East County Roundup highlights stories of interest to East County featured in other media outlets.
This week’s “Roundup” stories include:
• SDG&E wants to charge more during peak hours
• Expert suggests quake insurance for San Diegans
• County’s home prices up 7% in May
• Horn’s non-permitted work goes beyond barn alterations
• Salinity stresses avocado trees, growers
SDG&E WANTS TO CHARGE MORE DURING PEAK HOURS
Officials hope to avert need for ‘peaker’ plants
July 8, 2010 (Union-Tribune) – San Diego Gas & Electric wants you to think more about when you use electricity and what it costs.
EXPERT SUGGESTS QUAKE INSURANCE FOR SAN DIEGANS
Geologist Dr. Pat Abbott Recommends San Diegans Be Prepared For Next Quake
July 8, 2010 (10News) -- SAN DIEGO -- One of San Diego's top experts on earthquakes told 10News he does not have earthquake insurance for his home, but recommended which homes should be insured.
COUNTY’S HOME PRICES UP 7% IN MAY
State’s metro area bucks national trend
July 8, 2010 (Union-Tribune) -- San Diego County’s home prices rose 7 percent in May from the previous year, the second highest year-over-year increase in the country, according to the real estate website zillow.com. Nationwide, home prices dropped 3.8 percent in the same time period.
HORN’S NON-PERMITTED WORK GOES BEYOND BARN ALTERATIONS
County supervisor to pay about $3,300 to meet building code requirements
July 7, 2010 (North County Times) -- San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn has done more than just a recent remodel at a barn on his Valley Center property without first getting approval from the Department of Planning and Land Use he helps oversee.
SALINITY STRESSES AVOCADO TREES, GROWERS
Saltier water threatens Southern California crop
July 3, 2010 (North County Times) -- You probably wouldn't notice it, but Southern California's avocado trees definitely do ---- the water is getting saltier. And the trend poses yet another challenge to the region's avocado growers, who for years have struggled with the rising price and reduced supply of water.