Water not so sweet

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From the UT… “Calling it perhaps the worst case of public corruption uncovered on her watch, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis on Wednesday announced 26 felony charges against four current and former South Bay schools officials…” http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jan/04/da-sweetwater-officials-they-simply-lied/ See all the Rostra entries on Sweetwater here.

Military File Earns Nathan Fletcher Two Very Nice Stories

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Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with the most interesting local stories of the week and includes stories about statewide politics, national politics and social media. You can hear Tony Manolatos talk politics and media with KOGO’s LaDona Harvey every Friday at 3:50 p.m. on 95.7 FM starting Jan. 6. UPDATED DEC. 24, 9:05 A.M. After …

DA investigators search homes of three Sweetwater Schools trustees

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The U-T has the story… “District Attorney’s investigators raided the homes of three Sweetwater Union High School District board members and a former community college contractor today.” Read it all here. The Union-Trib‘s coverage of Sweetwater has been superb.  Kudos to Wendy Fry and Ashly McGlone.  The school district has seen lots of coverage on Rostra as well, including a …

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 …

Bertha Lopez Received Money From Contractors and Law Firm Connection

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It’s interesting that Board Member Bertha Lopez keeps throwing stones at everyone else for taking money from contractors and the law firm for Sweetwater Union High School District. Most concerning, however, is her complete lack of forthrightness when it comes to her own campaign donations. Lopez attacks other board members for their donations, while continuing to say her votes are …

Erasing, Grading, Inflating

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The Watchdog section of the U-T deserves hugs, flowers, and chocolates for much of the work they do. Just a few minutes ago, Ashly McGlone reports that the Sweetwater school district was caught erasing Ds and Fs from report cards, only to replace them with higher grades. The result? Inflated graduation rates for one of the nation’s largest school districts. Here’s …