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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

January 16, 2013--(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:

STATE 

LOCAL//REGIONAL

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READER'S EDITORIAL: JUDGE THE MAYOR BY HIS ACTIONS

By David Smichowski

January 13, 2013 (San Diego)--Regarding the saga of the Filner foibles as per our Mayor's temperament in being a political leader: So our Mayor is again dusting it up in San Diego's local arena, this time with the City Attorney and fellow Democratic Councilman Todd Gloria. In philosophical parlance, the hysterical personality being those stigmatized souls overcome with emotion, are most often viewed as being associated with truth. Not to mention the so-called myth of control so hypocritically misunderstood in our society.  Mayor Filner's emotions with regard to governing our fine city ought to be judged in context to all of our moral and ethical contradictions.

Mr. Filner saved my home from foreclosure, saved my Father's VA pension, called me at home to offer help when he was in Congress and got me elected to the local Democratic County Committee.

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

November 13, 2012  --  (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:

LOCAL/REGIONAL

STATE

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

November 1, 2012  --  (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:

LOCAL/REGIONAL

  • The end is near (Turko Files helps bring end to Alpine Blvd. repaving nightmare)
  • The Mayoral candidate scorecard, general election edition (Voice of San Diego)
  • For Filner, it’s always sunny in San Diego  (Voice of San Diego)
  • Filner’s travel becomes campaign issue(UT San Diego)
  • The 2012 elections:  vital issues that affect Latinos (San Diego Free Press)
  • Supervisors could end $1,000 limit on contributions (KPBS)
  • Helix Highlander band takes first place (La Mesa Today)
  • Tesla stores challenge auto dealerships (U-T San Diego)
  • ACLU sues over photo restrictions at border (Sacramento Bee)
  • Spring Valley grocery worker is poster child for New York Times story (La Mesa Patch)
  • From Sex Dolls to Staged Garbage: The Election's Worst Campaign Dirt

STATE

  • Debunked: 6 lies that Biotech and Big Food are telling voters about Prop 37 (San Diego Free Press)
  • CA Charter schools grow to over 1,000 for 2012-13 (U-T San Diego)
  • Court says Arizona group must provide information in CA election (Sacramento Bee)

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

October 11, 2012  --  (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:

LOCAL

  • San Diego’s Bilbray-Peters race reflects new reality in politics (Los Angeles Times)
  • Gas stations close as California gas prices skyrocket (KPBS)
  • Edison releases restart plan for unit 2 at San Onofre (KPBS)
  • Mayoral debate at Politifest: Videos (Voice of San Diego)
  • The Starting Line: UT San Diego’s Soviet-style political coverage. Are air-brushed photos next? (San Diego Free Press)
  • The Starting Life: DeMaio’s second calendar: private meetings with developers don’t count (San Diego Free Press)
  • Filner’s shaky public safety claim (Voice of San Diego)
  • Neighbors (in Lakeside) still shaken by deputies’ shootout with suspect (UT San Diego)
  • Pastors to send IRS message on political speech (UT San Diego
  • Skyline pastor tells flock he will vote for Romney (UT San Diego)
  • Proposal to double city funding on arts moves toward City Council (KPBS)
  • A guide to the media attention on Poway’s billion dollar bond (Voice of San Diego)
  • North County Times lays off one-third of staff (Sacramento Bee)

STATE

  • Brown acts to reduce gas prices (Los Angeles Times)
  • Proposition 34: Repealing the death penalty (Sacramento Bee)
  • Report: recycling fraud costs California millions (Sacramento Bee)
  • UCAN demands $474K from ex-boss  (UT San Diego)
  • California’s new migrants following the work (UT San Diego)

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MAYORAL CANDIDATE FILNER ANNOUNCES OPEN GOVERNMENT PLAN FOR SAN DIEGO

June 27, 2012 (San Diego)--“Open government is the cornerstone of ensuring the public trust. The public has a right to know how their taxpayer dollars are being spent and should be able to rely upon the information they receive from city government,” said mayoral candidate Bob Filner, who today released the first part of his Open Government Plan. 

The first steps in Filner’s plan aim to help the public and media access public records. The plan also improves training of public officials in Brown Act and Public Records Act and adds stronger audits and oversight. Specifically, the plan would:

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 

 May 2, 2012 --  (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:  
 
 
 
 
LOCAL
  • Ramona wines beat French varieties in competition (UT San Diego)
  • La Mesa Council deadlocked on PBID approval, will make decision in July (La Mesa Patch)   
  • $1 billion hospital opens (Valley Roadrunner)
  • DEA “accidentally” left forgotten suspect in holding cell for 5 days (UT San Diego)
  • 6 La Mesa officers exonerated in fatal shooting of Andrew Yacko (La Mesa Patch)
  • Lloyd Jr pleads guilty to manslaughter in Santee teen Carioscias’ death (Santee Patch)
  • Lemon Grove School District cuts 30 jobs (UT San Diego)
SAN DIEGO MAYORAL RACE
  • Voice of San Diego series:  Who is….

