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Slideshow: The Ten Best (And Ten Worst) City Policies of 2010

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

In Denver, where three in five students are Latino and many have parents with poor English skills, the school system has taken to the radio waves.

Insult To Injury: Bell Residents Overpaid More Than $621,000 In Illegal Sewer Fees

ktla.com | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL -- A new report says property owners in the City of Bell overpaid hundreds of thousands of dollars in sewer fees. This is just the latest grie...

Last Minute Legislative Rush Addresses Bell Scandal, Expands Carpool Lane Use

latimes.com | Jack Dolan and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a measure Monday allowing tens of thousands more Californians with environmentally friendly cars to drive solo in ca...

Disgraced City Manager Pleads Guilty to DUI Charges

KTLA | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

WESTMINSTER (KTLA)-- Disgraced former Bell city manager, Robert Rizzo, pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence of alcohol. Rizzo, 5...

Bell Residents Slam Whitman For Trying To Link Jerry Brown To Salary Scandal

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Bell residents blasted Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman for equating the salary and pension fiasco unfolding in their city with what occur...

Tipster in Bell Scandal Waited Months for DA, Then Was Arrested

Chase Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Chase Davis

A former Bell City Council member arrested in September on felony charges of misappropriating public funds told investigators more than a year ago that the city was plagued with bribery.

Santa Clara - A Bigger Bell, California

Gil Laroya | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gil Laroya

In recent weeks, the emerging story of the small town of Bell, California demonstrated to the country how city government can become too big and brash...

Did Bell Pay Salaries Through 'Aggressive' Towing?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Some community activists in Bell are demanding an independent investigation into complaints that Bell police unfairly towed and impounded cars. Acc...

Bell Arrests: At Least 8 City Officials Arrested As Prosecutors Are Set To File Criminal Charges

AP/HuffPost | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP); The mayor and ex-city manager of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell were among eight current and former city officials arrested Tuesday ...

Vernon Salaries Rival Those In City Of Bell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

VERNON, Calif. -- Big salaries paid to city officials are under scrutiny in yet another Southern California city. Records indicate former Vernon ci...

Disgraced Bell City Manager A No-Show At DUI Hearing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via KTLA WESTMINSTER -- Disgraced former Bell city manager, Robert Rizzo, is facing more legal trouble -- this time for driving under the influence...

Thank You, LA Times

Ron Carlee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ron Carlee

How did the poor people of Bell, California end up paying their assistant city administrator more than the LA County chief executive? Hubris and greed.