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  • Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer during Tuesday's council meeting demanded an apology from a local blogger who posted online comments comparing the way he runs the city to Adolf Hitler. Eastside resident Geoff West alluded to the Nazi dictator in an April...
  • Former New York Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50 million on gun control

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control. The initiative's political target is the...
  • Orange government lawyers fail to kill Latino voting-rights suit

    Orange government lawyers fail to kill Latino voting-rights suit
    A federal judge ruled against Orange County government lawyers today and allowed a lawsuit to proceed that alleges elected officials diluted Latino voting strength in its latest redistricting effort. "We're going to trial," said Juan Cartagena, president...
  • You can fight city hall — and should [Letter]

    You can fight city hall — and should [Letter]
    It's not a terribly important story, is it? A few disgruntled truck owners parked in an ambiguously signed area on desolate Southwestern Boulevard receive costly parking tickets from Baltimore City ("Truckers say city ticketed them for parking in...
  • Mayor forms task force to study locations for Lucas museum

    Mayor forms task force to study locations for Lucas museum
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed 12 people Thursday to a new city task force that will recommend a potential site in Chicago for filmmaker George Lucas’ collection of art and movie memorabilia.   The site selected by Emanuel will then compete against at...
  • Palm Beach County approves climate change plan

    Palm Beach County approves climate change plan
    The threat of rising seas flooding neighborhoods and fouling drinking water persuaded Palm Beach County commissioners Tuesday to commit to a regional effort to combat climate change. The new climate change efforts could eventually mean rising costs...
  • Hall of Fame selectors await final nominations

    Hall of Fame selectors await final nominations
    Nominations have dried up for my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters and Mount Rushmores for the greatest Hall of Famers ever and the greatest men and women from the Lehigh Valley. In fact, the only Hall of Fame mail I've received in the...
  • Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

    Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform
    Los Angeles County officials proposed a budget Monday that would pump money into reforming major problem areas, including the jails and foster care system, while expanding county medical staffs to manage the transition to federal healthcare reform. As...
  • Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis

    Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis
    Step 1 of 4: Mayor Rahm Emanuel persuaded a majority of Illinois legislators to pass a bill that would let Chicago's City Hall ease the pension crisis for two endangered pension funds. Laborers and municipal workers would make future sacrifices to steer...
  • City financial disclosure forms now posted online

    City financial disclosure forms now posted online
    For the first time, financial disclosure forms for nearly 1,900 Baltimore government officials will be online for public inspection, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Monday. Individuals will be able to search online for loans, family income...
  • Homer Glen trash collection rates to drop 6%

    Homer Glen residents soon will see lower bills for trash collection, the village announced. Residents will be charged a lower rate and seniors will receive a larger discount as part of a new two-year contract approved by Homer Glen trustees for refuse,...