San Diego Week: Friday, Apr. 29, 2011


I SAID I THINK THE JUDGE IS A VERY WELL RESPECTED
JUDGE. HE WROTE A VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT DECISION. THIS IS A VERY GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO
SIT DOWN AND SAY WE DON’T WANT A COUPLE MORE YEARS OF LITIGATION. LET’S USE THE DECISION
AS GUIDANCE AND WORK OUT A REASONABLE PLAN THAT WILL SAVE TAXPAYERS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS
OF DOLLARS. ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WE HAVE HAD IS WE HAVE LITIGATED A LOT, WE HAVE TALKED
A LOT, BUT I THINK PEOPLE REALLY WANT RESULTS. THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY. LET’S GET RESULTS. THE CITY HAS LEV ERA GE IN TERMS OF NEGOTIATING.
AT THE END OF THE DAY WHAT DO YOU SEE HAPPENING TO THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF THOSE POSSIBLY 7500
EMPLOYEES? WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE TENTATIVE DECISION
FOR TWO WEEKS, THIS IS THE FINAL. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO LABOR. I THINK THEY REALIZE
WE HAVE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THIS BENEFIT, RIGHT NOW WITHOUT CHANGING
ANYTHING IT’S FUNDED 3%, THAT DOESN’T GIVE YOU MUCH. I DON’T THINK –I THINK SOME DAY
THAT –YOU JUST AREN’T GOING TO GET IT. IF WE CAN WORK OUT A PLAN THE TAXPAYERS WILL
SAVE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. IT’S A PLEASUR . ONE OF THE MOST WANTED AND BRUTAL DRUG CARTEL
BOSSES WAS EXTRA EXTRADICTED FROM MEXICO. HE LET’S START WITH TELLING US ABOUT WHO IS
THIS MAN. WELL, HE AND THREE OF HIS BROTHERS RAN ONE
OF THE MOST BRUTAL DRUG CARTELS IN LATIN AMERICA IN MEXICO IN THE 90s. HE WAS CONSIDERED THE
BRAIN BEHIND THIS CARTEL. WHEN HE LED IT UNTIL HIS ARREST IN 2002 THIS CARTEL WAS RESPONSIBLE
FOR MOVING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DRUGS FROM MEXICO AND COLUMBIA INTO THE UNITED STATES.
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN HIS PICTURE ALONG WITH THE PICTURE OF HIS BROTHER WHO IS NOW DEAD
WERE ON POSTERS IN THE UNITED STATES, MOST WANTED POSTERS, POSTERS THAT ALSO CONTAINED
THE PHOTOGRAPH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN. THERE WAS A TWO MILLION DOLLAR BOUNTY ON HIM. WHAT’S THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS EXTRADITION? IT DEPENDS ON WHAT HE DOES WHEN HE COMES HERE.
IT’S SIGNIFICANT THAT THEY — THAT MEXICO EXTRADICTED SUCH A POWERFUL FIGURE. IT DIDN’T
HAPPEN UNTIL 2011, A LOT OF PEOPLE BELIEVE IT’S BECAUSE MEXICO JUST GOT THE NEW ATTORNEY
GENERAL AND THAT SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS BUT THE OTHER PART OF IT IS WHAT
WILL HE SAY WHEN HE IS QUESTIONED BY INVESTIGATORS HERE? HE KNOWS WHERE ALL THE BODIES BURIED,
HE FLOWS WHERE THE POLICE, THE GOVERNORS, THE GENERALS BURIED. WILL HE SPILL THE BEANS? TELL US WHY THE AMERICANS WANT HIM? WHAT KIND
OF CHARGES WILL HE FACE HERE? HE FACES DRUGS, CONSPIRACIES, RACKETEERING,
WHEN HE LED THE CARTEL THE CARTEL DIDN’T JUST BRING IN COCAINE, IT CONTROLLED A THIRD OF
THE COCAINE TRAFFIC INTO THE UNITED STATES. IT ALSO BROUGHT IN METHAMPHETAMINE, MARIJUANA,
HEROIN, AND HE ALSO –WHEN HE LED THE CARTEL, THIS CARTEL MURDERED POLICE OFFICERS, GOVERNORS,
MILITARY GENERALS, AND THOSE PEOPLE WHO GOT IN THE WAY OR DIDN’T COOPERATE, THEY WERE
MURDERED AS WELL. THEY ALSO BOUGHT OFF POLICE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY AND OTHER
POLITICIANS. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU. THERE WAS GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS ABOUT SAN
DIEGO’S AIR QUALITY. THE GOOD NEWS IT’S MUCH BETTER THAN IT WAS TEN YEARS AGO, THE BAD
NEWS WE STILL GOT A FAILING GRADE FROM THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION. DEBORAH KELLEY
IS WITH THE LUNG ASSOCIATION AND JOINS ME NOW TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THE AIR WE ARE BREATHING.
