East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County published in other media.
The latest Roundup headlines include:
- San Diego religious leader among those charged with aiding Somali terrorists
- City faces deep cuts after voters reject Prop D
- Madrid claims 6th terms as mayor in tightest race in 20 years
- Baja adventurer and his burro over one month into trek
- Feral pigs make their way deeper into the backcountry
- Sempra, SDG&E among biggest fines levied by state
- Ramona woman pleads no contest to manslaughter in motorcyclist's death
SAN DIEGO RELIGIOUS LEADER AMONG THOSE CHARGED WITH AIDING SOMALI TERRORISTS
November 4, 2010 (San Diego Union-Tribune)—The arrest of the leader of a City Heights mosque, a man described as a revered figure who was known for advocating nonviolence and tolerance, has stunned the close-knit Somali community in City Heights, where many refugees of the war-torn country live, work and pray.
Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, 38, appeared in federal court Wednesday to answer to charges that he was involved in a conspiracy to provide money and other aid to al-Shabaab in Somalia, which U.S. authorities have designated a foreign terrorist organization.
CITY FACES DEEP CUTS AFTER VOTERS REJECT PROP D
November 3, 2010 (10 News)-- City officials Tuesday were facing the prospect of deep budget cuts next fiscal year, thanks to voters' rejection of a proposition that would have raised the sales tax in San Diego by a half-cent.
MADRID CLAIMS 6TH TERM AS MAYOR IN TIGHTEST RACE IN 20 YEARS
November 3, 2010 (La Mesa Patch)-- In his closest race since 1990, Mayor Art Madrid defeated challenger Laura Lothian by 5.6 percentage points Wednesday, with final figures from all 35 precincts posted at 2:15 a.m. Councilmen Mark Arapostathis and Ernie Ewin easily won re-election over four young challengers.
BAJA ADVENTURER AND HIS BURRO OVER ONE MONTH INTO TREK
November 4, 2010 (San Diego Union-Tribune)--Mike Younghusband and his burro, Don-Kay, get ready to set out for another day of hiking the length of the Baja peninsula. Photo by Graham Mackintosh.
El Cajon's Mike Younghusband set out from Tecate, Mexico on Oct. 1 for a trek of the length of Baja with his two pet dogs and trusty burro, Don-Kay.
FERAL PIGS MAKE THEIR WAY DEEPER INTO THE BACKCOUNTRY
October 28, 2010 (The Alpine Sun) -- Feral pigs, which have previously been sighted in and around Descanso, Alpine and many parts of North County, have made their way into the Campo area, according to a Campo man who was treed by a herd of pigs in early October.
The attack gives some credence to concerns the U.S. National Forest has expressed over destruction by local pig populations, but on the upside, could open the back country to more hunting, and hence, more opportunities for local businesses.
SEMPRA, SDG&E AMONG BIGGEST FINES LEVIED BY STATE
The agency that regulates utilities reacts to criticism levied following San Bruno explosion by saying it has fined utilities after all
October 25, 2010 (San Diego Union-Tribune)--Sempra Energy and San Diego Gas & Electric are responsible for nearly one-quarter of the $500 million in fines and restitution payments levied by the California Public Utilities Commission since 1999.
RAMONA WOMAN PLEADS NO CONTEST TO MANSLAUGHTER IN MOTORCYLIST’S DEATH
October 29, 2010 (Ramona Sentinel) -- A Ramona woman pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in the death of Mark Anthony Taylor, who was killed when the woman made a sudden U-turn in front of him on Hanson Lane in front of a school.
This is the second time Katrina Flippin, 29, has pleaded no contest to the same charge, but she was allowed to withdraw her first no contest plea on May 4. This time, Flippin, also pleaded no contest to driving the rental car on a suspended license and without insurance.