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  • L.A. parks worker accused of selling city gasoline on black market

     
    A gardener for the city of Los Angeles has been arrested and charged with allegedly selling thousands of dollars of city-owned gasoline on the black market....
  • Bell salaries raise more concerns about CalPERS

    The failure of the state's embattled pension system to take action after learning four years ago of Bell city officials' runaway salaries has put the fund under another unwelcome spotlight. The state attorney general says he is shocked that nobody at the...
  • Ethics Commission votes to ban officials from taking free tickets from those seeking city business

     
    The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission voted Tuesday to propose that high-level officials be barred from receiving free entry to concerts, sports events and other cultural activities if the donor of the ticket has business pending before the city. On........
  • Lawmaker wants tighter ethics rules for California bullet train authority

     
    A member of the state Assembly committee overseeing a proposed $43-billion bullet train said Monday he would draft legislation to “ensure the integrity” of the massive project, which after years of delay is moving rapidly toward construction....
  • A developing power

    LA.'s own "soft revolution" is, for the present, colored bright orange -- the color of Home Depot's nearly ubiquitous logo. By a 12-1 majority, the City Council last week took the highly unusual step of denying the desire of the home-improvement...
  • I tried, but failed, to bring ethics to City Hall

    Five years ago, when I joined the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, I was new to government, a bit wide-eyed about what I'd be able to get done and eager to begin shepherding big changes through the system. In particular, I hoped to help clean up a...
  • Miles to go for L.A. justice

    Over the last few decades, it's been easy to blame the leadership of the Los Angeles Police Department, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the district attorney's office for the catastrophic failures of L.A.'s criminal justice system. These...
  • L.A. controller issues

    L.A. controller issues
    The City Council doesn't lack for a sense of humor. Take last Friday, for example, when it scuttled an attempt to let voters clarify whether the city controller has the power to audit programs run by other elected officials. To get the joke, you'll...
  • L.A.'s trickle-down theory

    Darn those gophers. They are the reason, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said, that his irrigation system gushed instead of dripped and made his water usage soar far above comparable homeowners' in his former Mount Washington neighborhood. The little...
  • Wendy Greuel for L.A. city controller

    The city controller candidate of our dreams is not running. Perhaps such a person doesn't exist. The difficult job requires someone with sufficient knowledge of City Hall to be able to ferret out poor management of programs; enough backbone to stand up to...
  • L.A. County sheriff's officials acknowledge that genetic evidence in 5,635 rape cases may be untested

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, under pressure from county supervisors and watchdog groups to account for its handling of DNA evidence from sexual assault cases, acknowledged Wednesday it did not know whether genetic evidence from more than...