DEBORAH, TELL US ABOUT WHAT THE LUNG ASSOCIATION WAS MEASURING WHEN IT DID THIS KIND OF SURVEY? YES, WE REALLY LOOK AT TWO PARTS, GROUND LEVEL
OZONE OR WHAT PEOPLE CALL SMOG AND THEN PARTICLE POLLUTION. WITH GROUND LEVEL OZONE THAT — THE
WAY IT WORKS IS IT’S AN IRRITATING CHEMICAL AND TENDS TO BURN YOUR LUNGS, WITH PARTICLE
POLLUTION THEY SOMETIMES BYPASS YOUR SYSTEMS AND GO INTO THE LUNGS. THAT’S WHY THERE ARE
MORE HEART ATTACKS ON BAD AIR QUALITY DAYS. BOTH TYPES ARE VERY DANGEROUS, THEY –BASICALLY
AIR POLLUTION IN GENERAL CAUSES LUNG CANCER AND HEART ATTACKS, SENDS PEOPLE TO THE EMERGENCY
ROOM AND MAKE ITSELF VERY DIFFICULT TO BREATHE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE. WHEN IT COMES TO OZONE THIS SORT OF SMOG OR
GAS THAT’S NOT GOOD FOR YOU, WHERE DID WE RANK? TERMS OF THE OTHER CITIES? WELL, UNFORTUNATELY WE RANKED 7th. WE HAVE
THE 7th WORST AIR QUALITY WHEN THIS COMES TO OZONE. THAT’S NOT A TOP TEN LIST YOU WANT
TO MAKE. WE ARE SEEING A LOT OF CARS ON THE FREEWAY.
THIS IS I GUESS ONE OF THE REASONS WE SEE A LOT OF THIS KIND OF GAS? YEAH THAT’S IT. BASICALLY THE TAIL PIPING
THAT’S MIXED WITH THE SUN AND THE LATE AND THEN THE MOUNTAINS TRAP THE POLLUTION. YOU
PUT ALL OF THAT TOGETHER. . RENTAL CAR COMPANIES WILL BE SCATTERED ALL
OVER THE PLACE. THOSE IMPROVEMENTS ARE IN THE FUTURE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, LNDBERG FIELD
WILL STILL JUST HAVE ONE RUNWAY.>>THAT WAS PAT FYNN. NOW A STORY — . SAN DIEGO WEEK IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY
A GRANT FROM THE PARKER FOUNDATION. . BIG WHEELS TACKLE, HARD TIMES IN CALIFORNIA. THE FOCUS OF THE MAYOR’S YEARLY STATE OF THE
STATE ADDRESS. 60% HIKE IN RATES WHERE ONE OR BOTH PEOPLE
–. THERE WAS TRAFFIC –.>>TACOMA –. FROM THE STUDIOS, THIS IS SAN DIEGO WEEK. HELLO. TONIGHT SAN DIEGO MAY BE OFF THE HOOK
FOR MILLIONS IN HEALTH BENEFITS IT WOULD PAY TO RETIRING CITY EMPLOYEES. HOW THIS COULD
AFFECT THE BUDGET DEFICIT. A DRUG CARTEL LEADER IS NOW IN THE HAND OF
AUTHORITIES. AND WHY DID SAN DIEGO GET A FAILING GRADE
IN AIR QUALITY? WHY THERE IS CONSTRUCTION AT LINDBERG AND
A LIVELY DEBATE OVER A SURFING MADONNA. AND THE STUDENT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL START
THIS WEEKEND. WE WILL GIVE YOU A PREVIEW. WHAT YOU CAN TELL US ABOUT THE CHARGES RELEASED
AGAINST SOME OF THE MEN IN THE BASKETBALL FIXING SCANDAL? TWO OF THE MEN ACCUSED OF FIXING GAMES AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF ZACH ARE ACCUSED OF TERRORIZING A FAMILY IN A HOME INVASION. IT’S ALLEGED
