Bernardo Vasquez Opposes Transparency – Bond Oversight Member Yet to Disclose Finances and Potential Conflicts of Interest

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As of October 15th, 2012, Bernardo Vasquez, an insurance salesman, still has not turned in a statement of economic interest (Form 700) with the Sweetwater Union High School District. The School District in an effort to increase transparency started requiring Proposition O Bond Oversight Committee Members to turn in Statements of Economic Interest this year. These statements were due by …

Violent Threats By Occupy Sweetwater Result In Restraining Order

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Following a school board meeting on April 16, Sweetwater Union High School District Trustee John McCann was giving an interview with a news station when members of the Occupy Sweetwater group began heckling him and yelling. Occupy member Maty Adato called McCann an a**hole, while Kathleen Cheers told a bystander, Jimmy Delgado, that she had warned her husband she would …

Bertha Lopez Received Money From Contractors and Law Firm Connection

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It’s interesting that Board Member Bertha Lopez keeps throwing stones at everyone else for taking money from contractors and the law firm for Sweetwater Union High School District. Most concerning, however, is her complete lack of forthrightness when it comes to her own campaign donations. Lopez attacks other board members for their donations, while continuing to say her votes are …

Bertha Lopez Restrained for Harassment?

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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 …