East County Round-UP

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 
December 28, 2011 (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:
 

 
 
 
 
 
STATE  
  • California could lose 1,500 inmate firefighters (Sacramento Bee)
  • Rural schools hit hard by transportation grant cuts (Sacramento Bee)
 
LOCAL  
  • El Cajon SWAT standoff ends with arrest (10 News)
  • 11% of city speeding tickets written in one spot (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Sweetwater committee seeks contractor support (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • If they make me go back, I will be lost  (espn.go.com) 
 
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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 
December 22, 2011 (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:

 
 

 

STATE 
  • Signs of an improving economy? Jobless rate continues to fall (Mount Helix Patch)
  • California finally gets a piece of race to the top (San Francisco Chronicle)
 
LOCAL 
  • San Diego utility to pay $24.5 million to county (Sacramento Bee)
  • Del Oro falls to Helix 35-24 in D-II championship (Sacramento Bee)
  • Mount Laguna has almost two feet of snow (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/dec/16/winds-usher-cold-weekend/
  • Women Occupy San Diego sings protest carols at shopping malls (Los Angeles Times)
  • Tollway purchase could increase La Mesa traffic (La Mesa Today) 
 
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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 


December15, 2011 (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:
 
 
STATE
 
  • Majority supports Jerry Brown’s tax plan, poll finds (Sacramento Bee)
  • Jerry Brown’s cuts to California schools less than feared (Sacramento Bee)
  • California’s financial forecasts this week will have real-world consequences (Sacramento Bee)
  • Groups say closing state parks is bad economics (KPBS)
LOCAL
 
  • County won’t take on SDG&E over higher solar rates (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Inside La Mesa’s Traffic ‘killing zone’ (La Mesa Today)
  • Helix football team earns state bowl berth (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • District Attorney settles public records lawsuit [filed by Lakeside resident Mel Shapiro] (San Diego CityBeat)
  • Planning group, Mussey Grade alliance oppose suggested changes in local planning input (Ramona Patch)
  • Guitar-making class hits all the right notes (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Private paramilitary training complex slated for border hits a hitch (Narco News)
  • County okays turkey hunt for youth—again (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Changes at VOSD (Voice of San Diego)
 
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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 

December 8, 2011 (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:

 

STATE

  •  Jerry Brown has plans to hike sales, income tax (Sacramento Bee)
  • California fiscal conservatives file spending cap proposal (Sacramento Bee)

LOCAL

  • Sunrise Powerlink water use put in perspective (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  •  County improves healthcare for the very poor, but stops there (Voice of San Diego)
  •  Backcountry warrior keeps up the fight (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  •  Hunter casts protest vote against immigration reform (CityBeat)
  •  Water district directors meet, talk in secret (Voice of San Diego)
  •  Release of rare golden eagle a success at Safari Park (North County Times)
  •  Our Greater San Diego Vision launches interactive website (KPBS)
  •  La Mesa is in “great financial position” new auditors tell City Hall (La Mesa Patch)
  •  Reports reveal trends in drug use and gang involvement (SANDAG)
  •  Mistrial of Stanley Lloyd Jr. case; new trial may be held (Santee Patch)
  •  Barona murder “a puzzle”; casino and tribal security could have provided more pieces, prosecutor says (Ramona Patch)
  •   So what can schools cut? (Voice of San Diego)
  •    SDG&E defends solar rate hike to County Supervisors (San Diego Reader)
  •    Escondido: Tighten the rules (The Reader editorial by Don Bauder)

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: DECEMBER 1, 2011

 

December 1, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--East County Roundup highlights articles on top regional and state issues of interest to East County and inland San Diego County, published in other media. This week’s top Roundup headlines include:  

 

STATE

  • Kamala Harris, deal breaker: California attorney general refuses to let five big banks off easy in the mortgage mess (Los Angeles Times)
  • University of California Regents okay raises for several executives (Sacramento Bee)
  • Protesters disrupt University of California Regents, but peaceful mood prevails (Sacramento Bee)