THE TWO MEN AND TWO OTHERS INVADED A HOME, TIED UP THE FAMILY AND RAN OFF WITH JEWELRY
AND CASH. SAN DIEGO MAYOR JERRY SANDERS IS CALLING ON THE CITY COUNCIL TO LIFT WATER
RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ON RESIDENTS IN 2009 BECAUSE OF THE DROUGHT. RECORD RAINFALL HAS
LEFT US WITH A DEEP SIERRA SNOW PACK. IN THE COUNCIL LIFTS THE RESTRICTIONS SAN DIEGO WON’T
BE FINED FOR WATERING THEIR LAWNS MORE THAN THREE TIMES A WEEK. THE LIMIT ON RISKY PAYDAY LOOP–LOANS MAY
RISE SOON TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. CONSUMER GROUPS SAY THE LARGER THE AMOUNTS THE GREATER
THE RISK TO GET CAUGHT IN A DEBT TRAP. PAYDAY LOANS ALLOW BORROWING AGAINST FUTURE PAY CHECKS. A COURT RULED THIS WEEK THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO
IS NOT OBLIGATE TO PAY HEALTH BENEFITS TO CITY EMPLOYEE WHEN IS THEY RETIRE. IT COULD
AFFECT NEARLY 7500 EMPLOYEES BUT COULD ALSO SAVE THE CITY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. JOINING
ME TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THIS COURT RULING JAN GOLDSMITH. THANK YOU FOR BEING
HERE. PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU. IF YOU WORK FOR THE CITY AND RETIRE WHAT DO
YOU GET? IF YOU WERE HIRED BEFORE 2005 YOU HAVE RETIREE
HEALTH BENEFITS THAT WOULD PAY $8,800 A YEAR AND IT MIGHT GO UP DEPENDING ON CERTAIN FACTORS.
THAT KICKS IN OF COURSE WHEN YOU RETIRE. HOW MUCH DOES THAT COST THE CITY RIGHT NOW? IT WAS SET UP IN 1982 AND THEY NEVER FIGURED
OUT HOW TO PAY FOR IT. RIGHT NOW THE CITY IS PAYING AT IT GOES, $57 MILLION A YEAR.
IT DOESN’T PAY FOR ALL OF IT AND WE HAVEN’T PAID OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS. IT’S BUILT UP
A DEFICIT. IT’S $1.3 BILLION AND AS YEARS GO ON THE 57 MILLION IS GOING TO GO UP MUCH,
MUCH HIGHER IN ORDER TO PAY OFF THAT $1.3 BILLION. IT’S A FINANCIAL MESS. THAT 1.3 MILLION, WHEN WE HEAR UNFUNDED LIVE
THAT’S WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. YES LIKE THE BALANCE THE MORTGAGE BUT YOU
AREN’T PAYING ENOUGH TO PAY THE PREMIUM. 57 MILLION A YEAR TO SERVICE THIS KIND OF
A DEBT. WHERE IS THAT COMING FROM? FROM THE GENERAL FUND. THE SAME FUND THAT
PAYS FOR POLICE, FIRE LIBRARIES AND IT SERVICES THOSE THAT ARE RETIRED A PART OF THE PROMISE
TO EMPLOYEES WHO ARE NOW –WE PUT THAT IN ACCOUNT AND HOLD IT FOR THEM BUT IT’S NOT
MUCH. DOES THIS COURT RULING MEAN YOU SUDDENLY DON’T
HAVE TO PAY THAT? , WE HAVE THAT ADDITIONAL MONEY EVERY YEAR? THE JUDGE RULED IT’S NOT A VESTED BENEFIT.
