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June 11, 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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After losing season, Grossmont captures CIF (EC Californian)

Following the poorest season in school history, Grossmont High School bounced back to become champions once again.

Women found living on Lakeside pot farm (UT San Diego)

Sheriff’s deputies found two women, ages 83 and 61, living in tents amid more than 400 marijuana plants, a hash oil extraction lab and greenhouses in Lakeside on Wednesday. The women were detained and questioned but not arrested…

Alien smuggler indicted in Boulevard case (Alpine Sun)

Martel Valencia-Cortez, 36, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 25 counts bringing in undocumented immigrants, conspiracy, plus assault and interference with U.S. Border Patrol agents in Boulevard. Valencia-Cortez has pleaded not guilty to all counts

Amid legal test, SANDAG starts massive new plan (UT San Diego)

Legal challenge looms over SANDAG's latest planning effort

'Little Saigon' official in City Heights (UT San Diego)

A six-block section of El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights has long been the central hub of the local Vietnamese community and now that designation is official.

Next at San Onofre: Defuel, dismantle(UT San Diego)

Dismantling San Onofre's iconic coastal reactors will take decades, billions of dollars.

Nuclear Fuel To Be Stored At San Onofre As Part Of Decommissioning  (UT San Diego)

Edison has nearly $3 billion in a decommissioning fund. About two dozen nuclear U.S. nuclear plants have already been decommissioned.

La Mesa residents slam land-use proposal (UT San Diego)

Planning commissioners side with residents, the La Mesa City Council to decide what's next.

Back To The '50s Car Show (La Mesa Today)

Car Show Goes On Anyway -- Sort Of

San Diego County To Hire Nearly 600 (KPBS)

San Diego County plans to hire 590 additional workers during the next 12 months, primarily to staff two expanded detention centers and undergo a transition from the Healthy Families program to Medi-Cal, the state health-care system for the poor that’s administered by counties.

'Boy I spent a lot of money on those people' (UT San Diego)

The president of the company managing Sweetwater schools’ $644 million bond program told a criminal grand jury that he feared losing his multimillion dollar contract if he did not shower officials with campaign donations, meals, tickets to sporting events and other gifts. 


How California school districts fare in possible funding deal (Sacramento Bee)

Here is a list of how specific California school districts would fare under a school funding compromise circulating in the Capitol.

California oil tax push would direct new funds to schools (Sacramento Bee)

Just months after California voters passed Proposition 30 to stave off education cuts, a push is under way to ensure that the next stream of higher education funding flows out of the ground.

Judge Upholds Landmark 2003 Colorado River Accord (Mission Times Courier)

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd G. Connelly on Tuesday validated the 2003 Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement and rejected all of the remaining legal challenges to the landmark accord.

Editorial: State can't take risks with county public health (Sacramento Bee)

Protecting public health is a basic government function…Unfortunately, this essential public health function is being lost in the budget battle between Gov. Jerry Brown and the counties in the jostling over preparing for the federal Affordable Care Act.

All businesses could get state tax perks (UT San Diego)

Governor wants breaks no longer be limited to firms in economically challenged areas.