Mark Arabo leads a trade group of small convenience stores. He’s also turned himself into a major advocate for Christians in Iraq. But not everyone believes his voice represents them.
Sempra won a war with other Fortune 500 companies to build a natural gas plant in Baja California, but the plant is hardly the cash cow everyone expected.
How a wealthy Mexican businessman lost his fight against one of San Diego’s most powerful companies.
Just when it looked like Azano was winning his war against Sempra Energy, the tables turned. As the feds closed in, Azano finally cracked.
San Diego-based Sempra Energy is one of the largest private energy companies in Mexico. But its biggest investment there has been dogged by corruption allegations for years.
Federal prosecutors have accused José Susumo Azano Matsura of illegally funneling more than a half-million dollars to San Diego political campaigns. That’s the least interesting part of his story.
Former Baja California Gov. Eugenio Elorduy Walther made a big decision that opened the door to Sempra Energy’s greatest victory in Mexico. He also had financial dealings with those close to Sempra.
Todd Gloria’s pledge to live on minimum wage for a week is part of a fine tradition of politicians roughing it to drum up buzz for their respective causes. Here’s a look at some local examples over the years.
El Cajon’s Mark Arabo went from calling his congressman to working with the United Nations and its member countries to pull people out of Iraq. He wants the United States to bring more Iraqis to its shores, too.
A new indictment drops a host of new charges on Jose Susumo Azano Matsura, the man at the center of a campaign finance scandal. It also brings plenty of neat nicknames and coded terminology worth clarifying.