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  • Laura Chick: California's eagle eye

    If I were writing her business card, it would read, "Kicking butt in sensible shoes since 1993." Laura Chick has enemies. I am not one of them. The woman who's leaving Los Angeles City Hall after two terms on the City Council and two as city controller is stepping up to the appointed job of inspector general of California's $48-billion share of federal stimulus money. Editorial writers have praised her as an eagle eye in a green eyeshade, a grandma turned pit bull. A Toronto newspaper column said Canada needs its own Laura Chick. From her City Hall office, where her unsparing audits have left few stones unturned or uncast, she's just moving into her new quarters near the state Capitol. There, she's arranged "Morgan shelves" for pictures of her 6-year-old granddaughter and, arriving soon, her voodoo doll collection.
  • Newton: An all-male City Council?

    Newton: An all-male City Council?
    Imagine if Los Angeles, with a population that is roughly half Latino, had just one or even no Latinos in elected office. There would be protests and political recriminations in every election cycle. There would be lawsuits and threats of lawsuits. The...

    In today's pages: False steps, botched arrests and phony outrage

    Miriam Pawel details how the United Farm Workers switched from backing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to increase Central Valley water supplies to opposing it. Backed by the Change to Win union coalition, Pawel writes, the UFW established a $1...

    City controller told to sever ties with private counsel

    The lawsuit between the Los Angeles city controller???s office and the city attorney???s office took a new twist today when the City Council ordered Controller Wendy Greuel to sever ties with her private counsel, Fred Woocher. Woocher was hired by...

    Los Angeles city attorney and city controller given one month to resolve dispute

    A judge on Tuesday gave Los Angeles??? warring city attorney and city controller another month to resolve a legal dispute over limits to the city controller???s auditing powers. At the same time, the judge expressed confusion over the Los Angeles...