EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

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August 30, 2017 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media. This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:

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San Diego lifeguards apologize to Texas officials in letter (10 News)

A top San Diego Lifeguard said crews will not be heading to the Houston area to help in relief and rescue efforts because of a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department order.

Jamul tribe gives $1.1 million to County for road upgrades (San Diego Union-Tribune)

T he Jamul Indian Village earlier this week gave $1.1 million to the county to go toward traffic improvements along state Route 94 …”We have been clear about our commitment to improving the safety of the roads since day one,” said Jamul Indian Village Chairwoman Erica Pinto. “We’re glad the county and (California Department of Transportation) have finally come to an agreement on how to progress with roadway work, and that we’re able to do our part by making a significant investment in the improvements.”

Boy injured in trolley crash in Santee (Santee Patch)

A 10-year-old boy was injured Tuesday when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a trolley in Santee, authorities reported.

In San Diego, Haitians watch community shrink as countrymen leave for Canada (Union-Tribune)

Hundreds of Haitians began leaving California, including neighborhoods in places like San Diego, after a Trump administration decree in May. Under it, 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S. could lose their protected status after it expires Jan. 22…Valsaint said Philippe, who was born in Haiti, refuses to return there. After the earthquake, he was found under the rubble of his flattened school — seven hours later.

Rep. Hunter gives President Trump a profane compliment (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Rep. Duncan Hunter, one of Donald Trump’s first allies in Congress, described the president in profane terms to a group of Republicans on Friday, but also touted the president as their champion.

National City Proceeds with Lawsuit Against Bernie Sanders Campaign for Payment (NBC)

A lawsuit taken out by debt collectors for National City continues against the Bernie Sanders campaign. The costs are from a rally at Kimball Park on May 21, shortly before California's presidential primary. 

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Executions could resume after California Supreme Court leaves most of Proposition 66 intact (San Diego Union-Tribune)

The California Supreme Court largely upheld a measure Thursday passed by voters to speed up executions but severely diluted a key provision aimed at ending a backlog of appeals.

Interior Secretary recommends keeping California national monuments (San Diego Union-Tribune)

5 California national monuments were up for review by the Trump administration.

'Antifa Attack Peaceful Right-Wing Demonstrators in Berkeley (Reason)

'At least five people were attacked and 13 people were arrested during a "Rally Against Hate" held in Berkeley, California on Sunday. As the The Washington Post reports, the violence this time was due entirely due to left-wing anarchists or members of a loosely aggregated group grouped under the generic name antifa (short for "anti-fascist").