE APPLAUSE BUILDS AS YOUNG GRADUATE PARADE DOWN THE I'M. IT INCREASES AS PEOPLE
GET THEIR FULLY TRAINED DOGS. WHEN CORPORAL MARTINEZ IS INTRODUCED, THE AUDIENCE GIVES
HIM A STANDING OVATION.
THAT STORY BY K PBS HEALTH REPORTER KENNY GOLDBERG. SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1975. CCI
HAS GIVEN ASSISTANCE DOGS TO NEARLY 3700 PEOPLE. HERE'S DWAYNE BROWN WITH WITH AN UPDATE ON
WHAT K PRESIDENTS IS WORKING ON NEXT WEEK.
BEGINNING NEXT WEEK WE'LL BRING YOU A SPECIAL SERIES ON RETIREMENT ON N THE SOUTHWEST. WE'LL
HAVE A LOOK AT HOW THE RECESSION IS MAKING IT HARDER FOR MIDDLE CLASS RETIREES TO MAKE
ENDS MEET. WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT A NEW POLL SHOWS HOW BECOMING MORE INFORMED CAN CHANGE
OPINIONS. THAT'S ALL COMING UP NEXT WEEK RIGHT HERE ON KP B S.
THANKS WAYNE. AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 WE CONTINUE TO ASK YOU A SERIES OF
QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW LIFE IN AMERICA CHANGED SINCE THE ATTACK. LAST WEEK WE ASKED WHETHER
YOU THOUGHT THERE SHOULD BE A DRAFT AND WE GOT SOME ANSWERS. LET's START WITH JERRY DIXON
WHO TOLD US THE DRAFT IS JUST ANOTHER FORM OF SLAVERY AND SLAVES DON'T MAKE FOR GOOD
SOLDIERS. THE U. S. CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT 13 BANS INVOLUNTARY SERVE TIED, WHICH IS EXACTLY
WHAT THE DRAFT IS. DAN JACOBS MIRA MESA TELLS US HE FAVORS THE DRAFT BECAUSE THOSE MAKING
THE DECISION TO GO TO WAR WOULD CONSIDER IT FAR MORE CAREFULLY IF THEIR RELATIVES AND
FRIENDS STOOD A CHANCE OF BEING SENT INTO COMBAT. WELL WE HAVE A NEW QUESTION FOR YOU
THIS WEEK WE'RE ASKING HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE CURRENT RELATIONS BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND NONMUSLIMS
IN THE UNITED STATES. YOU CAN WRITE TO ME SENDS MEEHAN E-MAIL AT J. FAR BEYOND AT KP
B S.ORG. I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. NOW ONE MORE FOLLOW-UP TONIGHT REMEMBER THE GIANT
STEAM GENERATOR THAT WAS MOVED FROM THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. THE NORTH COUNTY INFORMS IT'S
ARRIVED AT A FACILITY IN UTAH THREE WEEKS AFTER STARTING ITS SLOW JOANIE. THE TRAILER
THAT CARRIED IT WILL BE TAKEN APART AND SENT BACK TO DO IT ALL AGAIN WITH ANOTHER GENERATOR.
YOU CAN SEE ANY OF THE STORIES YOU SAW TONIGHT ON OUR WEB SITE KP B S.ORG/SD WEEK. THANKS
FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. WE'LL LEAVE YOU WITH A LOOK AT YOUR WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST. HAVE
A GREAT WEEKEND. GOOD NIGHT.