College will take over its payroll

Written by: Jaime Pronoble / News Editor


A decision by college officials to take over payroll and other fiscal responsibilities it currently subcontracts has drawn mixed reaction …

$4.8 Million hinges on voters

Written by: Christopher Sheaf / Asst. News Editor


Proposition 30 received the unanimous backing of the Southwestern College Governing Board and Academic Senate, joining a chorus of California …

$5M cut from college budget

Written by: Thomas Baker / Asst. News Editor

The “People’s College” has begun to turn away The People, and the worst, warn educational leaders, is yet to come. …

PHANTOM GROUNDBREAKING— Former SWC administrators, board members and contractors posed for a pre-election photo on the corner lot in 2010 for a project that had yet to be approved by the State Architect. Following sweeping charges of corruption and bribery by the San Diego County District Attorney, the current board terminated the architect and two construction firms. (l-r) Henry Amigable, Yolanda Salcido, Jorge Dominguez, Nicholas Alioto, three construction executives and Raj K. Chopra. Amigable has been indicted, Alioto had his home searched by the DA, Chopra has disappeared.

Building contracts cancelled

Written by: Nickolas Furr / Senior Staff Writer


Two weeks after Southwestern College’s governing board suspended all contracts with Seville Construction Services and Bunton Clifford Associates (BCA), the …