Chula Vista: McCann lawsuit details

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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

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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.

Bertha Lopez and the Character Assassination of John McCann

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By now, I’m sure we’ve all heard about the troubles at Sweetwater Union High School District: corruption, scandals, and even a “naked chick” joke. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize the political opportunity to be seized amid the drama — but, what if the supposed “fall guy” for much of the trouble at Sweetwater was the one being targeted? I’m …

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 …

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…

Breaking News: Sweetwater School Board Terminates Superintendent

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After the close of a marathon 7-hour meeting at Southwest High School, the Sweetwater Union High School District Board on a 5-0 vote decided to terminate Jesus Gandara’s employment as superintendent. A big round of applause and kudos must go out to the board members and Board President John McCann for making the right decision and working to get the …