An investigation into the Sweetwater Union High School District superintendent eventually snowballed into a massive scandal that resulted in convictions for several school leaders and dominated the news for years. Missing from most of those stories was the small, devoted group of parents and community members who set the whole thing in motion.

Cafeteria thefts, corruption allegations, mystery meetings and a
money tree. To understand all the headlines, start here.

Behind the newspaper’s mammoth dream project, digging into the
South Bay’s mother of all scandals and a recycled water tour.

The contracting corruption case strikes at the heart of the
South Bay political establishment.

Sweetwater schools has spent more on communications than other
school districts that have passed larger bonds to repair
schools.

Sweetwater supe voted out, library far from financial goal, a
domed stadium, Sockers may be Escondido-bound and odors for your
iPhone.