Dorian Hargrove

Dorian Hargrove is a Reader contributor. See staff page for published articles.

Sweetwater district sued from Texas

Oh no, Eruption has erupted. First off, it's mister but feel free to call me Dorian. You could have gone on to the staff page to see my bio and the hundreds of articles I've written to find that out, but never mind. Not a big deal. There's no contest here. I cover, and have covered, cities throughout San Diego County for the Reader. I don't, and never have, suggested that I am some authority on South Bay. So, before freaking out, and before hurling insults my way, maybe you should do some fact checking of your own. Ms. Luzzaro did a great job. She has her critics as well as her supporters. Best of luck to her. Now, onto the lawsuit. I write for the website as well as the paper edition. For the website, throughout the week, I write brief news articles. Because Ms. Luzzaro no longer contributes to the Reader - for reasons I am not aware of - I decided to write about a new lawsuit from a former SUHSD principal against the district. I found this lawsuit as I was looking at recent court filings, which I do nearly everyday (see the list of stories I have written and you will see what I am referring to). Because of the past controversy with South Bay school districts and because Ms. Luzzaro did such an excellent job reporting on those topics, I wrote about the lawsuit and included the backstory, which Ms. Luzzaro wrote. This article, as all of my others, are meant to inform. I have no objective other than that. I have no stake in South Bay's school districts. So, please, spew whatever comments you might have but try to avoid the insults. -dH
— September 17, 2015 10:08 a.m.

A mugshot is what they seek

Thanks for the comment. Here's a nifty timeline straight from California Attorney General's website. For anyone else that wants to follow along, here's a link...type in "San Diegans for Open Government" in the field labeled: "organization name." --In Dec. 2010, two years after SDOG is created, the Attorney General sends a letter asking for more information to see whether group should be classified as a charitable trust: "We have received information indicating that this organization MAY be subject to the registration and reporting requirements of the Supervision of Trustees and Fundraisers for Charitable Purposes Act (Government Code sections 12580, et seq.)." --Feb. 2011 AG sends another letter requesting more information before determination is made. It wants, among other things, registration form and fees to start trust. --In March and May 2011 AG sends the same letter again. --July 2011 SDOG sends in their initial registration form. --In July 2011 AG sends another letter not asking for registration form or money as in previous letters but for amended article of incorporation. This is taken to mean that previous demands were addressed. --Fast forward to Nov. 2013. AG send a letters saying unsure whether group is a charitable trust. Requests additional information, much of the same in earlier correspondence. --March 2014, AG designates group as charitable trust. Requests registration, fees, and other documents be submitted. --April 2014, SDOG submits all necessary paperwork to be classified as a charitable trust. So, yes, you are correct. The stamps all say April 2014, one month after AG makes the final determination. I don't expect any tweets or corrections. Maybe next time, do some thorough research and save me time from having to.
— June 2, 2015 12:32 p.m.

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