EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: REGIONAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

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May 16, 2013 (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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SDSU ranked 7th most dangerous college (Daily Aztec)

San Diego State ranked No. 7 on Business Insider’s list of “Most Dangerous Colleges in America.”

No Vegas, baby: Council denies Mayor Madrid’s trip to annual conference (La Mesa Patch)

The council did not second the mayor's motion to approve a trip to the U.S. Conference of Mayor's Conference next month, concluding that it was not "germane to city business."

Grossmont High arts program honored (U-T San Diego)

Grossmont High School was one of just 13 schools in the state and the only one in the county to be honored this month by the California Department of Education as a winner of an Exemplary Award, which recognizes efforts to promote the arts or physical education.

Nuclear board rules San Onofre restart requires public input (Reuters)

(Reuters) - An independent nuclear regulatory panel on Monday called for a full public hearing on the proposed restart of one of the two damaged San Onofre nuclear reactors, a move that will delay Southern California Edison's plan to run the plant this summer.

La Mesa Meadows project plows ahead despite outcry over bird deaths  (La Mesa  Patch)

KB Homes acquired the development from Reynolds Communities in March and immediately cleared out 74 trees, which residents say had become home to hundreds of nesting birds.

La Mesa Prostitution Investigation (La Mesa Today)

Local police authorities announced today the results of an undercover prostitution investigation which resulted in the arrest of two Chinese nationals associated with La Mesa massage parlors.

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Quest for clean water enters unknown, expensive territory  (U-T San Diego )

Last week, a state agency ordered dozens of local governments to spend whatever it takes to reduce the levels of bacteria, dirt and chemicals in the water that flows from storm drains into creeks and the ocean, when it rains and during dry weather. San Diego County estimates that just one of the standards, for animal bacteria in runoff, could cost $5.1 billion over 18 years.

Israel divestment vote at UC Berkeley the latest sign of hostile campus environment

That same day, hours earlier, anti-Israel protesters and Israel divestment supporters had gathered on the campus’s Sproul Plaza and chanted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will all be free,” a slogan that calls for erasing Israel from the map and ending self-determination for the Jewish people.  

Calif. fails to screen substance abuse counselors (Sacramento Bee)

(Sac Bee) -- The investigative arm of the state Senate reported Monday that it found nearly two dozen registered sex offenders serving as substance abuse counselors in California, which lacks procedures to screen them out