East County Roundup features top stories impacting East County published in other media.
Roundup stories in this issue:
• Winery change goes to supervisors with no recommendation
• Final count: Mullin defeats Vaus with 104 votes (Poway Council)
• 2 more to be sentenced in 2008 SDSU stabbing
• Dubois family seeks damages from state
• Court bolsters gun rights
• Doctors test new rattlesnake antivenom
• Man accused of flashing girl, fondling others in Escondido
• Authorities deal with more bee swarms
• King family moving back to Illinois
• Unemployment rate drops in San Diego
• Ex-Helix High official acquitted of some charges
• SDG&E’s customers to pay for fire repairs
WINERY CHANGE GOES TO SUPERVISORS WITH NO RECOMMENDATION
June 30, 2010 (Ramona Sentinel) -- A proposed General Plan Amendment to exempt certain winery classifications from restrictions on land with certain types zoning will go to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors without the support of the county’s planning commission.
The commission’s June 25 hearing saw Commissioners Leon Brooks, Peder Norby and David Pallinger vote to recommend the exemption while Michael Beck and John Riess voted in opposition. Commissioners Adam Day and Bryan Woods were not at the meeting and, without the necessary four votes for support, the commission’s official recommendation is a denial.
FINAL COUNT: MULLIN DEFEATS VAUS WITH 104 VOTES
July 2, 2010 (Pomerado News) – John Mullin will be sworn in on Tuesday, July 6 as the Poway City Council recall replacement candidate.
2 MORE TO BE SENTENCED IN 2008 SDSU STABBING
Esteban Nunez, 21, son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, sentenced for same incident
July 2, 2010 (San Diego) -- Sentencing is scheduled Friday for two Sacramento men who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the 2008 stabbing death of a college student during a fight on the San Diego State University campus.
DUBOIS FAMILY SEEKS DAMAGES FROM STATE
July 1, 2010 (Channel 10 News) -- The parents of a Southern California teenager who was raped and murdered by a convicted child molester have filed damage claims against the state, according to documents released Thursday to The Associated Press.
Maurice Dubois and Carrie McGonigle, the parents of 14-year-old Amber Dubois, alleged the state corrections department missed chances to send John Albert Gardner III back to prison while he was on parole. They are seeking unspecified damages of more than $25,000.
COURT BOLSTERS GUN RIGHTS
State laws likely to face challenges
June 30, 2010 (San Diego Union-Tribune) -- What impact the court's ruling will have on California stores like the El Cajon Gun Exchange remains unclear.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that Americans have a constitutional right to own guns that overrides state or local bans, a ruling that likely will bring a wave of lawsuits challenging California’s gun-control laws.
DOCTORS TEST NEW RATTLESNAKE ANTIVENOM
Severe rattlesnake bites on the rise
June 28, 2010 (North County Times) -- As rattlesnake populations show signs of a possible uptick this season, snakebite specialists are testing a new antivenin that may offer longer-lasting protection than the existing treatment at a potentially lower price.
MAN ACCUSED OF FONDLING GIRL, FLASHING OTHERS
Escondido Police say man was barefoot
June 23, 2010 (10 News) -- ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Authorities were on the lookout Tuesday for a man who pulled down a 17-year-old teen's skirt and fondled her on a North County roadside, then exposed himself to several other girls and a woman a short time later.
AUTHORITIES DEAL WITH MORE BEE SWARMS
June 20, 2010 (Channel 10 News) -- Authorities dealt with yet another big swarm of bees Sunday, following a week in which a man died from stings and two law enforcement officers were repeatedlystung, police said.
warm was reported just before 9 a.m. in the 11700 block of Mira Lago Way, adjacent to Lake View Park in Scripps Ranch, San Diego police Officer Jane Jacobsen said.
KING FAMILY MOVING BACK TO ILLINOIS
June 19, 20120 (Pomerado News) -- The family of murdered Poway teenager Chelsea King will be moving back to Illinois next month.
In a letter posted Friday afternoon on the Chelsea’s Light Foundation website, Brent King wrote that returning to Naperville, Ill. where the family lived for 10 years prior to moving to Poway will allow their 13-year-son to "enter a familiar community with a sense of anonymity, which for someone of his age and stage in life, is of the utmost importance to his well being.”
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS IN SAN DIEGO
June 18, 2010 (Fox 5 TV) - SAN DIEGO - The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 10 percent in May, down from a revised 10.4 percent in April, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
A year ago in May, the unemployment rate in San Diego County was 9.3 percent, according to the EDD.
EX-HELIX HIGH OFFICIAL ACQUITTED OF SOME CHARGES
June 14, 2010 (San Diego Union-Tribune) -- A jury cleared a former Helix High School administrator of a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor Monday.
The El Cajon Superior Court panel also acquitted the former administrator, Joshua Stepner, of a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Stepner was convicted of one misdemeanor charge, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.
SDG&E’S CUSTOMERS TO PAY FOR FIRE REPAIRS
June 11, 2010 (San Diego Union-Tribune) – San Diego Gas & Electric Co. ratepayers will pay about $25 million next year to cover some of what the utility spent repairing damage to its property in the 2007 wildfires.