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…

Block for Senate, (Insert Name Here) for Assembly

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In local political news today, the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote that Marty Block — everyone’s favorite tax-raising-after-he-promised-not-to-do-so Democrat — is looking to run for the State Senate seat currently held by a termed-out Christine Kehoe. Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldana is in the mix, and there are rumblings that newly-elected Assemblywoman Toni Atkins might jump in. All depending upon redistricting, of …

A South Bay Update

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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 …

Funny Business in Sweetwater

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I was alerted to a story by the U-T regarding scores of change orders being made to construction contracts at the Sweetwater Union High School District. In the article, several residents raise concerns about the oversight (or lack thereof) regarding the district’s spending of Proposition O funds. Within the last few months however, there has been a Recall Ricasa blog …

San Ysidro School Board Member Claims GOP

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Here’s a fun question for ya: how many Republican elected officials do we have in the South Bay, anyway? From our count… not many, and from our knowledge there are no Republicans who sit on the San Ysidro School Board. Perhaps that needs to be rectified in 2012. We digress. One of the non-reported stories that came out of the …

CraigsList and Infighting and Failed Votes, Oh My

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Just a little over a month into Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the wheels are already wobbling. This week marked some public failures on the part of the conservatives to stay united and focused on their jobs. Somehow, even noncontroversial floor votes could not manage to cross the vote threshold, leading some to speculate about the …