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

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant)

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.

“Merely” campaigning on the public dime in Sweetwater — for Mary Salas

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin

They just don’t get it in the Sweetwater Union High School District — or at least some of them. Maybe they never will. A few years ago, as news about the district’s culture of corruption was first coming to light, one of the stories — broken on SD Rostra — was about the use of public funds to promote then-Board …

Bertha Lopez and the Character Assassination of John McCann

South Bay Sunnycrest South Bay Sunnycrest

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 …

Should Arlie Ricasa Return to Work?

South Bay Sunnycrest South Bay Sunnycrest

Yesterday, the U-T broke the news about Arlie Ricasa receiving clearance to return to her 6-figure salaried position at Southwestern College. Ricasa, a boardmember of the Sweetwater Union High School District, has plead not guilty to eight felony corruption charges. Do you think Ricasa should return to work? Vote in the U-T’s online poll and let your comments be heard!