When Los Angeles prosecutors filed charges against Bell officials in 2010, it inspired celebrations and rallies in the small working-class city.
At the time, anger over the allegations of widespread corruption burned hot. Many also were embarrassed Bell had become, literally, the answer to a "Jeopardy" question on public graft.
On Wednesday, when five former City Council members were convicted of misappropriating public funds, the reaction throughout Bell was mixed.
For some, the verdict brought...