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Oct. 23, 2013: Former assistant city manager of Bell, Calif., Angela Spaccia, charged with misappropriation of public funds and other counts. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Al Seib, Pool File)

Guilty verdict in Bell corruption trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell was convicted of corruption Monday in a case that drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy. Jurors found former Assistant […]

12/09/2013

Former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo in court in Los Angeles, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, Pool, file)

Ex-Bell city manager to keep retirement funds

BELL, Calif. (AP) – Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo will be able to keep his retirement account and pension despite pleading no contest to corruption charges associated with granting himself a huge salary and […]

11/02/2013

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Jury selection begins in Bell corruption case

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jury selection has opened in the corruption case against former city of Bell official Angela Spaccia, with prospective jurors asked to fill out lengthy questionnaires. Spaccia was the lone defendant […]

10/07/2013

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Santa Ana’s new city manager to earn over $300K

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Ana’s new city manager is going to be one of the highest paid city employees California, earning more than $550,000 in salary and benefits in the first year. The […]

08/06/2013

Similar shell malfunction at 2 fireworks shows

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A fireworks company behind the Southern California show that sprayed the crowd and injured more than three dozen people says it appears to have had a similar shell malfunction at […]

07/08/2013

Beach goers stand around a fire pit, Huntington Beach, California (AP Photo)

Newport Beach shifts tactics in fire pit ban fight

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Newport Beach has withdrawn an application to state regulators to remove five dozen fire rings from the city’s beaches, but the bonfire battle isn’t over. City Manager Dave Kiff sent […]

07/03/2013

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Opening statements begin in Bell trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County prosecutor has outlined allegations of corruption and theft by six former officials of the city of Bell which he says were designed to enrich them at public expense.

01/24/2013

Ex-mayor, councilman plead guilty to bribery

(AP) – David Silva, the former mayor of Cudahy, stood before a federal judge Thursday and admitted he accepted a $5,000 bribe in exchange for his support of a medical marijuana dispensary. When asked outside […]

08/02/2012

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