THAT’S A BENEFIT PROTECTED UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, RETIREMENT BENEFITS PROTECTED. WE HAVE SAID
IT’S NOT A VESTED BENEFIT, JUST A TERM AND CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, THE SAME AS VACATION
LEAVE THAT WE CAN CHANGE AND SALARY. THE JUDGE AGREED WITH US BUT THIS IS JUST THE TRIAL
COURT. IT CAN TO APPEAL AND THIS WAS A TEST CASE THAT WAS FILED BY SOME MEMBERS OF THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE POLICE OFFICERS GROUP ASSOCIATION. IT DOESN’T APPLY REALLY
TO THE OTHERS. THE ANSWER CAN WE JUST STOP IT TODAY, WE COULD BUT WE WILL GET MORE LAWSUITS
AND LITIGATE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. I HAVE SAID THE THINK THE JUDGE IS A VERY WELL RESPECTED
JUDGE. HE WROTE A VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT DECISION. THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO SIT DOWN
AND SAY WE DON’T WANT A COUPLE MORE YEARS OF LITIGATION, LET’S USE THE DECISION AS GUIDANCE
AND WORK OUT A REASONABLE PLAN TO SAVE TAXPAYERS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. WE HAVE LITIGATED
A LOT, WE HAVE TALKED A LOT, BUT I THINK PEOPLE REALLY WANT RESULTS. THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY.
LET’S GO GET RESULTS. THE CITY HAS LEV ERA GE NOW. WHAT DO YOU SEE
HAPPENING TO THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF THOSE POSSIBLY 7500 EMPLOYEES WHEN THEY RETIRE? WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE TENTATIVE DECISION
FOR TWO WEEKS, THIS IS THE FINAL. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO LABOR AND I THINK WE HAVE
A GOOD OPPORTUNITY HERE AND THEY REALIZE IT AND THE FOLKS WHO HAVE THIS BENEFIT RIGHT
NOW WITHOUT CHANGING ANYTHING, IT’S FUNDED 3%. THAT DOESN’T GIVE YOU MUCH. I DON’T THINK
THAT –I THINK SOME DAY YOU JUST WON’T GET IT. I THINK IF WE CAN WORK OUT A REASONABLE
PLAN THE TAXPAYERS WILL SAVE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS AND EMPLOYERS CAN GET SOMETHING THEY CAN RELY
ON. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. IT WAS A PLEASURE. ONE OF THE MOST WANTED AND BRUTAL DRUG CARTEL
BOSSES WAS EXTRADICTED TODAY TO FACE CHARGES IN SAN DIEGO. HE WAS CONSIDERED THE MASTERMIND
OF A CARTEL IN THE 90s. LET’S START WITH TELLING US ABOUT WHO IS THIS
MAN? WELL, HE AND THREE OF HIS BROTHERS RAN ONE
OF THE MOST BRUTAL DRUG CARTELS IN LATIN AMERICA IN MEXICO, IN THE 90s. HE WAS CONSIDERED THE
BRAIN BEHIND THIS CARTEL. WHEN HE LED IT UNTIL HIS ARREST IN 2002, THIS CARTEL WAS RESPONSIBLE
FOR MOVING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DRUGS FROM MEXICO AND COLUMBIA INTO THE UNITED STATES.
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN HIS PICTURE ALONG WITH THE PICTURE OF HIS BROTHER RAMON WHO IS NOW
DECEASED WERE ON POSTERS IN THE UNITED STATES, MOST WANTED POSTERS, POSTERS THAT ALSO HAD
THE PHOTOGRAPH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN. THERE WAS A TWO MILLION DOLLAR BOUNTY ON HIS HEAD. WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS EXTRADICTION? IT’S SIGNIFICANT DEPENDING ON WHAT HE DOES
WHEN HE COMES HERE. FIRST OF ALL IT’S SIGNIFICANT THAT THEY –THAT MEXICO EXTRADICTED HIM. HE
WAS ARRESTED IN 2002 AND THE ARREST DIDN’T HAPPEN UNTIL NOW, A LOT BELIEVE IT’S BECAUSE
OF THE NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL AND SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. THE OTHER
PART IS WHAT WILL HE SAY WHEN HE IS QUESTIONED BY INVESTIGATORS HERE? HE KNOWS WHERE ALL
THE BODIES ARE BURIED. HE KNOWS WHERE THE POLICE OFFICERS, THE GOVERNORS, THE GENERALS
ARE BURIED. WILL HE SPILL THE BEANS? SO TELL US WHY THE AMERICANS WANT HIM. WHAT
KIND OF CHARGES WILL FACE? DRUG CHARGES, RACKETEERING, WHEN HE LED THE
CARTEL THE CARTEL DIDN’T JUST BRING IN COCAINE, IT CONTROLLED A THIRD OF THE COCAINE TRAFFIC
INTO THE UNITED STATES. IT ALSO BROUGHT IN METH, MARIJUANA, HEROIN, AND HE ALSO –WHEN
HE LED THE CARTEL THIS CARTEL MURDERED POLICE OFFICERS, GOVERNORS, MILITARY GENERALS AND
THOSE PEOPLE WHO GOT IN THE WAY OR DIDN’T COOPERATE WERE MURDERED AS WELL. THEY ALSO
BOUGHT OFF POLICE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY AND OTHER POLITICIANS. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU. THERE WAS GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS ABOUT SAN
DIEGO’S AIR QUALITY THIS WEEK. THE GOOD NEWS IT’S MUCH BETTER THAN IT WAS TEN YEARS AGO.
