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Former Sweetwater Superintendent Sentenced to Jail for `Pay-To-Play' Corruption Scandal

Former Sweetwater Superintendent Sentenced to Jail for `Pay-To-Play' Corruption Scandal

Jesus Gandara was sentenced to 220 days in jail and placed him on three years probation.
Sweetwater Union School District May Be the Best of the Worst at County Taxpayers Association's Awards

Sweetwater Union School District May Be the Best of the Worst at County Taxpayers Association's Awards

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association's "golden fleece" award is given to entities for the most wasteful and inefficient use of taxpayer dollars.
South Bay Dad Faces Child Cruelty, Weapons Charges After Teen Son Brings Gun to School

South Bay Dad Faces Child Cruelty, Weapons Charges After Teen Son Brings Gun to School

The 14-year-old student brought a loaded .44-caliber revolver to school on Wednesday.
Temporary Trustees Will Serve Sweetwater Union High School District

Temporary Trustees Will Serve Sweetwater Union High School District

The appointees will fill the seats of Sweetwater board members who were suspended or ousted after pleading guilty to various corruption charges.
Central Elementary School Students To Receive Free TB Testing

Central Elementary School Students To Receive Free TB Testing

The time period for potential exposure at the campus at 1290 Ebony Ave. was March 17 to April 23
Central Elementary School Tests Positive for TB

Central Elementary School Tests Positive for TB

The time period for potential exposure in Imperial Beach was March 17 to April 23, according to the HHSA.
Former Sweetwater Union High District School Member Gets 90 Days in Custody

Former Sweetwater Union High District School Member Gets 90 Days in Custody

Pearl Quinones, 61, gave up her school board position as a result of the felony conviction and also admitted a misdemeanor count of accepting gifts above the state limit.
Former Sweetwater Union District Board Member Is Scheduled to be Sentenced Today

Former Sweetwater Union District Board Member Is Scheduled to be Sentenced Today

Pearl Quinones pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy.
Sweetwater Union School District Avoids Potential Strike

Sweetwater Union School District Avoids Potential Strike

The agreement needs to be ratified by both the teachers' rank-and-file and the school board.
Did You Attend the 1964 MLK Jr. Speech at SDSU?

Did You Attend the 1964 MLK Jr. Speech at SDSU?

Seth Mallios, chairman of the SDSU Anthropology Department and the school's historian, is hoping to collect both memories and memorabilia from the talk nearly 50 years ago.
County Grand Jury Report Looks at Improving School Security

County Grand Jury Report Looks at Improving School Security

The report stresses that physical barriers and even armed guards do not necessarily prevent school violence, and those measures should be viewed as a supplement to, but not a substitute for,
Sweetwater Union High School District Board Member Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

Sweetwater Union High School District Board Member Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

A number of other defendants—including former Sweetwater school board member Arlie Ricasa—have also pleaded guilty.
Sweetwater Education Associate Set to Picket Monday Afternoon

Sweetwater Education Associate Set to Picket Monday Afternoon

About 92 percent of the more than 1,400 teachers—who instruct middle and high school students in Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego South Bay neighborhoods—authoriz
San Diego Researcher Explains Why We Trash-Talk Opponents

San Diego Researcher Explains Why We Trash-Talk Opponents

Researchers led by UC San Diego behavioral economist Uri Gneezy have shown that competitors tend to deliberately anger their opponents when it will give them an advantage.
UC San Diego Study Finds Total Smoking Bans Help Smokers To Quit

UC San Diego Study Finds Total Smoking Bans Help Smokers To Quit

California has the second-lowest adult smoking rate in the nation.