| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:58 AM
By Jim Gorzelany
Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims.
Ten people were...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:38 PM
A onetime top aide to former state public health director Dr. Eric Whitaker was indicted Wednesday in what federal authorities said was a $433,000 grant kickback scam she then tried to cover up.
Quinshaunta R. Golden allegedly used her position as...
| Aug 14, 2013
The best illustration of the virtues of deregulation may be the U.S. airline industry, which Congress liberated from most nonsafety-related rules in 1978. The cost of flying plummeted as a host of new players entered the business to compete with the major...
| Aug 9, 2013
Q: We have seven rentals. It seemed like a good idea to refinance them but very difficult with over four properties. The only one that was easy to do was underwater. I am going to continue working on it, but meanwhile, we are scheduling our monthly...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 5:41 PM
SACRAMENTO — When federal agents raided state Sen. Ron Calderon's Capitol office last week, it jogged memories of the FBI's sweeping Shrimpscam sting 25 years ago.
Fourteen politicos — legislators, lobbyists, staffers — were...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:03 PM
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy allegedly offered not to arrest two women he pulled over in exchange for sex, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Jose Rigaberto Sanchez, 28, is accused of raping women and...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:57 PM
UCLA fans better get used to the sight of Steve Alford. Win or lose, he's going to be around for quite some time.
That's because UCLA's new head basketball coach is bound to the program — and it to him — by a $10.4-million buyout clause...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:22 AM
Less than two years after getting out of federal prison where he served time for a public corruption conviction, former West Side alderman Isaac "Ike" Carothers is attempting a political comeback.
While state law bars Carothers from trying to win back a...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 9:32 PM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. --- Very short video: How To Test a AA battery, Easiest Way For Any......
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:22 AM
The most common complaint from people who email me about my columns is that the federal government is horrible: Too big and growing too fast, too corrupt and wasteful, and providing too many benefits to too many Americans. If we just shrink the...