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Agustin Armendariz

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Senior Data Analyst


Agustin Armendariz is an investigative reporter for California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting specializing in data analysis. He previously worked at The San Diego Union-Tribune, where he was a database specialist on the watchdog reporting team. While there, he delved into city finances, redevelopment projects and foreclosures. He earned his master’s degree in journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. Agustin worked at the Center for Public Integrity and was a contributor to the 2004 publication “The Buying of the President,” which was a New York Times bestseller.

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Recent Spotlight Articles

State’s community colleges spend millions on duplicative administrators
California's community college districts spend tens of millions of dollars on administrative positions that could be consolidated or shared by districts a short drive away, even as budget shortfalls have forced reductions in core academic functions.
How we analyzed community colleges’ administrative costs
To get a better idea of possible savings that could be achieved by consolidating executives at geographically close community college districts, we chose to dig in deeper on a group of 16 districts.
Infographic: A look at administrative costs across community colleges
If some of California’s 72 community college districts could consolidate their bureaucracies, millions of dollars could be saved and redirected to pay for additional class sections and student services.
Overtime pay soars for state-run police force
An unusually high number of officers at the state’s board-and-care facilities for the developmentally disabled have doubled their salaries by working extra hours.
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