Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Triple bogey

Juan Vargas takes a break from scandal to go golfing with political cash angels.
Juan Vargas takes a break from scandal to go golfing with political cash angels.

Democratic freshman congressman Juan Vargas, who has found himself uncomfortably caught up in San Diego’s latest political-corruption scandal, has scheduled his latest big-money fundraiser, this one to feature House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland. Called a “Torrey Pines Golf and Family Weekend,” the event, set for February 21 through 23, will cost donors $2500 to host and $1500 to merely sponsor, according to a copy of the invite posted online by PoliticalPartyTime.org. Vargas, who currently faces no opposition in his 2014 re-election bid, recently promised to return contributions his campaign received from Ernesto “Ernie” Encinas, an ex–San Diego cop accused by federal prosecutors of laundering cash from an unnamed Mexican national, widely said to be José Susumo Azano Matsura, to a bevy of San Diego politicos, including fallen Democratic mayor Bob Filner and GOP district attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Political goldmine GOP county supervisors Ron Roberts and Bill Horn, facing reelection this year, have been especially busy padding their campaign funds, according to recently filed campaign disclosure reports for last year. At the end of the year, Roberts’s fund was sitting on $169,740. Horn had $141,025. Donors to Roberts included Paul Viviano, chief executive officer of UC San Diego Health System and the school’s associate vice chancellor, who kicked in $700 on July 31. Viviano’s annual base salary is $720,00, plus other benefits to total $908,916, according to university records.

Another $700 Roberts donor in July was James Neal Blue, chairman and CEO of General Atomics, maker of the Predator drone. Developers and builders gave generously to pro-growth Horn, including Jeb Hall of Concordia Homes, Lusardi Construction chairman John Bailey, and Landmark Consulting’s Mark Brencick. Trash magnate Edward Burr, chairman of EDCO Waste and Recycling Services, gave $500. Erik Brandin of Good Sense, Inc., in Las Vegas, kicked in $700. Records show he is also associated with Brandin Real Estate and Arizona Goldmine, LLC. Rita Brandin, senior vice president and development director of Newland Development in Las Vegas, also came up with $700.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

The Brigantine and The Embarcadero: A tale of two happy hours

This could be the best experience on the waterfront.
Next Article

Giovanni Sgambati – an Italian Liszt

Wagner pushed for publication of Sgambati’s two piano quintets.
Juan Vargas takes a break from scandal to go golfing with political cash angels.
Juan Vargas takes a break from scandal to go golfing with political cash angels.

Democratic freshman congressman Juan Vargas, who has found himself uncomfortably caught up in San Diego’s latest political-corruption scandal, has scheduled his latest big-money fundraiser, this one to feature House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland. Called a “Torrey Pines Golf and Family Weekend,” the event, set for February 21 through 23, will cost donors $2500 to host and $1500 to merely sponsor, according to a copy of the invite posted online by PoliticalPartyTime.org. Vargas, who currently faces no opposition in his 2014 re-election bid, recently promised to return contributions his campaign received from Ernesto “Ernie” Encinas, an ex–San Diego cop accused by federal prosecutors of laundering cash from an unnamed Mexican national, widely said to be José Susumo Azano Matsura, to a bevy of San Diego politicos, including fallen Democratic mayor Bob Filner and GOP district attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Political goldmine GOP county supervisors Ron Roberts and Bill Horn, facing reelection this year, have been especially busy padding their campaign funds, according to recently filed campaign disclosure reports for last year. At the end of the year, Roberts’s fund was sitting on $169,740. Horn had $141,025. Donors to Roberts included Paul Viviano, chief executive officer of UC San Diego Health System and the school’s associate vice chancellor, who kicked in $700 on July 31. Viviano’s annual base salary is $720,00, plus other benefits to total $908,916, according to university records.

Another $700 Roberts donor in July was James Neal Blue, chairman and CEO of General Atomics, maker of the Predator drone. Developers and builders gave generously to pro-growth Horn, including Jeb Hall of Concordia Homes, Lusardi Construction chairman John Bailey, and Landmark Consulting’s Mark Brencick. Trash magnate Edward Burr, chairman of EDCO Waste and Recycling Services, gave $500. Erik Brandin of Good Sense, Inc., in Las Vegas, kicked in $700. Records show he is also associated with Brandin Real Estate and Arizona Goldmine, LLC. Rita Brandin, senior vice president and development director of Newland Development in Las Vegas, also came up with $700.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies, uncovered

Nudity does more to advance an actress’s career than it does the plot
Next Article

Terra Lawson-Remer out-raises Kristin Gaspar

San Diego State not ready for emergency
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close