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May 16, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media. This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:



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Deputy justified in shooting death of man in Alpine: DA (KNSD)

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office has determined a San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy was justified in the shooting death of a mentally ill man in Alpine. Simon D. Hubble, 33, of Alpine died May 27 after an incident involving Deputy Aaron Miller.

San Diego judicial races: local lawyers raise money and red flags (Katy’s Exposure)

It is common knowledge among investigative reporters, the California Bureau of State Auditors (BSA) and various court reform groups that California’s Judicial Branch has some rather serious ethics problems occurring in its courtrooms and in its court ethics policing agencies. In a 2015 Report by Center for Public Integrity, polled-investigative journalists from across the country gave California’s Judicial Branch an “F” for transparency and accountability.

Bronzed Bill Walton statue is San Diego’s gold standard (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Bill Walton is a pearl string of concepts and philosophies, more than a person. Sure, the person is impressive — a 6-11, red-haired basketball pioneer who arguably became the best in college history, starred in the NBA and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated 14 times. But the man is more, as only San Diego truly knows. Bill Walton is never saying no, to charities or strangers on the street. Bill Walton is never giving up, whether overcoming stuttering, debilitating back problems or rushing to aid all corners of his city. Bill Walton is helping and caring and finding time when none seems to exist. Bill Walton is humanity wrapped in humility. In many ways — with apologies to the world-class zoo, fish tacos and flirtatious NFL Chargers — Bill Walton is the most San Diego thing about San Diego..

16 exonerated of crimes in San Diego County (San Diego Union-Tribune)

As DA's unit looks at conviction integrity, the U-T looks back at those who have been cleared

Fleets of turtles swim warming seas (San Diego Union-Tribune)

As fishermen and scientists chase tropical tuna and marlin that have drifted into San Diego’s unusually warm waters during the past two years, they’ve encountered something else they’ve never seen: flotillas of loggerhead sea turtles bobbing off the California coast.

San Diego, diversity city (San Diego Reader)

San Diego is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, according to a new studyby WalletHub, a firm that keeps statistics on cities, metro areas, and states.  The city is 11th most diverse among 313 cities and 6th most diverse among large cities — topped only by Oakland, New York, San Jose, Anaheim, and Sacramento. Overall, Gaithersburg, Maryland, is the most diverse among all cities.  The study measures a city's diversity in household income, educational attainment, ethno-racial composition, language, region of birth, occupations, marital status, age, and household size.

The Donald Snubs The Duncan  (SD Rostra)

…Here’s the hard truth Congressman Hunter; Donald Trump used you and has moved on to greener pastures.


Governor: We can’t buy our way out of affordable housing problem (Los Angeles Times)

Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to address affordable housing , which he unveiled during a Friday press conference on his revised budget, primarily tries to address the problem by lowering regulations for affordable development.

California immigrant kids gain state-funded healthcare (AP)

Children and teens brought illegally to the United States gained access to publicly funded health care Monday as California began allowing young people to sign up for the state's health care program for the poor without regard to their immigration status.

Official Says 'Too Late' For White Nationalist To Resign As Trump Delegate (NPR)

A man identified as a white nationalist leader was listed as a Trump delegate. The campaign wanted him removed, but a spokesman for California's secretary of state's office say it's too late.


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