LOCAL 

  • UT: Eagles put pressure on SDG&E (10 News)
  • Police say OT for “Occupy” is $144,000 (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Firm pulls plug on wind farm near Winters, citing risk to birds (Sacramento Bee)
  • Wind projects spur alarm among Indians (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Tribes say no to wind farm (Imperial Valley Press)
  • Sweetwater bans charter school teams from league (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Charter school parents blast district: exclusionary policy at Sweetwater decried (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • 72-year-old pleads not guilty to hit and run case involving toddler (La Mesa Patch)
  • Grossmont Hospital preps for major overhaul (San Diego Union-Tribune)
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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: NOVEMBER 22, 2011

 November 22,  2011 (San Diego's East County)--East County Roundup highlights articles on top regional and state issues of interest to East County and inland San Diego County, published in other media. This week’s top Roundup headlines include: 

 
 
 
 
LOCAL
  • SDG&E not telling the truth: Turko investigates smart meters (KUSI)
  • Wildfire reduction program faces funding cuts (KPBS)
  • Navy moves closer to green fleet (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • SDG&E wants higher rates for solar homeowners (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • SDG&E solar charge attacked at San Diego City Council meeting (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • New service lets you pay by the minute to rent electric car: (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Escondido Marine loses legs in Afghanistan blast (North County Times)
 
STATE
  • Studies show climate change impacts in California (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Statewide unemployment declines to 11.7 percent (Sacramento Bee)
  • California Supreme Court deals major blow to gay marriage advocates (Sacramento Bee)
  • California Higher Education Commission shuts down (Sacramento Bee)
  • Community college reforms seek higher completion rates (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Community college reforms make sense (San Diego Union-Tribune 
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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: NOVEMBER 16, 2011


November 16,  2011 (San Diego's East County)--East County Roundup highlights articles on top regional and state issues of interest to East County and inland San Diego County, published in other media.
 This week’s top Roundup headlines include:

 
 
 
 
LOCAL
  • Report: Safety of 2 local bridges questioned (10 News)
  • Grossmont Union board approves new boundaries; no Alpine High School(Signonsandiego.com)
  • $5,000 Fines for Spilling Milk? Rep. Hunter’s Office Can’t Show Examples  (La Mesa Patch)
  • Warning issued after Poway High School student’s death (10 News)
  • Rocket motors being tested inside Lakeside quarry (10 News)
  • Stanley Lloyd Jr. trial begins; Carioscia’s mother released from jail to testify (Ramona Patch)   
  • College compact excludes charters (Signonsandiego.com)
STATE
  • UC regents call off meeting; campuses set for protest (Sacramento Bee)
  • California budget cuts depend on revenues forecasts (San Jose Mercury News)
  • UC Berkeley cop shoots gunman near Occupy protest (Sacramento  Bee)
 
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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: NOVEMBER 11, 2011

 

November 11,  2011 (San Diego's East County)--East County Roundup highlights articles on top regional and state issues of interest to East County and inland San Diego County, published in other media. This week’s top Roundup headlines include:
 
 
 
 
 
LOCAL
  • Energy projects spur alarm among Indians (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Manchester looking at buying Union-Tribune (Voice of San Diego)
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley teachers, staff toss lifeline to janitors, grounds crews (Mount Helix Patch)
  • Not enough help for growing refugee population (KPBS)
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter: Small businesses should pay no taxes (La Mesa Patch)
  • Iconic East County nursery to close (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • All dried up in San Diego County (California City News)
  • A soldier’s return after 60 years (Ramona Journal)
  • Democrats face off in long bid to unseat Issa (San Diego Union-Tribune)
 
STATE
  • Science gets short shrift in California elementary schools, study finds (Sacramento Bee)
  • Initiatives could protect funds for San Diego, other counties (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • New report finds numerous problems with ICE program (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Jerry Brown names PG&E official as his senior advisor (Sacramento Bee)
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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: NOVEMBER 2, 2011

 

 
 
November 2,  2011 (San Diego's East County)--East County Roundup highlights articles on top regional and state issues of interest to East County and inland San Diego County, published in other media. This week’s top Roundup headlines include:

 

