Andrew Keatts

I'm Andrew Keatts, a reporter for Voice of San Diego. Please contact me if you'd like at andrew.keatts@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.325.0529.

California’s deadliest hepatitis A outbreak in 20 years has claimed the lives of 11 people in San Diego. The virus disproportionately affects homeless people, because it spreads person-to-person and people living on the streets without easy access to basic amenities like restrooms struggle to maintain typical hygiene standards. Despite that, a public restroom in the […]

John Collins, the former superintendent of the Poway Unified School District, is facing five felony charges for allegedly misappropriating public funds, according to a complaint filed last week by the San Diego County district attorney’s office.” Collins could serve over seven years in prison if convicted of all charges, a DA spokesman told Ashly McGlone. […]

That SANDAG told staffers to hide and delete records is perhaps the most shocking revelation to come from a bombshell report this week, but it isn’t the only major discovery in the document. The report also found that witnesses urged investigators to look into other major issues, that the agency’s chief and board chair misled board members and the public after the scandal broke and that the agency has been crippled by mismanagement.

Current and former San Diego Association of Governments board members said staff should have specifically flagged for the board that the agency had drastically cut down the amount of money it expected to raise from a 2004 tax increase months before the board decided to put it a measure on the ballot that predicted a much higher total.

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