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ECM ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

August 1, 2013 (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:

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

July 12, 2013 (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:

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

June 27, 2013 (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:

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

June 20, 2013 (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:

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ECM ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

June 11, 2013 (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:

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: REGIONAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

June 6, 2013 (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:

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: REGIONAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

May 30, 2013 (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:

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND NATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

April 24, 2013 (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:

 

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL, REGIONAL AND STATEWIDE STORIES

April 17, 2013 (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:

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP REGIONAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

April 10, 2013 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup brings you top news headlines of interest to East County and our region, published by other media. This week's top Roundup headlines include:

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL, REGIONAL AND STATE NEWS

April 3, 2013 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup brings you top news headlines of interest to East County and our region, published by other media. This week's top Roundup headlines include:

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: MARCH 12, 2013

March 20, 2013--(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:

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FORECLOSURES DROP NEARLY 40% IN CALIFORNIA DUE TO NEW LAW PROTECTING HOMEOWNERS

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 14, 2013 (San Diego) – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s some news homeowners will love.  In California, foreclosure filings plunged 39.5% from December to January – the first time since early 2007 that California did not have the highest foreclosure rates in the nation. Nationally, foreclosures have fallen too, though far less steeply: 11% from December to January, and 28.5% from a year ago.

What’s fueling the sudden change?  According to Mortgage Daily News, the state and national shifts are due to California’s new Homeowners Bill of Rights, passed by the Legislature at the request of California Attorney General Kamala Harris (in photo, left, with Governor Jerry Brown).


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SAN DIEGAN FILES SUIT OVER SMART METER HEALTH ISSUES

December 29, 2012 (San Diego)—A federal lawsuit has been filed by Celeste Deborah Cooney, who alleges that radiation from a bank of smart meters left her unable to reside in her home. Defendants in the suit include the SDG&E,  the State of California, Attorney General Kamala Harris, California Public Utilities chairman Mi chael Peevey, and Itron Inc., manufacturer of smart meters used in San Diego.

Cooney, a former bank vice president in Massachusetts, moved to San Diego to pursue a new career as a musician.  She performed at prominent locations including the Queen Mary and the Ritz Carlton.  But in April 2011, she developed a ringing in her ears, a “shock to her heart”, numbness, chest pain, heart palpitations and sleep problems that she attributes to a bank of smart meters at an apartment complex near her home in La Jolla.


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THE WOMAN WHO STOOD ALONE AGAINST THE “THIEVING BANKS”

How Kamala Harris played hardball and won $18 billion to help California homeowners 

Story by Miriam Raftery, photos by Ron Logan

February 13, 2012 (San Diego) – Last September, the U.S. Department of Justice and attorney generals from other states were ready to sign a multi-state settlement of misconduct by banks that resulted in foreclosures.  The deal on the table? An estimated $4 billion or less for California, the state hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. Moreover, no wrongdoers would be prosecuted.

So California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris stood up—and walked out. 

Her actions led to a dramatically different settlement reached last week that is expected to ultimately reach $40 billion—including an estimated $18 billion for California and $1.5 billion for San Diego homeowners.


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GOVERNOR BROWN CITES ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENTS, CHALLENGES IN STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Republicans draw fire for criticizing speech—before it was written or delivered

January 22, 2012 (Sacramento ) – Governor Jerry Brown laid out his vision for restoring California’s reputation as a leader in innovation, job creation and renewable energy in his State of the State speech last week.


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STATE SUPREME COURT APPROVES ELIMINATION OF REDEVELOPMENT FUNDS


East County Performing Arts Center is among major projects at risk from the decision

December 29, 2011 (Sacramento) – Sounding a death knell for hopes to restore redevelopment funds eliminated by the Legislature to fund education, the California supreme Court today ruled that the state has the right to eliminate local redevelopment agencies. The decision has sparked criticism from local business owners and politicians on both the left and right.


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NEW LAWS IN 2012 MAY IMPACT YOU, YOUR FAMILY, OR YOUR BUSINESS

 

By Miriam Raftery

December 27, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Starting January 1, new California laws take effect. Some give new protections to the public. Buying a used car? You now have a right to know its history. The government can’t snoop into your online reading habits. Your employer can't peek at your credit report, in most cases. New laws also benefit pregnant employees, organ donors, renters, domestic partners, and bullied gay students. 

Other laws impose restrictions. Want to buy popular cough syrups? You’ll need a prescription. If you order items online, you’ll be charged state sales tax. Shark fin soup and beer spiked with caffeine are banned. Employers have new requirements for notifying employees about pay and more. Kids must ride in a booster seat until age 8. Openly carrying a handgun is illegal, even if it isn’t loaded. 

These are just a few of the new laws in 2012. Scroll down for details on these and more. 


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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)

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  • 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: 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:

 

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·         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)

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·         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)


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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: SEPTEMBER 30, 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:

 


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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)

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