LOCAL
 
  • School closures curtailed; new borrowing idea floated (Voice of San Diego)
  • Sluggish growth expected for San Diego economy (KPBS)
  • East County Chaldeans launch TV lifeline (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Sex predator to live in Campo, judge says (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Merchants get a lesson in combating robberies (La Mesa Today)
  • Suggested manifesto for the Occupy movement (La Mesa Patch.com)
STATE
 
  • Local officials file initiative to protect future funding (Sacramento Bee)
  • California’s high-speed rail backers take steps to quiet critics (Sacramento Bee)


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: OCTOBER 28, 2011

 

 October 28,  2011 (San Diego's East County)--East County Roundup highlights articles on top regional and state issues of interest to East County and inland San Diego County, published in other media. This week’s top Roundup headlines include:

 

LOCAL

·         Grossmont District board, others, debate district map (San Diego Union-Tribune)

·         Route 78 between Escondido and Ramona to close [for repairs] (San Diego Union-Tribune)

·         Innovative idea comes to San Diego: converted parking meters will raise money for homeless (CityBeat)

·         Power industry: Still no answer as to why big blackout occurred (KPBS)      

·         Goldsmith’s airpark investment led to a potential conflict of interest (CityBeat)

STATE

·         California board approves cap and trade on climate emissions (Sacramento Bee)

·         Labor balks at Jerry Brown’s pension plan (Sacramento Bee)

·         Gavin Newsom wants ‘pattern interrupt’ on higher education, jobs (Sacramento Bee)

·         California prison layoff notices begin downsizing process (Sacramento Bee)

·         Plastic water bottle makers sued by  California over green claims (Los Angeles Times)

·         State Senate approves bill for National Guard oversight (Sacramento Bee)

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: OCTOBER 20, 2011

 

October 20,  2011 (San Diego's East County)--East County Roundup highlights articles on top regional and state issues of interest to East County and inland San Diego County, published in other media. This week’s top Roundup headlines include:

 

 

LOCAL

  •  Habitat says fire donations misdirected (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  •  U.S. attorney orders shut down of all medical marijuana collectives in county (Ramona Patch)
  • Chaldean business owners meet with Obama
  • City Will Scrutinize Permit Applicants More Closely (La Mesa Today)
  •  City permit changes will get clarifying actions (La Mesa Today)
  •  Otay pins hopes on Mexico plant (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Otay hired firm after limited background check  (San Diego Union-Tribune

 

STATE

  • Wave of state actions could hike water rates (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Does open-carry gun ban make California safer? (Christian Science Monitor)
  • California Medical Association calls for legalization of marijuana (Los Angeles Times)
  •  California reportedly subpoenas B of A over toxic securities (Sacramento Bee)

 

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: OCTOBER 13, 2011


October 13,  2011 (San Diego's East County)--East County Roundup highlights articles on top regional and state issues of interest to East County and inland San Diego County, published in other media. This week’s top Roundup headlines include:

 

 

STATE

·         Showdown on medical marijuana as feds crack down (Christian Science Monitor)

·         Brown signs California Dream Act (Los Angeles Times)

LOCAL

·         Grossmont Hospital panel seeks new members (San Diego Union-Tribune)

·         Rincon to spend more gaming revenues locally (KPBS)

·         San Diego considers an openly gay GOP mayor (CNBC)

·         Carlton Oaks Golf Club Future in Doubt (San Diego Union-Tribune)

·         600 club members praised for showing on state tests: 33 Lemon Grove students notch perfect math scores  (San Diego Union-Tribune)
 

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: OCTOBER 6, 2011

 

September 30, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top stories in our region and state, published in other media outlets.  These week's top Roundup headlines include:

 
 
 
 
 
 
LOCAL
  •          Tribe attempts to evict private military contractor: Los Coyotes band in a legal standoff with Blackwater-tied company (San Diego CityBeat)
  •          Ballot effort to repeal fire fee falls short (Sacramento Bee)
  •          San Diego family of 3 needs $63,000 to be self-sufficient (KPBS)
  •         San Diego ATM fees second highest in nation (KPBS)
  •          Tankers for Sunrise Powerlink project upsets residents (10 News)
  •          Palomar Mountain State Park campgrounds close for good (signonsandiego.com)
 
