How did we get here? Sat, Apr 12 2014 12:00 PM

If this thing goes to trial this month — this maroon contusion on the psyche of the South County education system otherwise known as the Sweetwater/Southwestern corruption case —then the Xolos have an excellent chance of winning Super Bow [..]

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Ringing a bell

Now that the foolishness of April 1 has come and gone maybe we can settle down and focus. Return to the austere state of mind that is adulthood and go back to walking around with a furrowed brow and pensive demeanor. But not without one final thought [..]

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Auf Wiedersehen, viva Deutschland

My German neighbor is leaving. (Why her ancestry matters in a moment.) After 37 years with this newspaper — and almost 10 years as my colleague in the next office over — Jutta Vanderheyden is retiring. I would be devastated if I was [..]

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Sine die it will all work out

When a reader contacted me Sunday night informing me that the Sweetwater Union High School District had cancelled its Monday board meeting I thought it odd. Typically government agencies must publicly announce the cancellation of a meeting 24 hours i [..]

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Glimpse into adventurous future

Life presents myriad opportunities to be humbled. But perhaps none are so delicious as those times when you are surrounded by teens. Last weekend 60 high schools from all points on the map sent teams to compete in the San Diego Regional FIRST Robo [..]

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