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  • Compton's first Latino lawmaker finally submits finance forms

    Compton's first Latino lawmaker finally submits finance forms
    Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan belatedly filed mandatory campaign finance forms after state officials threatened to open a formal investigation when he missed several deadlines. The financial statements, which were submitted Thursday, show that...
  • No ifs, ands or butts

     
    State litter-law amendment was long overdue Friday's print column Photo by Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune Whenever I start to feel sorry for cigarette smokers — addicted social pariahs who pay exorbitant taxes to feed their ruinous cravings —...
  • Are older directors still making vital movies?

    Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
  • Chris Brown hit-and-run charge dismissed

    Singer Chris Brown is off the hook in his misdemeanor hit-and-run case, after a judge dismissed the charge, noting that a "civil compromise" had been reached. Brown came to an agreement with the woman whose car he struck in Toluca Lake last May,...
  • Compton fires new Councilman Galvan's aide, who has a criminal record

    Compton fires new Councilman Galvan's aide, who has a criminal record
    Compton's city manager has fired an aide to new City Councilman Isaac Galvan who had past convictions for political misconduct. City Manager Harold Duffey confirmed Friday that he had fired Angel Gonzalez, who was hired as Galvan's council liaison on...
  • Huntington Beach locals want smaller event, more police after riot

    Huntington Beach locals want smaller event, more police after riot
    In the wake of rioting that saw police outnumbered, storefronts smashed and city property vandalized, some Huntington Beach residents are calling for organizers to scale back next year’s U.S. Open of Surfing. “We’re taking this...
  • Accused Huntington Beach rioters beginning to see consequences

    Accused Huntington Beach rioters beginning to see consequences
    Repercussions are starting to reach those police say were responsible for the weekend violence in Huntington Beach, with one man arraigned on three charges Tuesday and another placed on leave from his job. Chase Scott Christman, 19, of Simi Valley...
  • State may probe Compton official who didn't file campaign records

    State may probe Compton official who didn't file campaign records
    State officials are considering whether to open an investigation into the failure of a Compton councilman to file required campaign finance reports. Compton's Latino residents have been trying for decades to get a Latino candidate elected to city...
  • Compton's first Latino councilman inspired pride, now draws concern

    Compton's first Latino councilman inspired pride, now draws concern
    On a scorching July afternoon, Compton residents gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the city's first Latino councilman. A nine-piece mariachi band played and families cheered at the event many had been awaiting for decades. But just a few weeks...
  • Misdemeanor convicts mistakenly struck from voter rolls

    Misdemeanor convicts mistakenly struck from voter rolls
    About 1,500 people with misdemeanor convictions were mistakenly dropped from Maryland's voter rolls over the past five years, state judiciary officials confirmed Friday. A computer system incorrectly lumped those voters in with felons, who are stripped...
  • Riverside County woman charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty

    Riverside County woman charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty
    A Riverside County woman was charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty and failure to care for her dogs, authorities said Thursday. Bernadette Mary Schwenn, 64, was charged with 10 felony counts and 20 misdemeanor counts stemming from an investigation...