STATE
  •          California breaks from 50 state probe into mortgage lenders[will conduct own probe] (Los Angeles Times)
  •          Education lawsuit would impact future California budgets (Sacramento Bee)
  •          Advocates for disabled to sue over state budget cuts (Sacramento Bee)
  •          FPPC looks at easing candidate reporting requirements (KPBS)  

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

 

September 23, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup features top news stories of interest to our region, published in other media.  Top Roundup stories this week include:


 

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  •          Grid operators didn’t share info during blackout (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  •          Outage had roots in Mexico, too (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  •          Downtown redevelopment: A special report (La Mesa Today)
  •          Only 5 schools making `adequate progress” in La Mesa Spring Valley District (La Mesa Patch)
  •          13 students barred from local middle schools for lack of booster shots (La Mesa Patch)
  •          City sues 12 marijuana dispensaries(San Diego Union Tribune)
  •          Sycuan Indians shrink reservation expansion plan (San Diego Union-Tribune) 
  •          Questions over missing items at Lions’ sensory garden (Santee Lakes)
  •          Jerry Schad dies at 61; hiking writer once lived in La Mesa (La Mesa Patch)
  •          California borrowing benefits from market, improved budget stability (Sacramento Bee)

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

 

 

 

 

September 15, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top news stories of interest to our region, published in other media. This week's top Roundup stories include:

 

LOCAL

  • SDUSD may close 10 San Diego schools (10 News)
  • East County college district adopts lean budget (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Sewer problems highlight region’s utility weak spots (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Grossmont High School District hopes for ‘soft landing’ in case of midyear cuts (La Mesa Patch)
  • Fiery ball seen streaking across SoCal sky (10 News)
  • Underlying cause of the Southwestern blackout, Sept. 8, 2011: Failure of the smart grid (La Mesa Patch)
  • Congresswoman Davis: Campaign robbed of $250,000  (10 News)
  • Helix grad Shoshana Hebshi makes world news (passenger detained in Detroit) (La Mesa Patch)
  • Sempra announces new company president

 

STATE

  • Jerry Brown calls for ‘war on unemployment’ (Sacramento Bee)
  • Chamber of Commerce wins big on its “job killer” list (Sacramento Bee)
  • Mercury chairman dumps $8 million into insurance initiative drive (Sacramento Bee)

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 1, 2011


 

 

September 1, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--East County Roundup highlights articles on top regional and state issues of interest to East County and inland San Diego County, published in other media. This week’s top Roundup headlines include:

 

• Brush fires serve as a warning to get ready (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Amazon offers jobs to avert ballot showdown over sales tax (Sacramento Bee)
• Brown to propose new corporate tax package (Sacramento Bee)
• Health insurance regulation bill stalls for the year (Sacramento Bee)
• Consumer groups want health insurance rates on 2012 ballot (Sacramento Bee)
• Tribal tensions come to light following the Eagle Fire (North County Times)
• Helix band fears noise complaints could shut program (La Mesa Patch)
• Public uproar halts water rate increase (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Recent rash of residential burglaries in La Mesa (La Mesa Patch)
• Chaldeans face crime ring bust backlash (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• For Fletcher, adoption reform is personal (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• What SD’s new political lines would look like (Voice of San Diego)

EAST COUNTY ROUND-UP: AUGUST 24, 2011

 

 
 
 
 
 
August 24, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and our region, published in other media.  Top Roundup headlines include:
  • Waiting list hits 23,000 seats in Grossmont College District (La Mesa Patch)
  • Judge rules in favor of ex-principal in harassment case [against ex-Superintendent] (10 News)
  • Local Iraqis receiving threats after drug bust (10 News)
  • Construction blues and broken promises (KUSI-Turko Files)
  • Santee crime report: Wire/metal thieves still an issue (Santee Patch)
  • Two-wheelers make an impression in El Cajon (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • SD Unified to review public records policy following complain (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • PR gets half million in school bond money (Voice of San Diego)
  • Romney to quadruple La Jolla home size (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Smoking opponents praise El Cajon law (San Diego Union-Tribune)

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 18, 2011

 

 

East County Roundup highlights stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland region, published in other media. This week’s top Roundup headlines include:


