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  • Bell corruption trial: nearly 3 weeks later, still no verdict

     
    Nearing the three-week mark, jurors in the Bell corruption trial resumed deliberations Thursday without any indication that a verdict is close. The four-week trial of Luis Artiga, Victor Bello, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez, Teresa Jacobo and George...
  • Still no verdict in Bell corruption trial; jurors on Day 13

     
    Deliberations resumed Wednesday in the Bell corruption trial, marking the 13th day of discussions regarding the bloated salaries of six former council members accused of inflating their pay by serving on boards and agencies that rarely met. The panel did....
  • Bell corruption trial: Illness forces jurors to be sent home

     
    Bell corruption case: In the latest setback in the Bell corruption case, the judge sent jurors home Tuesday after a panel member became ill....
  • TICKET BOX: Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley, Neil Sedaka, Straight No Chaser on sale

     
    Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. This week, Miranda Lambert with Dierks Bentley, Neil Sedaka, Straight No Chaser and more are among more than two dozen shows for which we have ticket information. ON......
  • Verdicts are delivered, but Bell residents are eager to move on

    Verdicts are delivered, but Bell residents are eager to move on
    When Los Angeles prosecutors filed charges against Bell officials in 2010, it inspired celebrations and rallies in the small working-class city. At the time, anger over the allegations of widespread corruption burned hot. Many also were embarrassed Bell...
  • Rizzo loaned Bell's money to firms

    Rizzo loaned Bell's money to firms
    Then-Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo gave city loans of nearly $400,000 to two businesses without public discussion, approval from the City Council or collateral to back the loans, according to documents reviewed by The Times. One of the loans, $300,000...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week 1. ASHER ROTH Bucks County-born rapper Asher Roth seemed to come out of nowhere in 2009 to top the charts with his slacker single “I Love College” and debut album “Asleep in the......
  • How Bell hit bottom

    How Bell hit bottom
    The new boss kept his office spartan and impersonal, the walls stripped of photos, the desk conveying no hint of his life beyond the red-brick walls of City Hall. It was 1993, a bleak, recession-bit year, and Robert Rizzo arrived in Bell trailing the...
  • Rizzo's horse had come in

    Reporting from Los Angeles and Auburn, Wash. — The lifestyle that Robert Rizzo enjoyed during his run as Bell city manager included a stable full of thoroughbreds, among them a gelding named Depenserdel'argent — French for "spend money." And...
  • Serving on Bell council was like ‘winning the lottery,’ judge says

     
    A judge forcefully rejected a motion to drop corruption charges against six former Bell City Council members Thursday, dismissing their argument that they were entitled to annual salaries as high as $100,000 and saying that serving in the small, working-...
  • Charity run by ex-Bell mayor didn't disclose government contracts

     
    As the city of Bell and surrounding municipalities poured millions of dollars into contracts with a charity run by the former mayor of Bell, the organization filed sworn reports with the state that it was receiving no such money, according......
  • Bell gave secret loans to two businesses

     
    Then-Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo gave city loans of nearly $400,000 to two businesses without public discussion, approval from the City Council or collateral to back the loans, according to documents reviewed by The Times. One of the loans, $300,000......