April 6, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County, published in other media.
Latest Roundup headlines include:
- Three local dams under state restrictions (San Diego Union-Tribune)
- Alpine Fire District looking for volunteers (San Diegio Union-Tribune)
- California voters overwhelminingly support raising taxes on wealthy to balance the budget (Tulchin Research)
- Citizens Group suggests work be frozen on Alpine High School (San Diego Union-Tribune)
- Alert issued after security incident on Camp Pendleton (10 News)
- Low levels osf radiation found in West Coast milk (10 News)
- Failed pipeline causes more roadway failures (Mission Times Courier)
- Local water restrictions to last another month (10 News)
- Communities divided over proposed Mission Valley Road connection(Mission Times Courier)
THREE LOCAL DAMS UNDER STATE RESTRICTIONS
Lake Wohlford, Lake Cuyamaca and a drainage basin in need of remediation
April 4, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune)--Three dams in San Diego County have operated under capacity restrictions for years because they have been determined to be seismically deficient.
ALPINE FIRE DISTRICT LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
April 4, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune)--Alpine fire officials are looking for volunteers that can assist them during community emergencies.
The Alpine Fire Protection District will launch a six-week academy next month to train qualified locals for a newly-formed community response team, which will help out during a major wildfire, earthquake or other disaster.
CALIFORNIA VOTERS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT RAISING TAXES ON THE WEALTHY TO HELP BALANCE THE BUDGET
March 31, 2011 (Tulchin Research) -- A new Tulchin Research poll conducted on behalf of the California Federation of Teachers finds that California voters strongly support increasing taxes on the wealthy as a way to balance the state’s budget without additional cuts to essential services.
..Notably, the poll finds overwhelming support from California voters for a proposal to raise income taxes by 1% on the top 1% of Californians – known as “1% on the 1%” – in order to help balance the state budget and prevent deeper cuts to essential services. Specifically, nearly four out of five voters (78%) support this proposal with more than half of all voters (53%) strongly supporting it.
CITIZENS GROUP SUGGESTS WORK BE FROZEN ON ALPINE HIGH SCHOOL
March 30, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune)--A citizens group voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend to the Grossmont Union High School District Governing Board to freeze work on a proposed high school in Alpine except for acquiring property to build it.
Whether the board will take up the recommendation by the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee for consideration is another question. The oversight group, which monitors the district’s Proposition H/U bond construction program, plans to present its recommendations to the governing board at its April 14 meeting.
ALERT ISSUED AFTER SECURITY INCIDENT ON CAMP PENDLETON
3 Middle Eastern Men Tried To Enter Base Without Proper Authorization, Base Alert Says
March 30, 2011 (10 News)-- One of the nation's largest military bases is reportedly under tighter security after three Middle Eastern men tried to enter without proper authorization.
10News learned the three men -- 40-year-old Afghani Ahmad Rahmani Naeem, 41-year-old Iranian Vahik Petrossian and 27-year-old Iranian Sengekdi Norvik Avanosian -- attempted to get into Camp Pendleton last weekend under what was considered suspicious circumstances.
LOW LEVELS OF RADIATION FOUND IN WEST COAST MILK
March 31, 2011 (AP/10 News)-- Officials Say Levels Still 5,000 Times Below Levels Of Concern
FAILED PIPELINE CAUSES MORE ROADWAY FAILURES
Lack Of Funds To Delay Replacement Until Mid-2012
April 1, 2011 (Mission Times Courier) -- A failed storm water pipeline that caused two more large holes to open up in an Allied Gardens street last month won’t be repaired for at least another 15 months.
The holes forced the closure of one lane in the 7100 block of Princess View Drive near Fontaine Street. The holes have been increasing in size after the recent rains. One looks like an underground cave formation and even offers a view of the failed pipeline.
LOCAL WATER RESTRICTIONS TO LAST ANOTHER MONTH
Gov. Jerry Brown Says Drought In California Now Over
March 31, 2011 (10 News) -- Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's drought, but it could be another month before water use restrictions are lifted in the city of San Diego, and longer in the East County.
The governor cited recent findings that the water content of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is 165 percent of normal, and reservoirs that feed the state water project are near capacity.
COMMUNITIES DIVIDED OVER PROPOSED MISSION VALLEY ROAD CONNECTION
March 31, 2011 (Mission Times Courier) - It’s only about a quarter-mile long, but a proposed road in a new Mission Valley housing development is creating far lengthier disputes.
The road would be part of Civita, a 230-acre development tucked between Friars Road and Interstate 805 that includes plans for 4,780 homes and 900,000 square feet of commercial space. Construction on the project began in December.