THE BAD NEWS WE STILL GOT A FAILING GRADE FROM THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION. DEBORAH
KELLEY IS WITH THE LUNG ASSOCIATION AND JOINS ME NOW TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THE AIR WE ARE
BREATHING. DEBORAH TELL US ABOUT WHAT THE LUNG ASSOCIATION WAS MEASURING WHETHER IT
DID THIS? WE LOOK AT TWO PARTS, GROUND LEVEL OZONE OR
WHAT PEOPLE NORMALLY CALL SMOG AND THEN PARTICLE POLLUTION. WITH GROUND LEVEL OZONE THAT — THE
WAY IT WORKS IS AN IRRITATING CHEMICAL AND IS TENDS TO BURN YOUR LUNGS JUST THE WAY THE
SUN BURNS YOUR SKIN. WITH PARTICLE POLLUTION, SOMETIMES THEY ARE SO SMALL THEY PASS THE
DEFENSES, GO THROUGH THE LUNGS AND GET IN THE BLOODSTREAM. THAT’S A REASON WHY BAD AIR
QUALITY DAYS THERE ARE MORE HEART ATTACKS. SO, BOTH OZONE AND PARTICLE ARE DANGEROUS,
AIR POLLUTION IN GENERAL CAUSES LUNG CANCER AND IS MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO BREATHE. WHEN IT COMES TO OZONE THIS SMOG OR GAS IS
NOT GOOD FOR YOU. WHERE WOULD DERANK? WE RANKED 7th. WE HAVE THE 7th WORST AIR QUALITY
WHEN IT COMES TO OZONE. THAT’S NOT A TOP TEN LIST. WE ARE SEEING A LOT OF CARS ON THE FREEWAY.
THIS IS I GUESS ONE OF THE REASONS WE SEE THIS –A LOT OF THIS GAS.>>THAT IS IT. BASICALLY
THE TAIL PIPE AND THE SUN AND HEAT AND THEN THE MOUNTAINS TRAP IT ALL AND THEN THE PEOPLE,
THE CARS, THE CLIMATE IT’S ALL A BIG AIR POLLUTION PROBLEM. WHERE DO WE RANK WITH THE PARTICLES? WE RANKED 15th WORST IN THE NATION. FORTUNATELY
WE –MOST OF OUR AIR POLLUTION IS REALLY COMING FROM MOBILE SOURCES, VEHICLES, DIESEL, SHIPS
IN THE PORT AND SO FORTH. WE DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE –WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF HEAVY INDUSTRY,
THINGS LIKE THAT WILL GENERATE A LOT OF PARTICLE POLLUTION. HAVING SAID THAT WE ARE STILL BAD,
I MEAN MOST CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES DO BETTER THAN WE DO AND WE HAVE TO DO A BETTER
JOB TO PROTECT OUR CITIZENS. IN TERMS OF OZONE I WAS LOOKING AT THE REPORT AND IT MENTIONED
IT WAS THROUGH THREE DAYS WHERE SAN DIEGO SURPASSED REALLY THE OPTIMAL AMOUNT OF OZONE.
