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Otay Water District Appoints Mitch Thompson To Board Of Directors

Chula Vista school district selects new trustee

The Filipino Press San Diego

Philippine Mayor visits a Congressional Office in California

La Prensa San Diego

Democratic process hijacked by appointment process

Trial Date Set for Class Action Lawsuit Against City of Chula Vista over Cell Phone Taxes

The San Diego Reader

Sweetwater Union High School District Borrowing on Bond Funds?

Cross-Border Campaigner

Redevelopment Woes: Chula Vista Files Against California Dept of Finance

Chula Vista Elementary Schools Seek Funding, Hire Consultant

Good News for SR 125 Toll Road Drivers

A Political Scientist’s View on Sweetwater School District’s Turmoil

Occupy Sweetwater Activist Cleared of Allegations Made by Boardmember

Security Guard at Sweetwater Union HS District Meeting Had Cancelled Gun Permit

Anger and Police at Sweetwater Union HS District Meeting

South County Corruption Investigation Widens

Sweetwater Union HS District Rescinds 19 Layoffs, but at What Cost?

Sweetwater Boardmember John McCann Calls Cops on Recall Activist

Recall Committee Activists Ape Sweetwater Union HS District Board

Coalition Seeks “Better Bayfront Plan” in Chula Vista

Is Sweetwater Climbing Out of the Muck and Mire?

Southwestern College Seeks Redress from Contractors

Oversight Board Meets to Disband Chula Vista’s Redevelopment Agency

An Inspection of Lincoln Club Endorsements for Chula Vista City Council

Chula Vista Considers West-Side Apartment Complex

Oversight Board Meets to Disband Chula Vista’s Redevelopment Agency

Lincoln Club Wades into Chula Vista City Council Fray

New Southwestern Affidavits Released

Results of Southwestern College Investigation

Southwestern College Votes for Pay Increases and Campaign Donation Cap

Sweetwater Contractor Plea Bargains in Corruption Case

Homes of Former Southwestern Trustees Searched

Is Chula Vista’s Bayfront Plan In the Bag?

Chula Vista’s Tourism Marketing District Scrutinized

Did Election Tampering Help Create Sweetwater Union High School Board?

Money for Sweetwater Union HS District Board Members Under Microscope

Reforms in Progress at Southwestern College

A Shocking View into Former Sweetwater Superintendent Jesus Gandara’s Past

Bond Oversight Committee’s Suggestions for Sweetwater Union HS District

Sweetwater Union HS District Votes to Buy iPads for 7th-Graders

Southwestern College Foundation Under Investigation

The Star News

TMD spending questioned

No vote needed

Keep Payne away

Bayfront plan is missing something

City and Chamber agree on collection terms

Rules of disbanding

Resist the urge to tax

Group starts recall efforts

From Boy Scout to councilman

Trustee files complaint against parent

Spanish speakers snubbed, Chula Vista makes good

Mayor emphasizes education

Changed plea, guilt admitted

Crowded field running for office

Looking for ways to save Third and park

Changing job description?

District elections meeting goes east

No money for trustees

No confidence in district

SWC suspends ties with contractor

Sweetwater officials in court

Ricasa placed on leave

District elections meeting goes east

The Sun – Southwestern College

Board orders new audit on contracts, SWC Foundation

UT San Diego

Report: Chula Vista tourism dollars blurred

Dumanis ups ante in Sweetwater case

Bayfront financing plan takes shape

Time becomes issue in recall campaign

Former Chula Vista Councilman new Otay Water District appointee

Judge denies protection to Sweetwater’s McCann

Sweetwater board member gets TRO against parent

South Bay bond manager’s home raided

Pension revision catches Chula Vista short

Another contractor pleads out in corruption probe

Chula Vista school district selects new trustee

Budget gap shrinking for Chula Vista

Group launches effort to recall Sweetwater school trustees

Coastal connection for nature center

College wants money back from three firms

Chula Vista begins work on redevelopment puzzle

Chula Vista council race update

Port execs eat well, fly first class

Decision Time Nears for Bayfront Makeover

DA raids homes of former trustees

Contractor aghast at school trustee demands

After resignation, school board seeks applicants

Another Fresh & Easy opens in South Bay

Bensoussan seeks Lincoln Club endorsement

A city and its dream

Dwindling resources, competing interests in Chula Vista

Sheriff’s sergeant under investigation

Protest stops reptile ban in Chula Vista

Chula Vista residents to vote on role of city attorney

Bonds funds spent on P.R. to be revisited : New Southwestern College president reviews Proposition R public outreach

Chula Vista considers election change

Councilman’s brother enters Chula Vista race

Chula Vista explains rental scam

Voice of San Diego

A Guide to Understanding the Sweetwater Scandal

When the Trouble Started for Sweetwater Schools

PR Gets Half a Million in School Bond Money

DA’s Public Integrity Unit Strikes

Morning Report: Water Board’s Secrecy

Water District Directors Meet, Talk in Secret

760 KFMB Talk Radio

SUHSD seeking community members to fill committee positions


Parents, Teachers Speak Out Against Sweetwater Board

NBC San Diego

Sweetwater Board Votes to Lay Off 197 Teachers

School Board Member Abruptly Leaves


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