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Grading City Hall: See our report card for L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson
Los Angeles Times

No. 1: Whitney Houston

Singer Whitney Houston, who reigned as one of the world's top pop stars in the 1980s and '90s but suffered from recurring bouts with drugs and alcohol, was found dead in a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel room in February. Her death led to an outpouring grief from fans and resurgence in interest in her music. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images
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