IT SOUNDS LIKE WE ARE LOOKING AT STRINGENT REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES. WE AREN’T AS BAD
AS PERHAPS THE 7th RANKING WOULD INDICATE? IT’S DEFINITELY, IT’S REALLY TRUE WITH THE
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION THAT WE DO SET THE BAR VERY HIGH AND THAT’S BECAUSE OUR HEALTH
IS AT RISK AND YOU KNOW THERE ARE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS OF POLLUTION AND THEN LONG TERM EFFECTS
AND IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE THE PERSON WHO LOST A PARENT FROM A HEART ATTACK ON THAT ONE OR
THREE DAYS WE HAD OZONE THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT AND I THINK THE MESSAGE IS THAT WE REALLY
DO NEED AND WILL BE ABLE TO CLEAN UP THE AIR SO THAT NOBODY’S HEALTH IS IN DANGER. BEFORE WE GO THOUGH WE ARE DOING MUCH BETTER
THAN WE WERE TEN YEARS AGO. YEAH, YEAH, OUR OZONE LEVELS HAVE DROPPED
MORE THAN 51% OVER TEN YEARS AND PARTICLE IS LAST. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. THANK YOU. AS IF AIR TRAVEL WEREN’T HAS THE ENOUGH LINDBERG
IS NOW THE SCENE OF A MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. WE LOOKED INTO WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHAT WE
CAN EXPECT NOW AND WHEN IT’S COMPLETED. PLEASE CROSS STREET WITH CAUTION. IF YOU HAVE BEEN TO THE FIELD LATELY YOU MUST
HAVE NOTICED THE CONSTRUCTION. SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS IN YEAR THREE OF A FOUR YEAR ONE
BILLION DOLLAR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR ITS NEWEST TERMINAL. IT WAS STARTED IN 1975 BUT NEVER COMPLETED.
ALTHOUGH WHO KNEW? WHEN IT IS DONE IN 2013 IT’LL BE HUGE. ENVIRONMENTLY FRIENDLY AS WELL.
I WANTED TO FIND WHAT WE WERE GETTING FOR ONE BILLION DOLLARS. I ASKED BOB BOLTON THE
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER WHAT’S INCLUDED. WE ARE ADDING ABOUT 461,000 SQUARE FOOT OF
ADDITIONAL BUILDING SPACE. WE WILL INCLUDE A DOUBLE LEVEL –DUAL LEVEL ROADWAY TO SEPARATE
THE ARRIVALS FROM THE DEPARTURES, THE NEW SECURITY CHECKPOINT WILL BE TWICE THE SIZE
OF THE EXISTING ONE, GOING FROM SIX LANES OF SECURITY SCREENING TO 12 LANES. WE ALSO
WILL HAVE ABOUT 40,000 SQUARE FEET OF ADDITIONAL FOOD AND DRINK, CONCESSION, NEWS AND GIFT
SHOPS, WE WILL HAVE A NEW TICKET LOBBY, TEN NEW GATES, WE WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO HANDLE
SOME OF THE LARGER AIR CRAFT. THAT IS NEWS. WE ARE ALL USED TO FLYING OUT
ON AIR BUS 320s, NOW WE CAN BOOK ONE THE SIZE OF A 747. WE WILL STILL EAT PEANUTS. THE TERMINAL
PROJECT IS GOING FOR A CERTIFICATE FROM THE GREEN BUILDING SYSTEM. THAT WILL MEAN THE
CONSTRUCTION AND THE FINISHED BUILD RECOGNIZE EASY ON THE ENVIRONMENT THAT MEANS RECYCLING
CONSTRUCTION WASTE AS WELL AS USING RECYCLED MATERIALS. THE INTENT IS NOT TO LET THEM GO IN TO THE
LANDFILL BUT TO REUSE THEM ON SITE OR OFF SITE ON OTHER PROJECTS. TERMINAL 2 WILL GENERATE SOLAR ENERGY BUT
WILL TRY TO USE AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE. WE WANT TO LET THE SUNLIGHT INTO HELP OFF
SET SOME OF THE LIGHTING NEEDS INSIDE BUT NOT ALLOW THE HEAT TO BE TO EXCESSIVE. THE NEW TERMINAL 2 WILL BE SOMETHING COMPLETELY
DIFFERENT AND THE REST OF THE FIELD, THAT’S ANOTHER STORY FOR ANOTHER DECADE. TERMINAL
