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  • L.A. crime falls for 11th year; officials note historic drops

    L.A. crime falls for 11th year; officials note historic drops
    Overall crime in Los Angeles dropped for the 11th straight year in 2013, with many categories seeing the lowest per capita rates in decades, city officials said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck announced Monday that final...
  • Common Cause seeks new limits on gifts to California officials

    Common Cause seeks new limits on gifts to California officials
    SACRAMENTO -- Alarmed that elected state officials last year accepted more than $200,000 in gifts, California Common Cause on Thursday proposed to overhaul the laws to reduce the ability of special interests to seek favor by providing expensive meals,...
  • California voters deserve no-spin ballot measure summaries

    California voters deserve no-spin ballot measure summaries
    Californians could be faced in November with a proposal to dramatically alter the pension and benefit system for public employees. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has submitted a statewide ballot initiative that would allow government agencies to negotiate...
  • Gift ideas for California politicians

    Gift ideas for California politicians
    After learning that elected officials in the state of California collected more than $200,000 in gifts during 2012 -- which doesn't include the $6.7 million in donations solicited by officials on behalf of their favorite charities and causesĀ  -- the group...
  • Ex-employee accuses lobbying firm of directing illegal contributions

    Ex-employee accuses lobbying firm of directing illegal contributions
    SACRAMENTO — A lawsuit filed Christmas Eve alleges that a prominent California lobbying firm sought influence by directing illegal contributions to dozens of politicians — including nearly a third of the Legislature. The suit charges that...
  • 'Acoustic protection' in Madrid? It's noise to buskers' ears

    'Acoustic protection' in Madrid? It's noise to buskers' ears
    MADRID — With Spanish schools slashing their budgets for music and art, piano teacher Laura Nadal saw her income dwindling. So she hit the streets of her native Madrid, playing an electric keyboard and singing for extra cash. On weekends, Nadal,...
  • When it comes to pensions, California is no Detroit

     When it comes to pensions, California is no Detroit
    The Detroit bankruptcy court judge's ruling that employee pensions are "on the table" for potential reductions has spurred yet another round of acrimonious debate between those on the right who blame public-sector pensions for virtually all of government'...
  • Lawsuit demands city eliminate stink on rocks at La Jolla Cove

    Lawsuit demands city eliminate stink on rocks at La Jolla Cove
    SAN DIEGO -- A lawsuit has been filed demanding the city eradicate the "foul, noxious and sickening odors" left by birds and sea lions defecating on the rocks next to La Jolla Cove. The stink offends the patrons of some of La Jolla's best known...
  • Bell won't be able to touch some of Rizzo's wealth

    Bell won't be able to touch some of Rizzo's wealth
    When Robert Rizzo pleaded no contest to corruption charges last month, many of the trappings of his former life as Bell's highly paid city manager were gone: the house near the ocean in Huntington Beach, the horse farm outside Seattle, the stable of...
  • Former Moreno Valley councilman to plead guilty in bribery case

     Former Moreno Valley councilman to plead guilty in bribery case
    The Moreno Valley city councilman leaned back in his chair, his hands resting on his head as he took in the sight of stacks of bills — $2.3 million worth — piled on the table in front of him. On that January day, Marcelo Co looked relaxed as...
  • Voters in bankrupt San Bernardino recall several elected officials

    Voters in bankrupt San Bernardino recall several elected officials
    A recall effort in bankruptĀ San Bernardino ousted a number of elected officials Tuesday, including a longtime city councilwoman who, despite facing the music in her own district, managed to be the top vote-getter in the citywide race to be mayor,...