San Diego Council Hopeful Loses Teaching Job After Lewdness Plea

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The no-contest to lewdness plea by San Diego
council candidate John Hartley has cost him his job as a substitute
high school teacher.

The San Diego Unified School District removed the 65-year-old Hartley's name from its roster of substitutes. District spokesman Jack Brandais says California education codes prohibit employment of lewd in public offenders.

Hartley, who has pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor lewdness
charge, was arrested March 27 after he was allegedly seen urinating
into a cup and masturbating on a street in the upscale Kensington
neighborhood.

He was placed on three years' probation and fined $500.

Hartley campaign spokesman Larry Remer has declined comment.

Hartley served on the council from 1989 to 1993. He is running in the June 3 election to replace termed-out Councilwoman Toni Atkins.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune,
http://www.signonsandiego.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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