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  • Bell City Council names new mayor

     
    Bell business owner Ali Saleh was named mayor of the city during the first meeting of the recently elected City Council. The council voted 3 to 2 to make Saleh, who runs a family clothing business, the mayor. Retired baker......
  • City of Bell hires a permanent city attorney

     
    The Bell City Council has approved David Aleshire as its permanent city attorney. Aleshire, from the law firm Aleshire & Wynder, currently represents the cities of Banning, Signal Hill and Suisun City, northeast of Vallejo. He has served as city......
  • Bell hires 'one of the most respected city managers in California'

     
    Bell names Arne Croce, the former city manager of San Mateo, as the city’s interim chief administrative officer....
  • 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-...
  • Bell decides to cancel contract to manage Maywood

     
    City leaders in Bell agreed Friday to cancel a contract to handle the day-to-day operations of neighboring Maywood, putting the small, working-class city at risk of being forced to shut down. Maywood, which has 30,000 residents, took the unusual step........
  • Bell residents question city's grass-roots organization

     
    The Bell Assn. to Stop the Abuse, a group formed in the wake of the city's salary scandal, is being second-guessed by residents who believe the grass-roots coalition has slowly been taken over by aspiring politicians and professional insiders. The......
  • Cheers, dancing in Bell as city leaders charged

     
    Charges against eight former and current Bell City Council members brought cheers around the working-class city Tuesday. About two dozen residents gathered outside Bell City Hall as news of the arrests spread. One man used a bullhorn to broadcast the........
  • Bell City Council may be unable to meet with one member in jail; second member set to make announcement

     
    One councilman remains jailed and a second has called a late afternoon press conference, raising doubts there will be enough elected city leaders in Bell to hold a legal meeting Monday -- the first scheduled council session since the arrest......
  • Bell City Council fails to hold meeting

     
    The government of scandal-plagued Bell was thrown further into turmoil Monday night when a City Council meeting was canceled after the afternoon resignation of one member and the failure of another to make bail as he sits behind bars. The......
  • Bell council initially agreed to severance package for Rizzo, source says

     
    A source familiar with the negotiations to get Robert Rizzo to resign as Bell’s city administrator said the City Council initially agreed to a severance package and other benefits but later voted to accept his resignation without any benefits attached.....
  • 'Clown suit activist' arrested for allegedly threatening Bell city clerk at council meetings [Updated]

     
    A political activist known for attending municipal government meetings in a clown suit has been arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats against the Bell city clerk. Sheriff's deputies arrested Edwin Thomas Snell, 63, on Tuesday on the steps of......
  • Rizzo, other Bell officials misused affordable-housing funds, state audit finds

     
    Former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo and other top administrators paid part of their high salaries by taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from a fund that was to be used to provide housing for low-income residents in the small......