Rich Grosch, a staffer with Democratic assemblyman Marty Block, says he reimbursed the Viejas Indian tribe for the $37.11 in food and drink he consumed with Block and other staff members at the tribe’s restaurant, and he’s sent along a cancelled check to prove it. … The Republican Party of San Diego County received an “in-kind” donation of $68,500 from La Mesa’s Alvarado Institute of Skin Care, which was distributed in the form of “gifts for attendees at fundraising event.” The party didn’t pay cash for the gifts, as we reported last week. … Another Pennsylvania school board is in hot water after a junket to San Diego to attend the National School Boards Association convention here in April. Four members of the financially stressed York City school board are being called on the carpet by another board member for spending $2000 on food and cabs during the event. “I will be questioning the expenses for all of the board members who attended,” Barbara Krier told the York Daily Record in an email.

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