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STATE PARKS FOUNDATION LENDS A HAND TO KEEP PALOMAR PARK OPEN

 
June 2, 2012 (San Francisco) -- Efforts by a local group to keep Palomar Mountain State Park open were given a shot in the arm with a $20,000 grant from the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF), the San Francisco based charitable organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California's magnificent state parks.

 

SDG&E DONATES TO SUPPORT PALOMAR MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

 
May 14, 2012 (Palomar)--Rick Barclay, Chairman of Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park, is pleased to announce a $20,000 pledge from SDG&E that will help keep the park open and expand its educational programs for visitors and underserved communities. Palomar is one of 70 state parks slated for permanent closure due to recent budget cutbacks. Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park is the non-profit association working to close the gap between the park's revenue and operating expenses through community donations in order to keep the park open.

READER’S EDITORIAL: APPROVAL RESCINDED ON WIND ZERO PARA-MILITARY TRAINING FACILITY

 
County gets zero benefits for putting residents at risk
 
By Joe Asciutto
 
The approval for the projected Coyote Wells / Wind Zero Para-Military training facility, in the Nomirage area of Ocotillo, CA, has now been rescinded. Along with that goes the false hope that this facility would create a large number of jobs for the residents of Imperial County. Some people are elated about the rescinding and some are not, but whichever side you are on, almost everyone lost in this ordeal. 

CALIFORNIA BOASTS GREATEST NUMBER OF WOMEN-OWNED FIRMS IN THE U.S.

 
March 28, 2012 (California) -- California is home to the greatest number of women-owned firms in the country, with an estimated 1,063,700 women-owned firms, employing 977,600 and attributing to roughly $189,529,000 billion as noted by the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN.

STATE PARKS DEPT. WEIGHS PROPOSAL TO SAVE PALOMAR MOUNTAIN STATE PARK AFTER SUPPORTERS RAISE $72,000 IN PLEDGES TO KEEP PARK OPEN

 

By Miriam Raftery
 
March 18, 2012 (Palomar) – Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park announced this week that they have reached and exceeded their fundraising goal to fill the budget gap between the park’s operating expenses and revenues. The group received nearly $72,000 in pledges—far more than the $60,000 sought.

 

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 
March 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 
  • Fukushima fallout: fire hazard could be state’s tsunami (UT San Diego)
  • Fukushima fallout: lessons not learned by the U.S. government (UT San Diego)
  • Nuke quake study on hold over $64 million cost: utility wants ratepayers, not shareholders,  to pay  (Sacramento Bee)
  • Whistleblowers, Aguirre sue utility watchdog (Voice of San Diego)
  • Water agencies  decry  “secret society”  of agencies (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • La Mesa school shooting plan foiled (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Mary England denies being evicted in family home foreclosure case (La Mesa  Patch)
  • Local nonprofit group’s video parks worldwide movement (10 News)
  • View the video: Kony 2012, Invisible Children
 
STATE 
  • Chamber takes no position on Gov. Brown’s tax plan, opposes rivals (Sacramento Bee)
  • California revenues 3.2 percent shy in February  (Sacramento Bee)
 
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