• State singes more from Cal-Fire budget (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Schools flagged for earthquake list left unchecked (Voice of San Diego)
• County has $250,000 in unclaimed funds (Lemon Grove Patch)
• Big changes coming for Alvarado Hospital (La Mesa Courier)
• Journey’s end for reknowned hiker and writer Jerry Schad (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• La Mesa says its ready to put down roots (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Man shot in face Saturday faces months in hospital (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Public art in Village may cost $125,000 as part of City centennial celebration (La Mesa Patch)
• Teachers play musical chairs as school starts in La Mesa-Spring Valley District (La Mesa Patch)
• El Cajon Police Chief retiring (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Former Helix baseball coach named commissioner of CIF San Diego (La Mesa Patch)
• ACLU threatens suit over County grant to church (CityBeat)

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: AUGUST 3, 2011

 

 

 

 

August 3, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County, published in other media.

 

Latest Roundup headlines include:

 

• Lemon Grove fighting back against water-rate hikes (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• La Mesa-Spring Valley Board raps law as ‘financially reckless’ (La Mesa Patch)
• Ex-Principal says Superintendent [of Mountain Empre] sexually harassed her (10 News)
• Supervisors may sue over state fire fee (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• County to consider new plan for growth (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Public agency could take over S-125 toll road (10 News)
• New redistricting maps show major changes for San Diego County (Mount Helix Patch)
• Sweetwater scholarship funds sat dormant (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Momentum grows to limit CSU salaries (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Spring Valley father gets 7 years after posting ‘dead or alive’ posters (Mount Helix Patch)

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: JULY 14, 2011

 

 

 

July 14, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and our region, published in other media. Latest Roundup headlines include:

 

  • County may enact tiered ordinance for small horse operations (Santee Patch)
  • El Cajon reaches agreement with police (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Quiet council settles with Firefighters (La Mesa Today)
  • Schools’ financial watchdog stripped of powers (Voice of San Diego)
  • Legislators to introduce Caylee’s Law in wake of murder case (Sacramento)
  • Local openly gay troops begin reenlisting (10 News)
  • Fact check: Bill Horn’s bogus civil rights story (Voice of San Diego)
  • Bid filed to end collective bargaining for state employees (Sacramento Bee)
  • A Sweetwater resource, but there’s some salt in the mix (Groksurf San Diego)
  • UC cashing in with out of state tuitions (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Powerlink plagued by eagle issues, tower drops (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • A sculpture garden grows in the desert (San Diego Union-Tribune)
 

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: JULY 14, 2011

 
 
 
 
July 14, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and our region, published in other media. Latest Roundup headlines include:
 
 
 
  • County may enact tiered ordinance for small horse operations (Santee Patch)
  • El Cajon reaches agreement with police (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Quiet council settles with Firefighters (La Mesa Today)
  • Schools’ financial watchdog stripped of powers (Voice of San Diego)
  • Legislators to introduce Caylee’s Law in wake of murder case (Sacramento)
  • Local openly gay troops begin reenlisting (10 News)
  • Fact check: Bill Horn’s bogus civil rights story (Voice of San Diego)
  • Bid filed to end collective bargaining for state employees (Sacramento Bee)
  • A Sweetwater resource, but there’s some salt in the mix (Groksurf San Diego)
  • UC cashing in with out of state tuitions (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Powerlink plagued by eagle issues, tower drops (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • A sculpture garden grows in the desert (San Diego Union-Tribune)
 

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: JULY 6, 2011

 

 

 

July 6, 2011  (San Diego's East County) - East County Roundup highlights top news stories of interest to East County, published in other media. Latest Roundup headlines include:

 

  • Region:  Supervisor proposes seceding from the state
  • Cajon city manager steps down
  • Millions made from cars impounded at DUI checkpoints
  • Amazon cuts ties with California to avoid tax
  • "I bought the cop" ; Witness quotes Stanley Lloyd Jr.
  • Foodnetwork "Makeover" coming to Jackson Drive
  • Spring Valley man convicted of putting $3,000 bounty on daughters'  boyfriend
  • City inks deal with police, employees
     

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