EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

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March 11, 2015 (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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The Plume Won’t Doom the Qualcomm Site (Voice 0f SD)

 There are many roadblocks to building a new Chargers stadium. A massive gas plume that once snaked underneath Qualcomm Stadium probably isn’t one of them.

 

California PUC judge rejects gas plant contract, tells SDG&E to seek clean energy instead

(DIVE) -- An administrative law judge has recommended that regulators at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) reject San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) bid to purchase power from the natural gas-fired Carlsbad Energy Center, the LA Times reports.​   Instead, the judge directed the utility to seek morepreferred resources, such as renewables, storage, energy efficiency and demand response.  

 

Supervisors OK accepting bids for cameras on deputies (Ramona Sentinel)

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to begin taking bids for cameras that sheriff's deputies can wear on their uniforms.

 

The Definitive Guide to San Diego’s Political Musical Chairs (Voice of SD)

San Diego lawmakers are playing another round of musical chairs. Can’t keep up with who’s on first? We’ve assembled this guide to help you keep track – until the Supreme Court decides to reset the game board.

 

San Diego Man Accused of Knowingly Spreading HIV Faces Up To 6 Months In Custody (KPBS)

Thomas Miguel Guerra, 30, faces up to six months in custody and a $1,000 fine when he is sentenced April 13.

 

MTS awards big bus contract

(U-T) -- Relationship with French firm has been questioned in the past.

 

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US, California Modify Area For Renewable Energy Plants

(KPBS) -- The state and federal governments will move forward on less than half the California desert land initially designated for renewable energy plants, officials said Tuesday.

 

12 Groups Ask UCLA to Address Anti-Semitism

StandWithUs initiated the following letter to UCLA Chancellor Gene Block in reaction to an incident in which a candidate for the UCLA Judicial Board was asked if being Jewish presented her with a conflict of interest. The questioners later apologized, but the 12 organizations below seek additional measures.

 

Drone bill gives cops broad power (U-T San Diego)

 Law enforcement groups say they want police surveillance power extended to drones.

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