CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - The head of the Sweetwater Union High School District in San Diego County has suspended some contracts after a corruption probe resulted in criminal charges.
U-T San Diego says Superintendent Ed Brand has halted all work performed by Seville Group Inc., which managed the district's $644 million bond program. He also suspended work by a contracted law firm and put plans to build a college on hold.
Dozens of criminal charges were filed this week against the previous school superintendent, two current and one former board member and a Seville executive. The officials are accused of accepting tens of thousands of dollars' worth of meals, theater tickets and other perks from businesses seeking construction contracts.
An attorney for Seville says the firm is cooperating with the investigation.
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A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.