Author Archives: Leonardo Castañeda

Leonardo Castañeda
Leonardo Castañeda is a reporter and economic analyst for inewsource. To contact him with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email leocastaneda [at] inewsource [dot] org.
America’s Wall: How we crunched the numbers

America’s Wall: How we crunched the numbers

America’s Wall is the culmination of months of reporting and data analysis to better understand the evolution of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and its impact on illegal immigration. KPBS and inewsource were interested in the specific fencing types and locations, so we requested those from Border Patrol and mapped the responsive records. Read More »

Ex-San Ysidro school superintendent’s compensation makes him highest paid in county, second highest in state

Ex-San Ysidro school superintendent’s compensation makes him highest paid in county, second highest in state

Taxpayers in the San Ysidro School District paid Superintendent Julio Fonseca, who resigned last month, at least $1 million in total compensation for 26 months of work in one of San Diego County’s poorest school districts. inewsource is the first to detail Fonseca’s compensation from his time in San Ysidro, including two little-known perks for life insurance and health care. ... Read More »