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2015 ISSUE 79 - July 29, 2015
• Statewide Report Criticizes Passage of School Bonds
• Why LAUSD Wants Exemption from Low-Bidder Law for $2 Billion in Construction Projects

2015 ISSUE 78 - July 13, 2015
• Solano County Grand Jury Challenges 
Measure Q Oversight in 2nd of 2 Critical Reports
Second Solano County Grand Jury Report -- 
• First Solano CountyGrand Jury Report: 
"Measure Q: We Have Your Money, Now What?"
• Lease Leasebacks: Opinion: Contractor lobbyists Seek Relief from California Legislature 

2015 ISSUE 77 - June 30, 2015
• Builders Want Changes to State's Lease-Leaseback Law
• West Contra Costa School Bond Oversight 'Stymied,' County Grand Jury Says
• LINK to Contra Costa Grand Jury Report 1514

2015 ISSUE 76 - June 8, 2015
• Court reverses decision on Fresno Unified's 
controversial contract to build Gaston school
• Could Waste and Fraud be Happening in Your School District? 

2015 ISSUE 75 - May 15, 2015
• San Diego Schools Put Stadium Spending Above Classrooms
• CaLBOC - 4th Annual Statewide Conference 

2015 ISSUE 74 - May 11, 2015
• Whistleblower Allegations Spurs Talk of Forensic Exam West Contra Costa Trustees to Seek an Audit of $1.6 Billion Bond Program San Leandro district bond refinance saves millions
• CaLBOC - 4th Annual Statewide Conference
CaLBOC 4th Annual Conference Summary

2015 ISSUE 73 - April 20, 2015
• SEC Launches Informal Inquiry into 
LAUSD's Use of Bonds for iPads
• Converting High-Interest capital Appreciation Bonds San Leandro district bond refinance saves millions
• CaLBOC - 4th Annual Statewide Conference 

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2015 ISSUE 72 - April 14, 2015
• Projects Not Disclosed in Bond Ballot Language 
The Next Bond Money Fight: Swimming Pools
• San Diego Unified Is Still in the Dark on 
Funding Field Lights With Bond Money 
• CaLBOC 4th Annual Statewide Conference

2015 ISSUE 71 - April 1, 2015
• CaLBOC Statewide Conference Highlights
• Keynote Presentation: Fraud Awareness: School Construction 
• Speaker Bio - Don Mullinax, Certified Fraud Examiner

2015 ISSUE 70 - February 10, 2015
• Private Firms Wield Large Influence 
Over WCCUSD Bond Program As Costs Soar

• "Better Way Training" Basics of Bond Oversight & Best Practices in School Construction

2015 ISSUE 69 - January 26, 2015
• "Better Way Training" Basics of Bond Oversight & Best Practices in School Construction
• Bond Language Stated Alpine High School Would be Built 

2015 ISSUE 68 - January 14, 2015
• California School Builders, Others to Gather 
Signatures for November 2016 Bond Measure
• FBI Pursuing Allegations Against 
West Contra Costa School District 



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2015 ISSUE 86 - December 8, 2015
• Forensic Auditors Find Absence of Strong Internal Controls in West Contra Costa USD Bond Program
• West Contra Costa District Starts Fraud Hotline
• UC Berkeley Study on California's K-12 School 
Districts Funding of School Facilities? 

2015 ISSUE 85 - November 25, 2015
• CaLBOC: CBOC Operation Guidelines PDF
• Oakland USD Facilites Chief Ovesees Work 
by His Own Company, SGI"
• Fitch: Some Calif. District GOS Protected in Bankruptcy

2015 ISSUE 84 - November 3, 2015
Andy Berg Lobbies for Construction and on CBOC
Sweetwater District OKs Labor-Pact Talks 

2015 ISSUE 83 - October 23, 2015
• Editorial: Acalanes School District Should Abandon Foolish Gambit Bypass Voters' Will
• New Ruling Throws Poway Unified Consultants' 
Lucrative Deal Into Question 

2015 ISSUE 82 - September 29, 2015
• $9 Billion School Bond Qualifies for Califonia 
November 2016 Ballot
• Critic Questions Action of Underwriters
Solano Community College
• AB 1358 - California Legislature Expands Design-Build
• SB 785 - California Legislature Expands Design-Build

2015 ISSUE 81 - September 11, 2015
• Federal Subpoena of Fresno Unified
• California Supreme Court Won't Hear Fresno
Lease Leaseback Case

2015 ISSUE 80 - August 25, 2015
• Bill to Protect Contractors in Leaseback Deals 
Dies in Committee
• Bond Debt for California Schools