February 12, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--East County Roundup highlights news of interest to residents in East County and our region, published in other media.
Latest Roundup headlines include:
• Sempra LNG plant at center of showdown (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Storing zip codes breaks the law, state supreme court says (Sacramento Bee)
• Family says mountain lion burst into home (10 News)
• Grossmont school district looks at layoffs (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Sen. Rand Paul set to ignore treaty obligations to Indians (Indian Country Today)
• Lock your cars: half dozen vehicle thefts on weekly crime report (Mount Helix Patch)
• Sick pup dies; ex-Marine vows legal action against store (La Mesa Patch)
• If you weren’t mad yet, wait until you hear this (La Mesa Patch)
• County okays turkey hunt at Heise Park in Julian
• Celebrate Ronald Reagan centennial by looking at crime statistics around the Ronald Reagan community center (San Diego CityBeat)
SEMPRA LNG PLANT AT CENTER OF SHOWDOWN
State authorities challenge Ensenada mayor’s bid to close import terminal
February 11, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune)-- A Mexican natural gas import terminal was the site of a showdown Friday between Ensenada's mayor and Baja California officials.
Ensenada Mayor Enrique Pelayo Torres ordered the Sempra Energia Costa Azul LNG plant shut down Friday afternoon saying there were "irregularities and flagrant violations to the law."
STORING ZIP CODES BREAKS THE LAW, STATE SUPREME COURT SAYS
February 10, 2011 (Sacramento Bee) -- A ZIP code is part of a citizen's personal identification, so when a merchant asks a customer for it and then stores it, that violates California's consumer protection law, the state Supreme Court declared Thursday.
GROSSMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT LOOKS AT LAYOFFS
February 8, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune) — Layoffs could be coming to the Grossmont Union High School District.
The district is considering a budget-cutting plan that could include layoffs and pay cuts to address a potential $19.5 million funding deficit next year.
SEN. RAND PAUL SET TO IGNORE TREATY OBLIGATIONS TO INDIANS
February 8, 2011 (Indian Country Today)--Watch out, Indian programs and all those who depend on them. The toast of the Tea Party, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, so desperately wants to cut the federal budget that he’s ready to stomp all over federal trust responsibility and treaty obligations to Indians—even obliterate them, if he must. The good news: The United States won’t be quite so broke. The bad news: The United States will have broken the law in order to balance its books on the backs of Indians.
Think that’s a melodramatic bit of hyperbole? Check out the proposal introduced in Congress Jan. 25 by the newly elected senator. It calls for the elimination of funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Department of the Interior agency that oversees a variety of Indian programs. That’s not all. The senator, who is a medical doctor (an eye surgeon, although seemingly myopic), also proposes trimming almost half of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service (IHS) budget this year.
FAMILY SAYS MOUNTAIN LION BURST INTO HOME
February 9, 2011 (10 News) -- A Palomar Mountain family claims a mountain lion burst into their home on Sunday night.
David Robarts told 10News he is certain a mountain lion broke down his back door a few days ago.
"All of a sudden the door sprung open pretty violently," said Robarts.
LOCK YOUR CARS: A HALF DOZEN VEHICLE THEFTS ON WEEKLY CRIME REPORT
Here is a roundup of the crimes reported in the last week.
February 8, 2011 (Mount Helix Patch) --Mount Helix Patch will try to keep its readers updated on all of the reported crimes in the area. The following is a roundup from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. Information is compiled from the Lemon Grove Sheriff's station.
SICK PUPPY DIES; EX-MARINE VOWS LEGAL ACTION AGAINST STORE OWNER
Josh McClintock, an Iraq War veteran, says case against former owner of Pet Works store where he bought his terrier now is stronger. "Moo-memorial" planned.
February 7, 2011 (La Mesa Patch)--Minnie Moo, the Boston terrier bought by a former Marine as a companion dog from the now-closed Pet Works store, was euthanized Saturday by her veterinarian after being declared brain dead.
COUNTY OK’S TURKEY HUNT AT HEISE PARK IN JULIAN
Two-day event designed to teach young hunters responsibility, stewardship of nature
February 1, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune) -- County Supervisor Dianne Jacob said a one-time turkey hunt for youths near Julian will not lead to broad changes at county parks.
A group of mentored youth will for the first time be allowed to shoot wild turkey on county parkland under a proposal approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
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CELEBRATE RONALD REAGAN BY LOOKING AT CRIME STATS AROUND THE RONALD REAGAN COMMUNITY CENTER
February 1, 2011 (San Diego CityBeat) -- While folks like Vince Vasquez are putting a lot of effort into gathering signatures to rename the Coronado Bridge after President Ronald Reagan and the county board of supervisors are busy declaring Sunday to be “Ronald Reagan Day,” perhaps the rest of us could take a moment to look at the situation around a landmark already named after the conservative hero—the Ronald Reagan Community Center in El Cajon.
…According to the NY Times’ census explorer, that neighborhood is the poorest in El Cajon, with 42 to 57 percent of the households earning under $30,000 per year. Only 68 percent are high school graduates.