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  • Corruption-scarred Bell finds itself on better financial footing

    Corruption-scarred Bell finds itself on better financial footing
    Less than a year after state auditors warned that Bell faced possible insolvency, the city has seen a significant infusion of cash from settlements with firms it blamed for not preventing the corruption scandal that engulfed the town. City officials...
  • June 3 primary election: The Times recommends

    June 3 primary election: The Times recommends
    The Times has offered its recommendations in many of the races in the June 3 elections and has posted them at latimes.com/endorsements. We endorse selectively, and this year have focused on the county and statewide races, on judicial elections, and on the...
  • Ashley Swearengin for state controller

     Ashley Swearengin for state controller
    What, you may wonder, does the state controller do? Among other things, he or she serves as the state's fiscal watchdog, keeps track of the checkbook, helps administer the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers'...
  • Tuesday's primary will be a test of California's 'top-two' system

     Tuesday's primary will be a test of California's 'top-two' system
    Millions of Californians will cast ballots in races for governor and hundreds of other public offices Tuesday in the first full-scale test of a new primary system aimed at curbing entrenched partisanship in state politics. In contests for statewide...
  • Brown, Newsom, Harris prevail in California primary

    Brown, Newsom, Harris prevail in California primary
    Gov. Jerry Brown finished first Tuesday in the California Primary, easily advancing to the general election while Republicans Neel Kashkari and Tim Donnelly battled for the second spot on the November ballot. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Atty. Gen....
  • California controller race too close to call; other contests decided

     The hotly contested race for state controller, one of the top financial posts in California, remained too close to call on Tuesday night as primary election results continued to be tallied. Republican Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Assemblyman John A....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown takes easy lead, will face Neel Kashkari in November

     Gov. Jerry Brown takes easy lead, will face Neel Kashkari in November
    Dashing toward an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown romped to victory in Tuesday's state primary and in November will face Republican Neel Kashkari, who emerged from a fractious intra-party battle to win a chance to take on the incumbent....
  • In backlash to Gatto's pay stance, it's mac-and-cheese and Spam

    Nearly a dozen people, spurred on by the hosts of KFI's "John and Ken Show," dropped off everything from Spam to macaroni and cheese at the office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto after he publicly opposed state Controller John Chiang’s decision to suspend...
  • Ron Kaye: The political system only serves itself

    Drive down any main street and it is hard not to notice all the empty shops, the “Going Out Of Business” and “For Lease” signs, the proliferation of 99-cent and dollar stores. Book stores and record shops have largely disappeared....
  • Gatto says frustration led to his comments

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) said Friday he regrets comments he made earlier in the week equating state Controller John Chiang’s decision to freeze lawmakers’ pay during the ongoing budget stalemate to creating a “Banana...
  • Troubled Montebello comes under federal scrutiny

    Troubled Montebello comes under federal scrutiny
    Federal prosecutors and the FBI have launched an investigation into potential misuse of funds and fraud involving federal housing money in the troubled city of Montebello, adding to the growing list of agencies looking into the city's stewardship of...