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  • Trading places with a councilman

    Trading places with a councilman
    One day not long ago I was sitting in the audience at a Los Angeles City Council meeting when Tom LaBonge approached me. I'd been hammering city officials for the long-running budget mess, and about how, thanks in part to exorbitant labor contracts, the...
  • Suspect in massacre of Mexican officials is caught in Sacramento

    A man suspected of gunning down eight city officials in Mexico more than 10 years ago has been arrested in Sacramento. Genaro Olaguez, 53, was arrested without incident after he was found living with family along Grove Street in Sacramento, although...
  • L.A. moves to boost limits on gifts to lawmakers

    L.A. moves to boost limits on gifts to lawmakers
    Two months ago, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission called for new and stringent limits on gifts to the city's politicians, saying such niceties can undermine the public's confidence in government when they come from people doing business at City Hall....
  • Mountain lion seen roaming through Glendale neighborhood

    Mountain lion seen roaming through Glendale neighborhood
    A mountain lion was spotted strolling near a northwest hillside neighborhood in Glendale. A resident saw the animal about 11 p.m. Thursday moving north on Larco Way, where it briefly stopped to stare at him and then meandered away, Glendale Police Sgt....
  • Wesson criticized for endorsing Huizar before harassment probe

    Wesson criticized for endorsing Huizar before harassment probe
    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson offered a full-throated endorsement of Councilman Jose Huizar this week, just three months after he ordered the creation of a panel to review sexual harassment allegations against him. "Mr. Huizar is like...
  • Angela Spaccia's trial launches final look at Bell scandal

    Angela Spaccia's trial launches final look at Bell scandal
    The final chapter in the long-running Bell corruption scandal opened Wednesday with former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia taking center stage in a downtown L.A. courtroom where jurors must weigh whether she helped orchestrate the widespread graft...
  • News Corp. hacking trial opens in Britain

    News Corp. hacking trial opens in Britain
    LONDON --Jury selection began Monday in the phone hacking trial of two former top editors of Rupert Murdoch's now-shuttered News of the World tabloid and six other people, all accused in a scandal that reached into the top echelons of Britain's government...
  • Spaccia was 'sleeping with her paycheck,' Bell colleagues joked

    Spaccia was 'sleeping with her paycheck,' Bell colleagues joked
    Angela Spaccia was so obsessed with making money and making sure that her paychecks were deposited promptly that it became a running joke among City Hall workers in the small, working-class town of Bell. Staffers joked that Spaccia was “sleeping...
  • Letters: Buying votes with gifts

    Re "L.A. set to raise limit on gifts to officials," Oct. 26 Supporting the City Council's call to raise by $50 the limit on gifts from those who have a financial stake in a decision at City Hall, Council President Herb Wesson says he does not believe...
  • Council panel backs away from plan to allow larger gifts to lawmakers

    Council panel backs away from plan to allow larger gifts to lawmakers
    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson on Friday abandoned a plan to boost the size of gifts that lawmakers can accept from companies seeking city contracts, opting to leave the amount unchanged. The council had instructed City Atty. Mike...
  • Angela Spaccia found guilty in Bell corruption case

    Angela Spaccia found guilty in Bell corruption case
    Angela Spaccia, the former second in command in scandal-plagued Bell, was found guilty on 11 out of 13 criminal charges in the 2010 municipal corruption case. After eight days of deliberations, jurors convicted Spaccia of multiple counts of...