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  • Asian Americans make new push for L.A. council seats

     Asian Americans make new push for L.A. council seats
    Nearly 30 years ago, legislative aide Mike Woo shattered a barrier, becoming the first Asian American to win a seat on the Los Angeles City Council.
  • County probation executive Carl Washington to plead guilty to fraud

     
    A Los Angeles County probation executive and former state legislator has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, authorities said Monday. Carl Edward Washington, 47, was arrested last fall for allegedly defrauding Farmers and Merchants Bank, First City...

    Yvonne Burke lobbying former colleagues on L.A. County Board of Supervisors

     
    Yvonne B. Burke, who stepped down as a Los Angeles County supervisor in 2008, has returned to the Hall of Administration as a registered lobbyist. Burke recently filed paperwork showing that she accepted $10,000 in January to represent East Shore...

    Audit finds L.A. County supervisors' behind-the-scenes effort to control policy

     
    A long awaited audit released by Los Angeles County officials found that the Board of Supervisors often use behind-the-scenes levers to control the inner workings of the Regional Planning Department, whose decisions are key to hotly contested battles over...

    Riding the public gravy train

    Riding the public gravy train
    If you're looking for work in this rotten economy, I've got a tip: Run, don't walk, to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and apply for anything they've got. A reader sent me a posting for an executive secretary position at the DWP, and the...