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Bonnie Dumanis collects for a “community crime prevention event”

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Bonnie Dumanis had multiple contacts with José Susumo Azano Matsura, who backed a fund on her behalf.
Bonnie Dumanis had multiple contacts with José Susumo Azano Matsura, who backed a fund on her behalf.

As some wait for the other shoe to drop in the federal case against José Susumo Azano Matsura, the Mexican national and sometime Coronado Cays resident charged with heavy-duty campaign finance violations, one of the key players is hitting up special interests for charity cash.

Court filings show district attorney Bonnie Dumanis had multiple contacts with Susumo, who backed an ostensibly independent campaign fund on her behalf. Dumanis, who has denied wrongdoing in the case and hasn’t of yet been charged with any crimes, has lately collected sizable contributions for a “community crime prevention event” run by the Village of Promise. “We serve middle and high school children in the communities of San Diego and who have a parent(s) that is, or has recently been incarcerated,” says the nonprofit’s website. “In addition to the children, the village includes screened facilitators, peer mentors of high school age, college mentors and adult volunteers. Parents/guardians are considered extensions of the Village and are engaged in ongoing activities and communication.”

Dumanis has been chipping in with cash, courtesy of San Diego Gas & Electric and Wells Fargo, which each gave $5000, and Little Italy’s Porto Vista Hotel, which came up with $10,000.


Don’t tell the chamber of commerce, but San Diego has just lost a growing business. Furlocity, an online lodging agency for pets, is pulling up stakes and heading to Upstate New York, where the start-up will rent space in Schenectady’s BizLab, according to that city’s Daily Gazette. “By the end of 2015, Furlocity expects to create up to 12 jobs in sales, marketing, social media and software engineering,” notes a big welcoming piece in the Albany Business Review.

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Bonnie Dumanis had multiple contacts with José Susumo Azano Matsura, who backed a fund on her behalf.
Bonnie Dumanis had multiple contacts with José Susumo Azano Matsura, who backed a fund on her behalf.

As some wait for the other shoe to drop in the federal case against José Susumo Azano Matsura, the Mexican national and sometime Coronado Cays resident charged with heavy-duty campaign finance violations, one of the key players is hitting up special interests for charity cash.

Court filings show district attorney Bonnie Dumanis had multiple contacts with Susumo, who backed an ostensibly independent campaign fund on her behalf. Dumanis, who has denied wrongdoing in the case and hasn’t of yet been charged with any crimes, has lately collected sizable contributions for a “community crime prevention event” run by the Village of Promise. “We serve middle and high school children in the communities of San Diego and who have a parent(s) that is, or has recently been incarcerated,” says the nonprofit’s website. “In addition to the children, the village includes screened facilitators, peer mentors of high school age, college mentors and adult volunteers. Parents/guardians are considered extensions of the Village and are engaged in ongoing activities and communication.”

Dumanis has been chipping in with cash, courtesy of San Diego Gas & Electric and Wells Fargo, which each gave $5000, and Little Italy’s Porto Vista Hotel, which came up with $10,000.


Don’t tell the chamber of commerce, but San Diego has just lost a growing business. Furlocity, an online lodging agency for pets, is pulling up stakes and heading to Upstate New York, where the start-up will rent space in Schenectady’s BizLab, according to that city’s Daily Gazette. “By the end of 2015, Furlocity expects to create up to 12 jobs in sales, marketing, social media and software engineering,” notes a big welcoming piece in the Albany Business Review.

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Teflon Bonnie just keeps rolling along.

Sept. 2, 2015

That's because she pakhas her caahr.

Sept. 3, 2015

Looking on the bright side of San Diego's elected officialdom, at least Bonnie Dumanis didn't hit up constituents to pay her personal expenses.

School Board trustee Marne Foster recently held an online fundraiser, using the school district's official logo, allegedly to pay for her kids' college tuitions. When asked if this might have been an ethical lapse, Foster reportedly said she sleeps well at night and that she answers only to God.

Sept. 2, 2015

She also answers to the voters. Her chutzpah was even too much for the Light News to stomach, and there have been, I think, two editorials about her money grubbing. The recent cleanup--we can all hope it was really a cleaning--of school districts in So County may have left a vacuum that Foster is now moving to fill. Will we ever get to a point that one or more school districts in the county is not a massive embarrassment?

Sept. 3, 2015

Sure, there's hope for no scandals in local school districts. As long as you overlook the unions pushing in their candidates, and you overlook the pay and play games surrounding construction bond projects...sure.

Sept. 3, 2015

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