| May 23, 2013
| 10:46 AM
The city of Bell could be on the hook for $4 million in legal fees for court cases stemming from its corruption scandal, according to a state audit.
Adding to the problems, the city is showing a possible negative balance in its general fund of $1.1...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:16 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Bill Lockyer, who has served in Sacramento for four decades as a legislator, attorney general and state treasurer, announced he will retire from elective office when his term expires in 2014.
Lockyer, a Democrat who was first elected to...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti and his wife, Amy Wakeland, attended Sunday morning services at First African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest black church in the city and a regular stop for local and national politicians.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:19 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Negotiations between Bay Area Rapid Transit management and two striking unions lasted through the night failed to produce an agreement, BART officials said Wednesday morning.
The two sides met until 3 a.m. Wednesday and will resume...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:29 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A state appeals court has ruled in favor of the California Legislature in its battle with State Controller John Chiang over his 2011 decision to dock legislators’ pay after he concluded the budget they passed was not balanced.
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:45 PM
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.
| Mar 1, 2013
The Los Angeles Community College District has agreed to pay $1 million to a firm that alleged that it was unfairly passed over during the selection of an inspector general to oversee a $6-billion campus rebuilding program....
| Feb 1, 2013
State Controller John Chiang appointed Torrance attorney Gavin Wasserman to serve on the panel that enforces campaign finance and conflict-of-interest laws, bypassing a more controversial figure also vying for the seat....
| Feb 11, 2011
| 2:00 PM
In the battle waged over the fate of the Golden Key Hotel, the mudslinging promises to come to a head Tuesday, when city officials will conduct a public hearing on the competing development proposals.
Both sides are expected to turn out in full force...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 11:55 AM
Faced with a packed, overflow crowd at Glendale City Hall Tuesday morning, the owners of the Golden Key Hotel and Americana at Brand agreed to postpone a hearing on their competing redevelopment proposals to allow more time for negotiations.
| Mar 2, 2011
Several candidates for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees urged state officials Tuesday to expand their scrutiny of the college system in the wake of a Times series that detailed millions of dollars of waste in the district's...