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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 

March 29, 2012 --  (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
  • Strong majority backs Jerry Brown’s tax initiative (LA Times)
  • Judge tentatively rules for California in school funding suit (Sacramento Bee)
  • Mitt Romney announces California team (Sacramento Bee)
  • Beekeepers ask EPA to ban pesticide (Sacarmento Bee)
  • Solyndra times seven (City Journal)
LOCAL
  • Feds: San Onofre to remain shut down indefinitely (UT San Diego)
  • El Cajon Council fills vacancy (UT San Diego)
  • Is prison realignment working in San Diego? (KPBS)
  • Defendant rolls on Sweetwater Board member (UT San Diego)
Scroll down for excerpts and links to full stories. 

 

READER’S EDITORIAL: WHY DOES OUR SENATOR CARE MORE ABOUT THE DEAD THAN THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING IN HIS DISTRICT?

By Rex Lyons
 
November 8, 2011 (El Cajon) –There’s something very troubling about the newsletter I received from Joel Anderson, our Republican state senator.  It’s filled with stories about honoring the dead—naming a roadway for a fallen CHP officer,  breaking ground at a sports park named for the late President Ronald Reagan, and commemorating  9/11 victims.
 
 
 
 

EDITORIAL: LET SCHOOLS SELL OLD BOOKS TO ENSURE EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

By Assemblymembers Joel Anderson and Julia Brownley

June 9, 2009 (Sacramento)--Our local libraries often hold book sales to generate funds for new books, or other needed materials or supplies. It makes sense: Sell old or out of date resources and use those funds to purchase new items. A no-brainer.

Many school districts in California have stacks of unneeded, old and obsolete instructional materials in warehouses which if resold could generate new funds for our schools.