March 17, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights news stories relevant to East County published by other media.
Latest Roundup headlines include:
• New allegations made against SDPD officer (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• County to auction off Dehesa man’s home (10 News)
• Escondido man reaches plea agreement in ‘bomb house case’ (10 News)
• Lifeguards rescue family from OB wave surge after tsunami (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Elephant in the room haunts assessment district panel (La Mesa Patch)
• East County residents speak out against proposed El Monte Water Reclamation project (Mt. Helix Patch)
NEW ALLEGATIONS MADE AGAINST SDPD OFFICER
March 15, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune) — A San Diego State University student is the third woman to come forward alleging a San Diego police officer tried to elicit sexual favors during a traffic stop.
COUNTY TO AUCTION OFF MAN’S DEHESA MUD HOME
Vietnam Vet Joseph Diliberti Has Not Paid County's Weed Abatement Bill
March 15, 2011 (Dehesa)-- A Vietnam veteran is searching for a new place to live now that his home is just days away from going on the auction block.
ESCONDIDO MAN REACHES PLEA AGREEMENT IN ‘BOMB HOUSE’ CASE
George Jakubec Faced Federal Charges Of Bomb-Making And Bank Robbery
March 14, 2011 (10 News) -- A man who manufactured bombs and stored large amounts of explosives in his rented home in North County, which had to be destroyed, pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges that could land him in prison for up to three decades.
LIFEGUARDS RESCUE FAMILY FROM OB WAVE SURGE
March 11, 2011 (San Diego Union-Tribune) — A San Diego lifeguard’s quick reaction helped save a family of four, including a 3-week-old baby and 5-year-old boy, from possibly being swept away Friday afternoon when a tsunami-sparked surge nearly overcame them near the Ocean Beach pier.
… For this family, he said, the water “went from nothing to up to 7 feet in a very short period of time.”
ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM HAUNTS ASSESSMENT DISTRICT PANEL
March 11, 2011 (La Mesa Patch) --With a representative of the Vons shopping center owner looking on, the group planning a possible downtown assessment district grappled with “the elephant in the room” Wednesday night—whether a handful of property owners have the power to decide the fate of the so-called PBID for dozens of others in The Village.
EAST COUNTY RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST PROPOSED EL MONTE VALLEY WATER RECLAMATION PROJECT
About 60 people were in attendance, and almost a dozen residents spoke out, mostly in opposition to the project.
March 9, 2011 (Mt. Helix Patch) -- Dozens of Helix Water District (HWD) and Padre Dam Municipal Water District customers turned out at a public meeting on Tuesday night to discuss the controversial El Monte Valley Mining, Reclamation and Groundwater Recharge Project.
The project essentially aims to purchase wastewater from Padre Dam and purify it using advanced technologies to create clean, sustainable drinking water for the district's more than 260,000 customers.