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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

September 13, 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:

LOCAL REGION

  • U-T San Diego to buy North County Times, Californian (North County Times)
  • Security tightening at Gillespie Field flight schools that service foreign nationals (Santee Patch)
  • San Diego’s low income communities want clean energy (KPBS)
  • Local mom: School puts putting son’s life at risk (10 News)
  • Poway man invents eco-friendly lawn mower (10 News)
  • Arrest made in auto theft series involving Maseratis and Mercedes (Mount Helix Patch)
  • Lakeside crime report: Three cars torched (Santee Patch)
  • Guilty plea by 21st century “snake oil salesman” targeted by 60 minutes (La Mesa Patch)
  • Reporters challenge SDPD credentialing process (CityBeat)

STATE

  • Judge upholds Schwarzenegger reduction of Nunez son’s prison sentence (Sacrament Bee)
  • Jerry Brown: Chamber clearing the way for tax bid by staying neutral (Sacramento Bee)
  • Sikhs applaud as Brown signs 2 anti-discrimination bills

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 

 
August 9, 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: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LOCAL
  • Padres sold to group headed by O’Malley heirs (UT San Diego)
  • Aquifers shrink as nation digs deeper for water (UT San Diego)
  • Why a Major Food Organization Is Teaming Up With Monsanto and Friends to Block Your Right to Know What’s in Your Food (San Diego Free Press)
  • Local casino’s past, present and future—impacts of Santa Ysabel potential closure( Ramona Journal)
  • Helix extends employee contract, draws criticism (UT San Diego)
  • Dead, sick animals found at Lemon Grove store (UT San Diego)
  • Crime up 6% in county for first half of year (UT San Diego)
  • Democratic Super PAC going after Bilbray with $1.2 million ad buy (La Jolla Patch)
 
STATE
  • California reaches deep into special funds to pay for schools, social services and prisons (Sacramento Bee)
  • State finds $230 million more in unreported reserves (UT San Diego)
  • Real estate license revocations set record in California (Sacramento Bee)
  • Judge says Riverside County can’t close pot shops (Sacramento Bee)
  • Top California Democrats rally around new assault weapons bill (Sacramento Bee)
  • Two California projects selected for transformational energy storage research to advance electric vehicle and grid research (Scoop San Diego) 
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SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF BRIAN HAMMETT IN SPRING VALLEY

 
July 1, 2012 (Spring Valley ) --  Arren William Dangler, 29, has been arrested for the murder of Brian Hammett, 29. Hammett was found lying in a driveway with multiple wounds on June 15 around 12:30 a.m. in the 8600 block of Troy Street in Spring Valley. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died shortly before 2 a.m.

THE GRANDPARENT SCAM: DON’T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU

 
April 11, 2012 (San Diego) -- You’re a grandparent, and you get a phone call or an e-mail from someone who identifies himself as your grandson. “I’ve been arrested in another country,” he says, “and need money wired quickly to pay my bail. And oh by the way, don’t tell my mom or dad because they’ll only get upset!”

 

COMEDY NIGHT BENEFIT FOR THE MELTZER BOYS AT FLINN SPRINGS INN MARCH 23

 

By Caprice Harrison
 
March 19, 2012 (Flinn Springs) – Flinn Springs Inn is holding a Comedy Night on March 23 that will be a benefit for the Meltzer boys of Alpine who lost their mother on December 23, 2011. For more information about the crime, click here.
 
The entertainment for the night includes headliner Chris Clobber, John Holt, Drizz, Diane Jean, Rick Gene, and Charlie Ayers.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH INFORMATION NIGHT PRESENTED BY LA MESA POLICE MARCH 8

 

March 7, 2012 (La Mesa) -- On March 8, 2012, the La Mesa Police Department will be hosting an informational meeting on how to start Neighborhood Watch. This meeting is open to the public and will outline the process of forming a new Watch group.

 

HOW SAFE IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? FIND OUT AT CRIMEMAPPING.COM

 

New service also offers crime alerts


October 19, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Crimemapping.com, which initially covered only unincorporated areas of San Diego under jurisdiction of the Sheriff, has now been expanded to include all cities and communities within San Diego County. The site allows users to click on a map or type in a community name to find detailed information on the number and types of crimes—such as arson, assaults, homicides, vehicle crimes, or property crimes. You can also sign up to receive free crime alerts.

EL CAJON POLICE TO HOLD FIVE COMMUNITY FORUMS STARTING OCTOBER 5TH

September 29, 2011 (El Cajon) -- El Cajon Police Department will hold five Sector Watch Community Forums starting in October.  Previous meetings have been very well received and will again involve all five sectors in the City. This is a n opportunity for residents to ask Police and other City department representatives questions,  voice any concerns about your neighborhood, or say “thank you” for a job well done.  You can also sign up for a Neighborhood Watch program. All meetings will be from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

PURSE SNATCH AT GROSSMONT CENTER

 

 

 

 

On May 19, 2011, at about 1:15 PM, a man knocked a woman down and took her deposit bag near the Target Store in Grossmont Center. The suspect was described as a black male, 20 years old, muscular build wearing a white “do” rag, a white tee shirt and jeans. He was driven from the scene in a white Nissan X-Terra by a heavyset black female with long hair. 

The victim was a 49 year old female who sustained several abrasions as a result of the robbery. She was taken to Grossmont Hospital for evaluation. The loss was the deposit bag and its contents.