1 WILL STILL BE JAMMED TO THE RAFTERS, THERE WILL BE NO PARKING STRUCTURE, RENTAL CAR COMPANIES
WILL BE SCATTERED ALL OVER THE PLACE AND THOSE IMPROVEMENTS ARE IN THE FUTURE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY,
THE FIELD WILL STILL HAVE JUST ONE RUNWAY.>>NOW A STORY THAT SOME WOULD SAY COULD ONLY
HAPPEN HERE. ONE DAY LATE LAST WEEK A GROUP OF ARTISTS POSING AS CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
PUT IN A LARGE STAIN GLASSED MURAL ON THE WALL OF AN OVERPASS OR SO THE STORY WHICH
IS FAST BECOMING LEGEND GOES. HERE IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, YES IT IS THE MADONNA ON A
SURF BOARD OR MORE SPECIFICALLY OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE ON A SURF BOARD. IT’S CREATING QUITE
A WAVE OF CONTROVERSY. IT’S ART BUT I’M NOT SURE THE LINE BETWEEN
THAT AND VANDALISM GETS BLURRED. THIS IS ART I WOULD SAY. OF COURSE THEY HAVE
PUT IT ON SOMEBODY ELSE’S PROPERTY BUT MAYBE THEY CAN GET A WAIVER BECAUSE IT’S THERE AND
BEAUTIFUL. IT COULD BE CONSIDERED VANDALISM BUT OBVIOUSLY
ART IN THE EYE OF THE BE HOLDER SO YOU ARE ASKING ME THE QUESTION, TO ME IT’S ART. AND JOINING ME NOW TO TALK ABOUT WHETHER IT’LL
STAY OR GO AND WHETHER IT’S ART OR JUST GRAFITTI IS A COUNCILMEMBER. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. WHEN YOU FIRST SAW THE MURAL, WHAT DID YOU
THINK? I WAS BLOWN AWAY. IT –I THOUGHT IT WAS BEAUTIFUL,
IT’S GREAT ART, OF COURSE THE CONCERN WAS OOPS IT’S ON PUBLIC PROPERTY AND OF COURSE
THEN I –I THINK THE STORY THAT YOU SHARED HOW IT GOT THERE, OUR CITY CLERK SAW THE FOLKS
IN CONSTRUCTION GARB AND ASSUMED THEY WERE WORKERS. FROM THE CITY –FROM A LEGAL POINT OF VIEW,
WHY CAN’T THIS BE THERE? WHAT WENT WRONG? TERMS OF INSTALLING AND PUTTING IT UP ON THIS
PUBLIC SPACE? WHAT WENT WRONG WAS THERE WAS NO PROCESS FOLLOWED,
THERE WAS NO PERMISSION, WE HAVE HIRED AN ART PERSON WHO HAS ALREADY BEEN DOWN. IT’S
NOT THERE LEGALLY, AT THE SAME TIME LET’S SAY IF THE ART WAS GOING TO STAY IT WOULD
HAVE HAD TO HAVE BEEN ENGINEERED. WE WILL FIND OUT A COUPLE THINGS, FIRST CAN IT BE
REMOVED SAFELY WITHOUT DESTROYING IT? WE HAVE ALREADY HAD AT LEAST THREE FOLKS THE COMMUNITY
HAVE CALLED INTO OFFER TO PAY FOR IT TO BE REMOVED PUT ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. IF IT WAS
GOING TO STAY, IF, IS IT ENGINEERED IN A WAY WITH STAND THE TRAINS GOING OVERHEAD AND IS
THERE A PROBLEM WITH THE TILES FALLING? IN ADDITION I AM –EVERY TIME I GO THERE THERE
ARE FLOWERS AT THE BOTTOM. YOU ARE SEE THAT FOLKS ARE COMING IN DROVES, IT’S ALL OVER
THE NATION, PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT AND WE ARE GETTING VISITORS LOS ANGELES, ORANGE,
RIVERSIDE, GROUPS OF TOURISTS, PEOPLE SAYING –I HAVE HAD PEOPLE COME TO ME –I WAS AT
LUNCH, WHERE IS THE SURFING MADONNA. THEY THINK IT’S UNDER THE FREEWAY BRIDGE. IF YOU ARE –IF THEY SAY IT CAN STAY, IT’S
SAFE, AREN’T YOU NOW GOING INTO ANOTHER DEBATE. IT’S A RELIGIOUS SYMBOL? WE ARE HOPING FOR A WIN WIN SO WE DON’T EVEN
GO THERE. MY FINGERS ARE CROSSED, THE PEOPLE WE HAVE HIRED DO CONSERVATION OF ELEMENTS
ON OLD BUILDINGS, ALL KINDS OF ART. WE ARE OPTIMISTIC THERE WILL BE A WAY TO REMOVE IT
SAFELY OR WITH MINUTE TALL DANGER SO IT CAN BE REPAIRED PUT IN SOMEWHERE ELSE. WHERE DO YOU THINK IT’LL BE PUT? I HAVE HAD HIGHWAY 101 TRADER; AN OFFER FROM
