EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

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April 24, 2019 (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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STATE

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LOCAL

San Diego at 250: A birthday like no other (San Diego Union-Tribune)

San Diego kicked off its 250th anniversary Thursday at the downtown waterfront with the usual speeches, entertainment and light refreshments. But the year-long birthday party is proving to be like no other since 1769.

Something to celebrate? Indians’ conflicted feelings about San Diego’s 250th birthday (San Diego Union-Tribune)

While many hail long-ago soldiers, missionaries and settlers as the founders of California’s first permanent city, the region’s tribes have a different view.

La Mesa ready to pay off library parcel (San Diego Union-Tribune)

City to repay county $745,000 to comply with 2006 agreement. 

New Quake Map Shows Hazard Zones in San Diego County  (NBC7)

A new map released by the California Geological Survey shows seismic hazard zones for certain areas of San Mateo and Contra Costa counties, specifically liquefaction and landslide zones.

Lawsuit Against Plan to Eliminate Parking in Transit Areas (NBC 7)

The City of San Diego has been sued over its plan to eliminate parking requirements for future development projects.

STATE

California is paying tens of millions of dollars to settle claims from deadly wildfire (Sacramento Bee)

California is preparing to pay at least $25 million in insurance and legal claims stemming from a deadly 2016 fire that ignited on state-managed property in Kern County.

Forget the trip to El Salvador, Newsom needs to focus on California’s problems (LA Times)

Los Angeles Times - It looked like an early April Fools’ joke at first. But, no, it was just an ambitious rookie governor trying to play world leader.

New PG&E chief to receive millions in pay, stock to take over bankrupt company (Sacramento Bee)

Bill Johnson, the new CEO of PG&E, will get base pay of $2.5 million a year, plus an annual stock award valued at $3.5 million, to take over the bankrupt utility, the company said Tuesday.

California wants sports competitions to award equal prize money to men and women (CNN)

A bill in the state's legislature would require athletic contests to award equal prize money to men and women  It relates to the Golden State's competitions in surfing, cycling, open-water swimming, triathlons and other sports. Many of these are hosted on state land and waterways