UPDATE by Rostra Admin, May 25 – 10:42 p.m…The reference to the restraining order below is accurate, with the additional clarification that it was a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), not subsequently permanently issued. As reported by La Prensa in 1998, after the TRO was issued, “The case never came to court. At the date of the hearing neither Mr. Hernandez nor Bertha Lopez” appeared in court. “The case was dismissed with out prejudice.”
It appears that Bertha Lopez, member of the board of directors of the Sweetwater Union High School District, wife of Otay Water Board Member Jose Lopez, was issued a restraining order back in 1993 for allegedly “stalking” a man that claimed the two were having a relationship. The document notes she was ordered to stay 100 feet away from his residence and the schools where he was employed.
In the restraining order, the man claimed they had “a dating or engagement relationship” and said that she constantly called his house and harassed him, going so far as to say it would all “end in blood” if he continued to ignore her.
Interestingly enough, the date of the restraining order was during her marriage to her current husband, although it states she was living with her sister at the time of the alleged stalking. Jose and Bertha purchased their home in Bonita less than a year after this alleged incident.
It seems to me that Bertha Lopez may have been slightly “off” back then, and her current personality would lead me to believe things may now be the same. That would be my opinion, of course.
I have posted the restraining order here if anyone is interested in viewing.