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South Bay judge upholds majority of indictments in pay-to-play

New charges were dismissed in three South Bay school districts' alleged pay-to-play charges--the bulk still hold

Twenty-two charges were dropped for defendants in a South Bay corruption case during hearings held on October 8 and 9. ...

Chula Vista from boom to bust to boom

Forbes calls Chula Vista "Second Fastest-Growing City Since Recession;" Growth Oversight Commission's report on fire, libraries, police and traffic

The Millenia project in Chula Vista broke ground September 26 only a short time after Forbes magazine called the city ...

Que Viva! Cine Latino Returns to Otay Ranch

Attention culture buffs, students of language, and seekers of free fun in South County. Que Viva! Cine Latino returns to ...

Water rates hike proposed for some South County residents

Sweetwater Authority to consider water rate increase, some increases as high as 50%

The Sweetwater Authority board of directors will consider a water rate increase on August 26. The authority provides water services ...

California Public Record Act decimated by recent vote

Will Governor Brown use his veto power? What do local politicians have to say about their vote?

Peter Scheer of the California First Amendment Coalition is calling on people who are concerned about open government to contact ...

Assemblymember Shirley Weber holds Budget Town Hall in Chula Vista

Panelists present budget possibilities and concerns for the 79th district

Shirley Weber, assembly member for the 79th district, hosted a town hall meeting in Chula Vista June 8. Although the ...

Grand Jury transcripts--are there hidden costs to bond construction?

A window into proposition construction expenses for Sweetwater Union High School and Southwestern College

The grand jury's investigation into corruption in the South Bay resulted in 15 indictments of school district administrators, trustees and ...

Grand Jury investigation transcripts for South Bay school districts released

As the wheel turns

Pictured: Bonifacio Garcia, Diane Russo and Lillian Leopold Transcripts of the grand jury's November-December investigation into alleged corruption between some ...

Judge to release grand jury transcripts in alleged corruption cases

Judge Ana Espana, who is presiding over the corruption investigations begun in December 2010 will release grand jury transcripts May 29/30

In the South County Superior Court on May 25, Judge Ana Espana inclined toward making 99.9 % of the transcripts ...

Landslide of mailers in Chula Vista for one 80th district assembly candidate

Will the Lorena Gonzalez campaign gain more support with more mailers?

Residents of Chula Vista have received a deluge of mailers from the Lorena Gonzalez campaign. Gonzalez, former CEO of the ...

Southwestern College appoints new board member

Trust continues to be a major issue on campus

April 29 the Southwestern Board of Trustees selected Nora Vargas to fill the position vacated by former trustee William Stewart. ...

Past and present officials from three South Bay school districts arraigned

Trial date set for alleged pay-to-play defendants.

On April 12, in the South Bay courthouse, officials and ex-officials from the South County school districts were arraigned. Despite ...

Strange South Bay Bedfellows

Supervisor Greg Cox endorses Lorena Gonzalez, Secretary-Treasurer/CEO for the San Diego-Imperial County Labor Council

On April 4 San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox endorsed Lorena Gonzalez for the 80th Assembly District Seat. The district ...

First sentencing in South Bay corruption scandal

Henry Amigable, program manager for bond construction at Southwestern College and Sweetwater Union High School sentenced with misdemeanor

Henry Amigable was sentenced March 1 with a misdemeanor in a South bay corruption case. The case is related to ...

Two month delay for alleged South Bay corruption cases

Frustrated South Bay residents unable to be seated in tiny courtroom

Once again on February 15 the wheels of justice did not roll forward. Arraignments for 14 defendants in alleged pay-to-play ...

Alleged pay-to-play cases remain in South Bay

Judge Timothy R. Walsh denies district attorney's motion

At the end of January, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis filed a motion to reconsider the transfer of alleged ...

Another delay for arraignments in South Bay corruption probe

Will the venue be changed again?

Fourteen defendants of alleged corruption in three South Bay school districts — Sweetwater, Southwestern and San Ysidro — appeared in ...

More bad news for Fresh & Easy stores

San Diego superior court imposes penalty on chain

San Diego County District Attorney, Bonnie Dumanis, announced in a January 22 press release that a superior court judge has ...

Unwinding

How is the alleged smuggling plot of Saadi Gaddafi linked to the recent airplane crash that killed Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera?

A plane that crashed on its way to Toluca Mexico killing Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera and six other people is ...

Out with the old...

Chula Vista's newly sworn in council member, Mary Salas, anxious to repeal ordinance

At a December 4 Chula Vista council meeting, incumbent Pamela Bensoussan and Mary Salas were sworn in. A short time ...