EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

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July 22, 2015 (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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San Diego County wades into nuclear-waste dilemma (U-T)

San Diego County officials are wading into nuclear storage issues at San Onofre.

Summit: County water supply stable (U-T)

Addressing North County business leaders Thursday, the head of the San Diego County Water Authority repeated a message she’s delivered for months in the midst of California’s epic drought: San Diego has a stable water supply, but has to comply with state cuts anyway. 

San Diego County Unemployment Rate At 5 Percent In June (KPBS)

The unemployment rate statewide last month was 6.2 percent, and 5.5 percent nationwide.

Median Price For San Diego County Home Rises (KPBS)

According to CoreLogic, the median price of a San Diego County home was $476,000 last month, up from $450,000 in June 2014.

County getting more mental healthcare teams (San Diego Union-Tribune)

The county is spending $1.6 million more on emergency mental heathcare.

El Cajon Boulevard Night Market Expanding (KPBS)

First they reclaimed an old strip mall on El Cajon Boulevard. Now, young business owners are reclaiming Utah Street in San Diego's North Park neighborhood.

San Diego Won More Than Money in Ruling Against Rival Water Agency (Voice of SD)

The San Diego County Water Authority won $190 million in court this week from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California – but it also won potentially even more valuable water rights. 

San Diego County's Water Use Drops In June (KPBS)

Urban potable water use in June declined by around 26 percent, compared to the same month two years ago, according to the San Diego County Water Authority.

San Diego Water Rates Could Increase Sharply (KPBS)

Water rates are going up if the city of San Diego's Water Department gets its way. The department is asking for a 9.8 percent increase in January and then a 6.9 percent rate hike six months later in July.

District files geothermal anti-trust claim (U-T)

Imperial Irrigation says its renewable efforts are being choked out of the market.

Jacob fired up over challenge 'rumors' (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Is the Joel Anderson campaign against Dianne Jacob real? It's an open question. 

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High towing fees irk those caught in 15 Freeway firestorm; one charged $2,600 (The Sun)

Angry owners flooded social media with complaints over the weekend that they had been charged $1,000 or more in towing fees after being forced to abandon their cars caught Friday in the 15 Freeway firestorm.

CSU Approves 2 Percent Pay Hike For Chancellors, Presidents (KPBS)

The raise will make San Diego State University president Elliot Hirshman CSU's highest paid campus president — his annual base pay will rise to $420,240.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/kpbs/local/~4/aFvObZsvz6w

Washed-out California interstate highway set to reopen Friday (Reuters)

A stretch of cross-country Interstate 10 freeway in California that was closed after a bridge was washed out during a heavy weekend rainstorm will reopen on Friday to limited traffic, state transportation officials said on Tuesday.

House passes California drought bill, but Senate action is unlikely (LA Times)

It was touted as the bill “where everybody wins” — a common-sense approach to providing badly needed drought relief to California growers, and a measure that would place the needs of people above those of fish. Yet House approval Thursday of the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 may ultimately show just how hard it is for Washington lawmakers to help California as the state endures its fourth year of drought. 

 


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