EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

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December 3,  2014 (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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LOCAL

The salary you need for a median home (UT San Diego)

How much money do you need to earn to afford a median prices home in San Diego?

Comparing San Diego Law Enforcement to Ferguson (KPBS)

Locals demonstrating in response to the Ferguson decision said San Diego law enforcement also treat minority communities unfairly. We look at available data on arrests and traffic stops to put that claim to the test.FbMnyWt4aKg

San Diego Is Paying Half Price for Quarter Service on Emergencies(Voice of SD)

Alan Arrollado, president of San Diego City Fire Fighters Local 145, takes on the idea that the city could get by with smaller fire crews. A new report looks at the sizes of geographic areas in the city and confused that “half-districts could be served by half-engines,” he writes. “The problem is that these districts don’t have half-emergencies.”

More toxins found at El Cajon school (UT San Diego)

District finds chemicals in more rooms at Magnolia Elementary.

More changes along Prospect in Santee (UT San Diego)

El Cajon man and dog show true devotion (UT San Diego)

Man and his dog, fixtures in El Cajon, were committed to each other.

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Record-setting storm soaks SoCal (KTLA)

Mudslide concerns prompt evacuation in Camarillo Springs.

California police chief connects cops to the community (CS Monitor)

In Richmond, Calif., a police chief has employed several steps that have greatly reduced violent crime as well as the need for police to use deadly force.

California arrests protesters demonstrating over Brown shooting (CS Monitor)

Over a hundred people were arrested in Los Angeles and Oakland after failing to disperse.

Sex Offenders Have Constitutional Right to Post Online Without Revealing Identity (Bloomberg)

A 2012 California voter initiative requiring registered sex offenders to disclose all their e-mail addresses, screen names, social networking user names and other online activities to local law enforcement likely violates the First Amendment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Nov. 18.