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  • Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project

    Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project
    The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated. In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
  • Bell council seeks resignations of 3 city officials

    Bell council seeks resignations of 3 city officials
    Bell City Council members are seeking the resignations of the city manager and two other top officials amid growing public outcry over salaries that appear to be among the highest in the nation, according to three sources close to the discussions. The...
  • Bell's neighbors no strangers to public corruption

    They flooded Bell City Hall with requests for public records and packed a council meeting with an overflow crowd. They collected signatures demanding an audit of city officials' salaries and vowed to boot their handsomely paid politicians out of office....
  • L.A. County delays release of names and salaries of its highest-paid employees

    Los Angeles County officials are taking steps to keep secret the names and salaries of some highly paid county employees, saying they need more time to comply with public records law to protect workers who claim that disclosure could put them at risk....
  • Markups by 'body shops' inflate the public's cost

    Markups by 'body shops' inflate the public's cost
    The Los Angeles Community College District had launched a $5.7-billion campaign to modernize its nine campuses, and district leaders wanted the world to know. They hired marketing consultant Joan Marshall to help spread the word. She worked closely...
  • Sports facilities tripped up by one misstep after another

    Sports facilities tripped up by one misstep after another
    After years of delays and false starts, the project seemed to be nearing completion, finally. It was the spring of 2009, and construction crews at Los Angeles City College appeared to have accomplished the neat trick of building a track and athletic...
  • Herman Cain has a 'Rick Perry moment' on Libya policy

    Herman Cain has a 'Rick Perry moment' on Libya policy
    All that was missing was the "oops." Herman Cain's meandering response to an interviewer's question about Libya on Monday is quickly drawing comparisons to Rick Perry's debate gaffe last week, presenting yet another hurdle for the former pizza chain...
  • A family conflict of interest on a college campus

    A family conflict of interest on a college campus
    A company co-owned by the vice president of a Los Angeles community college collected more than $500,000 for working on a public construction program that she oversaw on her campus, records and interviews show. The company, M. Delvin & Associates, was...
  • Dorothy Young dies at 103; dancer appeared in Houdini's final tour

    Dorothy Young dies at 103; dancer appeared in Houdini's final tour
    Dorothy Young was a 17-year-old New York City tourist in 1925 when she spotted an ad placed by master illusionist Harry Houdini seeking "girl dancer for Broadway show and tour of the United States." She scurried to the tryouts and shyly hid in the back...
  • Al Davis dies at 82; Oakland Raiders owner transformed team

    Al Davis dies at 82; Oakland Raiders owner transformed team
    Al Davis, the tough-minded owner of the Oakland Raiders who transformed a failing team into a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most successful franchises in professional football only to preside over its dramatic decline in recent years, died...
  • Obama remarks caught by open mic

    Obama remarks caught by open mic
    President Obama gave supporters in Chicago a glimpse of insider Washington during a fundraiser Thursday night, casually critiquing House Republicans, government workers and even the White House telephones. While the words themselves weren’t that...