This week, for the podcast, we discussed the curious resolution to the scandal that had enveloped school board member Marne Foster. Ry Rivard joined me as co-host to talk about his story on San Diego’s overabundance of water in during a drought and what we would ask Chargers owner Dean Spanos if he were to agree to an interview.
The guest this week was Bryan Pease, an environmentalist and public interest lawyer who jumped into the city attorney’s race recently. He said he wants to follow in Mike Aguirre’s footsteps and be a lawyer representing the people not necessarily the City Council and mayor.
He’s the only one of the five candidates to say that.
More on Foster and What Happens Now
The district attorney’s warrant seeking information and evidence from San Diego Unified School District was full of revelations about what was happening behind the scene as Foster confronted her son’s school and the district about what she perceived to be unfair treatment. The DA investigator who wrote the warrant describes how it shifted from a problem at the student’s school to an effort by Foster to fund his education.
Mario Koran explains what we learned from it and what we still have questions about.
(Also, just an aside of pride: Koran has been investigating this for months and I’m very proud of how hard he’s worked and how, every step of the way, his journalism has been airtight.)