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  • Donor to three mayoral candidates hit with $170,000 ethics fine

     
    The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission on Thursday fined a business executive $170,000 for laundering dozens of campaign contributions, including 11 that went into the mayoral campaigns of three top candidates – City Controller Wendy Greuel and...
  • Ex-San Diego mayor gambled away nearly $1 billion, prosecutors say

     
    Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor acknowledged in federal court Thursday that she gambled away millions of dollars that her late husband had earmarked for charity purposes. Looking frail, the 66-year-old O'Connor agreed to enter into a deferred...
  • Bell trial: Ex-councilman defends voting to raise his salary

     
    Former Bell Councilman George Cole returned to the witness stand Thursday, saying he worked long hours in the small Los Angeles County city and had voted himself a raise in 2005 when the economy was still rocketing upward and sales......
  • Fines recommended in L.A. campaign money laundering case

     
    The head of a company that has managed apartments for thousands of Los Angeles' neediest residents has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine stemming from allegations that he engaged in a decade-long scheme of laundering campaign contributions, according to...
  • Execs off the hook at S&P

    Execs off the hook at S&P
    You may have heard last week about a couple of big lawsuits brought by federal and state governments, alleging that the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's concocted a fraudulent scheme that contributed to trillions of dollars in investment losses...
  • Petroglyphs stolen from sacred eastern Sierra site recovered

     
    Petroglyph panels cut and chiseled off an eastern Sierra rock art site sacred to Native Americans have been recovered by federal investigators, U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials announced Thursday. The suspected thieves have not been identified and...
  • California lawmakers propose arming teachers, other school workers

     
    California lawmakers propose arming teachers...
  • Russia held in contempt in case that sparked its U.S. art-loan ban

    Russia held in contempt in case that sparked its U.S. art-loan ban
    This post has been corrected. See note below. Russia's ban on art loans to American museums has lasted more than two years now -- a strange and disruptive boomerang effect of a rancorous legal battle between the Russian government and the Chassidic...
  • No-burn alert in effect in areas of Orange and Los Angeles counties

     
    People in certain areas of Los Angeles and Orange counties are being advised not to burn wood or fire logs in indoor or outdoor fireplaces as part of a no-burn alert in effect until midnight Wednesday. The area stretches from......
  • Corporations and execs need penalties that hurt

    Corporations and execs need penalties that hurt
    If you're concerned about corporate crime, 2012 looked like a pretty successful year for the good guys. The Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen paid $762 million in fines and penalties and pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to illegal marketing of...
  • Spanish festival features food fight in town square

     
    Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers. The battle takes place between two groups, a group of married men called 'Els Enfarinats' which take the control of the village for one day pronouncing a...