First Take: Waters fights back. Bell gives CalPERS more unwanted attention.

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Big salaries for officials in the city of Bell have lead to more questions about the state’s public pension system.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) took to the airwaves in Los Angeles on Thursday to defend herself against House ethics charges.

Despite the landmark ruling in the fight over same-sex marriage this week, Maeve Reston reports the issue is not much of a factor in this year’s elections.

Civic leaders rallied to the defense of embattled Councilman Richard Alarcon on Thursday, one day after a 24-count indictment was handed down against him and his wife.


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