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  • Bell: Request for mistrial denied but attorney chastized

     
    The attorney for former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez requested a mistrial Wednesday after news surfaced that one of the potential jurors in the municipal corruption case had lunch with an attorney involved in the case. The request was denied, though......
  • Bell council members guilty of multiple corruption counts

     
    Five former Bell City Council members were found guilty Wednesday of stealing public money by paying themselves extraordinary salaries in one of Los Angeles County’s poorest cities. But the verdicts in the four-week trial were decidedly mixed, as...
  • Bell trial jurors are read testimony again; still no verdict

     
    Three weeks into deliberations, jurors in the Bell corruption trial listened to more testimony read-back on Friday, but there was no indication that a verdict was close. Six former council members in the small, working-class town are charged with...
  • Prosecutors start process to retry five ex-Bell council members

    Prosecutors start process to retry five ex-Bell council members
    More than two months after a jury deadlocked on nearly half the counts and handed a mixed verdict to five ex-Bell City Council members, prosecutors announced plans Wednesday to retry the corruption case. News of the retrial surfaced last week, but...
  • Prosecutors opt to retry five ex-Bell City Council members

    Prosecutors opt to retry five ex-Bell City Council members
    Former Bell City Councilman Luis Artiga is the only former official who will not be retried for corruption. Artiga, a pastor in Bell, was the only council member fully acquitted by a jury in March on charges of misappropriating public funds and...
  • Sun Valley bear tranquilized, captured after roaming neighborhood

    Sun Valley bear tranquilized, captured after roaming neighborhood
    A bear that spent more than an hour Wednesday morning roaming through a Sun Valley neighborhood was tranquilized and captured and will be returned to the forest, authorities said. The approximately 15-month-old bear scaled walls, climbed fences and...
  • Two dead, one airlifted to hospital in Pomona freeway crash

    Two dead, one airlifted to hospital in Pomona freeway crash
    Two people were killed and one person was airlifted to a hospital after a violent crash on a transition road between the 60 and 71 freeways in Pomona, a California Highway Patrol official said. Just before 9 a.m., a big rig and a large box truck...
  • Controller: Progress in Bell, but potential for more problems high

    The new leadership in Bell deserves credit for ejecting corrupt city leaders, but if additional problems aren't fixed, the potential for mismanagement and fiscal crisis remains high, state Controller John Chiang said. Chiang issued his final audit on...
  • Antonio Sanchez concedes L.A. school board race to Monica Ratliff

    Antonio Sanchez concedes L.A. school board race to Monica Ratliff
    Antonio Sanchez has conceded to Monica Ratliff in the contest to represent the east San Fernando Valley on the Los Angeles Board of Education. Sanchez congratulated Ratliff in a Facebook posting. "Her commitment to the children of this district is...
  • Judge's Adams ruling is on the money

    Randy Adams, the disgraced former police chief of several cities, including Glendale, got exactly what he deserved this week: rejection. A judge denied Adams' request to double his pension to $510,000 a year based on his yearlong stint as police chief of...
  • Bell council used little-noticed ballot measure to skirt state salary limits

    Bell council used little-noticed ballot measure to skirt state salary limits
    The highly paid members of the Bell City Council were able to exempt themselves from state salary limits by placing a city charter on the ballot in a little-noticed special election that attracted fewer than 400 voters. Since passage of the measure,...
  • Bell City Council candidate dies

    Bell City Council candidate dies
    Miguel Alejandro Sanchez, a longtime Bell resident who protested against the inflated salaries of local officials and was campaigning for a seat on the City Council, has died, just days before the election. He was 34. Sanchez was pronounced dead at Los...