September 19, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top news stories of interest to East County, published in other publications.
Most recent Roundup headlines include:
• Sex offender’s assisted living facility received citation in June
• Toyota settles lawsuit over fatal Santee crash
• ACLU sues to keep Alpine Schools trustee in race
• Water chief takes leave of `bullies, liars cowards’
• Hoover Dam could stop generating electricity as soon as 2013, officials fear
• Grasslands workshop stirs debate
SEX OFFENDER’S ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY RECEIVED CITATION IN JUNE
September 19, 2010 (CBS 8) -- A state licensing agency has launched an investigation into a Lakeside assisted living home where a convicted sex offender was living when he allegedly fondled two boys.
TOYOTA SETTLES LAWSUIT OVER FATAL SANTEE CRASH
4 Members Of Saylor Family Killed In Crash; Technical Problems Blamed For Incident
September 17, 2010 (10 News)-- Automaker Toyota has settled a high-profile lawsuit over a car crash that killed a local California Highway Patrol officer and three of his family members in August 2009.
ACLU SUES TO KEEP ALPINE SCHOOLS TRUSTEE IN RACE
September 17, 2010 (San Diego Union-Tribune) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a local school-board member to help him continue his campaign in this fall’s election.
Alpine Union School District Trustee Christopher Newcomb could be forced out of the race if the government determines his candidacy is in violation of the Hatch Act, which stipulates that federal employees cannot run in partisan elections. Newcomb is a federal employee who works for the military.
WATER CHIEF TAKES LEAVE OF `BULLIES, LIARS, COWARDS’
General manager has unusual parting words
September 16, 2010 (Union-Tribune) -- According to Mark Rogers of the Sweetwater Authority water agency, general managers typically write some glowing farewell words about their experience. Not him.
HOOVER DAM COULD STOP GENERATING ELECTRICITY AS SOON AS 2013, OFFICIALS FEAR
Dropping water levels imperil power flowing to Southern California
September 11, 2010 (North County Times) -- After 75 years of steadily cranking out electricity for California, Arizona and Nevada, the mighty turbines of the Hoover Dam could cease turning as soon as 2013, if water levels in the lake that feeds the dam don't start to recover, say water and dam experts.
GRASSLANDS WORKSHOP STIRS DEBATE
August 26, 2010 (Ramona Sentinel) -- An Aug.19 workshop on preliminary trail plans for the Ramona Grasslands sparked conflict between residents who believe it is their right to access public land and those who are concerned about protecting the environment on nearly 3,500 acres of the county-owned preserve.