A RESTAURANT, FROM SAINT JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH. TO BE THE TRAVELING SURFING MADONNA. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. ONCE AGAIN THE PLACE IS THE THING AS THE SHAKE
SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY KICKS OFF ITS EVENT. WE VISIT TWO CLASSROOMS. WE DO DECLARE THIS FESTIVAL OPEN. [ MUSIC
] PLAY ON MCDUFF. THIS SATURDAY AT NOON SOME 300 SAN DIEGO STUDENTS
WILL PREFORM SHAKESPEARE ON FIVE OUTDOOR STAGES. THE STUDENT FESTIVAL WAS LAUNCHED IN 2006
AT THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY, A NONPROFIT GROUP THAT WORKS WITH SCHOOLS TO BRING THE BARD
INTO SCHOOLS AND PARKS. IT STARTS WITH A BIG PARADE AND THEY –ELEMENTARY
SCHOOLS, MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS, THE EXPOSURE TO I THINK THE WAY IT WAS DONE IN SHAKE PEAR’S
TIME, BABIES CRYING, THING THAT IN A REGULAR THEATER WE WOULD THINK OF DISTRACTING ELEMENTS,
IT’S ALL THERE IN THE PARK. SOME SCHOOLS PREFORM SCENES ONE PLAY, SOME
WILL DO MONTAGE, SOME WILL TAKE SONNETS AND SOME SCHOOLS WILL TAKE SOME OF HIS PIECES
AND THEN PUT A COMPLETE TWIST ON THEM AND OVERLAP THEM AND DO SOME THINGS WITH THEM. THIS YEAR THIRD AND 4th GRADERS WILL PUT A
SPIN ON MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. WE HAVE CUT IT DOWN BUT IT’S STILL SHAKE PEAR’S
WORDS. THE CHILDREN WILL SEE THE WORK AND THEY WILL READ THROUGH IT A FEW TIMES. WE
WILL TALK ABOUT IT AS A GROUP AND SAY WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? YOU ARE AN EXCELLENT WIFE FOR BENEDICT. PATRICIA IS ONE OF THE DIRECTORS ON THE BOARD
OF THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY. WE LIKE TO OFFER WHATEVER HELP WE CAN, WHETHER
AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS WHERE ACTORS WILL COME IN AND WORK WITH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
OR WHAT I DO AND THE OTHER DIRECTORS DO AND COME IN AND OFFER SUGGESTIONS TOWARD THE CLOSING
OF THE PROCESS .. THE TRAGEDY OF OTHELLO. YOU SEE — –SOME OLD STUFFY GUY FROM SOME
ENGLISH TIME PERIOD BUT, NO, HE WRITES SOME PRETTY CRAZY STUFF.>>I HAVE IT. IT IS ENGENDERED.
HELL AND NIGHT MUST BRING THIS BIRTH TO THE WORLD’S LIGHT. MY STUDENTS DO WELL IN ENGLISH ARTS BECAUSE
THEY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SO MUCH SHAKESPEARE. THEY EXPAND THEIR VOCABULARY AND THE STORIES
HAVE UNIVERSAL VALUES, THERE ARE A LOT OF OVERLAPPING ISSUES AND AND WE HAVE CONVERSATIONS
ABOUT IT. THEY REALLY GROW A LOT. IT’S REALLY EXCITING. GIVE ME YOUR HAND THAT WE BE FRIENDS.>>BETH REPORTING. THE SAN DIEGO STUDENT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
STARTS AT NOON WITH THE FIVE STAGES LINING THE PRADO. THE FESTIVAL IS FREE. NOW THE UPDATE ON WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON FOR
NEXT WEEK. COMING UP NEXT WEEK WE WILL LOOK INTO HOW
HOSPITALS ARE USING HYPOTHERMIA TO HELP HEART ATTACK PATIENTS AND IF THE CHARGERS ADDED
ANY IMPACT PLAYERS IN THE NFL DRAFT. THANK YOU. ALL OF THE STORIES YOU SAW TONIGHT
CAN BE SEEN ON OUR WEBSITE. NOW HERE IS A LOOK AT YOUR WEEKEND WEATHER
FORECAST. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING, GOOD NIGHT.

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