Bruce Kauffman

Articles by Bruce Kauffman

National City's Cano accused of Hatch Act violation

Can you run for office if on federal payroll?

Two weeks after being cleared on charges of using his clout to avoid five years' worth of fees and fines for carrying out a dozen projects on his property without the required building permits, National ...

Ice creamery in summertime meltdown

Court scoops downtown's Cali Cream out the door

On June 22, a federal judge ordered a newly-opened ice cream shop in the Gaslamp to close down, citing a "high likelihood" that a venerable ice cream parlor chain based in Youngstown, Ohio, would otherwise ...

Chula is mostly okay

South Bay loyalists hesitant to cut name

In the spring of 2017, as word spread of a marketing campaign to promote good feelings about the city of Chula Vista — and amid a bid to persuade Amazon to bring a second headquarters ...

Probe clears Cano on building without permits

Investigator: outcome may have been different if Cano cooperated

National City council member Jerry Cano has been cleared of wrongdoing by an outside investigator who looked into whether he used his political clout to escape scrutiny and five years' worth of fines as he ...

El Cajon shrink gives up practice

Misconduct charges

On May 15, El Cajon psychiatrist Leon Fajerman surrendered his license to practice medicine in California. A month earlier, on April 11, the state medical board had accused him of sexual misconduct with seven patients ...

National City council member subject of probe

How come Cano paid zero in fines for a dozen violations?

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday (April 18), National City council member Jerry Cano became the subject of an investigation into whether he violated state law by using his official position to influence a government decision ...

Just another night in Gaslamp

The St. Patrick's Day after-effect

Last Thursday (3/22/18), a few days after St. Patrick's Day, a worker at a cigar bar on Fifth Avenue confirmed a report that an incoherent reveler had wobbled in waving an open bottle of champagne. ...

Imperial Beach closings sink beach attendance

Stress on those Pier South tax payments

Imperial Beach by the numbers: Beach closings 2016: 30 Beach closings 2017: 70 Beach attendance 2016: 3.1 million Beach attendance 2017: 2.3 million The number of beach closings in Imperial Beach more than doubled in ...

Wrecked it Ralph Inzunza

Ex-councilman's novel on prison life can't be called a success

Former city councilman Ralph Inzunza's debut novel, The Camp, a semi-autobiographical account of his 21-month stretch in a federal prison camp for his efforts as a city councilor to change the law so patrons could ...

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