Rhinerson Campaign Signs on School Property

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The campaign of Bernie Rhinerson, big labor-backed candidate for San Diego Community College District, has been placing 4′ x 8′ signs on school property throughout the district — as evidenced by the following photos. Rhinerson works as chief of staff for the embattled San Diego Unified School District, and has long been considered the chief architect of the district’s financial insolvency. The daytime photos …

Bribery, Money Laundering, and Public Corruption

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One might think you would read about the ongoing criminal investigation of the Sweetwater Union High School District, but this is about politics in the normally quiet coastal community of Carlsbad. Recently, Rostra ran a series of posts questioning the personal finances of Carlsbad City Councilwoman Farrah Douglas, which became an issue in her campaign seeking election to the California …

Endorsement Time at the GOP Corral: Mayoral and Assembly Candidates Continue Political Shootout

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Bi-polor disorder on the part of committee members? Did members overlook the background of an Assembly candidate? (If you enjoy reading, this will be a nice lengthy post filled with information that will — quite literally — blow your mind.) The DeMaio Endorsement With the political campaign season in high gear and the Republican Party of San Diego County endorsing candidates …

John Stahl for Congress: A Ballot Designation No-No

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Perusing the Candidate List over at the Registrar of Voters website, I found a little diddy that amused me. Aside from the fact that there are 10 candidates running in the 52nd Congressional District, candidate John Stahl’s ballot designation lists him as Veteran/Conservative/Businessman. What’s the “No-No” you may ask? The use of the word “conservative” as a ballot designation. Let …

Sweetwater Recall: Union-driven, or broader coalition? Let’s see…

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An interesting story posted the other day in U-T San Diego, questions whether or not the recall attempt against three members of the Sweetwater Union High School Board is union-driven or a broader coalition of community members, parents, and taxpayers. Of course, we’ll run down the facts and let you decide…

Ricasa: Don’t make me gut my children’s future!

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Wow. Just saw this article from the U-T where Sweetwater school board member Arlie Ricasa, through her attorney, is claiming that she’ll have to gut her own children’s college fund to pay for legal services stemming from her alleged indiscretions — 4 felonies, 2 misdemeanors — if the school board (ahem, taxpayers) won’t approve the legal payments. This brings up a philosophical question for …