Bob Filner
Nathan Fletcher
Bonnie Dumanis
Carl DeMaio

  • Other mayoral coverage:
  • Filner releases pension plan (UT San Diego)
  • Fletcher pledges to make cycling, transit a priority (Reader) 
  • Fletcher-GOP feud still going strong: party sues candidate over $5,000 fundraiser (UT San Diego) 
  • The Fletcher Flim-Flam (OB Rag) 
  • The unfortunate trajectory of Carl DeMaio (Citybeat)



STATE

  • San Diego takes water fight public (New York Times)
  • UCAN reaches settlement to allow group to go on (UT San Diego)
  • California rakes in healthcare grants (Saramento Bee)
  • Environmentalists feeling burned by rush to build big solar projects (Los Angeles Times)
  • Discovery of Indian artifacts complicates Genesis Solar project (Los Angeles Times)
  • Calif. Public Utilities Commission: PG&E smart meter “opt out” fees suspended
  • Diablo Canyon reactor gets some unwelcome guests  
 
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CONGRESSMAN BOB FILNER APPLAUDS $1.4 MILLION IN AWARDS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS

July, 16, 2011 (Washington, DC) – Congressman Bob Filner applauded the announcement of more than $1.4 million for San Diego area school-based health centers.  The Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Department of Education, today. The announced awards went to Family Health Centers of San Diego, Inc. $500,000; La Maestra Family Clinic was awarded $406,733; and the National City based Operation Samahan, Inc. was awarded $493,885.

 
 
 
 
 

POPADITCH INCITES MOB, CURSES AT FILNER AND REPORTEDLY PUSHES OPPONENT AT ELECTION CENTRAL

 

Incident mirrors similar mob scene at Busby-Bilbray debate witnessed by ECM

By Miriam Raftery

ECM reporter Mary Paulet contributed to this report

November 5, 2010 (San Diego) – In the sore loser category, Republican Nick Popaditch wins hands down.

 

Multiple credible news sites have reported that after Democratic Congressman Bob Filner was declared winner  by a 20-point margin, a mob of Popaditch supporters, including Tea Party and white supremacist members, cornered and spat on Popaditch’s opponent, Filner. Video by the Chula Vista Star News reveals that Popaditch cursed at Filner, called him a liar, and made no efforts to calm down an increasingly virulent mob that forced Filner out of Golden Hall’s Election Central and into the lobby. Filner told CityBeat that he was shoved by Popaditch.

 

“Last night, Nick Popadith made Election Central a threatening and unsafe place to be,” CityBeat’s Dave Masse wrote. Mayor Jerry Sanders’ security detail ultimately rescued the Congressman from the mob, CityBeat reported.

East County Magazine reporter Mary Paulet interviewed a witness, Robin Buse, during the altercation, whose statement confirms Filner's allegation. Buse told ECM that she saw Popaditch push Filner. “I ran and got the cops,” added Buse, a Filner supporter. Others, fearful for their safety, confirmed assaults by Popaditch and his supporters.

OBAMA BUDGET INCLUDES BIG INCREASE IN FUNDS FOR VETERANS, FILNER SAYS

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March 1, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Filner (D-CA) provided the following statement on President Obama’s Budget Outline for the Department of Veterans Affairs for Fiscal Year 2010. “I applaud President Obama’s budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs. After sixteen years on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I am very encouraged that this outline is consistent with recommendations made by the veterans’ groups who co-author the Independent Budget.

2 BILLS TO STOP PAY DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN PASS HOUSE; DAVIS & FILNER VOTE "YES"; BILBRAY, HUNTER & ISSA VOTE "NO"

Woman in Front of Capital

January 11, 2009 (San Diego) — Two landmark bills aimed at helping
women employees achieve equal pay for equal work and obtain judgments against
employers who violate the law have passed the House of Representatives and
will now go to the Senate. San Diego County's Congressional delegation
split down party lines, with Democrats Susan Davis and Bob Filner voting yes,
while Republicans Brian Bilbray, Duncan D. Hunter and Darrell Issa voted no
on both bills.

The bills were introduced in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against
Lilly Ledbetter (see photo), who worked nearly 20 years at a Goodyear Tire
and Rubber Company plant in Alabama. Ledbetter filed a lawsuit claiming discrimination
immediately after she found out that she was the lowest paid supervisor at
the plant, even though she had more experience than her male colleagues. A
jury ruled in favor of Ledbetter.

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