EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: JANUARY 5, 2011

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January 5, 2011--East County Roundup focuses on top stories of interest to East County readers, published in other media.


Latest Roundup Headlines include:


• Apparent Santee murder-suicide victim was Helix grad, ex-coach
• Attorney for ‘bomb house’ owner files claim against County
• Border Commissioner touts greater enforcement
• Santee to distance itself from Bell’s auditing firm
• La Mesa VFW ship must vacate long-time University Ave. home
• Santee to state: fund students’ mental health
• Sycuan’s new tribal council announced
• Alpine Kiwanis, Railway Museum receive reinvestment awards

 

APPARENT SANTEE MURDER-SUICIDE VICTIM WAS HELIX GRAD, EX-COACH
 

January 3, 2011 (Lemon Grove Patch)-Michael Cour also coached at Grossmont High and other schools in the Grossmont Union High School District. He and his wife burned to death Sunday in Santee.
http://lemongrove.patch.com/articles/apparent-santee-murder-suicide-vict...


ATTORNEY FOR ‘BOMB HOUSE’ OWNER FILES CLAIM AGAINST COUNTY
Owners offered to sell house for $500,000 day before burn

January 5, 2011 (North County Times)--An attorney for the owners of the "bomb house" property near Escondido has demanded at least $500,000 for his clients' loss and distress, according to a claim filed with San Diego County.
http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/article_7c9032a1-d35a-5901-b4...


BORDER COMMISSIONER TOUTS GREATER ENFORCEMENT
 

January 5, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune)-- The head of the nation’s border enforcement agency said Tuesday that heightened security and improved technology have helped his agents detain a record percentage of illegal immigrants, even as the actual number of apprehensions has fallen.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jan/05/border-commissioner-touts...

SANTEE TO DISTANCE ITSELF FROM BELL’S AUDITING FIRM
 

January 5, 2011 (Santee Patch)--Mayer Hoffman McCann has come under fire after failing to uncover fiscal mismanagement within the city of Bell, prompting Santee to look elsewhere for auditing services.
http://santee.patch.com/articles/santee-to-distance-itself-from-bells-au...

LA MESA VFW SHIP MUST VACATE LONGTIME UNIVERSITY AVE. HOME
 

January 4, 2011 (La Mesa Patch)-- La Mesa's VFW post, called a Ship, took on too much water in the December rains and has been ordered to abandon its longtime home at 7298 University Ave., its leader says. Deadline to move out of the hobbled building is Jan. 27.
http://lamesa.patch.com/articles/la-mesa-vfw-ship-must-vacate-longtime-u...

 

SANTEE TO STATE: FUND STUDENTS’ MENTAL HEALTH
 

January 4, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune)-- SANTEE — A third school district in East County has passed a resolution demanding the state restore mental-health funding for students with disabilities.
 

The Santee School District joined its colleagues in La Mesa-Spring Valley and Lemon Grove by unanimously voting in favor of full funding to pay for the services at its Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jan/04/santee-state-fund-student...

 

SYCUAN’S NEW TRIBAL COUNCIL ANNOUNCED
 

December 27, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune) -- DEHESA — The Sycuan General Council has elected its new Tribal Council. Officers and Council members will assume four-year terms of office starting Jan. 3.
The 2011-14 Tribal Council includes Chairman Daniel Tucker; Vice Chairman Ricci LaBrake; Secretary Candelita Billingsly; Treasurer LaShunna Davidson; and Council members Orlando Sandoval, Jamie LaBrake and Henry R. “Misu” Murphy.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/dec/27/sycuans-new-tribal-counci...

 

ALPINE KIWANIS, RAILWAY MUSEUM RECEIVE REINVESTMENT AWARDS
 

December 23, 2010 (The Alpine Sun)-- The allocation of District Two Neighborhood Reinvestment Program awards approved Dec. 7 by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors included funding for the Kiwanis Club of Alpine and the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association.
http://www.thealpinesun.com/December%2023/as%20inside.html