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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Money speaks for 2012 hopefuls

    Money speaks for 2012 hopefuls
    By one measure, the 2012 presidential campaign is off to a slow start. No major candidate has officially jumped in, unlike four years ago, when nine White House hopefuls had declared their bids by the end of January 2007. Mindful that the first...
  • 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...
  • On France's effort to ban the full-face veil; the city of Bell's well-paid city manager; and remembering Harvey Pekar.

    What's behind the veil Re "French National Assembly approves ban on face veils," July 14 A recent Pew survey reported that more than 60% of Europeans favor the ban on full-face veils and only 28% of Americans do. This indicates to me that Europeans have...