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  • One of the worst corruption scandals in recent Southern California history took place in the small community of Bell , where some of the employees were charged with pocketing hundreds ... of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for uncovering the scandal for the Los Angeles Times. He shared his insights on the verdict ...
  • Eight past and present Bell city officials have been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigations into political corruption there. [scald=24695:kl_image_original_context]Eight past and ... citing "financial weakness" and fallout from the salary scandal and illegal property tax hikes. In August, Standard & Poor's ...
  • ... after more than 40 years) likes to point out, when told of some new villainy by a public official, "We're all going to hell in a ... officials were swept up in an FBI investigation of corruption in the operation of marijuana dispensaries. The Cudahy ... writes about Los Angeles twice each week at KCET's SoCal Focus blog. ...
  • ... voter participation and media oversight made L.A. County corruption inevitable. [scald=34268:kl_image_original_context ... in Hawthorne, Montebello, and Irwindale. Administrators in Bell undertook so brazen a scheme of looting that District Attorney Steve ... writes about Los Angeles twice each week at KCET's SoCal Focus blog. ...
  • ... district board for the benefit of the politically well connected . Confusingly, the Central Basin doesn't deliver water to anyone. ... the activities of George Cole, the former mayor of Bell recently convicted in the that city's political scandals , and Cole's ...
  • ... wait to transfer again to the Green line. Take a look at the crime stats near that stop, by the way, and tell me how long you'd want to ... life issues by Matthew Fleisher. It is brought to KCET's SoCal Focus blog in partnership with Spot.Us, which receives support from the ...
  • "Bright Lights, Big City" a new study shows that bright lights at night may actually make our air worse. " ... in public parks. "Tomato Futures" a report on a sate- of -the-art greenhouse farming operation that grows pesticide-free tomatoes in ...
  • ... the region with stories about California's first flu death of the season, traffic on the 101 and thousands wrongly jailed in L.A. ... San Fernando and the continuing drama in the city of Bell . Photo by Orbitgal via KCET's Southern California Flickr Pool ...
  • " SoCal Connected " is KCET's weekly award-winning, prime time newsmagazine offering ... in its 7th season, " SoCal Connected " is the winner of a Peabody® and two duPont Awards, 23 Emmy® Awards, 26 Golden Mikes, and ...
  • City officials in Bell have come under fire in the past week for salaries among the highest in ... The L.A. Times on the latest in the unfolding scandal : [D.A. Steve] Cooley also said investigators were looking at whether ... apathy and laziness for not focusing enough on municipal corruption problems in L.A. county's smaller cities.Earlier this week, a ...

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