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  • Bell council was paid for boards that seldom met

    Bell council was paid for boards that seldom met
    Bell council members earned tens of thousands of dollars over the last four years as members of city commissions that rarely met, records reviewed by The Times show. Bell's Surplus Property Authority, for example, met once between January 2007 and July...
  • Jean Wilkinson dies at 96; one of the first Los Angeles teachers to be fired during Red Scare

    Jean Wilkinson dies at 96; one of the first Los Angeles teachers to be fired during Red Scare
    Jean Benson Wilkinson, who became one of the first Los Angeles public school teachers to be fired for refusing to cooperate with McCarthy-era investigators, died Dec. 28 in Berkeley. She was 96. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Jean Wilkinson: In the...
  • Homes for the hardest of the hard-core homeless

    Homes for the hardest of the hard-core homeless
    The searchers carved skid row into quadrants and advanced in small groups, aiming flashlights into the cold. They moved between nylon tents and cardboard lean-tos in the Toy District, where junkies had stripped the streetlights and left whole blocks in...
  • D.A. investigating why Bell council members get nearly $100,000 a year for a part-time job

    D.A. investigating why Bell council members get nearly $100,000 a year for a part-time job
    Unable to obtain insurance, Maywood announced this week it would lay off nearly all its employees, disband its Police Department and entrust all municipal operations to the neighboring city of Bell. But Bell may have problems of its own. The Los...
  • Shift work: Good for your pocketbook, bad for your health

    Shift work: Good for your pocketbook, bad for your health
    These days, it's just good to have a job. But remaining gainfully employed can take a toll on health, especially if your work has you up at odd hours and sleeping irregularly. Shift work, say two studies out this week, poses particular problems for women,...
  • Festival of Books: DIYers, it's time to rise up!

     
    In the panel titled “DIY Revolution” on Sunday, moderator Alissa Walker spoke with authors Erik Knutzen, Mark Frauenfelder and David Rees about conquering home projects....
  • Teenage boy dies in suspected gang shooting in downtown L.A.

     
    A 16-year-old boy died in downtown Los Angeles after he was shot by another teen in a suspected gang rivalry, police said....
  • Man suspected of assaulting boy in restroom turns himself in

     
    A man suspected of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy in a restroom at a Valenica shopping mall turned himself in, authorities said Tuesday afternoon....
  • Man allegedly armed with gun killed by CHP officers on 91 Freeway

     
    A man who was killed by Tuesday night by California Highway Patrol officers after they said he fired a gun at them on the 91 Freeway, which triggered massive traffic problems in the Corona area...
  • O.C. man charged with kidnapping toddler during carjacking

     
    A Mission Viejo man has been charged with kidnapping a 2-year-old boy who was strapped in a child's seat during a carjacking, authorities said Tuesday....
  • 91 Freeway shooting causes massive traffic jams in Corona area

     
    Both directions of the busy 91 Freeway near Interstate 15 in Corona were essentially shut down Tuesday night after a shooting, causing massive traffic jams in the area....