Chula Vista: McCann lawsuit details

Greg LarkinGreg Larkin Leave a Comment

The U-T San Diego reported late last week that Chula Vista City Council candidate John McCann filed a defamation lawsuit against the San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO for a campaign mailer falsely stating he was sentenced for a felony. Earlier this year McCann was the lone remaining member of a Sweetwater Union High School District board of …

U-T San Diego: Integrity in campaigns should mean something

Thor's AssistantRostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) Leave a Comment

In case you missed it a few days back… In a political season in which campaigning by deceit has almost become the norm, two local campaigns stand out for their flimflam — the City Council campaign of Steve Padilla in Chula Vista and the City Council campaign of Carol Kim in San Diego. Read it all in the U-T.

Oceanside City Councilmember Jerry Kern Honored by Builders Group

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle FalkenthalThe Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 2 Comments

Oceanside City Councilmember Jerry Kern received an Excellence in Leadership Award for his pioneering support of fair and open competition from the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego at its annual Excellence in Contracting Awards on November 17. “We only recognize one political figure each year, and this year the choice was clear,” said Philip Piel, ABCSD Board Chairman. …

10 Reasons Why John McCann Should Fire Superintendent Gandara

South Bay SunnycrestSouth Bay Sunnycrest 22 Comments

In yet ANOTHER headlining story written by the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Ashly McGlone, the Sweetwater Union High School District is taking up ink in the paper because of shady practices. Not even six months into his term as school board president, it would appear from the outset that the sky continues to fall around John McCann and the school district. No …

A South Bay Update

South Bay SunnycrestSouth Bay Sunnycrest 7 Comments

As an update to the ongoings in the South Bay, I’m sure some of you have heard by now that Democrat Sweetwater School Board member Arlie Ricasa was hit with a $2,000 fine by the FPPC. As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune, she was caught not fully reporting an $18,000 loan on her campaign financial documents. Good, now …

Russ Hall endorses Jill Galvez for CV City Council

Right VuRight Vu 14 Comments

This email was just forwarded to me by a colleague. Maybe Larry will have a response to the accusations that he has supported Democrats in the past (Pamela Bensoussan most recently if I remember correctly). Read on… RUSS HALL ENDORSES JILL GALVEZ FOR CHULA VISTA CITY COUNCIL Dear Fellow Chula Vistan, In 2008, I ran for the City Council and …

Chula Vista’s Flawed Appointment Process, Different Politicians, Same back rooms deals

Right VuRight Vu 8 Comments

Just a few short years ago (4 to be exact) the City of Chula Vista went through an appointment process to fill a seat that was vacated by Patty Davis due to illness. The process was similar to other appointments prior for Port Commissioner, but was deemed flawed by many in Chula Vista, including liberal politicians Pamela Bensoussan and Rudy …