PTAs need to add unions to the abbreviation

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Addressing its significant budget challenges in December, the Sweetwater Union High School District put in a letter, “We have dedicated considerable time and effort to finding solutions by working with as many of our stakeholders as possible including our labor partners, staff, parents and students.” We find the order of the listed stakeholders a bit odd. Students and parents last, …

The Hunter fallout: El Cajon Councilman Kalasho not happy with Supervisor Jacob

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Dianne Jacob’s SDUT comments yesterday in reference to Congressman Duncan Hunter also included her tweeting remarks about State Senator Joel Anderson and El Cajon Councilman Ben Kalasho. She tweeted that all three “have embarrassed themselves and failed those they were elected to serve.” Ben Kalasho presented his reaction in the form of the following Facebook post and photo. It appears that East County is …

Filner or Fellner? Ohhh, never mind.

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This morning, The San Diego Union-Tribune published a Michael Smolens column, “John Cox’s peculiar relationship with Bob Filner,” which describes Gubernatorial candidate Cox as “…one of the rare people in public life who acknowledges being in contact with disgraced ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.” The piece goes on to note how unusual a Cox-Filner relationship is, given Cox’s $10,000 contribution …

Does KOGO need to let Carl DeMaio go?

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Voice of San Diego posed the obvious question when KOGO radio show host Carl DeMaio pulled papers to run for the 50th Congressional District: State Senator Joel Anderson weighs in to us: “It would be inappropriate for KOGO to continue Carl’s radio show without offering equal time to the other candidates.” DeMaio responded: “I am not a candidate at this time …

DeMaio’s dilemma

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Carl DeMaio is a man with a significant dilemma. In recent years, DeMaio has gone from City Council GOP standard-bearer, to 2012 mayoral contender, to runner-up in that race, to a 2013 powers-that-be second choice to replace a melting down Bob Filner, to 2014 runner-up for Congress at the hands of false accusations, to conservative talk radio darling, to once-again …