Sjtorres March 3, 2013 @ 9:08 a.m.

Now the long knives come out from the unions to go after the new college president. Look, Stewart was/is a union flunky. Most of the other board members are also union hacks. They really think that schools exist for the employees instead of the students. 99% of the negative comments you hear about Nish are coming from union hacks and their associates. Take the school away from the union employees and give it back to the students!


Sjtorres March 3, 2013 @ 10:18 a.m.

Oskidoll, I'm not blaming anything on the unions. I'm merely pointing out the fact that the unions generally run SWC for the benefit of the employees (and trades) and not with a focus on education and the students. And when the union flunkies like George Stewart and Larry Lambert et al don't get absolute control, they stomp off and rant like adolescents.


Sjtorres March 3, 2013 @ 10:57 a.m.

You're wrong again. Wake up. It's about budgets and protecting jobs. Jobs. Union jobs. There's a lot of dead wood at SWC and not a lot of money to keep subsidizing the poor performing employees. Writing is in the wall that it may be necessary to let the underperforming employees go due to budget issues. Well by golly the unions just can't allow that to happen! So the character assassination of President Nish begins with gusto. With the union employees leading the charge.


Sjtorres March 4, 2013 @ 11:46 p.m.

I informed you thusly. After tonight's board mtg it turns out that the fuss is all about union jobs after all.

So much for education being at the forefront of priorities at our schools.


Sjtorres July 13, 2013 @ 5:12 p.m.

It's amazing that Don Bauder thinks that Donna Frye, Cory Briggs, Vince Hall, Toni Atkins, Todd Gloria and Lorena Gonzales are all in cahoots with Papa Doug.

Methinks poor old Don is blinded by his extreme ideology and has become unbalanced.


Sjtorres July 15, 2013 @ 7:12 a.m.

According to Lorena Gonzalez, she's talked to more than one woman that was in on the receiving end of Filner's behavior, and it "goes beyond harassment."

Despicable behavior for a mayor. What do we tell our kids? If you have power you can get away with it?


Sjtorres Dec. 19, 2013 @ 9:17 a.m.

Ricasa got off easy! I hope Pearl Quinones, Cartmill and Lopez don't get off as easy. Ricasa and Quinones have a long history of sketchy legal and ethical problems and should not be in a position of public trust. That includes Ricasa's cushy six-figure income at Southwestern College.

And this isn't about Brand at all. Don't cloud this criminal behavior with your dislike of Brand, those are other issues.

I bet Pearl is going to go for a jury trial hoping for a sympathetic jury. But hopefully the trial won't be held in the South Bay where she can intimidate jurors like she's intimidated people throughout her various positions.


Sjtorres Dec. 22, 2013 @ 1:58 p.m.

Another example of board shenanigans is the Prop R oversight board at Southwestern College. All of the members of that board are cronies and political donors of the governing board of trustees. Again, people appointed to these boards should not be political hacks. It's unethical and wrong.


Sjtorres Dec. 22, 2013 @ 11:34 p.m.

Professional politician With ties to Seville construction Mary Salas is running for CV Mayor.

Too bad Cox can't run again. Only decent mayor we've had in a long long time.


Sjtorres Dec. 30, 2013 @ 10:58 p.m.

Nobody died from radiation at Fukushima. But, burning of fossil fuels and climate change may well spell doom for our world as we know it. More nuclear power means less climate change, fewer wars in the Middle East, and fewer oil spills and environmental catastrophes. The new, modern reactors are safer on orders of magnitude than the old reactors. The nuclear scare tactics just don't hold water any longer. But climate change is real.


Sjtorres Nov. 20, 2014 @ 4:55 a.m.

One of the many results of SUHSD breaking the law with regard to Mello-Roos money.

The District keeps raising Mello-Roos taxes disingenuously and using Mello-Roos taxpayers as a cash cow for all sorts of illegal shenanigans.

On that topic, keep an eye on Nick Segura who campaigned on a plan to move (illegally) Mello-Roos dollars out of their Community Facilities Districts (CFD) into other parts of the SUHSD.

The shenanigans will continue until a lawsuit is brought by the taxpayers.


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