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COUNTY WARNS OF POSSIBLE BEACH CONTAMINATION FROM STORM RUN-OFF

December 12, 2011 (San Diego)--The Department of Environmental Health has issued a General Advisory for the coastal waters of San Diego County due to recent rainfall. Swimmers, surfers, and other ocean users are warned that the levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters, especially near storm drains, creeks, rivers, and lagoon outlets that discharge urban runoff.

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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COMMUNITY PLANNING GROUPS FUTURE AT RISK; COUNTY TO HEAR RECOMMENDATIONS WEDNESDAY TO GUT OR ELIMINATE RURAL BOARDS

 

Proposals aim to sharply reduce communities’ input on major development projects

By Jeremy Los

Update Dec. 8, 2011 --After hearing a proposal yesterday to streamline the regulatory process for developers, Supervisors postponed a decision until Feb. 29, 2012.

Dec. 6, 2011- Local elected planning groups fear that their days are numbered, as the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will hear recommendations from the Red Tape Reduction Task Force on Wednesday.

Recommendations by the task force could greatly diminish community driven input on major developments in East County communities.

OCCUPYING WALMART: BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS GREETED BY FLASH MOBS IN SAN DIEGO

November 26, 2011 (San Diego) – Startled shoppers in two San Diego Walmart stores received a message delivered by 75 Occupy San Diego protesters forming a human microphone. The protesters urged Walmart shoppers to support locally-owned small businesses instead of corporate-owned mass merchandizers.

View a video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgafr1uO_EY&feature=share

RED FLAG WARNING: FIRE DANGER HIGH ON WEDNESDAY


November 1, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a red flag alert from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2 for San Diego’s mountain areas.

Warm temperatures, high winds and low humidity will create “explosive fire growth potential,” the NWS warns.

Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds of 40-50 mph are forecast, with gusts up to 60 mph in some areas. 

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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CAL-FIRE ISSUES NO-BURN ORDER FOR BACKCOUNTRY


October 12, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal-Fire) has issued a no-burn proclamation due to the extreme risk of fire caused by critical fire weather and acute dryness of vegetation. The order suspends burning permits and other uses of open fire in all state responsibility area lands within San Diego and Imperial Counties.

 

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)

BOIL WATER NOTICE ENDS; SAFETY STEPS URGED FOR RESTAURANTS, MARKETS

 

County Reminds Businesses of Important Measures for Food and Customer Safety

 

September 11, 2011 (San Diego)--Last week’s boil water advisory has been lifted, but the Department of Environmental Health is reminding restaurants and markets that were impacted by the advisory to follow food and water safety procedures before reusing tap water. These include guidelines for flushing and sanitizing, as well as assuring that food served is safe.

ELEVATED FIRE RESTRICTIONS ENACTED IN CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST

September 1, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--Effective today, fire restrictions on the Cleveland National Forest have been moved to the “Elevated” level. The increase in fire restrictions is due to dryer fuel conditions, higher temperatures, and the likelihood of small fires becoming larger fires.

 

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)

AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE GAS SMELL ALONG ENTIRE SAN DIEGO COUNTY COAST


August 26, 2011 (San Diego) 6:15 p.m. – Multiple agencies have received reports of a strong natural gas odor in coastal areas all the way from Imperial Beach in the South Bay to San Diego's North County, Incident Page Network reports.  An investigation is underway to find the source.

 

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 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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