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Ethics

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  • Sen. Ronald Calderon stripped of committee assignments amid inquiry

    Sen. Ronald Calderon stripped of committee assignments amid inquiry
    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was stripped of his legislative committee assignments Tuesday pending the outcome of a federal investigation into allegations that he took $88,000 in bribes. Calderon, a Montebello Democrat, also lost a...
  • Most Americans don't trust real estate agents, poll finds

    Most Americans don't trust real estate agents, poll finds
    Some 67.5% of Americans polled do not trust real estate agents, according to an online Google Consumer Surveys poll last month. We’re not sure why Choice Home Warranty would conduct and publish such a poll, since you’d think real estate...
  • Manager can't take on role of liaison between board and attorney

    Manager can't take on role of liaison between board and attorney
    Question: I have been on my homeowners association board for two years. All communication between the board and the attorney goes through the association's manager before distribution to the board. I just discovered the manager has been withholding...
  • Need a TV hero? Agent Coulson gets the job done

     Need a TV hero? Agent Coulson gets the job done
    Of all the new fall shows, ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was the most anticipated and continues to be among the most closely monitored by critics, columnists and Industry bloggers. Many people who are not ABC executives want this show to...
  • Obama 0 for 3 as GOP blocks another D.C. Circuit nomination

    Obama 0 for 3 as GOP blocks another D.C. Circuit nomination
    WASHINGTON — For the third time in as many weeks, Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on one of President Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, spurring Democrats to renew their threat to change long-...
  • 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....
  • L.A.'s top building chief says he's been cleared in ethics complaint

    L.A.'s top building chief says he's been cleared in ethics complaint
    Los Angeles’ top building official said he has been cleared of wrongdoing related to an ethics complaint filed by an opponent of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper project. “I just received good news from the Ethics Commission that they...
  • L.A. formally requests quake researchers' list of at-risk buildings

    L.A. formally requests quake researchers' list of at-risk buildings
    Ending days of mixed messages, the city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake. The professor, Jack Moehle,...
  • At Harvard-Westlake School, some wonder whether standards are too high

    At Harvard-Westlake School, some wonder whether standards are too high
    When he arrived at one of Los Angeles' preeminent private high schools seven years ago, baseball coach Matt LaCour knew how to win. He had a CIF championship under his belt. But the self-described "public school kid" was now at Harvard-Westlake School,...
  • How JPMorgan (sort of) copped to mortgage fraud -- and won

    How JPMorgan (sort of) copped to mortgage fraud -- and won
    The "statement of fact" -- that narrative document that lays out what a corporate defendant has done wrong, without actually mentioning anything that could hurt the corporation in court -- has become our generation's big new literary genre. The...
  • The righteousness in Hobby Lobby's cause

    The righteousness in Hobby Lobby's cause
    A little more than 20 years ago, Congress did something that, today, is hard to imagine. Lawmakers from both parties and across the political spectrum found common ground and passed, by a near-unanimous vote, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which...