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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE MT. HELIX HOME FROM TOTAL LOSS

January 19, 2013 (Mt. Helix) --Family members returned home to their residence in the 4500 block of Calavo Drive at 12::55 p.m. Thursday to find smoke filing their home. One resident ran to the back bedroom and pulled one of the family’s two dogs to safety. A second dog was carried out from the backyard. Thick smoke was pouring out of the house when San Miguel Fire arrived with the first of approximately 18 firefighters who helped battle the blaze. 

FIRE KILLS PUPPY THAT SAVED FAMILY; FIREFIGHTERS TEAM UP TO INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS FOR NEIGHBORING MOBILE HOMES

September 21, 2012  (Spring Valley)  - On July 12 at 8:45 a.m., San Miguel Firefighters responded to a fully involved mobile home fire located in the 10700 block of Jamacha Blvd. Even though the first unit was on scene in six minutes, the doublewide mobile home could not be saved. Two vehicles were also destroyed and another vehicle damaged.

Five people inside evacuated only after being awakened by the family pet. There was no working smoke alarm in the residence. In the process of alerting and saving the family, the puppy died.

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 

 May 23, 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
  • A Q&A on San Miguel’s situation
  • Tony Gwynn joins group seeking to buy Padres (10 News)
  • San Onofre future hinges on finding cause of abnormal tube wear (Sacramento Bee)
  • San Diego ranked least expensive city in state to do business (10 News)
  • La Mesa may welcome wineries and breweries (UT San Diego)
  • La Mesa Village Development (La Mesa Today)
  • No option at all! (for condo/apartment residents with multiple smart meters) (KUSI Turko Files)
  • Walmart Neighborhood Market planned for La Mesa
  • Countywide water rates could rise nearly 10% (UT San Diego)
  • Grossmont baseball coach Jim Earley quits amid parent accusations (La Mesa Patch)
  • Wounded officer asked `Is this my time?’ (UT San Diego)
STATE
  • CA Senate passes bill for self-driving cars (Los Angeles Times)
  • CA Senate passes bill that limits salaries at CSU (Sacramento Bee)
  • California Democrats balk at deeper cuts for state’s poorest residents (Sacramento Bee)
  • Purple Super Pac launched to support registered Independents (Sacramento Bee)
  • U-T: State Plans Big Changes To Testing, Instruction
 
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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 

 
February 9, 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

 

  • Grossmont High School teachers vote to explore becoming charter (La Mesa Patch)
  • Fire Chief Augie Ghio chats about state of San Miguel Fire District following release of RFPs (La Mesa Patch)
  • City Council okays livestock for city residents (10 News)
  • A Guide to Understanding the Sweetwater Scandal (Voice of San Diego)
  • San Onofre shutdown costing up to $1 million a day (KPBS)
  • Secrets of the Centennial: How suffrage put progressive town on path to self determination (La Mesa Patch)
  • Light on cockroaches (Valley Roadrunner editorial on Supervisors’ recent actions)
  • Bob Filner to La Mesa: You have a stake in who is mayor of San Diego(La Mesa Patch)
  • Nuke inspections focus on unusual wear on tubes (Sacramento Bee) 
STATE  
  • Federal appeals court: CA gay marriage ban is unconstitutional (AP)
  • Governor signs bill that allows internal borrowing (Sacramento Bee) 
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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 
January 26, 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 Miguel Fire Agency may contract out its mission (San Diego U-T) 
  • Judge strikes down political fundraising limits in San Diego (LA Times)
  • Ex-Helix QB Smith one win away from Superbowl (UT San Diego)
  • Citing costs, poor service, charters ditch district special ed
  • Special Report: La Mesa Policing 2012—Can the robbery wave be stopped? (La Mesa Today) 
  • Fair Trade La Mesa organizers hold monthly events (La Mesa Today)
  • Doug Manchester, cheerleader in chief (Voice of San Diego)
  • How to dodge lobbyist regulations, the expensive way (CityBeat) 
 
STATE 
  • Federal judge blocks California cuts to in-home care program (Sacramento Bee)
  • Plan would eliminate tuition to UC’s benefit (San Francisco Chronicle 
  • Protesters briefly trap regents inside building at UC Riverside (LA Times blog)
  • Cal-State caps pay for university presidents (Los Angeles Times) 
 
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FIRE DESTROYS TRAILER HOME IN EL CAJON, DISPLACING ELDERLY COUPLE


January 2, 2012 (El Cajon)—An elderly couple and their dog have lost their trailer home in a fire which was reported last night at 9:20 p.m.  Heartland Fire & Rescue in El Cajon responded to the blaze at the Paradise Trailer Home Park in the 1300 block of East Main Street in El Cajon. 

MAN DIES IN SPRING VALLEY FIRE

December 2, 2011 (Spring Valley) -- San Miguel Firefighters responded to fully involved structure fire on the 2900 Block of Vista Drive, in Spring Valley. The fire started somewhere inside a detached garage with a large apartment style room above. According to the male property owner, his brother lived in the room above the garage.  Soon after the fire, as they searched the residence a body was found.
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