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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: MAY 26, 2011

 

 

 

May 26, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) –East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to San Diego’s eastern region, published in other media.


Recent Roundup headlines include:

 

• Arsonist suspected in San Carlos brush blaze (Channel 6)
• Ex-employee says SDG&E targets low-income ratepayers (10 News)
• SDG&E soaks up scarce tap water (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• County sues over state funding shifts (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Sweetwater official complaints of forgery (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Sweetwater schools take top `Golden Fleece’ award (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Padre Water may lower rates, boost fees (San Diego Union-Tribune)

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: MAY 19, 2011

 

 

 

 

May 19, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top news of interest to our region, published in other media.

 

Recent Roudup headlines include:

 

• State Superintendent reacts to funding gap (KPBS)

• Palomar, San Pasqual Parks axed by state (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Rally sends message to Sacramento: Stop cutting our schools’ budgets (Mt. Helix Patch)
• New City budget calls for restoring recreation, library budgets (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• 1,200 at Super Smith Saturday to aid cancer-stricken Grossmont teacher (La Mesa Patch)
• Ramona residents oppose fire evacuation plan (10 News)
• Schwarzenegger reveals he had child with staffer (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Flying marijuana over the border low and slow (KPBS)
• Historic Borrego home to become research center (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• San Diego home ownership drops in past decade (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Study says public transportation connects, but not always to jobs (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Study links autism to mother’s health issues (San Diego Union-Tribune)

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: MAY 11, 2011

 

 

 

 

May 11, 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:

 

San Diego Police Chief announces strategy to reduce officer misconduct (L.A. Times)
• KPBS blows up “These Days”, exiles classical music (Voice of San Diego)
• COSTCO co-founder donates $2.5 million to SDSU (10 News)
• Suburban El Cajon woman accused of ‘selling death’ (Santee Patch)
• Sinaloa cartel operative captured in Mexicali (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• State’s high speed rail wins $300 M rejected by FL (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Teen suspect detained with big arsenal (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Victim recounts home invasion tied to USD bribery suspects (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• City saves $323 million on retiree healthcare (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• No Sound wall for La Mesa Meadows (La Mesa Patch)

 

 

BACKCOUNTRY’S BILLIE JO JANNEN IS ON THE AIR

 

Award-winning journalist and ECM's own East of the Line columnist hosts TGIF Report on East County issues

 

Show airs Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on FM 107.9

 


By Miriam Raftery

April 12, 2011 (Alpine) – She’s won awards for investigative reporting and spent nearly 25 years writing and editing articles about East County’s hottest topics such as wildfires, wind turbines, border and land use issues. Her coverage has drawn national attention on 60 Minutes and 20-20 TV shows. She’s also rooted out tales of feral pigs and turkey hunts, offered tips on how to remove horse manure, and covered local politics. (Some might see similarity in these topics.)
 

Now the backcountry’s best-known news hound has a found a new home behind the microphone at my107.9 radio in Alpine, where her new show, the TGIF report covers news and events in San Diego’s backcountry communities and Alpine.  East County Magazine readers will recognize Jannen as author of the popular East of the Line column on backcountry issues.
 

The TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) Report airs Fridays from 6-7 p.m. because “I don’t do mornings well,” quips Jannen. If you’re not close enough to Alpine to pick up the signal, you can listen to the show streaming live at http://www.my1079.com.

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: MARCH 30, 2011

 

 

 

March 30, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – East County Roundup highlights important stories of interest to East County and our region, published in other media.

 

Latest “Roundup” headlines include:

 

• Jerry Brown declares budget talks dead (Sacramento Bee)
• City Council approves medical pot ordinances (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• California construction jobs up in February (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Nearly $44K of lawn art stolen since October (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• California adds nearly 100,000 jobs in February (Los Angeles Times)
• 3 arrested in stabbing near Mast Park (Santee Patch.com)
• Sleeping controller = safety concerns (CNN)
• First sign of radioactivity reaches County (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Small businesses at risk for cyber attacks (KPBS)

SAN-DIEGO BASED AIRCRAFT CARRIER PASSES THROUGH RADIOACTIVE PLUME; CAPTAIN ASSURES ALL PERSONNEL SAFE

 

By Miriam Raftery

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March 14, 2011 (San Diego) – The U.S. S. Ronald Reagan, an aircraft carrier based out of San Diego, has repositioned after detecting radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Japan that has undergone a partial meltdown. According to Captain Thom Burke, commanding officer, all personnel aboard are “safe and healthy.”

 

The ship has been deployed to assist in relief efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami, which has left an estimated 10,000 dead and many more missing in Japan.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: MARCH 9, 2011

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Daren Sefcik

 

March 9, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- You just never know what you might encounter on the trails in East County!  Photographer Daren Sefcek headed out to the Anza-Borrego Desert to take photos of wildflowers in bloom--and captured a close-up of this yellow-backed spiny lizard on the trail. 

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: FEBRUARY 25, 2011

 

 

 

 

February 25, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--East County Roundup highlights top news stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s eastern region, published in other media.


Latest Roundup stories include:

• School district public records access graded (10 News)
• Newsmakers reflect on media glow (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Karate instructor pleads guilty to molestation (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• San Diego could be hurt by New Zealand-style quake (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Grossmont Healthcare CEO gets salary boost, will top $200,000 (La Mesa Patch)
• Water agencies look to power industry for lessons (North County Times)
• Planners say aging population to lessen water demand (North County Times)
 

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP


 

 

 

February 18, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--East County Roundup covers top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s eastern regions, published in other media.


Top Roundup stories include:


• Cartels crumble in Tijuana
• City of San Diego needs 10 new fire stations, study says
• Lemon Grove trying to protect funds
• $2 billion in aid open to struggling homeowners
• San Diego County’s homeless numbers rise
• California parks must refocus to survive, study says
• La Mesa thrift store gives its profits back to community
• Group in honor of Amber Dubois gets new 4-footed member

TOP EAST COUNTY NEWS STORIES OF 2010

 

December 30, 2010 (San Diego's East County)--With three disaster declarations in just one year (for earthquake, flooding, and the “bomb house”), it’s been a turbulent year in East County and San Diego’s inland regions.

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a look back at some of the biggest stories of 2010—from Mother Nature rocking our region to political and economic upheavals. We’ve also had stories of inspiration and courage, some heart-wrenching tales, plus news items that range from wild to just plain wacky.



Here are our picks for the year’s top stories that impacted East County.

NAUGHTY & NICE NEWSMAKERS OF 2010

By Miriam Raftery

 

December 28, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice among this year’s headline makers? Our editorial staff has been making our list and checking it twice.

 

Here are our nominees for the naughtiest—and nicest—newsmakers of the year in 2010. Note: We don't include criminals in this list, as major crimes will be included in our "top news stories of 2010" that will be posted in a couple of days.

Do you agree with our choices? Please post comments--and your own nominees--below!

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