EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: MARCH 11, 2011

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March 11, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)-- East County Roundup covers top stories of interest to East County, published in other media.

 

Latest Roundup headlines include:

 

• Know where to save money at the pump (Santee Patch)
• San Diego Mayor’s race begins to take shape (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• The Endangered school nurses (Voice of San Diego)
• Social medium: San Diego’s food stamp program needs fixing (City Times)
• Study: Most plastics leach hormone-like chemicals (NPR)

CHEAPEST GAS IN TOWN: `SAUDI DAY OF RAGE’ COULD AFFECT PRICES

 

March 11, 2011 (Santee Patch) – Know where to save money at the pump.

http://santee.patch.com/articles/cheapest-gas-in-town-saudi-day-of-rage-...

 

SAN DIEGO MAYOR’S RACE BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE

 

March 11, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune) – The race for mayor heated up Thursday when District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced her candidacy and state Sen. Christine Kehoe suggested she may be moving in that direction.

Dumanis became the second Republican elected official to join what could be a crowded field to replace San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, who cannot run for re-election next year because of term limits.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/mar/10/dumanis-announce-mayoral-...


THE ENDANGERED SCHOOL NURSES

 

March 8, 2011 (Voice of San Diego) -- Half of the nurses stationed at San Diego Unified schools are on the chopping block. Many schools will have to rely on traveling nurses — a shift that could make schools slower to sniff out health problems and less nimble in treating them. http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/education/schooled/article_8ecca6c2-4a00-...

SOCIAL MEDIUM: SAN DIEGO’S FOOD STAMP PROGRAM NEEDS FIXING

March 8, 2011 (City Times)--My family is running out of food, but there's still one more step before we get assistance: investigators from the district attorney's office must search our house.

The investigators finally arrive. They introduce themselves without smiling. I'm not prepared for what is about to happen.

The lady opens all the kitchen cabinets while I watch, incredulous. She opens the refrigerator, moves around some contents and takes notes. I don't know what she writes, but I'm scared. I need the approval of my application. Otherwise, we are going to end up living in a refugee camp or on the streets.

My daughters - ages 1, 4, and 11 - are watching me. They are worried. I try to smile, but they know I'm suffering. It's the first time they've seen me so defenseless. I'm supposed to take care of them.
http://media.www.sdcitytimes.com/media/storage/paper1083/news/2011/03/08...

 

STUDY: MOST PLASTICS LEACH HORMONE-LIKE CHEMICALS

 

March 2, 2011 (NPR)--Most plastic products, from sippy cups to food wraps, can release chemicals that act like the sex hormone estrogen, according to a study in Environmental Health Perspectives.
The study found these chemicals even in products that didn't contain BPA, a compound in certain plastics that's been widely criticized because it mimics estrogen.
http://www.npr.org/2011/03/02/134196209/study-most-plastics-leach-hormon...