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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: JANUARY 5, 2011


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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.


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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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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: DEC. 26, 2010

 

 

East County Roundup highlights stories of interest to East County, published in other media.

 


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP--DECEMBER 14, 2010


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SUPERVISORS TO HEAR PRO-DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL FOR MAJOR CHANGES TO GENERAL PLAN OCT. 20

 

Development interests seek to make it easier to build housing projects in rural areas

 

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 19, 2010


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BRUSH FIRE SPARKS EVACUATIONS IN SPRING VALLEY

September 18, 2010 (Spring Valley)  12:42 p.m. -- Homes on Via de la Terra are being evacuated due to a brush fire.  Heavy winds are blowing flames eastward, ECM has learned.  The fire is within 100 feet of structures in the area of Jamacha Blvd. and Lamplighter Village.  Watch for updates soon.

 

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 12, 2010


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BOMB SQUAD IN ROLANDO AREA

Update 11 p.m. - The Bomb Squad has blown up the device, a pipe bomb, which was thrown from a vehicle in a Fed Ex box with wires attached.

 

September 8, 2010 (Rolando) – Incident Page Network reports that a bomb squad and robot have been dispatched to examine a suspicious device in the 3900 block of Vista Grande in Rolando, near the College area. 

 

About 20 homes are being evacuated, officer Dino Delimitros with San Diego Police told East County Magazine at 9:25 p.m. Asked if the Bomb Squad has determined that the device in the street is an explosive, he replied, “They said it looks like it.” The device appears to be a pipe bomb, he added. 


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 4, 2010

September 4, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights important stories of interest to East County readers, published by other media.

 

 


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THE BEAR NECESSITIES WANTED: ALPINE SHELTER SEEKS HELP FOR RESCUED CUB

July 9, 2010 (Alpine) – For years, the only “Bear” at Lions, Tigers and Bears, a facility in Alpine for rescued and abused big cats, was a miniature horse bearing that name. But now a black bear cub named “Liberty” has been brought to the facility by California Fish & Game Aget Kevin Brennan, who captured the yearling at a campground near Mt. Baldy in Angeles National Forest.


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ROCK BALANCING MYSTERY INTRIGUES EAST COUNTY MOTORISTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 6, 2010 – It’s not on the scale of Stonehenge. But stacked rocks popping up along an East County freeway are drawing the attention of passersby and sparking a mystery as to their origins. Just who has been balancing stones along Highway 52, and why?

 


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: MAY 26, 2010


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: March 21, 2010


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TSUNAMI ALERT ISSUED FOR SAN DIEGO: REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 5:46 PM

 

Update 3 p.m.:  The tsunami effect locall remains in effect through 5:46 p.m. today for the entire west coast following an 8.8 quake in Chile.  An early tidal surge proved minor in San Diego though Santa Monica had tides 2.2 feet above normal sea level. In other regions, second and third waves were higher than the first.    

 


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: February 1, 2010

 


February 1, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP features important stories impacting East County published in other media.


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NAUGHTY NEWSMAKERS: EAST COUNTY’S TOP 10 IN 2009


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: December 22, 2009


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EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE NAMED BEST GENERAL INTEREST WEBSITE IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, SWEEPS SAN DIEGO PRESS CLUB WITH 18 AWARDS

 

October 20, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) – East County Magazine took home 18 awards at tonight’s San Diego Press Club dinner, including some of the top honors in the region. Our publication was named best general interest website in San Diego County and second best news site (after the San Diego Union-Tribune). Five of our writers (E.A. Barrera, Gayle Early, Miriam Raftery, Jamie Reno, and Joseph Rocha) also won individual honors, beating out many of the top writers and publications in the region. Not bad for an upstart nonprofit media site that’s barely one year old!


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